Tuesday, 28 October 2014

This and that again

Hi everybody!

Today was one of those days which was mostly so stupid that I just want to forget it!

This is one of the October DT projects for Gecko Galz, using one of the digi stamps from the 'Be thankful' stamp set. I printed it onto acetate and onto the yellow card, placing the images one over the other, which gives more depth. The sentiment has been hand-written and the embellishments are mostly natural materials.





The second card was also a DT project from a couple of months back that I didn't get round to showing. The image is from the Collage sheet 'Olive Thomas', who was an actress back in the roaring Twenties. I used an acetate overlay to make the frame, and some paper flowers and a ribbon bow as embellishments.




This morning the ducks and seagulls were out swimming merrily together, enjoying the sunny weather. I hope they didn't mind the cold wind as much as I did!




The name on this ship reminded me of my blog buddy Yvonne, 'Meggymay'. It was filled with tractors and trucks.


The wild geese looked like they were having a conversation



I wonder why somebody left the wheelbarrow in the middle of the field?


Have a good day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot or coming by!

35 comments:

  1. Sorry about your BIG fright this morning, hope tomorrow will be better! Love the cards especially the Thanksgiving one. Hugs Sarah

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  2. Beautiful use of acetate on both cards - love the elegance of the Olive Thomas card.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  3. Sounds like you had a bad start to your day. the cards look fantastic and I do like the quote on the the first one.
    Loved the photo's especially my namesake. I know my family have big boys toys, but so far they haven't brought home a tractor or a boat.
    Yvonne xx
    p.s. Can I copy the photo to show them, my OH has just had a good laugh

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  4. Gosh, so many pretty pictures! I envy your location, that you can look out and see all that any time you want to! The cards are I admire your inventiveness with the cards. I think one would have to see them in person to fully appreciate the 3D effects, but I really like the collage techniques that you do!

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  5. I don't know who left the wheelbarrow out, but it certainly is picturesque and so are your pieces of work.

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  6. Beautiful works and photos Valerie. Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I especially like your "Olive Thomas" card in these lovely red shades and your photos of river life.
    Here's hoping that whatever made your day stupid doesn't come back again.

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  8. I especially like your "Olive Thomas" card in these lovely red shades and your photos of river life.
    Here's hoping that whatever made your day stupid doesn't come back again.

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  9. Lovely pieces today Valerie! Cold ducks!

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  10. The colours today are all so beautiful ((hugs)) Sending good vibes for a better day tomorrow :D

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  11. Puh - solche Tage kenne ich - ich drücke dich mal virtuelle und wünsche dir für heute einen besseren Tag. Ich sitze schon seit 2 Uhr am Basteltisch, da ich mal wieder eine meiner schlaflosen Nächte habe - Zeit für Kreatives ;o)
    Deine Karten sind toll - besonders die rote gefällt mir sehr!
    Wenn ich die Enten da planschen sehe fang ich doch an zu frieren - hier war es doch merklich kühler gestern und der Nebel hat sich lange hartnäckig gehalten.
    Ganz liebe Grüße, Dagmar

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    1. Solche Nächte kenne ich! Aber nach den ganzen Ärger gestern habe ich tief und fest geschafen! Sehr kalt und grau hier heute - Winter ist unterwegs!

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  12. Gorgeous Gecko projekt and lovely vintage card. Love both and thanks for wonderful photos.
    Have a happy day, Valerie.
    Hugs xxx

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  13. Zwei sehr schöne Arbeiten sind das und fabelhafte Bilder für uns!
    Hab einen schönen Tag!
    xxx
    Susi

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  14. So sorry your day had problems and pleased that you over came them and had such a wonderful walk. Beautiful photographs as always.

    The pieces you made are terrific. What a great idea to print on acetate and layer the images--never would have thought of that in a million years.

    Have a good day today

    Love Chrissie x

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  15. sehr schöne werke und tolle bilder für uns.
    meine medikamente wirken etwas,eeeeeendlich,puh!!!
    schönen tag dir,liebe valerie.

    knuddel

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  16. Beautiful projects Valerie, I hope you have a better day today.
    xxx Hazel.

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  17. I had "one of those days" yesterday--fortunately the bad days are few and only last 24 hours, LOL! Your art always cheers me up!

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    1. Yss, you are right Sweetie - we can be thankful that bad days don't last longer than good ones!

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  18. Both of your acetate pieces are lovely, especially fond of the Olive Thomas one. Glad you had time for your walk and pictures. Sorry it was a tough day for you. Big hugs, ~Diane

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  19. Love your acetate pieces! That glittery frame is gorgeous! Such wonderful pictures today, I hope you have a better day tomorrow! hugs :)

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  20. One awesome creation and added beauties, gorgeous colours Valerie love them and of course my wonderland journey into your space.x.xxx
    The Journey is the Start

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  21. Both projects are wonderful! Beautiful work with acetate! The ducks always look so happy and carefree! Enjoy!

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  22. Gorgeous creations, Valerie! I love the lovely frame and I like the vintage look. The digi stamp is super. Beautiful photos too. Hugs, Mar

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  23. Your second card is my favorite. Love the reds and the image you used. We all have stupid days or are we just doing something stupid? It is usually me. Hope your day warms up a bit. Enjoyed the photo with the wheelbarrow; you find the most interesting objects to photograph.

    Hugs,
    C

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  24. Maybe the person with the wheelbarrow was having a bad day too and just left it there in disgust! Beautiful makes, your embellishments are lovely. Hope tomorrow is a better day! xx

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    1. It had gone today, so perhaps someone missed it!

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  25. I like the use that has given the subject cap champagne bottle.

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  26. Nice projects on your work desk. Some days just aren't worth remembering and best left to history. xox

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  27. Now Valerie, I did not know a day could be stupid although I know a few oh never mind. I need to learn to be nice! Both cards are very nice and I love the red one. My favorite picture is one of the ducks. So colorful and the water look quite cold.
    Sandy xx

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  28. Hi Valerie, Love both your cards. Looks like a beautiful day even though windy and cold. The wheel- barrow left in the middle of the field is a mystery.
    Hugs

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  29. Beautiful cards Valerie, love the way you framed the image in the red one.
    Very apt that the ship filled with tractors and trucks was named Yvonne!! We know her well.
    Avril xx

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