Friday, 5 December 2014

Collage and more

Hi Everybody!

We had another grey, cold  and misty day here, but at least the wind was not as unpleasant as yesterday, so that's something.

For Art Journal Journey I have made another collage for my giant journal. Actually, I  made 17 collages in the past couple of days, all with strips  of leftover designer or hand-painted paper, combined with other bits and bobs, and will be showing them  in the course of the month. For this one I used a brush- wipe page as background, and after turning it around a few times I decided it looked like an underwater scene. I added some strips of paper cut off from the edges of larger projects, some of which I cut with  fancy scissors. The tree is a die-cut and the fish has been cut out of a magazine. I added some gold threads as embellishments, and some blobs of gold ink, and did some outlining in white ink. I am also linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted, as always, by Eva and Kristin.








Today the landscape was almost devoid of colour. The seagulls were still having fun swooping around.



These flowers were growing in a niche in the castle walls.


Woody Woodpecker was hungry, as were all his friends:


The tractor was waiting for the ferry:



Have a great day you all, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by.

51 comments:

  1. wow,was für tolle fisch collage,ich liebe fische und habe ein großes aquarium mit vielen fischen und welsen.
    deine bilder sind wider klasse,besonders die vögelchen.
    hab einen schönen tag,ich muss nachher zum arzt,es wird ein ct vom kopf gemacht,ich hoffe dann endlich ruhe zu haben.

    GLG Jeannette

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  2. Good Morning Valerie. You really are Queen of the Collage. The layout and colours are amazing. I do love the fish with its fronds as a tail. This would look stunning in a frame. Wonderful pictures too. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. Eine tolle Collage - ich mag die Farben sehr, besonders bei diesem grauen Wetter.
    Ich stecke zwischen Weihnachtsvorbereitungen, Physiotherapie und Arztterminen für meine Mutter - mal schauen ob ich morgen schaffe Kekse zu backen :-). Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Tag. Liebe Grüße, Dagmar.

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  4. well at least your art is very colourful and lovely!

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  5. Love the underwater beauty!! 17 is a lot. You have been very busy. Beautiful work, as always :)

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  6. Brilliantly designed, lovely colour combo and gorgeous added beauties.xx
    aNNie
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  7. Love those colors with the gold accents, nice work! Happy PPF!

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  8. Wow 17! Do you ever sleep? I am very impressed. Love the fish collage and cant wait to see the rest. Love the photos,I was especially taken with the one with flowers in the castle wall.

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    1. At the moment I am sleeping very badly, so I get up and craft! Better than tossing and turning!

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  9. Ganz eindeutig ein Wheinachtsfisch, liebe Valerie! Er ist wunderschön geworden.
    Liebe Grüße
    Erika

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    1. Ja, die Fische sollen es auch feierlich haben!

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  10. Du bist eine richtige Collage Spezialistin Valerie!
    Dieser herrliche Fisch erinnert mich an mein Aquarium, das ich als kleineres Kind hatte, mit drei Goldfischen, die durften im Sommer immer in den Teich im Park, den mein Onkel betreutet und im Herbst hat mir mein Onkel neue gebracht und behauptet das seien genau meine drei wieder...lol.
    Herrlich wie da alles glitzert!
    DIe Fotos sind auch wieder so schön!
    Hab einen tollen Freitag Art Journal Journey Pin Mistress!
    ♥♥♥
    Susi

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  11. Oh a lovely fish collage, a great theme for this month at AJJ, it's always so creative round here my friend!

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  12. The collage pops of the page with the glitter and wonderful shapes and colours. Can't wait to see more of them.

    Beautiful photographs and farm machinery is certainly a great subject with all the wonderful shapes on them

    Have a great day. It is really cold here so I think I will hibernate for today :)

    Love Chrissie x

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  13. Nice photos, I especially love the first picture with birds flying !!!

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  14. wow your collage is wonderful Valerie. Happy PPF, Annette x

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

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  15. Fabulous collage Valerie, I love your use of the gold threads. I'm off into town today to battle the Christmas shoppers, wonder how long I'll last! Have a Good Friday. Xx

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    1. Good luck, hope you win the battle! Take an umbrella with, it helps disperse crowds....

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  16. Your fish is a fantastic fantasy collage to me. Love the niche and flowers. xox

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  17. Unterwasser-Weihnachten... eine tolle Idee! Ach, was bist du immer fleißig!
    Lieben Gruß von Ulrike

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  18. You've been busy. I really like the colors of your fishy collage. And the fish too. Great theme. Have a great weekend.

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  19. Love the colours you used and your fish is fantastic! Fabulous photos today! Until next time hugs :)

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  20. This fish collage is so much fun. I can't wait to see the rest of the collages you made!

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  21. Hier bei uns ist es auch grau und trübe, zum Glück sind die Temperaturen wieder gestiegen. Deine Fisch Collage ist der absolute Hit, besonders die Idee mit den Fäden hat es mir angetan.

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  22. Wow beautiful collage, I love the gold accents. Have a wonderful weekend, Shirleyxx

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  23. und der gestanzte baum macht sich auch als Alge oder koralle gut! super Idee!

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  24. what a fun and sparkly fish collage Valerie!

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  25. What a contrast from your red fishy page with your fish blowing gold bubbles to your first photo.
    I enjoyed seeing both.

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  26. Congratulations on this beautiful ocean collage in red and gold !!

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  27. Hi Valerie, your underwater design is beautiful. You captured it well with your details. I love the gold threads and the fish. Your walking pics of the birds are wonderful.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs

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  28. BEAUTIFUL work! Love what you did and some great snaps too :)

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  29. Beautiful and unique collage!!!

    Smiles, Saskia :)

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  30. Lovely post... great shot of the woodpecker!

    Karen

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  31. Wonderful collage and ~ as always ~ I enjoy wandering your beautiful world with you!

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  32. love the colours, and the shape of the tree. Wonderful collage!

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  33. Wonderful mysterious murky background offsets the sparkly fish. Let's run away to a tropical island away from the doom and gloom. Happy PPF

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  34. Oh wow! It's so so beautiful - I love all the gold and glitter and your subject is as exciting as your photographs! xoxo

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  35. I love how beautifully festive this piece is Valerie! Really wonderful! You do know how to use colour to make us happy!

    Hugs Giggles

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  36. Fantastic collage today, Valerie! Love the amazing fish with the gold threads and great colours. I love the second photo, it seems a stamp.
    Hugs, Mar

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  37. Gorgeous and very effective undersea collage Valerie and love your other creations this week too.
    Hope the weather is better for the weekend.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  38. Love the vibrant colours on your under sea collage, the fish looks fabulous.
    Very cold here and frosty.
    Yvonne xx

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  39. Hi Valerie, I love your underwater collage. I especially like the sparkly strand along the bottom of the fish. I can't believe you have done so many pages so quickly! The photo of the lone blackbird in the tree calls to me!

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  40. What a really cool journal page ♥♥♥♥ Great photos :)

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  41. I missed this one yesterday and absolutely place this in "a favorite" category. It is outstanding from the background to the gold threads. Love it!

    Hugs,
    C

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  42. What a most gorgeous page! should be on a canvas for sale!!
    I really enjoy looking at your photos and glimpses of your life- thank you for sharing Valerie!
    hugs

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  43. Wow this is a stunning underwater scene and so lush with those gold touches. Loving the woodpecker xxx
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  44. Love this the fish is gorgeous! Great pictures too. Big hugs, ~Diane

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  45. Gorgeous collage! I enjoy the mix of color and metallics. Happy PPF!

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