Monday, 1 December 2014

Collage - The new challenge at Art Journal Journey

Hi everybody!

We have reached the last month of the year, the cold winter
has us in its grip, and long evenings give us lots of time
for being creative! I had another fun -and yummy - day with friends crafting, chatting and eating, and I hope we will have another get together soon.

At Susi's  Art Journal Journey the theme is 'Collage'. I hope this theme will inspire you to get busy, dig out all your scraps, put on your creative thinking caps
and link your creations to the AJJ challenge. My first piece is a mixed media project, made in my giant journal. The background was made with printed paper remnants, which I then painted, sprayed and stamped. The lady is an image from one of my old magazines, which I digitally altered a bit, printed and fussy cut. Then I added more or less everything but the kitchen sink, as in our dreams we see a mixture of all sorts of things. Perhaps she's wondering which of those men she should take? Or if it would be better to stick with a dog? Or how she can get her hands on jewels? We don't know....

I had a quick walk this morning before I went scrapping. The wild geese were busy with their morning toilet:

This little bird was happy to pose:

This is the old customs house, near the Rhine:

And this is the statue on the right hand side - I wonder what he is doing?

Happy December, and a peaceful Advent to all who celebrate it.
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. Eine ganz tolle Collage und superschöne Bilder heute wieder.. Einen guten Monatsstart für Dich!

  2. I love your collage, I think she is dreaming about finding the right husband , hope she makes the right choice. Lovely photos, too - why do the birds always fly away when I try to take photos of them? Have a good month and a lovely day, hugs, Sarah

  3. Beautiful collage Valerie, stunning as always and lovely images used along with gorgeous colour combo. Always an adventure coming to visit you and your daily journey takes me to another part of the
    aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

    Candy is on my blog....

  4. Deine Collage ist eine Schönheit, liebe Valerie! Ganz viele Dinge zu sehen, zu entdecken und ein tolles Thema, die eiserne Lady :)
    Ich wünsche Dir zauberhafte Adventstage, Liebe und Licht

    1. Zauber, Liebe und Licht - Drei Dinge die wir wirklich brauchen!

  5. schöne collage und ein tolles thema.
    tolle neue woche für dich.

    GLG Jeannette

    1. Auch für Dich, Süsse, pass auf Dich auf!

  6. Another great theme, Valerie, and your collage picture is inspiring.
    I think your lady may be saying, so many collages to make, so little time.

  7. An amazing collage. So much to see in one piece.

  8. Stunning, rich collage, Valerie. Definitely she is thinking something linked to men.... may be she is dreaming a Safari with one;)
    Have a great week,
    hugs xx

  9. Really fun collage! My first thought was the same as the above poster...I think she was dreaming of going on safari!

    The wild goose is so colorful!

  10. Beautiful collage. Love the bird photos!

  11. Your collage is wonderful Valerie and it sounds like you've had a wonderful crafty weekend. Nice to see Mr Robin too! Xx

  12. Fantastic collage Valerie--so much to look at and admire on that.

    Brilliant photographs as well. Best one for me is spendid duck--how proud ot looks dressed in its finery

    Love Chrissie x

  13. You are so funny! It depends on which day you ask me ... man or dog. At least dogs are faithful! Your collage is brilliant - so much to look at - so much to think about. I am so tickled you had such fun with your friends. You could at least post some pictures of the food!!!
    I love your photographs, especially the ones of architecture.
    Sandy xx

    1. I needed my hands to eat that lovely food, there was no time to take pictures of it!

  14. Ein tolles neues Thema und gleich ein Mega-Einstieg von dir!
    Ich liebe Collagen, denn man entdeckt immer wieder etwas Neues beim Betrachten und kaum ein Ende beim Herstellen.
    Lieben Gruß von Ulrike

  15. Your collage page is WONDROUS!!! This should be a fun challenge month. Don't know how much
    I'll be able to participate as I am very far behind in my gift projects :) Love the photos!!!

  16. Spectacular as ever, Val. Genius!
    Thank you for your kind response at Tag Tuesday.

  17. Hard to believe it is December. Your collage is wonderful with so many elements to draw the eye in. AND, your collage of your November art pieces is spectacular. It is snowing here today so it is gloomy and I hope to get some energy together to do some chores around the house with a nap this afternoon. Your photos of the market place appears so festive and fun which put a sparkle in my eye. It is a month to celebrate and also appreciate all that we have.

    Love hugs,

  18. Love all the details in your collage page.... great photos too.

    Happy Advent to you too.

    Karen x

  19. Herrliche Kollage! Ein toller Hintergrund und so viele schöne Details. Ich entdecke so viel!! Ein schönes Thema für AJJ im Dezember!
    Schöne Adventszeit und liebe Grüße, Annette

  20. Eine fantastische Collage und wunderschöne Fotos!
    Ich bin in der wenigen freien Zeit im Augenblick voll im Weihnachstmodus ;o) Liebe Grüße, Dagmar

    1. Ich glaube ich muss Weihnacht verschieben....

  21. Love you interesting creation Valarie. It is so nice to meet with friends, snack and create!
    Love your walking pics and that last photo looks like he is counting his coins!

  22. Stunning and evocative artwork Valerie and amazingly detailed.
    Great pics as always too.
    Fliss xx

  23. Fabulous collage, I have spent ages looking at it and seeing all the great pieces you added.
    Yvonne xx

  24. A great theme and your collage looks wonderful!

  25. Wonderful collage....your art is always amazing....Love the photos... Hugs May x x x

  26. Wow Valerie this is fab, there's always so much to see in your collages, and I really like the giraffes xx

  27. Ein tolles Thema und eine super Collage - gefällt mir sehr.

  28. WOWOWOW das ist ein richtiges Sahnestück, ganz toll kombiniert und gefällt mir super gut!
    LG Anja

  29. Eine supertolle Collage! Der Hund ist sehr effektvoll plaziert!

  30. Your collages are always gorgeous! Big hugs, ~Diane

  31. Such a fabulous collage spread. I love it and your sense of humor.again more gorgeous photos ..I shall have to travel in my dreams again! beautiful
    susan s


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