Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Inspired by and Tag Tuesday

Hi Everybody!

Today it rained all day, and the rain washed away the snow and gave us lots of dripping trees, soggy paths and huge puddles.

For 'Inspired by the Masters' at Art Journal Journey I am sharing an attempt I made to catch the style of Toulouse-Lautrec. I made this last year for the first 'Inspired by' month,  but never got round to showing it. I used oil pastels and water colours in my Giant Journal. Afterwards I made a second version with less gaudy colours, but I can't find it - it seems to be hiding under one of the many heaps of stuff here!





At Tag Tuesday our theme this week is feathers. Last week I bought this feather brooch in the thrift shop, fixed to a hat. The hat is nice, but I can't imagine walking round wearing these feathers, so decided to use them here. I distressed a tag with rusty hinge, spiced marmalade, wild honey and crushed sage DIs, and stamped them with some autumn leaves using the same colours, and used some punchinella as a stencil. The feathers are from a wood-grouse, and for some reason I always associate them with autumn....




This is the tag without the embellishments.


The birds all looked rather sad today, sitting around in the wet trees. and were happy to come here for some food.







The puddles have turned into swamps again:


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

34 comments:

  1. Lovely Toulouse-Lautrec inspiration piece. Luckily the birds can come to your place for some food!

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  2. Herrliche Kreationen Val!
    Ich bin begeistért!
    Tolle Winterfotos!

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  3. Love your Toulouse Lautrec painting, gorgeous colours. Those birds all look well fed! Have a ice day, hugs, Sarah

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  4. Your feathered tag is wonderful, too! Hugs, Sarah

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  5. Gorgeous arrwork, beautifully vibrant! X

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  6. The 'Lautrec' page is stunning Valerie and worthy of a frame and a place to hang it for sure.

    What beautiful photographs of the birds having a feed -not so beautiful the puddles but they do allow the birds to drink and have a bath so everything has a [place in nature.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie

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    1. Thanks, my wellies and I are used to wading through huge puddles!

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  7. A great Lautrec page Valerie, I love his work and that is a fancy looking feather! Love the raindrops in your photos too, we have a beautiful calm day today - let's hope it's not the calm before the storm! Xx

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    1. There's stormy weather on its way to us in the next few days!

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  8. I hope the day is drier there for you Valerie. Your Lautrec piece is fabulous, and did you notice, (of course you did!), the colours of that piece and your awesome feather tag all compliment each other?! Awesome! :o))

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  9. I love those photos of the bird in the tree with the water just about to drip off the branches. :) I hope you don't mind but I have put a link to your blog on my blog post today :) T x

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  10. Orange is a good colour when weather or mind is dull. Stunning art pieces, Valerie.
    The bird photos are lovely.
    Hugs xx

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  11. I think you did a fabulous job capturing the style of Toulouse-Lautrec! I can see it right away. Love the bright colours too. :)

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  12. Kommt einem echten Lautrec verdammt nah! Toll. LG Ulrike

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  13. Great tag! I like working with feathers but probably would not wear them on a hat either! We are in the middle of a blizzard here, but ah, that's Winter!

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  14. Oh my gosh, that tag is exquisite Valerie! Those fiery colours and that wonderful feather, spectacular!! Love your artwork and all your lovely wintery photos too!! hugs :)

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  15. Wow das Bild sieht mega klasse aus, du hast den Stil von Touluse genial interpretiert. Gefällt mir sogar noch besser dein Stil. Richtig gut! Aber auch das feurige Tag ist so richtig was gegen den Winterblues, sieht toll aus mit den schönen Federn. Und deine Piepmatzparade ist auch schön, besonders der tolle Buntspecht,super.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine

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  16. Valerie- your journal page is so beautiful!! and your feathers tag is so colorful and pretty! xoxo

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  17. Valerie, so happy to read the snow has melted and if it stays warm, the ice will not form tonight. Love your hand drawn art for the todays challenge. Your feather tag is wonderful. Great colors of the tag to go with the colors in the feather. Still foggy an gloomy here this morning.

    Hugs,
    C

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  18. Your Toulouse lady is wonderful and the colors add to her I think.
    Love your drippy tree branch photos...
    stay warm and dry!
    oxo

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  19. Love your art for today. You little birds look so miserable in the wet. I must go out and get more bird food today.

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  20. Fabulous work my friend. And your photos have me smiling once again.

    Hugs~

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  21. Hi Valerie, Always the best creations from your talented hands. I love the feather tag too. The sweet bird with the pops of red just brightens the winter days.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs

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  22. Your T-L portrait art is fabulous, great sense of life and colours.
    Lovely again to see your birds.

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  23. Bright and beautiful journal page, makes me smile. Stay warm! ~Diane

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  24. Loving today's bright happy colours. Fabulous masters page and the tag looks awesome with those feathers.
    Yvonne xx

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  25. Another great inspired by page Valerie and I love your tag, it somehow fits the same style....

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  26. I think you really have found the Lautrec style in this piece. It is truly lovely, the flow of the face, the color and the material you use. Very nice!

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  27. Beautiful drawing and painting and so are your tags. The photos of birds and raindrops are quite special. Take care, Shirleyxx

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  28. Oh I love your Toulouse Lautrec piece, I really like your bright colours, and your tag looks so warm and rich. The poor birds do look to be shivering don't they! xx

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  29. Was für herrliche Farben auf deiner Journalseite. Die Idee mit dem Tag ist genial.

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  30. Love that explosion of color and energy on your tag and your drawing. xox

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