Monday, 9 March 2015

Birds, Sun and Mary Poppins

Hi Everybody!

We had a sunny and warm weekend here, which was very pleasant. I walked a long way today, and enjoyed being out and about. Hope the weather was kind to you, too.

Today I have another journal page for Art Journal Journey, things with wings, to share. I used a painted background, to which I added more colour with Gelatos. I dug out lots of bird stamps - from Catherine Moore, Tim Holtz and LaBlanche, and stamped them with archival black, embossed with black EP extra fine. The plant stamps are from Artemio, and the sun from Hein Design. I love the circle stamp, as it can be used for so many things. Mary Poppins is from Lost Coast Designs. Here they have all joined together for a happy flight, perhaps over the rooftops of London. I am also linking to Moo Mania and More, blackbirds, Simon Monday challenge, B is for... Birds in my case, and Mixed Media World, anything goes.








The day started off again with a wonderful sunrise:




I walked to Schloss Kalkum, and saw some sheep on the way:


The wild geese were everywhere today:



The castle looked nice in the sunshine


This afternoon I went out with a friend, and the sky over the Rhine was wonderful:


We came back home as the sun was just beginning to set, and ate masses of chocolate biscuits washed down with coffee - an enjoyable Sunday. I will show the the rest of today's pictures tomorrow, it's late and I want to sleep!


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

33 comments:

  1. The grass is looking very green! And I love Mary Poppins, nice page.

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  2. Eine tolle Seite - so leuchtend und ale darauf scheinen den Frühling zu begrüßen :-).

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  3. Wunderschöne Seite mit diesen leuchtenden Farben ... voller Energie! Die Vögel schauen so erwartungsvoll ... der Frühling ist in Sicht, oder?
    Einen guten Start in die neue Woche!
    Liebe Grüße, Annette

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  4. oohh wow,was für eine tolle seite und so schön farbenfroh,der frühling ist in sicht,tolle bilder sind das wider,besonders die wo sich die sonne auf dem wasser spiegelt,einfach traumhaft.
    ich wünsch dir eine schöne neue woche,ich brauche mal nicht zum arzt,der macht gerade urlaub *freu*

    GLG Jeannette

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  5. Eine richtige tolle gute Laune Seite mit Mary Poppins und all den schönen Vögeln auf diesem prachtvollem Hintergrund -- ich flieg mit - gerne!
    Auch mit den Wildgänsen tät ich gern mal mitfliegen in einen Deiner herrlichen Sonnenaufgänge!
    Da hast Du einen tollen Sonntag gestern verbracht!
    Ich wünsch Dir einen ebenso schöne neue Woche und danke auch
    im Namen von MMM und AJJ
    Monday Susi

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  6. Stunning AJ-page and birds!
    Hi, Valerie, is there something wrong in my last page as it's not in Pinterest?
    Hugs xx

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    1. Sorry your page is lovely, my head was just tired yesterday....I have now put it on Pinterest!

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  7. Wonderful page Valerie and the bird stamps you have are awesome.

    Great that the weather was kind to you and had such a beautiful walk with lots of wonders along the way. The geese look so shiny in the sunlight.

    Hope today is just as good for you

    Love Chrissie xx

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  8. haha, fast schon habe ich erwartet Mary poppins auch auf deinen sonnenaufgangsbildern zu sehen:) hätte gut gepasst;) schöner post wieder mit all deinen Bildern!

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    1. Das wäre schön, muss ich genau hinschauen wenn die Sonne wieder scheint!

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  9. Love the colours of your art and photographs.

    Chocolate biscuits yum!

    Karen x

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  10. What a bunch of lazy sheep, they must have had a hearty breakfast! Your Mary Poppins framed with the birds is fab, I'll be singing that Frank Sinatra song all day now! Xx

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  11. Love that Mary Poppins stamp, she would be a perfect match to Umbrella Man from Tim Holtz! Fabulous piece Valerie and wonderful shots today! So serene! hugs :)

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  12. You have a wonderful collection of bird stamps! I have the song by that name in my head now, too. The sheep look nice and wooly and like they are enjoying the sunshine, too.

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  13. That was a great idea to incorporate Mary Poppins into the background of your bird scene. She is one of my favorite children's book characters. Your sunrise and sunset shots over the Rhine are marvelous!

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  14. Ahh! Mary Poppins indeed!! Beautiful colors!!
    I see you have a new background- is this close to your home? xo

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    1. I was born and brought up in London, but now I am close to the Rhine!

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  15. Fabulous page my friend. Your sunrise photos always make me smile. Great bird shots as well my friend.

    Hugs~

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  16. This has got to be one of my favourite pages from your many awesome pieces of art. In a word Fabulous.
    Yvonne xx.

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  17. Mary looks so happy among the birds! Love your journal page! Oh and the walk does look so warming and as always love the photos! Hugs!

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  18. Hi Valerie, what a great day you enjoyed out in the nice weather. Love your beautiful birds with Mary Poppins and the little saying. The sunrise and set is beautiful. Oh I imagine the chocolate biscuits were divine. Have a great day.
    Hugs, CM

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  19. Du hast aber viele schöne Vogel-Stempel! .. und eine tolle Seite damit kreiert!
    Heute hatten wir auch den ersten schönen, etwas wärmeren Tag, sodass ich sofort 3 bunte Primeln für den Balkon kaufen musste.
    Liebe Grüße von Ulrike

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  20. Sweet page, Valerie. Glad you got to use your Mary Poppins stencil again.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  21. Love your fantastic page with Mary Poppins and I just love the bright colours in this. Fabulous photos!!!
    Hugs, Mar

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  22. Lots of birds, a super selection, and I wonder if Mary Poppins has (hidden) wings too? Or does she have jet propulsion?
    Love the sheep and always love to see geese, and love both your evening pictures, great shots with the water.

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    1. MP doesn't need jet propulsion or wings, she has MAGIC!!

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  23. Love your page Valerie gorgeous colours.
    Looks like you had a wonderful day, thanks for sharing.
    Avril xx

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  24. Love your page Valerie gorgeous colours.
    Looks like you had a wonderful day, thanks for sharing.
    Avril xx

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  25. A beautiful piece Valerie, I really like your Mary Poppins, and the birds are wonderful. You have the most amazing sunrises in your part of the world xx

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  26. Mary Poppins has always been a favourite of mine ever since i was a little girl so i am LOVING your page, the backgrounds and birds are fantastic. Thank you for joining in with our challenge, good luck.

    Mo :-)
    DT MMW

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  27. Hi Valerie - your Mary Poppins page is gorgeous!! I love the colors, I love seeing Mary Poppins in flight, and those birds are amazing. Thank you so much for joining in our challenge at Mixed Media World and hope you will join us again next month.

    Hugs
    Laine K
    DT Mixed Media World

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  28. Oh my, the colours on this artwork are awesome! Love this combo. Your sun set images are beautiful and very inspiring indeed. I feel like getting my oil paints out! Thank you for joining our Mixed Media World challenge. I hope you can join again! Hugs, ingrid xx

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  29. Love the Mary Poppins with the birds! Wonderful journal page and lovely photos! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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