Wednesday, 25 March 2015

New Theme 'Eggs' at Moo Mania and More

Hi Everybody!

Today we have a new theme at Moo Mania and More - eggs, and you have 2 weeks to lay your eggs of creativity and join in with our challenge! We accept all art forms, it does not have to be a moo, so get (p)laying and  hope to see you there in the next days!

For this challenge, and for Art Journal Journey, things with wings,  I have made another journal page. The background has been painted and stamped rather randomly with my script and flourish stamps (LaBlanche). I stamped without ink into the wet paint and this removes paint and leaves a negative image. I sprinkled some embossing powder (Kitchen floor dirty mix) onto the wet paint and heat dried it for some texture. I then decided that I liked the colours better when it was turned round, so now the writing is upside down.... The lovely quote has been computer generated, and is from C.S Lewis, who wrote 'Narnia' and many other fantastic books. The bird is from a collage sheet from Gecko Galz and has been fussy cut, and given extra colour with Gelatos. The nest was made from paper strips and pieces of dried plants collected last Autumn, the eggs have been cut from paper, inked and glued onto foam squares.
I am also linking to the Mixed media monthly challenge blog, birds of a feather and to The mirror crack'd, wings







The day started off quite well with a mix of clouds and blue sky:


The beautiful willow tree is turning green again:



The Rhine raven was out for his morning walk;


The daffodils in the castle ruins are flowering:


And I saw my first blossoming tree in the park where the moat used to be:



And I am always happy when I see the daisies flowering:


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

44 comments:

  1. Your journal page is wonderful, and love that you have used a quote from CS Lewis. Great photos, too. Have a lovely day, hugs, Sarah

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  2. Wunderbare Journal-Seite mit diesem süßen Vogel! Herrliche Frühlingsimressionen zeigt du heute ... vielen Dank dafür!
    Liebe Grüße, Annette

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  3. Was für eine herrliche Seite Valerie.. die Farben und Motive und der Spruch..alles super schön und auch die Naturmalterialzugabe beim Nest!
    Meine Güte die Natur bei Euch ist schon so viel weiter als hier...
    Beneidenswert !
    Wunderschöne Aufnahmen!
    Bussi
    Susi

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  4. I just love this journal and your ideas are never ending and so full of inspirational value to me...love the photos. too.xxx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  5. Just love this page and the great quote Valerie

    The photographs are so beautiful with the trees and flowers bursting into life ready to herald better weather to come--hopefully.

    We have thick frost again today

    Enjoy whatever you are doing

    Love Chrissie xx

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    1. Cold, frosty and foggy here this morning, too!

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  6. einen tollen spruch hast du uns heute wieder mitgegeben auf deiner schönen seite.
    tja, der frühling entwickelt sich eher zäh, die Temperaturen stimmen noch gar nicht...

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  7. This is lovely Valerie, I really like your quote and the paper strip nest. It's so nice to see the colours in your photographs again, Spring really is on it's way (but we have a frost here lol Enjoy your day xx

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  8. Lovely images on the journal page Valerie. It's nice to see signs of spring in your photos, just wish it warm up!
    Avril xx

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  9. Spring has sprung in both your lovely journal page and your photos! Sounds like a fun challenge!

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  10. Beautiful page no doubt inspired by your photos. Stunning photos today, thanks for sharing!

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  11. Love the scene you created Valerie! That bird is just gorgeous! Stunning photos today, a touch of spring to brighten up the world. hugs :)

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  12. Loved reading about how you made this (Kitchen floor dirty mix - that is an embossing powder official colour???) from the writing on the background to the eggs and nest, and you've achieved a superb result.
    Lovely to see the Spring flowers looking so vibrant.

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    1. A little bit of EP always blows away onto the floor or counter top, so I brush it into a jar and use it for stuff where the colour doesn't matter - that's Kitchen Floor Dirty Mix! There might even be a few toast crumbs in it, main thing it adds some texture!

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    2. Hahahahahaha!
      Thought I'd ask since you once used (a) rusty nail and I didn't know that was an official colour.

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    3. Yes, there's an ink called rusty hinge and I mostly get it wrong and call it rusty screw!

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  13. Your project today is really special. I like everything about it and the quote is fantastic to coordinate with your theme of EGGS. Wonderful spring photos to start off my day.

    Hugs,
    C

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  14. Ah, ich staune, wie frühlingshaft es bei dir schon ist!
    Tolle Eier mit Vogel!
    LG Ulrike, dann erst mal weg!

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  15. Love the word details, sweet pretty bird! We have a crabapple tree that is all pretty in pink!

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  16. Eine klasse Seite - der Hintergrund ist super und dein Nest der Oberknaller ;o)
    LG Dagmar

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  17. Your photos are lovely and I love your project, it is so beautiful! :)

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  18. Hi, you entered this into my challenge at The Mirror Crack'd, but you haven't mentioned us in your post above. Could you correct that please with a link to the challenge as the blue linky is blocking your entry until you do.

    Lin x

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  19. Thanks for correcting your link Valerie.

    What a lovely piece. That bird is so pretty, and whilst I am typing I can hear birds twittering away in the garden so it's like I can hear your piece as well!

    Love the background, and your nest with real twigs in is so effective!

    Thanks for sharing with us, and for so promptly correcting the missing link.

    Lin
    The Mirror Crack'd

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    1. I think my head was missing a link today!

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    2. I have ME. Mine's like that every day. It's like ploughing through treacle, lol

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  20. Love your bird art and gorgeous spring flowers.

    Quick question..... I'm toying with the idea of buying some gelatos .... as you mentioned them..... are they very different from watercolour crayons. Buy/resist?

    Karen x

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    1. Much softer and creamier, easier to blend. I am addicted to them!

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  21. Stunning page, Valerie! Love the beautiful bird and background... I like your new inventions. Wonderful spring photos today.
    Hugs, Mar

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  22. Fabulous collage with a fantastic background. I'm envious of the flowers blooming... Take care, Shirleyxx

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  23. Beautiful spring flowers in the photos today. The page looks fantastic, I liked those books as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  24. Auch diese Seite ist wunderschön. Bei euch ist die Natur wirklich schon sehr weit. Unsere Narzissen tun sich noch sehr schwer.

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  25. Gorgeous page. I love your nest of found objects and the C.S. Lewis quote is fabulous. "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" is what made me fall in love with fantasy fiction when I was nine years old.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  26. Hi Valerie, what a wonderful page you created. I love the bird and the quotes. Your photos are beautiful and it looks like spring is beginning to wake up there.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs, CM

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  27. Fab take on the theme Valerie! Thank you for playing with us at The Mirror Crack'd challenge

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  28. Beautiful egg and wings page combined! Love that bird!
    Ahhh to see the spring blossoms- gives me hope that winter will eventually leave! xoxo

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  29. Beautiful journal page. Love the pictures and your thoughts. - Jim

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  30. Marvelous nest materials. Hatch or go bad, that's for sure. Happy flowers. xox

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  31. Fabulous creation - love everything about it hun. TFS over at The Mirror Crack'd this month

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  32. Und noch so eine schöne Seite. Fantastisch!
    LG Carola

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  33. Gorgeous journal page. I love the bird and the colors of the background. Thanks so much for joining us this month at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  34. Beautiful journaling page! Love the bird and nest full of eggs. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  35. beautiful! the bird's colors are really really pretty. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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