Thursday, 12 March 2015

Things with wings and more

Hi Everybody!

Hope you are having a good day!

Today I have another journal page meant for Art Journal Journey, Things with wings; Moo Mania and More, Poultry; Simon Monday Challenge, B is for...Black sheep; and Mixed Media Monthly, Birds of a feather. The background has been painted with water colours and then sprayed, dripped and stamped. The idea was inspired by a postcard which I had years ago showing 2 cockerels, one with a plastic comb on his head. The card is long lost, but I have used the idea here.  The image on the left is from Gecko Galz, and has been fussy cut, collaged and given extra colour with felt pens and Gelatos. The chicken on the right was drawn and painted with structure paste, which I bubbled with a heat gun to give more texture, before painting it in grey and black water colours. The head, tail etc were coloured with felt pens, and the comb was drawn with black ink. I added some colour along the bottom edge with felt pens, and did some random background stamping and stenciling. This was another fun make!







After a frosty night today started out cold and mist, but in the course of the day the sun came out, although it stayed cold.



Here you can see the new trees which were planted this week to replace those which were detroyed in the big storm 'Ela' last year.



The world always looks better when the sun shines:





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

38 comments:

  1. Cute page today! And enjoyed your photos!

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  2. HAMMER HAMMER HAMME deine Hähne..so witzig und das Federkleid des schwazen Schaf Hahns ist einmalig!!! Herrliche Aufnahmen,... schön ist das auch wie hübsch sie die jungen Bäume versucht haben einzufassen als Schutz- gut gemacht!
    Dir einen sonnigen Tag lieben Valerie..bin am Sprung zum Wocheneinkauf!
    Ich danke Dir im Namen von Art Jornal Journey
    und Moo Mania & More Challenge!
    Bussi
    Susi

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  3. sorry.. bin ein schwarzes Schaf des Tippens!

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    1. Aber nicht! Andere koennen es viel besser!

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  4. Wonderful and funny page, love those 2 chickens! The back 'feathers' are wonderful, love how you made them. Great photos, too! Have a nice day, hugs, Sarah

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  5. Hammerstark, dein Federvieh ist klasse!

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  6. The painting is terrific Valerie--you have such a great sense of humour. The texture on the black sheep is wonderful.

    What sturdy protection they have put around the new trees. I hope they will soon grow big and strong.

    Have a wonderful day

    Love Chrissie x

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  7. Oh I love it Val, the little black chicken almost looks embarrassed lol, and fabulous photos as always. Have a great day xx

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  8. A wonderful piece of artwork with such great humour too

    Your photo's are amazing thanks for sharing them

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  9. Love your chickens, the texture on the darker one is just incredible! Love the misty shots, you can tell there's a nippy frost in the air. Have a great day, hugs :)

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  10. Lol, just love this journal page. Your colouring and textures on the birds are wonderful and I love the humour. Beautiful photography once again and you are so right that sunshine really lifts the spirit.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  11. Haa! Fun page with great BG.Poor black sheep;)
    Hugs xx

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  12. Fantastic artwork, it made me smile :) Beautiful colours, Shirleyxx

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  13. Your bird pieces are all so great Valerie, full of lively colour and character!

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  14. Ha, ha, love your bubble chicken, great fun Valerie! Xx

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    1. Thanks, the bubbling inspired me to make chicken wings!

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  15. What a fun page and I love the texture on the "Blacksheep" chicken ♥ It's damp and chilly here this am but it is supposed to warm up and be sunny this afternoon. I hope so. I want to clean out another flowerbed today :0)

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  16. What a fun page Valerie, it really made me smile :o)) {{hugs}}

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  17. Eine großartige Seite ist das geworden, Valerie, Deine Fotos sind auch soooo klasse

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  18. Das schwarze Schaf unter den Hühnern gefällt mir sehr, es guckt richtig betröppelt!
    LG Ulrike

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    1. Kein Wunder wenn der Vater so mit ihn schimpft....

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  19. Sweet page Valerie, love the feathered friends! ~Diane

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  20. Aaawww, poor black chicken-sheep, he does look a bit sad. Love the little birds floating by.
    The whole piece is so cleverly and beautifully made, nice work, Valerie.

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  21. Fabulous chat between these two chickens, made me smile. Beautiful atmospheric photos with the sun reflecting on the water.
    Yvonne xx

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  22. Haha! This is so cute. I love that funny black rooster with the actual comb on his head.
    Hugs & smiles,
    Teresa

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  23. I love your sense of whimsy. :)
    Beautifully done and delightful as well.
    Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your work with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    ~Michelle

    http://www.michellezerull.blogspot.com

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  24. Very cool funky black sheep bird. My kind of guy! xox

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  25. Wonderful! I love these cute birds, beautiful photos!

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  26. haha! What a delightful set of chickens!! I love how you bubbled the Black "sheep"! Beautiful page Valerie! xo

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  27. Clever and funny! I love your black sheep of the family and the texture you create is fabulous. Beautiful photos! Glad you were inspired to play along again with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  28. Which came first - the chicken or the egg. Fooled you - it was the black bird! I do love your sense of humor.
    Sandy xx

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  29. Adorable page! Isn't it great how images that make an impression on us stay in our mind? Wonderful that they come out again as art!

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  30. I love the effect on your black crow :)

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  31. This is so fun! Love that crow. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  32. funny and cute. lol. thanks for playing with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

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  33. LOVE your 'black sheep'! he has so much character, and the texture is awesome! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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