Thursday, 16 April 2015

Live as though....

Hi Everybody!

Another day has flown by, we had good weather, and it was good to go out without a coat or jacket!

For Art Journal Journey (favourite poem or quote) I used one of my ready made backgrounds to make this page. I now have quite a stock of painted and /or scanned backgrounds to use. This one has a torn tissue paper background painted over with acrylics. I added more colours with Gelatos and stenciling using the CWS chicken-wire stencil and Dina Wakley's birds, 'Live' has been stenciled using the waste from a Sizzix die-cut, and I wrote the rest of the quote 
into the 'L'. The dragonfly has been quilled. I am also linking to Moo Mania and More, spring feelings.

I love watching the new leaves unfolding on the branches:

The trees down at the lake are greening up well, too.

These photos are the angels on my window ledge, throwing their shadows onto the white curtain early this morning:

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


  1. Your journal page is gorgeous, and your photos are beautiful! :)

  2. Lovely page and quote. Nice photos too.

  3. Eine super farbenfrohe Seite und tolle Fotos - besonders die mit den Engel-Schatten.
    Jetzt, wo mein Knie wieder etwas besser wird, scheint meine Muse auch wieder wach zu werden :-). Nachhher geht es an den Basteltisch. Liebe Grüße, Dagmar

  4. Wonderful journal page, love the colours, and the photos are great. Off to the dentist here today! Hugs, Sarah

  5. Eine superschöne Seite.. ich mag den kleinen Quilling-Schmetterling.. eine Technik, die ich sehr schätze, aber mir ist das immer ein wenig zu friemelig...sieht klasse aus!
    Und Deine Fotos sind ebenfalls erfrischend schön.. schön was Du aus Deinen kleinen Engelfiguren für Stars gemacht hast! Du hast eben den speziellen Blick für Motive!
    Doppeldankeschön von MM&M und AJJ

  6. What a wonderful art page Valerie. Love the quilling it looks really special.

    The photographs today are so beautiful and the green on the trees is amazing

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. Wie wahr ist dieser Spruch!
    Ist das nicht wunderschön, jedes Jahr im Frühling dieses frische Grün sprießen zu sehen - deine schönen Fotos zeigen es. LG Ulrike

    1. Ja, das Grün ist einfach einmalig - hält nicht lange, aber wunderschön anzusehen.

  8. You are a great inspiration my the journal, sentiment and colours...awesome{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  9. Love this page - and it's great quote! Brilliant photos - love to see the greenery appearing - one day it's dull the next it has burst through - exciting times!!! Chris

  10. Gorgeous piece today, that quilled butterfly is amazing! Fabulous curtain shots, well done! hugs :)

  11. Lovely page and great quote. Fabulous dragonfly! The new leaves on the branches are so beautiful.
    Hugs, Mar

  12. Very excellent page Valerie , with a fabulous quote.
    My apple tree's leaves are beginning to open so we will be seeing the birds coming to peck off the succulent new shoots. I hope the tree grows more than they can eat, lol.
    Those shadow pics are very cute :o))

  13. You are smart to save your gorgeous backgrounds. Lovely paper quilled butterfly. I really love the way you did your wording - very creative, clever and effective.

  14. Beautiful and uplifting piece you created liebe Valerie.
    Spring is such a wondrous time isn't it ♥!!!
    Enjoy * Enjoy!

  15. More beautiful things enjoy here today ♥ Love those Angel Shadows ♥

  16. Interesting shadow photos today, Valerie, and your dragonfly is exquisite with the quilling. Something I have never attempted. My quote for last year was by Norman Vincent page, "Live your life and forget your age." I will need to reactive this for 2015.

  17. Beautiful! Love the gorgeous colours and subtle stenciling in the background! The quilled butterfly looks very clever....

  18. Really beautiful page Valerie and love the bright colours and lovely quote.
    Your angel silhouettes made me smile too.
    Fliss xx

  19. Another fabulous page Valerie, love the quilling dragonfly.
    Super photos especially your angels who watch over you.
    Yvonne xx

  20. Wonderful colours here with the special addition of the quilled dragonfly, and lovely greens in the countryside too.

  21. wunderschön ist deine seite,so schöne farben auch,herrlich.
    die bilder sind klasse,das grün der blätter ist traumhaft.
    endlich hab ich auch mal wider eine seite gemacht,muss im moment viel singen üben,aber es macht spass.
    schönen tag dir.

    GLG Jeannette

  22. Beautiful work of art Valerie and the quote is so true! Your angel shadows are so pretty.
    Have a nice day,
    Hugs, CM

  23. What a fun quilled butterfly! Love those colors Valerie- my favorites for sure!
    Your photos are wonderful- love the angel behind the curtain-she would make a great journal page!xoxo

  24. Yes, interesting butterfly addiction to work, deliciously spring!

  25. Love this piece Valerie, beautiful colours, and it must be lovely to have angel shadows on your curtains xx

  26. Another fantastic make and post. I love quilling!!! Your angel pictures are wonderful!
    Sandy xx


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