Saturday, 11 April 2015

Spring Blossoms, fairies and birds

Hi Everybody!

We were able to enjoy another warm and sunny day today.  I was woken up early at 4.30 by birds singing in the tree outside with an incredible volume. I nurture these birds with seed and fat balls, and that's the way they show their gratitude! Anyway, tomorrow (Saturday) is supposed to be cold and windy, so perhaps they will sleep a bit longer!

For Art Journal journey, favourite poem or quote, and for Moo Mania and More, I have made another journal page. I used the other half of the background made recently with brushos and Gelatos  for my 'Little Prince' journal page. The stamp with the apple blossom fairies is one I got as a present many years back and have never yet used, shame on me. I used several stencils to add some depth to the background, and stamped a sun using colorbox ink and a stamp from Hein Design. The blossom fairies were stamped with archival black and embossed with EP extra fine. I painted them with Gelatos, taking the colour up with a water-brush, a quick and easy way to paint. I added some Stickles to the wings. The quote is from James Shirley. I am also linking to Stamps and Stencils, anything goes.







The trees are all blossoming just now:



This wonderful magnolia tree and the statue are in the garden of the Marien Hospital here:




The herons were walking around the fields along the Rhine picking out moles:


And the swans were still bobbling along at their favourite spot on the river.



Have a great weekend, whatever the weather!
Take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

30 comments:

  1. My friend, the blossoms are gorgeous and I will 'borrow' another lovely photo if I may and love your quote, colours and your design, it's all brilliant...xxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  2. schöne seiten und tolle farben.
    die vogelbilder sind klasse,ich liibe sie einfach alle.
    schönen samstag.

    hugs jeannette

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  3. lovely page and quote. Wow spring is bursting out all over for you. I can't wait.

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  4. Love your spring blossom fairy page with the wonderful colours in the background. Great Photos, as always. Have a lovely day, hugs, Sarah

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  5. such a sweet piece you made.
    gosh, don't you just get frustrated when you have to go to bed when the birds do in order to get enough sleep! the Sandhill cranes and geese have woken me lately.

    love all your spring flowers, we are not quite there yet.

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  6. Such lovely piece and your photography is delightful!! Temperature has dropped here too!! Love those magnolias!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. We often seem to have the same weather.

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  7. Gorgeous, love the pale pastel background, just beautiful and perfect for that sweet fairy!

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  8. Great page and fabulous background! Love the quote too. Fantastic post blog today, the spring blossoms look so beautiful.
    Have a lovely weekend, Valerie!
    Hugs, Mar

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  9. Was für eine brazuberdn schöne Site Valerie und herrliche Frühlinsstimmungsbilder!
    Traumhaft!
    Einen schönen Samstag wünsch ich Dir!
    xxx
    Susi
    AJJ und MM&M sagen DANKE im Duett!

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    1. BRAZUBERDN Site ist die FRÜHLINSFORM von BEZAUBERNDE SEITE ---lol!

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  11. A gorgeous magical page Valerie, love the pale colours, spring looks like it has arrived in abundance.
    Beautiful photos today.
    Yvonne xx
    p.s. Nearly forgot to thank you for joining us over at Stamps and Stencils.

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  12. Lovely post as always. I wish our trees in upstate New York were bursting with colors like yours.
    Have a wonderful weekend Valerie.

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  13. That Apple Blossom Fairy stamp has just been waiting for this perfect opportunity to shine.
    Sweet creation which speaks to me of Spring.
    It's lovely to see everything coming back to life again with gorgeous flowers popping everywhere!
    Happy Weekend to you dear Valerie.
    oxo

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    1. And a happy weekend to you, too, dear Patty!

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  14. Wow Valerie, your page today is so incredible! I love your Fairy stamp, her wings look like a butterfly! Incredible colours too! hugs :)

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  15. Oh my heart this is pretty. Your background looks like a glorious sunrise. Those ungrateful tweeters must have inspired this one.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  16. Ohhh, I love to see blossom. I think it's the only time that nature improves her look. Imo, trees should have flowers all the time, lol.
    Your page is really nice and the wee fairy children are so sweet. :o)) x

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  17. The photos of the trees in bloom are magnificent and are perfect to compliment your spring journal page. JUST LOVELY!

    Hugs,
    c

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  18. Eine wunderschöne Seite ist das geworden, Valerie. Den Stempel habe ich auch.

    Deine Fotos sind Frühling pur, toll.

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  19. A lovely spring Journal page Valerie, gorgeous colours.
    Wonderful photos and the Magnolia tree looks stunning.
    Avril xx

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  20. Ha ha Valerie, those birds were waking you up for breakfast lol, I love this piece, so many layers and such depth. You can see you town coming alive again in your photographs, Spring is definitely here xx

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  21. Wunderschöne Frühlingsfarben und Gefühle sowohl auf Deiner Seite als auch auf den tollen Fotos.
    LG Anja

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  22. Hi Valerie, beautiful page and quote. Looks like spring has arrived to your town. Lovely photos.
    Have a great weekend. CM

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  23. What a great quote. Your blossom fairy is so perfect for your time of year. We have yet to have a bud open, ah, soon. Maybe your sweet fairy will wing her way over here and help us out. xox

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  24. Beautiful journal page ! The colorus are gorgeous and the fairies are fabulous ! Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

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  25. Love this magical page and of course your fabulous photos! Chrisx

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  26. beautiful page and I always like looking at your photos..I bought a yellow forsythia last week at the farm so hope it gets big next year..nice splash of colour amongst the green

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  27. Super colourful Journal page and the fairies are so sweet, your photos are splendid as well. A big thanks for joining us at Stamps And Stencils...
    Sharon xx

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