Sunday, 10 May 2015


Hi Everybody!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. The weather was quite kind to us today, apart from a few sudden, heavy showers.

For Art Journal Journey, the sea, I have another of my pages to share where rather a lot is going on  under the sea.  Seeweedia, the gardener-mermaid (recognisable by her green hair) is tending a garden under a glass bell, where even butterflies can live. Her little son, Fin is learning to ride a sea-horse. The skull of some long-gone pirate gets used as a lamp, and the fishes take messages from one family to the other. The background of the page was a brush-wipe page, enhanced with extra colours and then stamped with a crackle stamp to give some texture. The under-sea bubbles are stamp by Ryn, and have been white embossed. The other images were in my stash (I am never astonished about how many various images I have there, just that it borders on a wonder to find the right thing at the right time). The quote is a variation of the Beatles' 'I want to be...' song. Other bits and bobs were doodled.

Back in the world of reality:

This huge ship was made up out of four parts, each carry different machines or cars

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


  1. Gorgeous colours and activities in your Seeweedia pics, Valerie!

  2. was für eine magische unterwasserwelt,einfach spitze gemacht,es gibt soviel zu endecken und deine wassercreaturen sind fabelhaft.
    schönen sonntag dir.

    glg jeannette

  3. Good Morning Valerie. Love these fantastic journal pages. Your artwork is always so special. Great outdoor pictures. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  4. Lovely page, it looks like the deep sea! Goodness those dandelions are thriving beautifully!

  5. Love your lady Seaweedia under the sea, what a pretty place to be! Great photos, too. Hugs, Sarah

  6. So much to look at in Seaweedia! Love it! And don't you just love when all becomes green in spring?

  7. Was für eine fantastische Szene Du unds heute schenkst Valerie! Danke! - Ein Traum!
    Danke auch für die schönen Fotos!
    Einen wunderschönen Sonntag wünsch ich Dir!

  8. I love this page and the FABULOUS story! Utterly captivating! Plus you have pictures of horses so I am unbelievably happy! Sending you garden flowers and sunshine from Shroo:)xxx

  9. Seeweedia looks like a magical place to be and I think I may apply to be a mermaid in a future life. I will to learn how to swim better than I do at the moment I think. Brilliant ideas and a great twist on the Beatles song.

    Stunning photographs again Valerie. Everything looks so lush and green and the horse are always content there in the field.

    Thank you for sharing your walks they are so uplifting.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  10. Wonderful journal with the most gorgeous colours and added goodies. Hope you had a lovely day for mother's day.xx {aNNie My Personal Blog}

  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE this one very much!! The butterflies under the dome are gorgeous. The whole concept is inspired and inspiring. I wish I could live in your head for a day and gather some of your ideas in a pretty basket :o))

  12. Gorgeous Sea scene, love the textures of the background and the rising bubbles look fantastic. Have a great Sunday, Shirleyxx

  13. Seaweedia...BWAHAHA!! That was brilliant! Love your piece, the white bubbles are amazing and I love the bits of crackle in the background! Another day of wonderful summer shots, I'm so jealous of the beauty of your surroundings! hugs :)

  14. Wonderful - I present to you the amazing Valerie whose mind produces the most magical and mystical scenes in Blogland. The mermaid has an Egyptian feel and the skull lamp is a stroke of genius!! I do love the butterfly garden. Amazing Valerie and so much fun!!
    Sandy xx

  15. Hi Valerie, Fabulous!! I love this artwork!! Your walking pics are beautiful and that last pic just stole my heart.
    Have a special Sunday and I hope your weather gives you a break.
    We are in the midst of severe storms and tornadoes all around.
    Hugs, CM

  16. Hello Valerie, this piece is striking, such deep sea feelings and mystery! It looks like early Summer is blooming your way too, enjoy!

  17. An awesome page today, love the mermaid doing a spot of weeding. I had to smile at this posts title.
    Yvonne xx

  18. New here - wonderful mixed media work here. I love your combination. Very lovely. :)

  19. Fabulous piece with a spectacular background! Your seabed is full of great and strange images. Brilliant!
    Hugs, Mar

  20. Love the art and those photos are truly beautiful. Another visit to your world in the Spring is always enjoyable.

  21. This is beyond anything.
    I think you have a magical Enid Blyton Faraway Tree sort of table where you say "I'll have a boy riding a sea-horse today" and one floats down.

    1. Well, yes, but it is sometimes difficult to find mundane things like spoons or watering-cans.

  22. Oh my I love this spread- add this to my list of favorites! Such a fun underwater scene- love all the elements you included ,Val! xo

  23. Valerie, it appears you are having as much fun creating your journal pages as I am viewing them. I love the water drops so ordered me a set from Ryn. More photos to please all of us. You see some amazing views, like the boat with a variety of cargo on different sections of the boat. The horses are wonderful and in one photo you were able to get three in one shot. Perfect for the perspective of three's.


  24. Beautiful! LOVE the water drops/ air bubbles by Ryn. Great idea to emboss in white...


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