Friday, 29 May 2015

The sea, a box and some birds

Hi Everybody!
It's Friday already, enjoy your weekend!

For Art Journal Journey, the sea, and Paint Party Friday, I have made another sea themed piece. Our challenge at AJJ ends on Sunday evening, so you still have another 2 days to join in if you want to. I made another mixed media piece, using a water-coloured background. I added some scraps of vintage paper - just for fun- and painted a seagull down by the sea. The ships in the harbour have been stamped and colored with inks, as has the town in the background. As the stamp was smaller than my page, I linked it in by adding the hills and fencing along the water. The fish and shells were stamped and coloured. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz. I doodled some plants and birds to finish it off, and that was that.






I altered another Camembert box, this is the last of the three. I used torn, vintage paper to cover the box, and added tissue tape to the sides. Then I painted it with gesso, sprinkled it liberally with Frantage white and gold while it was still wet, and embossed it. Then I threw on a variety of seed pods, dried roses, some textile twigs and a chipboard heart, all painted with or dipped into gesso and embossed with Frantage and/or glitter.  I am linking to Anything but cute, vintage garden, and to Mixed media monthly, May flowers








And here are all three together, the other 2 I showed already in detail. They will be going to their new homes in June, to accompany little birthday vouchers.


And I have to show you some pics of the sweet and greedy Jay babies:





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

63 comments:

  1. Lovely seaside piece and a pretty collection of boxes!

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  2. eine tolle sea seite,die möwe ist ganz großartig gelungen,und die strandpromenade dahinter sieht klasse aus.
    die box ist super edel und chic gepimpt,gefällt mir sehr,und tolle bilder hast du wieder gemacht,ich freu mich darüber immer.
    einen schönen tag dir.

    GLG Jenny

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  3. Wonderful sea painting, another fantastic box and beautiful photos - perfect! Have a lovely day, hugs, Sarah

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  4. Very nice boxes. Love your sea painting. Happy PPF!

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  5. So ein schönes Bild! Die Möwe sieht großartig aus! Und deine Schachteln sind einfach zauberhaft ... richtige kleine Schatzkistchen!
    Liebe Grüße, Annette

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  6. Your seaside painting is fabulous, I love the gull. I think the boxes are superb, so pretty. Who would have thought they started out as cheese boxes. We don't get jays here, they are so cute that I wish we did have them.

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  7. Adorable bodies and wonderful seaside piece! Adorable boxes too!

    Hugs Giggles

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  10. Musste löschen- 25 Tippfehler zuerst, 20 danach

    Wow..die Seite is begnadet schön gemacht... absolut raffiniert und meisterlich !
    Deine Boxen sind alle drei einfach nur klasse!
    Herrliche Aufnahmen von der Balkonsippschaft sind das! Die Jungen sind aber auch zu süß!
    Einen wunderschönen Freitag wünschen AJJ und meinereiner!

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  11. this is just gorgeous. I love coming here to see your wonderful designs and creations.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  12. Wonderful page, it reminds me the English south coast and I just want to go there now. What a great idea to transform those cheese boxes, they look fantastic!

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  13. Love your seaside scene and the lovely seagull. It has such atmosphere in it and warm beautiful colors. Love the rest as well.

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  14. The bird will be popping inside for breakfast soon Valerie--the photographs today are stunning as always.

    The sea artwork is beautiful with the bright colours and seaside images. Wonderful stamping as well.

    Stunning altered boxes with wonderful addition on them. The one today with the beautiful crown stands out for me

    Have a good day-will email later.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  15. My goodness those boxes are something else altogether. Fantasy fantastic. And the stamps oh my word. Clever clever.

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  16. Valerie I really love this seaside journal page - you would never guess that you'd added the hills and fencing in to make the town stamp fit the page - it looks perfect and I love the colours. The quote is wonderful as well. As for those boxes - wow - you'd never know they once held stinky cheese - they look amazing!

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  17. Your altered boxes are gorgeous Valerie and having lived by the sea my whole life, your collage really appeals to me. Have a lovely Friday, can't believe it's the end of the week already! Xx

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  18. Great painting, such a clever way to use those stamps making for a lovely sea side scene, - love the seagull!

    Your last box in this trio looks stunning too and thanks for adding it to Mixed Media Monthly!

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  19. Oh, that seaside! It's truly summer, as like in your photos and those awesome boxes!

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  20. A great sea piece and fabulous what you did with those boxes, so pretty! Such a sweet little bird too, thanks for all you share!

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  21. Love how you combined stamped images and your own work. I really like the final look.Nice seagull too.

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  22. Wonderful sea scene! And another beautiful altered box... great collection. Fabulous photos today, Valerie!
    Have a lovely day!
    Hugs, Mar

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  23. Wonderful compositions, I love the design centerpiece !!

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  24. If Camembert was sold in these kind of boxes I couldn't buy them - too expensive! :)
    Great idea to give them new life. It's raining right now in Helsinki so your picture makes me dreaming about warm, summer days......
    Have a good weekend!

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  25. Fantastic sea piece! You use perspective perfectly! Very clever ways to stretch a stamp to fit!
    Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

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  26. Wow, was für ein traumhaft schönes Werk, ich bin hellauf begeistert und würde am liebsten dort verweilen :)

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  27. What a delightful posing today! Your sea page is wonderful. I love by the sea and never tire of it. The boxes are lovely. And the last shot of the Jay is a classic!

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  28. Great altered box! Thank you for joining Vintage Garden at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT

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  29. Beautiful page today Valerie and you have knocked it out of the park again with another stunning altered box!! When I see them all side by side, I realize how amazing and versatile your work is! They all have gorgeous details but each of them is unique! Simply amazing!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Vintage Garden' challenge again. It's always a pleasure! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  30. gorgeous boxes Valerie and oh how I LOVE your seaside scene!

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  31. Love the wonderful rich colors of your seaside and that quote is fantastic. Thanks for sharing

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  32. Your piece on the sea is so pleasing to me. I love what you did. Gorgeous boxes.

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  33. Your seaside collage is so pretty! It makes me want to visit this beach and town. Your seagull is gorgeous!

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  34. ah, luv those Jay pics, you have been quite busy, creatively and beautifully; thanks for sharing; have a nice PPF; happy you dropped in to view mine this morning

    much love...

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  35. The art is really great today and those boxes are truly beautiful. Your Jay is a beaut too ♥♥♥♥ Have a great weekend!!!

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  36. Everything loos beautiful... and the little bird is so adorable!

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  37. Your wonderful seagull scene reminds me of Cornall in England (a place I would enjoy visiting some day). It really is splendid in every detail liebe Valerie ♥
    Today is the second day in a row that I have heard (and seen) the word Frantage.
    It looks like a great product and your camenbert boxes are so lovely.
    Wishing you a tweet tweet weekend oxo

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  38. Fabulous sea side page and equally gorgeous box alteration. These will be treasured gifts.
    Yvonne xx

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  39. Your little sculptures are ultra pretty. The recipients will be thrilled.
    Great art page. Your painting of the seagull is brilliant. I love the detail and dimension of the feathers.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  40. Your camembert boxes are stunning!! Their new owners are going to be so delighted.
    Your journal page is fabulous!! And the wee Jays are so cute. Hope you have a great weekend too Valerie :o)

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  41. Valerie your work is gorgeous. I love your journal pages and the boxes are outstanding. Great birdie shots too.
    Have a great weekend.
    XO

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  42. You've made such a very attractive scene, Valerie, I wonder what the seagull is thinking about in his pause, he's looking good, quite majestic.
    These little Jays are fun and look good among your balcony flowers.

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  43. Great phrase to go with the lone seagull. Love the page you created for him and your new "sweetheart" box is delightful too. The baby jays are growing and appear more comfortable coming for their morning food. Our golden retriever went to the groomer this morning so I spent the time vacuuming up her dog hair so the house would be nice and clean when she returns. It is amazing how much hair they shed when the warm temperatures arrive. Enjoy your weekend, my friend.
    Hugs,
    C

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  44. The sea and some lovely glitter, what more could we ask for. Happy Weekend. xox

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  45. The color and design of your seaside are perfection!

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  46. Amazing work. I really love those tiny houses in the distance.

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  47. I love your collage piece and the quote. Sometimes I move around so much I need to just pause.

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  48. So wonderfully creative!! Love the rich colors and textures :)

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  49. Three's not a crowd, it is a trio of wonderfully altered boxes! These all have their own unique look and feel. Awesome design work and techniques!

    Thanks again for joining Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

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  50. All your pieces are beautiful! I would never had guessed that the heart was made from cardboard. Great job! Happy PPF. Rasz #64

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  51. such beautiful creations, and your photos are as always stunning!!!
    the boxes are beautiful!

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  52. I love the vintage paper addition to the seaside - it almost adds a story... like pirates' treasure might just be hidden somewhere within the painting! Lovely gull too.

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  53. Valerie , you are one prolific and diverse artist! I so enjoy visiting your blog with the combination of art and photography! all threee of your altered boxes are stunning, and I just love the gold and white frantage on this latest one. Must get my hands on some of that! thank you for joining our Vintage Garden challenge with this third lovely transformation at Anything But Cute! Sara Emily DT

    PS Love seeing your jays and of course the beautiful flowers you are raising with tender loving care --especially the one that looks like lobelia. We only have a short window of time that will survive here, so really not worth the investment. Every year I say I'm not getting it since it will die in 3 weeks, and every year I give in! Lovely shade of blue! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us!

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  54. Valerie , you are one prolific and diverse artist! I so enjoy visiting your blog with the combination of art and photography! all threee of your altered boxes are stunning, and I just love the gold and white frantage on this latest one. Must get my hands on some of that! thank you for joining our Vintage Garden challenge with this third lovely transformation at Anything But Cute! Sara Emily DT

    PS Love seeing your jays and of course the beautiful flowers you are raising with tender loving care --especially the one that looks like lobelia. We only have a short window of time that will survive here, so really not worth the investment. Every year I say I'm not getting it since it will die in 3 weeks, and every year I give in! Lovely shade of blue! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us!

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  55. Wow these are wonderful Val, I love the seagul and the quote, and the altered cheese boxes are amazing. It's so nice to see all the vibrant colour in your nature photographs, seems like you are having much better weather than we are :-) xx

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  56. Your birds are wonderful, Valerie-Jael. Beautiful things you have made. Stunning.:)

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  57. Beautiful altered boxes! Love all the details in each one! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.
    http://www.lynnkopas.blogpot.com

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  58. I always like what I see here. :) Love the art, boxes, and bird shot.

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  59. How absolutely lovely! I'm a fan, you know.

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  60. A great page Valerie and I love your altered boxes.

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  61. Wonderful painting. . .the gull is adorable. The alter box is amazing. I especially like the embossing. The pics of the bird is adorable. Blessings, Janet PPF

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