Monday, 8 June 2015

Monday Mix

Hi Everybody!

The weekend has just disappeared - where did it go?
I didn't get much done, and I ate too much cake, but I had fun!

For Art Journal Journey, masculine and feminine, I have another journal page. I used an A3 sheet, with old book pages in the background, painted with Gesso, and stamped with a crackle stamp for more texture.. I used various stencils, home made and bought for the background and the boots. I used the same colour scheme as last Monday, I made a set of three in these colours, using fired brick and soot black DIs. The little vintage man is an image transfer with mod podge, which worked well this time. And the boots, of course, reminded me of Nancy Sinatra's song....
I am also linking to Moo Mania and More, anything goes








At the moment I am enjoying the lush green and wild flowers everywhere:









And as it's Monday, a funny from my friend Narda to start the week with a smile:

 Presently, I am trying to make friends outside of Facebook while applying the

same principles.

Therefore every day, I go to the street and tell a passer-by what I have
eaten, how I feel, what I have done the night before and what I will do
after. I give them pictures of my wife, my daughter, my dog and me gardening
and spending time in my pool. I also listen to their conversations and tell
them I love them.

And it works: I already have 3 people following me: 2 police officers and a
psychiatrist.



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

30 comments:

  1. OMG so funny...love the funny and the artwork is Fabulous...that boot is amazing with the little guy there... great composition!! I LOVE it!! I copied the funny...have to share with friends!! Thanks for the giggle! Yes darn it I am old enough to have enjoyed that song when it was a hit back in the day!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  2. Good Morning Valerie. What a truly magnificent page. Love those legs. I love the meadow flowers at this time of year and your pictures have captured them beautifully in all their glory. Great joke to start the new week. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. Nice page and a funny joke, maybe not so funny. Summer is fast approaching.

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  4. Great laugh for the day and a wonderful lot of photos and the gorgeous page...love it.xxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  5. Love the art journal page and photos and especially the little story at the bottom. I needed that today Valerie. Thank you.

    Hugs and Blessings
    Jim

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  6. Another outstanding journal page, wonderful photos, and a joke which makes me think.....Have a good week, hugs, Sarah

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  7. wow,deine seite ist großartig,und der song ist so super und passt zur seite.
    ist das eine stencil,die frauensteifel??wo gibt es die,sie sind fantastisch.
    eine schöne woche für dich.

    glg jeannette

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    1. Ja, es ist eine Stencil, aber von EBAY, leider ohne Name drauf!

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  8. I love that old Nancy Sinatra song, as well as your whimsical interpretation of it. I also enjoyed reading about your outside of FB friend making adventures. Blessings!

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  9. Lovely art page, and great photos. Enjoy your week!

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  10. Oh goodness! You are a riot! How fun is this page! Those boots stamp are made for walkin right into my stash! That little man is amazeballs. Wonderful design and LO. BTW-gorgeous pictures! I wish I had a view like that! Hugz! ~Niki

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  11. Eine großartige Seite Valerie... und den Song werd ich jetzt wohl den ganzen Tag summen....und gelacht hab ich auch schon über den Witz... hihi!!! SUPER!
    Also: die Woche hat gut angefangen beim Besuch Deines Blogs heute!
    Bussi
    Hab nen schönen Montag!
    oxo
    Susi
    xxx
    Susi

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  12. That's a terrific stencilled boot and what a seriously stunning painting with the little man, the diamonds and text. Great restricted colour palette too. This is one of your best, IMO.
    That's really funny about Facebook.
    Hope you have a good week,

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  13. Love it and the little bit on the end had me smiling love your photos wish I lived somewhere like that so relaxing. Becky x

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  14. Eine sehr coole Seite, Valerie! Oh ja, an dieses Lied erinnere ich mich auch noch gut... wie ewig ist das her...
    Das Bildtransfer ist wirklich richtig gut gelungen, vielleicht sollte ich es auch mal wieder versuchen.
    Schöne Woche von Ulrike

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  15. A wonderful journal page and I love the Facebook story, it made me chuckle.
    xxx Hazel.

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  16. Great page-I LOVE the boots stencil. Is that one you made?

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    1. No, I got it with some others from Ebay for next to nothing!

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  17. Gorgeous collage, I LOVE the legs ! Did you make that stencil? Beautiful photographs as well. And if you are having fun that is what matters the most :) enjoy your cake, I had too many cookies... Take good care, Hugs, Shirleyxx

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  18. Neat art today; really love those legs! Your world looks fresh and green! Narda's words really made me laugh. Thanks for a great start to the week!.

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  19. Fabulous page Val!! Those boots are the bomb!! Love them next to the little man!! Well done! xox

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  20. Oh what a great story at the end. Love it and your creation is great. What a fabulous page Valerie. Enjoyed that old video too. I remember that one and the song. I'll be singing ir all day now.
    Love your walking pics.
    Have a great day!! CM

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  21. klasse seite - und über die Facebook Story hab ich mich schief gelacht...

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  22. Beautiful art, gorgeous photos and I love that Nancy Sinatra song! :)

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  23. I like your journal page and enjoyed looking at your nature photos. What I really got a kick out of was that Facebook joke – it is so true, that is why I don’t do Facebook – don’t think it helps expend my brain.

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  24. I love those boots!! And I enjoy Nancys song, I have it on my fave playlist.
    I'm glad I'm not the only to have enjoyed cake over the weekend. Can't beat tea and cake :D
    I enjoyed your joke :D
    Happy Monday! :o)) x

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    1. Well, for me coffee and cake beats tea and cake!

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  25. Oh Valerie, you are SO much fun. Love your page and thanks for a walk down memory lane with that music video.
    Hugs & smiles (lots of smiles),
    Teresa

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  26. Wow, diese Journal-Seite ist toll! Mir gefallen diese Farben und die schönen Details! Ein sehr unterhaltsamer Post, den ich jetzt mit einem Lächeln auf dem Gesicht verlasse!
    Ganz liebe Grüße, Annette

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  27. A fabulous journal page, especially those red boots. Had a chuckle at the funny joke. Sounds like you had a great weekend.
    Yvonne xx

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