Thursday, 23 July 2015

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Hi Everybody!

We had another hot and sticky day here,
 but tomorrow should be cooler - I hope so!

For Art Journal Journey, post and postage I made another A3 mixed media journal page. The background was painted with gesso, and textured with a swirl stamp. I coloured it with titan buff and used some red DI to distress the edges of the image. The 'letters' were cut out and placed over each other. I gave the butterfly a coat of crackle paste.  The lady looks as if she is thinking about something, perhaps she is waiting for a special letter....








Waiting for breakfast:


This pigeon was sitting on top of the horrible statue on the castle ruins:


It's relaxing to just look at the water



I enjoyed sitting watching the boats



Another pigeon with a good vantage point


I love the shapes here at the corner of the hospital roofs


This is the bread stall at the Wednesday market, they sell gorgeous bread,
rolls and cake.


32 comments:

  1. Wow- how wonderful to have a bread and pastry stall and a little market. I would be in trouble if that was near me! And what a great page today. That woman is beautiful, and I love how you mounted her on the old letter and used that great postcard butterfly. Hope your weather is cooler today. Ours finally is feeling back to normal! Yahoo!

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  2. What a beautiful lady on your page today! Tempting bread stall!

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  3. Love the beautiful journal page, so many gorgeous details. Great photos,too. Hugs, Sarah

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  4. She is a delicate beauty and love the added details of the stamps!

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  5. wow,eine wunderschöne seite und tolle bilder.
    ich hab meine seite grad hochgeladen.
    schönen tag dir.

    hugs jenny

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  6. MARVELOUS!!! Die Seite ist ein romantisches Gedicht Valerie! Wunderschön und die Bilder sind wunderschön!
    Hab einen wunderschönen Tag mistress of post & postage over at AJJ!

    hugs
    Susi

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  7. I always love it when you take shape photographs to share and all the wonderful mix of textured surfaces you find on your travels

    Very beautiful and interesting journal page today Valerie with terrific colour for the background and lots of lovely stamps yet again. I think the lady may be expecting a cheque in the post as the hand gesture seems to suggests money :)

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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    1. A cheque in the post sounds good, wouldn't min getting one of those instead of bills!

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  8. Great artwork! Love the stamped letters! Beautiful pics as always! Xx

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  9. Wow Valerie, what a stunning page, she is such a beautiful, elegant lady, I on the other hand am sitting here in my jammies and dressing gown, so I'd better get a move on! Lol! xx

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    1. Yes, I can imagine it, my at home clothes are usually old leggings and t-shirts!

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  10. A fabulous page with a gorgeous image, Valerie!. I love all details, specially the envelope. Fantastic!
    Have a great day! Hugs, Mar

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  11. WOW das sieht so toll aus, gefällt mir richtig gut.
    Durch die Bruthitze der letzten Zeit ist meine Kreativität geschmolzen, für mein angeschwollenes gezerrtes Bein auch nicht gerade hilfreich, heute nacht hab ich die 1. Karte wieder fertig geschafft. Zum Glück können wir nach nächtlichem Gewitter heute etwas aufatmen.
    Deine Fotos sehen auch so schön kühl aus :-)
    LG Anja

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  12. I like how you arranged the stamps on this page. I love visiting (okay buying from) the pastry and bread shops when we visit the Bronx NYC. The car smells so good on the way home!

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  13. Beautiful. Fabulous creation and gorgeous colours...
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  14. Beautiful piece today Valerie. Love the idea of a fresh bread stand, YUM, I can almost smell it! hugs :)

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    1. The bread always smells sooooooooooo good, it's really hard to walk by!

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  15. Valerie your journal page is just so beautifully vintage and I love how creatively you used the stamps again. Awesome town scape photos too.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  16. What a a lovely nostalgic and evocative piece, sad and beautiful.
    Is that a couple of Penny Blacks you've used?

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  17. I adore this page Valerie! Oh! That bread stall…wish I was there!!! Hugs, Chrisx

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  18. Hi Valerie, Lovely postage creation and design. The image is beautiful. Wonderful photos from around your town too.Have a great day. cm

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  19. An absolutely beautiful page Valerie and love the postage stamp addition which is inspired.
    Sorry not to visit in a while and hope to be back really soon.
    Fliss xx

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  20. Really lovely Vl, these postage stamps are fab! xx

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  21. A beautiful lady in todays awesome page. Fabulous butterfly as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  22. Ganz wunderbar gelungen ist diese Journal-Seite wieder, klasse zusammengestellt in diesen warmen Farben! Gefällt mir sehr.
    Liebe Grüße von Ulrike

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  23. Another lovely journal page :) She has a dreamy look to her ♥ Great photos ...love all of these different roof tops .

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  24. Auch diese Seite gefällt mir wunderbar, eine schöne Markensammlung hast du. Deine Spaziergängen am Rhein müssen immer herrlich sein, jedenfalls sagen mir das die Fotos.

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  25. All your postage art are lovely! I could identify Indian stamps in some! :)

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  26. What a beautiful image you have used- your page is stunning Val! xo

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  27. This must be my all time favorite - rich colors I like - love all the stamps - where do they come from? Are they real? You captured a mood from another time - a romantic time gone by.
    Also love you pictures!
    Sandy xx

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