Thursday, 9 July 2015

Post and blue skies

Hi Everybody!

Hope your day is going well. We had some cool air today, which was really lovely - it's good to get a chance to breathe deeply again!

For Art Journal journey - post and postage, and Moo Mania and More, swirls, I made another journal page, using a digitally made image on a painted background. I think the blue skies outside must have influenced the background colour. I used Vivacolor metallic ice blue. I added some stamping as well as some stamps, and some little 'letters'. I painted over the edges of the image to meld it into the background.

Just a few photos from today:

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


  1. Your art journal page has a lovely vintage feel to it. The blue really pops against the sepia. Love the bird!!! Gorgeous photos... makes me wish I could be lifted out of our Winter to be there!

  2. What an inspiring post today. I love the colors you have. How can anyone not smile with all those gorgeous colors? And wonderful video. More wonderful colors and images. We do live in a beautiful world, don't we?

  3. It really is a delightful journal, very artistic.

  4. Another great page the colours are fantastic

  5. Your photos are wonderful and your art is enchanting. this is a very lovely post, I am so glad that I came to visit. I wouldn't have wanted to miss it. They just did a second cutting on the alfalfa field across the road from us. I love the smell of new mowed hay:)
    Have a wonderful week.
    Connie :)

  6. Lovely pages and enjoyed your photos today Valerie!

  7. schöne seite und tolle farben auch,der song passt so schön dazu.
    einen schönen tag.

    hugs jenny

  8. Beautiful work, as always - love the journal page, with the summery colours, and thanks for sharing the photos and the song. Hugs, Sarah

  9. Was für eine schöne und detailgefüllte Seite heute - und zeitgleich wir beiden (schrägen)Vögel! LOL!
    Gefällt mir super gut Deine tolle Arbeit ! Deine Fotos sind herrlich und die Musik passt perfekt dazu!
    Hab einen schönen Tag - enjoy this wonderful world!

  10. Wonderful summer photographs Valerie with such wonderful clarity and colours.

    What a terrific page and a great idea to paint over some of the image to meld into the background.

    Hope today is good for you as well

    Love Chrissie xx

  11. Love your piece Valerie, what beautiful colours and the bird is so sweet. You live in such a pretty place, gorgeous photographs today. Hope the fresher weather continues for you xx

  12. This is such a beautiful piece, love the little "Love" stamps the pretty bird is holding with his colourful string and the lttle letters, very clever. This is top class. Lovely blues, yellow and swirls too.
    The message is one we should all take to heart.
    Your photos are outstanding today, as ever, I especially like the ones of the rosehip and the blue flowers against the river.
    Thanks for a happy blogpost and hope you have a happy day.

    1. Thanks - I like this one, too, which is not always the case! And the message is really important.

  13. Gorgeous colours both in your photos and your page! Chrisx

  14. Wie toll du den Vogel aus dem Briefmarkenmotiv aufgegriffen hast - tolle Seite.! ...und wundervolle Fotos!
    Jetzt hatte ich mich gerade an die Wärme so richtig gewöhnt und friere jetzt schon wieder, aber der Sommer ist ja noch nicht vorbei... LG Ulrike

  15. Lovely page Valerie and gorgeous colour combo. Beautiful{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  16. A beautiful page Valerie, love how everything blends so well together, the colours are lovely.
    Super photos today.
    Yvonne xx

  17. Such a beautiful and colourful page. Those love stamps are great too.

  18. Oh my Valerie! Such a beautiful page!! The bird and flowers are old fashioned to me and have sparked some wonderful memories- thank you for sharing- I just LOVE this page!! xo

  19. So glad you have a cooler day!!!! I'm actually seeing bits of blue sky and sunshine today :) Your journal page today is great! Love the bird holding the Love stamps and the message . Even in this day of almost instant messaging and video contacts we seem to never stay in touch with those we love the most. I know I'm guilty of it. Thanks too for sharing that classic song with us. Now I'll have to dig out my CD and listen to the whole album again. Should make for good art music ♥ Peace & Kindness!

  20. Gorgeous collage page in your journal, love it ! Your photographs as always are also beautiful. Glad it has cooled down, it feels better when the heat leaves. Take care, Shirleyxx

  21. Sooooooooooooooooooo love sharing a morning with you Valerie... your posts are wonderful. The photos are incredible... I looked at that tiny tomato forever... it's so precious. And the hay with that beautiful landscape behind it. And the little bee on the flower.... they are all such an incredible glimpse of "WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD". Love Louis and the song. Thank you. AND THEN... your PRECIOUS mail bird... now that is just ADORABLE in every way. It's so like a little bird to carry twigs and string and worms etc... just like you have that string with the stamps coming from your little bird's mouth - it's PERFECT. I love every inch of this creation. The vintage looking post cards at the bottom just set everything else off to a tee. What a FABULOUS post - I am smiling. Thanks bunches.... j.

  22. Hi Valerie, this is just the most beautiful page. I love it, the details and the colors. You photos are amazing and the colors just make you feel that it's summer. Love the Louie Armstrong song too. I always play this one on the piano.
    Have a wonderful day and happy creating.

  23. Wonderful page today. The bright colors along with the gorgeous photos is just what we needed. We also had a down poor of rain last night but the sun is out this morning.

  24. Your bird page is glorious!! And your photos bring thoughts of walks on warm summer days, listening to the insects and birds {{Hugs}}

  25. Wonderful art, in so many ways.

  26. What wonderful page, Valerie! Love the colours, the bird, flowers... really beautiful.
    Hugs, Mar

  27. OMGoodness I love how the bird is holding the yarn with those LOVE postage stamps dangling from it. Lovely colours and background too.
    More gorgeous photos here. I love the close-ups of the flower and bee. Now that would make a lovely mini painting for a card. I may have to take you up on your offer to paint one of your photos. :)

  28. The bit of ribbon and stamps are perfect for you most cheery bird. Love the bright colors. xox

  29. Oh my my my liebe Valerie.
    Everything about this creation speaks to my heart.
    The colors are WOW and your design so wonderful.
    Those LOVE stamps are favorites of mine.
    Funny enough I played with putting a string with a tag in a birds mouth for one of my tea cup pages...using two stamps like you did is great.
    I find the blue chicory difficult to captured the splendid blue on those perfectly too.


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