Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Tuesday challenges

Hi Everybody!

Our post and postage challenge at Art Journal Journey is nearing it's completion; on Saturday we will be starting our new challenge with a good theme
and a lovely guest designer, so don't forget to drop in at the 1st and see
what's going on.
I made another A3 vintage page, using an image I found in my stash. The background was painted with a mix of gesso and titan buff, and after fixing the image to the middle I used a large flourish stamp to stamp rather randomly around the edges using rusty hinge DI. I added more stamping using archival black, a vintage envelope  and some stamps.

At Tag Tuesday our them is photography. I made a 'camera' using an image and some squares of black cardstock. I glued 2 CI images behind some filmstrip foil.
The background is a page from an old Sears and Roebuck Catalogue from 1899. I scanned it, printed it out to size, matted it with some linen card and some browny-black card.

Here are the scans of 2 pages from the S&R catalogue, feel free to download and use them in your work if you like them.

And a couple of photos from sunny Sunday:

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


  1. Those brick wall photos are just spectacular Valerie. Cool shadows. And you have quite the collection of old envelopes and stamps. Glad we got to see them during this month. Can't wait to see what's to come this August. have a great day!

  2. wonderful brick walls and a lovely page and tag today!

  3. What a gorgeous, wonderful vintage page, Valerie!!!! And great tag too!!!
    Lovely pictures! :)

  4. Eine wundervolle Seite Valerie und ein feines Tag !
    Herrliche Fotos!
    Einen schönen Tag Dir ♥♥♥

  5. Love your romantic page and the tag is beautiful too. Really lovely photos, hugs, Sarah

  6. The bright photographs are wonderful and the ones of the reflections on the wall are stunning.

    This art page is wonderful and deserves to be framed and hung up somewhere special. Hope it isn't trapped in a book somewhere between other wonders you have created. This sure has been your theme with so much diversity and brilliant ideas,

    Beautiful tag with great images and, the show stopper, the camera at the bottom that you made. Brilliant

    Have a great day and think of me up to my eyeballs in quiche and sausage rolls lol

    Love Chrissie xx

    1. I will be thinking of you, and I would so like to have some of that wonderful food!

  7. Great makes Valerie, that's such a beautiful image of the woman reading. Love the photo of the wall too. Have a good day, I'm taking it easy after a road trip to IKEA yesterday with my daughter, 3 hours each way, was exhausted by the time we got home! Xx

  8. Oh wie zauberhaft ist deine Post-Seite! Sehr harmonisch und mir gefallen die wohl gesetzten Details! Der Anhänger ist auch wunderbar!
    Liebe Grüße, Annette

  9. Valerie this sounds like it would be interesting for you http://hhcampbell.blogspot.ca/2015/07/recycled-artist-trading-card-challenge.html

  10. What a stunning piece you created for AJJ.
    Another beauty that tells a lovely story.
    Your tag is super too.
    Hugs from steaming hot and humid Virginia

  11. Awesome projects Valerie. The page with the beautiful lady is gorgeous what a story she will have to tell.
    Loved the photos especially the wall.
    Yvonne xx

  12. Gorgeous pieces today Valerie, so generous of you to share the scans! Love your photographs, looks like great weather where you are. hugs :)

  13. Wieder so eine traumhafte Seite, das hast du eine ganz fantastische Vintage-Reihe gearbeitet! Super ist auch dein Mauer-Fenster-Foto, wirklich ein tolles Licht gerade!
    Wie du siehst, habe ich es so kurz vor Schluss auch noch geschafft mit eine Seite... aber es kann sein, dass ich jetzt wieder für einige Zeit nicht online sein kann, der PC mag nicht mehr hochfahren... Lieben Gruß von Ulrike

    1. Tut mir leid, ich kenne das Gefühl, mein Laptop leidet auch unter Altersbeschwerden!

  14. Hi Valerie, this is truly dreamy. Love these projects and your photos are always so interesting.
    Have a great day. cm

  15. What gorgeous page and wonderful colour choices. The image is very beautiful.
    Great tag, I love the camera... so clever as always. Hugs, Mar

  16. Beautiful page for AJJ, I wonder what she is reading and why she is reading in that beautiful dress.
    I like the photo of the man walking his dog.

  17. Great art again ♥♥♥ Love the texture on the brick wall and that dog sure looks like it's enjoying it's walk ♥

  18. The colours are so warm and bring a lovely sense of the nostalgia to your AJ page and I like the way you stamped the flourish. Also love the tag.

  19. Both collages are beautiful, I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

  20. Both are beautiful, but the top one is my favourite!! I adore how you did the background, - stunning!!!

  21. There is always so much for the eyes to feast upon on your blog, Valerie. Your page is gorgeous. I love that image and your rich, soft colours. Your tag is beautiful. I love your camera. Thank you for the vintage catalog pages. It was so nice of you to share them.

  22. Wow what a fantastic post this is. Your A3 vintage page is so beautiful and your tag too.
    I always love seeing your photos too ( the brick wall is the sort of thing I would have taken too). .... Gill x :)

  23. What a gorgeous page!! Love the vintage-ness of it! xo


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