Monday, 13 July 2015

Waiting for a letter

Hi Everybody!

For Art Journal Journey, post-postage I have made  a mixed Media A3 page. I used one of my old documents for the background - not the original, just a scan, and collaged it onto a background painted with a mix of gesso and Titan buff paint to give it the same colour as the old document. I added some washi tape and a copy of an old letter, distressed with DI to match the vintage look. I stamped the ink bottle with quill, and collaged the girl sitting at her desk writing, and the little bird bringing her long awaited letter.
I am also linking to Simon Monday Challenge, anything goes.







Some photos from today:






I love the way the flowers grow on the top of the castle ruins:




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

30 comments:

  1. How sweet and charming she is. I love the little bird bringing her a letter. I hope it is wonderful news. Have a great start to your week!

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  2. Wonderful creation, the girl sitting at the writing table looked pleasant. Lovely photos. Greetings!

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  3. It's cute how the bird is bringing her a letter, looks like one of your jays! Nice and sunny summer photos.

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  4. This is beautiful, love the contrast between the vintage background and the pops of colour from the bird and stamps. Lovely photos, too, as always. Have a good start in the week, hugs, Sarah

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  5. Awww, this is so sweet. I love all the components you used, they work so well together. Really lovely piece.

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  6. alles passt wieder so gut zusammen auf deiner vintage seite! hab auch einen schönen start in die neue Woche!

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  7. Such a wonderful page Valerie and the image of the girl writing is very beautiful.

    Terrific photos as always that transport us into summer with the colours and the things you captured.

    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  8. My kind of art Valerie. It looks absolutely stunning. Sorry I have neglected my friends as renovations are being done in the house at the moment. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  9. Your photos are amazing but your page is FABULOUS I really love this one and probably out of all of the ones you made so far this tops the lot, mind you they are all fabulous...xx
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  10. Eine wundervolle Vintage Seite Valerie.. und fast konform heute wir beide... (great minds...)
    Herrliche Aufnahmen sind das auch wieder!
    Hab einen guten Start in die neue Woche !
    ♥♥♥
    Happy AJJ!

    xxx
    Susi

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  11. Diese geschwungen Schrift im Hintergrundbrief ist wirklich wunderschön und passt so gut zu deiner Komposition.
    Heute ist es hier richtig kühl, und ich hoffe auf baldige Besserung. LG Ulrike

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  12. A wonderful page Valerie, the image of the girl is beautiful.
    xxx Hazel.

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  13. What a beautiful page Valerie! Is this Alice? She looks a bot like her! I love it! xo

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  14. Was für eine tolle Seite, es passt alles hervorragend zusammen. Der Vogel sieht aus wie der Huckebein von W. Busch und das Mädel wie Alice. Gefällt mir sehr gut.

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  15. Just adorable! So much more vibrant with those pops of color! Hugs!

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  16. Oh Val! I love this page and of course your photos! All very calming to look at!! Chrisxx

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  17. Letters . . . we use to write and receive them so your journal page today was extra special. I like everything you included and the background too. Lovely photos of a gorgeous day for your walk. We have had more rain. The morning starts out really nice and by evening the rain arrives. Have a wonderful week.
    Hugs,
    C

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  18. Your walk along the river was beautiful... the water looks so clean... our rivers here in the Midwest tend to be rather muddy and brown looking :(
    Love your art today too.... oh for the days when we actually wrote and received letters ♥

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  19. For sure... this is my fav one so far..... absolutely in love with this one Valerie. But then.... as I type and think back over the others... it's still very close.... I love the others because they made me smile/laugh. ALL ARE FANTASTIC. j.

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  20. Hi Valerie, love how you aged the new document in this detailed design. Gorgeous. Great pics too and the tree looks like it is the peace sign. Love the sky shots.
    Have a great day. cm

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  21. Beautiful page and vintage image. Love your bird and its touch of whimsy.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  22. Such a wonderful page, Valerie-Jael. Love the great vintage effect and beautiful image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  23. Love this Valerie, that little bird looks so happy, and today's photo's are fab! xx

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  24. Wow, really love your piece today. The vintage image with the script text really gives it an old world feel and the bird with the mail is such a wonderful addition! Gorgeous photos of your walk. hugs :)

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  25. A gorgeous vintage page, love that image, I must go look in my box of stamps, I think I have something similar.
    Lovely photos as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  26. Your page is fantastic Valerie. The stamps you used are perfect. :D

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  27. This page is marvelous liebe Valerie!
    Every detail helps to tell the sweetest story = Wonderful.
    Titan Buff is the perfect match to vintage book paper.
    GLG oxo

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  28. Fantastic collage Valerie!! Love the pops of red and blue against the neutral page. Wonderful theme.

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