Tuesday, 4 August 2015

More challenges

Hi Everybody!

Today we have a new challenge starting at TIOT,
'Use a stencil'
As always, projects of all formats are welcome, and you have 2 weeks to get creative and link your work.  There are lots of great examples on our blog to inspire you! My journal page is also meant for 'Time' at Art Journal Journey.
I used one of my own backgrounds which I scanned and printed and placed on an A3 page. I used pan pastels in yellow and red to colour the edges of the paper. I used 2 different alpha stencils for the lettering, and one of Dina Wakley's people for the floating man, who I painted in white. The dragonflies and clock were stamped. I used a die cut flourish, painted and sparkled with Stickles,  but used it first as a stencil which I outlined with a white Signo pen before gluing it to the page. The butterfly was in my stash, and fussy cut before fixing it to the page.








Our challenge at Tag Tuesday is correspondence. I made a quick tag with some stamping and Mr Umbrella Man, who has been dressed in postage stamp look, the newest trend.




Today I am showing the rest of the photos from my Sunday walk.
This Egyptian goose was having a doze in the sunshine:


I walked back through the fields



The ramshackle shed is still standing: 


And the brown cows were not interested in anything apart from grazing and chewing the cud:


I love how the apples are growing over the wall here:


The tree mushrooms are getting bigger and bigger:


The moon was shining bright again in the dark sky


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



35 comments:

  1. lovely page and tag for the themes! What a stunning moon!

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  2. Fantastic page, love the colours and design, and the tag is wonderful. Great photos, as always. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Deine Journalseite ist grandios ... absolut super und das Tag ist auch ganz nach meinem Geschmack und Deine Fotos von der sommerlichen Landschaft machen mir jetzt echt Beine dass ich endlich raus geh mit Wauzis, denn es wird sicher wieder heiss heute ... noch zeigt es nur 18 Grad an...also muss ich mich sputen.
    Bussi
    Susi

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  4. Your page is gorgeous Valerie :D I really like the clock on the butterfly. And I really like your tag; Mr Umbrella Man looks very dapper in his stamp suit :D

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  5. WOW,deine seite ist ganz grandios und die bilder und das tag sind wunderschön.
    hier wird es heute auch heiß und ich werde ans wasser fahren.
    schönen tag dir heute.

    hugs jenny

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  6. A fabulous page with your floating man, I see he is keeping his mind on time, love all the great details.
    Super photos, you have the sun again, its still wet here.
    Yvonne xx

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  7. Wonderful page and tag - the photos are beautiful.
    xxx Hazel.

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  8. Great creations, love the vibrant colours in the page and the tag is great.

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  9. Your tag is amazing and love your page, awesome sentiment and so true...why is time flying so quickly this year....do you have the answer my wizard and knowledgeable friend.xxx
    {aNNie The Journey Is The Start My Personal Blog}

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  10. Beautiful vibrant page Valerie, love the butterfly. The tag is also a beauty and so are your photos, love the mushrooms :) I hope you are doing well, Hugs, Shirleyxx

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  11. Brilliant piece you created with wonderful movement and interest to it liebe Valerie!
    The clock face for the butterfly body is perfect too!
    You used the postage stamps so beautifully on your tag.
    You've inspired me again.
    I must pop out to the market and get back home before it is too hot and humid to breath.
    I'll have my coffee when I return.
    oxo

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  12. Wow! I love the vibrant page with that really cool butterfly and Umbrella Man is just amazing on that background. Two awesome projects! Gorgeous photos! Hugs!

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  13. This latest art journal page is stunning. I adore the way you used the clock to represent the butterfly's body. It is beautiful. Of course, I'm a big fan of Time, so this spread speaks to me. I'm not very good with stencils, but I'm going to try using them one more time at least.

    As always, your photos are simply wonderful. I so enjoy seeing them each time I visit.

    BTW, I'm also a coffee drinker, one who drinks it 24/7. Yep, I'm an addict and know it, as caffeine is my drug of choice. That's why we now call it T instead of Tea. We tried to keep the original concept, but changed the name so any drink, any art was acceptable.

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  14. Not sure which I like better-your journal page or tag. I like how your journal page has that great frame edge and those cool stencil letters. And it almost looks like mountains in the background. And your postal tag is really cool, did you base it on of your pages? Hope you are enjoying a beautiful day.

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    1. No, I just made it, I have had a lot of practice making post stuff!

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  15. Not sure which I like better-your journal page or tag. I like how your journal page has that great frame edge and those cool stencil letters. And it almost looks like mountains in the background. And your postal tag is really cool, did you base it on of your pages? Hope you are enjoying a beautiful day.

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  16. Wonderful work today, that tag is fabulous, I zoomed right in to all the amazing details! Love the shot of the mushrooms on the tree! hugs :)

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  17. Fabulous page and tag. I love how you put the clock on the butterfly's center. Very imaginative.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  18. Love your fabulous page and the vibrant colours, the butterfly is amazing. Mr Umbrella Man looks fantastic with the postage stamps, great tag too.
    Hugs, Mar

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  19. Really wonderful art projects Valerie and terrific photographs. So good to be back to being able to see visit your blog

    Love Chrissie xx

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  20. More great art again today :) Love the Time Flies page! It has certainly flown the coop for me today... That goose looks very contented setting there as do the cows :) Love all of the photos. Have a great week my friend ♥

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  21. Fabulous page Valerie, love your floating time man. Great tag and I love Mr Umbrella man's outfit.
    Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing.
    Avril xx

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  22. Your floating man is quite mysterious and I like the little dragonflies and the twirly plants.
    I would use Time well if I could actually catch it, but again it has got away from me.
    Mr. StampUmbrella Man is fun, and it was clever of you to make him.

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  23. Well done page today, Valerie. I'm afraid I am not using my time too wisely. I need to get with the program. Love the beautiful butterfly on your page and your Umbrella Postage Man tag is wonderful. Enjoyed more of your photos from your walk. Take care.
    Hugs,
    C

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  24. Wonderful page, and yes, time does fly- and I plan to use it well! ")
    I really love how you have added the time pieces- perfect!!
    And you tag did not go unnoticed- so clever! love this as well! xo

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  25. Love the tag and especially, the mushroom tree. Great photos.
    Hugz, Z

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  26. Love the tag and especially, the mushroom tree. Great photos.
    Hugz, Z

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  27. My fav part of your Time Flies... is that you used the flourish as a stencil as well as itself. That looks so unique at the bottom of the page - two of the same only so completely different. Plus I'm all about the orange color. And the umbrella STAMP man.... sooooo love him.... the stamps, the colors... just wonderful - wow. Loved seeing both of these. And VERY incredible pictures - love that goose - soooo beautiful and the shroom tree - seriously!!! So happy every day seeing your "world" Valerie. Xj.

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  28. My fav part of your Time Flies... is that you used the flourish as a stencil as well as itself. That looks so unique at the bottom of the page - two of the same only so completely different. Plus I'm all about the orange color. And the umbrella STAMP man.... sooooo love him.... the stamps, the colors... just wonderful - wow. Loved seeing both of these. And VERY incredible pictures - love that goose - soooo beautiful and the shroom tree - seriously!!! So happy every day seeing your "world" Valerie. Xj.

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  29. Amazing artwork Valerie and stunning photos as always

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  30. Wow Valerie! I love your aspiring page - such a true statement! Your tag is fabulous too - I never bought into umbrella man but I do love what you have done with him! once again you have taken some stunning photos! Chrisx

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