Friday, 23 October 2015

From Witches to Watchmen

Hi Everybody!

Another week has flown by quicker than a bat on steroids, and it's Friday again.
For Art Journal Journey, Architecture, and for Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin, I have another journal page. I used one of the photos I made at the castle last Sunday, changed the colour to make it night, and made a witchy scene. The moon birds are from the paper Seamstress via Gecko Galz. I added them digitally to the photo. I then pasted the photo onto an A3 page painted with a mix of black gesso and blue paint. I added some blue with pastel chalks around the scene to soften it into the night. The tree and bat are TH die-cuts. The little skellie is from Sizzix. I dropped his head under the kitchen table and decided to leave it there.... The witches right and left were made from scraps of cheese cloth and witch's hair coloured with grey DI. I added some glitter and stars, a bottle of poison and the 31. The cat was drawn with black ink.
I had fun again!
I am also linking to Anything but cute, Halloween and to
That's crafty, haunted Halloween









For 49 Faces and Kim Dellow's Friday show your face, I have revamped a face I painted last year. I overlaid the face with a sheet of printed paper, which I made transparent. The clock and tree etc were added digitally. (Clock -unknown, tree - Samhain from Daisy-Trail, leaves - Algera design). I think this is number 49, I always have problems counting!


These photos were some of my faves from Kettwig, it is a wonderful little town and well worth a visit:





I love the Night Watchman:






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


59 comments:

  1. OK I LOVE this Halloween piece and the poem too. Very nice revamped face. I want to visit this town. It looks like a lot of history and so much character.
    Have a great weekend
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  2. What fun. Love the witchy scene:) And the watch in the face painting...Perfect! You always have such warm energy in your paintings.

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  3. Very spooky page! Nice face for Kim's challenge and such a pretty town.

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  4. Wonderful Halloween scene, what a lot of fun! Love your face, and the photos are fantastic! Have a great day, hugs, Sarah

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  5. your Halloween piece looks absolutely luminous - like it's lit from the back somehow. Beautiful! Great revamped face. and of course feel like I'm there - in the middle of the buildings of the beautiful architecture. hugs, Donna

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  6. Well, I feel like a fool when I thought (yesterday) the moons were suns. Just goes to show I should probably be in bed at this time of night rather than visiting my art friends. I liked your use of the cheesecloth, too. Of course, the cat was what really drew me in.

    I also like your watchman, as well as the buildings that have such wonderful history and age. I can see why you were attracted to this town. I certainly was! Hope you are starting your weekend out well and you are feeling great.

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    1. I am not sure if they are moons or suns, I just like them! In art everything can be what we imagine it to be, that's the lovely thing about it!

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  7. 'Tis near Halloween, like really close. So hard to believe. I really love your Halloween artwork. So fun and festive. Great photos too.

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  8. Liebe Valerie, Deine Journalseite ist herrlich geworden. Sie passt prima in meine derzeitige (gute) Herbstlaune. Ein bisschen spookey aber auch ein Lächeln, das mag ich sehr.
    Der Nachtwächter ist klasse, so wie die Bilder aus Kettwig. Ich mag sie sehr gerne, diese verschlafenen Städte/ Dörfer.
    Viele liebe Grüße zu Dir
    Erika

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  9. Die Halloween Seite ist grandios und Dein Portrait ist spitze..sehr raffiniert hast Du alles wieder gestaltet und die Bilder sind so toll..was für ein feines Städtchen das ist und der Nachwächter ist echt sehenswert! Danke für's Zeigen!
    Gratulation, Du hast die 49 faces also schon komplett!!!
    Hab einen feinen Tag !
    Bussi
    Susi

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  10. Spooktacular journal page and I love the depth you got with it...impressive! Love the reused face too...excellent!! The photos are awesome as well even if the week" flew by quicker than a bat on steroids" haha...love it!! Great contribution!

    Hugs Giggles

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  11. Colourful page with strange, fun creatures. Well done.
    Happy PPF ♥

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  12. Very imaginative artwork, Valerie. I love the face one. Very nice painting/collage. Wow, 1646! That is a very old town. It's wonderful to see what things looked like that long ago. Thanks for sharing these fabulous photos.

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  13. Valerie, this Halloween piece is great. In Turkey we don't celebrate Halloween, so it is always interesting for me to see Halloween art.I liked the colors, the compostion and the details of your page. So imaginative and cute. Every corner has something to discover. And i really liked your town photos. I am a conservation architect so i love to see historical places mixed in with art. Thank you for sharing.Happy PPF :)

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  14. I love the way you have used a photo. Very spooky.

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  15. Terrific Halloween page Valerie and a very classy witch for sure. Love the verse.

    Great face-looks like someone I know:)I love the background as well.

    Wonderful photographs taken in your amazing style at all sorts of angles. Such a clean and beautiful place to visit.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  16. A wonderful spooky page Valerie and a lovely face.
    xxx Hazel.

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  17. Another wonderful Halloween scene and the portrait is brilliant. I remember lst year's version, a self portrait if I am not mistaken, - amazingly clever!

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  18. So many great items in your post today. Your photos are great. What a charming town that is, and I like that night watchman too. I would like to visit there too. And your Halloween piece is fun...yup, I think that was a smart move leaving the skeleton head on the floor. And your face is stunning. I think you really hit the nail on the head, so to speak, with your additions to your piece. Gorgeous.

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  19. First of all - you have sold Kettwig to me (and hubby who has seen your photos) I think a train journey through Germany must go on our list of places to see! (I've only ever been to Berlin) Next is your amazing face and then ….WOW and wow again to your fabulous Halloween page! I love all the faces and the cat being frightened by the tree!! Have a great weekend! Chrisx

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  20. A spooky and fun Halloween page! The scene you've created is very creative as always. Your portrait is fabulous, and I love the details, specially the tree. Great photographs too!
    Have a lovely day!
    Hugs, Mar

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  21. Welch ein hübsches Fachwerkstädtchen!
    ...und du noch immer im Halloween-Fieber! Verrückt. LG Ulrike

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  22. What a fun Halloween piece, I love it!

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  23. FUN Halloween scene Valerie. Super portrait! And thanks for sharing a walk thru that lovely village too!

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  24. Adorable Halloween art! I'm sure we'll see the skellie head popping in on another piece of art, and how funny are the tree eyes!!! Thanks for sharing that picturesque village!

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  25. a sumptious serving of fun; have a happy Friday

    much love...

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  26. Fabulous witchy scene! Your face intrigues me - I really like the transparent overlay effect!
    Happy Friday!

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  27. Valerie, your page is a frightful fabulous work of art! Love it and the portrait is amazing! Kettwig looks like such a beautiful town for sure! Hugs!

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  28. What a fabulous page! I love Halloween and this is just perfect. Your photos are intriguing as well. Happy PPF

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  29. Thanks for your kind comments on my page this week and for linking. Now to your pages, the art journal page is so fab, love the bats and cat and moon. The town is delightful, a wonderful place to visit I am sure. The face page looks great. I always struggle with profiles but yours is very nicely done. Happy PPF.

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  30. Yes, it really does look like you had fun :-) Love the 3D effect!

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  31. As always, so many things to see on your post Valerie! I love how you used a mix of digital and other media on that Halloween themed page! What a great idea to use the castle and transform it to night. Love the headless skeleton! Fantastic face too. This is a really interesting angle. Again your photography is absolutely fantastic and so interesting to look at! Your posts are great value! xx

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  32. Wonderful page Valerie. Fabulous details with the cats, moon and the bats. Your face design in fantastic too. Your talents are over the moon. What a pretty little town so quaint and charming.
    Have a great weekend. We are having heavy rains and lots of flooding.
    Hugs, cm

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  33. I love your Halloween tribute! I am just getting in the mood for Halloween... Your art is marvellously spooky!!

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  34. I had to go and lie down after I read your first paragraph. There is more ingenuity and originality with different techniques than you could shake a witch's broom at. And if you need a skellie's head, you know where to find it.
    Your photographs make the village look like one of those villages they make for a film set, it is magical.
    Great post, Valerie, great art, great photos.

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  35. ich bin platt,was für eine grandiose seite,hammermäßig.
    tolle bilder auch wieder,dein portrait find ich auch super.
    hab gerade auch eine seite hochgeladen,kannst ja mal gucken.
    schönen abend und eine gute nacht,schlaf gut,liebes.

    hugs jenny

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  36. Great little witches scene and the portrait redo is great..it's a self portrait isn't it :) Hope you weekend is great. I'm off work so even if I just set on the couch it will be a great weekend :)

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  37. The halloween piece and poem are amazing, and the village looks charming...xx

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  38. I love this Val, all the spooky little touches like the eyes on the trees lol. I must admit I find faces on the moon to be far creepier than bats and spiders, there's just something about them! Have a fun weekend. Sue xx

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  39. Wow, a great post. The Halloween page is fantastic with all the additions and images. I hope you found the head from under the table. Loved the photos the village looks so quaint as if time stopped years ago. Super portrait as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  40. Really love the Halloween scene Valerie and such an amazing face.
    Great pictures today, looks a lovley place.
    Avril xx

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  41. Great journal page and i'd love to visit that town.

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  42. Great artwork. Love the Halloween mixed media. How do you keep up with all the challenges you are participating in? Every piece of art is great and I love, as always, seeing the pictures of your world. Have a great week. Hugs Rasz #60

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    1. I don't sleep well, it gives me extra crafting time. And I don't do much housew***k, saves time, too!

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  43. So Halloweeny.....Love all the details and feeling I get when I enlarge....nice poem too.

    Your face is so interesting....like what you did.

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  44. I always enjoy coming to your blog...the photos take me too places I might not ever get to! Thank you for sharing them! Looks like a town I would love to visit!

    Very cool portrait!

    Your Halloween piece is gorgeous...interesting that you used a photo and re-worked it that way...a BIT out of my league, I'm afraid! A sinister scene with those die cuts, digitally added elements, and cheesecloth! Any your 31 is right out front where we can't miss it! Thank you for joining our 31 Days of Halloween at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

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  45. Great Halloween piece and I can see the fun you must have had putting it together. The photos of the little town makes me want to visit it.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for the lovely comment.

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  46. I love your description of time as passing by quicker than a bat on steroids! LOL As usual, your artwork is so fun, and your photos are wonderful.

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  47. I love how you altered the photo. It's perfect for upcoming Halloween.

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  48. Marvelous Halloween page. The cloth element and the bat just compliment that charming black cat. Lovely town. xox

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  49. Great page, cool face :) Hope you had a good and relaxing weekend!?
    We were busy outside, organizing inside (feels endless project). Today air-source heat pump maintenance done, on Thu electricity guy comes to install led-lights etc.
    Have a good week!

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    1. Yes, moving house always entails more work and time than we think!

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  50. Your pages are both gorgeous! Love the cool ghostly blues of the Halloween page, and the warm colours of the beautiful portrait. That town looks like a nice place to visit!

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  51. Gorgeous Halloween make!
    Thank you so much for joining our 31 Days of Halloween challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  52. Great Halloween page with lots of fabulous spooky details. I love the crackle moon and your headless skeleton. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  53. Wonderful post and photos.
    Love your Halloween scene - what a wonderful expression the cat has on its face and the poor 'Skellie' I can imagine the horror on its face underneath your table, dying to be re-united with his body and join in the fun.... Gill xx

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  54. The Halloween painting/collage turned out fantastically. The pictures of the village are wonderful. Looks like a very fun visit. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  55. Oh fabulous! Love yoru face and your spooky page too :) And love the photo shares as always :) Thank you for joining Show Your Face and sorry it has taken me so long to get over here to comment, I'm still playing catch up! Kx

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