Wednesday, 21 October 2015

New Challenge at Moo Mania and More

Hi Everybody!

Today we are beginning a new challenge at

Moo Mania and More:

Autumn Mood

Projects of all formats are allowed, not just moos, and as always, you have 2 weeks to get your creative juices flowing and join us. That should be really easy with the colours of autumn all around us.

I made a giant (12") tag. I used an image from Alfons Mucha, centred it on the tag, and painted the edges with a mix of Vivacolor rust and gold. As his painting is very extravagant, I decided to add some flakes of gold leaf in various autumnal colours along the right side. For the embellishments I used natural leaves which I embossed with Utee gold and Frantage copper, some seed pods, and a few scraps that were flying about my table.






For Art Journal Journey, architecture,  I made an A3 mixed media journal page with a haunted house. The house, tree and fence are TH die cuts. The witch and bats have been drawn in black ink, as has the tree. Perhaps you are looking for a house to buy? This one is available!








The Photos were all taken on Sunday in Kettwig, a jewel of a town on the Ruhr, the river which gives its name to the Ruhr Valley. I am linking  the collage to Wen's  Simply Neutrals


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

32 comments:

  1. Oh my. The tag is beautiful and the Halloween journal page....what fun. Even a house for sale:)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I've instantly fallen in love with Kettwig! Such a beautiful old town. Both your pieces of art today are grand, however, I must say I have fallen head over heals for your Autumn one. It's absolutely GORGEOUS! Your house is fun and I love the tree full of hands, but as you say, I wouldn't want to stop there. lol. hugs, Donna

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No, I wouldn't either - although the company might be fun!

      Delete
  3. Very classic looking fall tag. Lovely Halloween themed page for AJJ. Beautiful neutral collage of the old town.

    ReplyDelete
  4. The tag is fantastic, the spooky place is great, and the photos are wonderful - what a gorgeous post. Hugs, Sarah

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your giant tag is absolutely stunning Valerie! Love all about it: colors, textures and of course Mucha's painting!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Dein Tag ist wunderschön und Deine Seite voll Klasse... der Baum sieht so toll aus mit den Handästen! Ne ich hab kein Interesse es zu kaufen, mir reicht unser alter Kasten!
    Eine tolle Collage hast Du zusammengestellt!
    Hab einen wunderschönen Tag!
    oxo
    Susi

    ReplyDelete
  7. Such a beautiful and delightful creation, so gorgeous in colour and design.x
     {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

    ReplyDelete
  8. Your tag is very colorful, and beautiful in an autumn way. The lady is gorgeous, too.

    I really enjoyed the house that's for sale. I would love to buy it, but I'm afraid it's a little more than I can tackle at the moment. It's a genuine gem, though, with the spooky tree watching over it, and the spiders and bats that inhabit it.

    Kettwig is gorgeous, and the photos you took go well with that challenge. Happy Wednesday.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Such a wonderful collage of photographs Valerie and a great idea to show them in that way.

    Terrific tag with the special colours and images for Autumn.

    Love the fun page for AJJ with the vibrant background and spooky feel to it.

    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie xx

    ReplyDelete
  10. Gorgeous tag Valerie and lovely details - love the Mucha image.
    The haunted house made smile - not sure about buying - but might have been interesting to just rent in the summer maybe. Love the eyes on the tree.
    Hope you're having a lovely day........... Gill xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow, das Tag ist wunderschön geworden! LG Ulrike

    ReplyDelete
  12. How fun is that house for sale page. I love how bright your background is-it really makes the images POP! I wonder what kind of ghoul is going to want to buy it? Your tag is also so pretty.Did you paint those leaves or emboss them? I think they looks so pretty that way!

    ReplyDelete
  13. A stunning autumn tag Valerie and a fun Halloween page. Looks like you enjoyed your day out, a beautiful little town. Xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. I would say you've captured Autumn everywhere on your blog today. xox

    ReplyDelete
  15. Both projects are lovely, but the tag really captured me today.... the textural elements achieved with the flakes and EP and the beautiful embellishing really give the mood of Autumn!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Dein Tag ist der Oberhammer, Valerie, Das Halloween Projekt ist große Klasse und Deine Fotos sowieso.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Superschoene Collage, diese alten Fachwerkhaeuser sind einfach fantastisch.

    ReplyDelete
  18. A stunning tag Valerie, the colours are so rich and opulent Love your fantastic page, don't think the house will get many clients, especially with that tree giving them the eye.
    Yvonne xx

    ReplyDelete
  19. Valerie! Your tags are just awesome! I also love the neutral shots you shared with us!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Wow! Your tag is gorgeous. I love your autumn bouquet. Hugs, Teresa

    ReplyDelete
  21. What a wonderful post! I love the richness of your tag! I can only imagine what shadows that tree would cast on the walls of my bedroom so I will not be putting in offer, even though the sunset looks amazing!!!
    What a wonderful place Kettwig looks! Hugs, Chrisx

    ReplyDelete
  22. Great large tag and awesome journal page Valerie. Love your neutral collage too. Wonderful post.
    Hugs, cm

    ReplyDelete
  23. Valerie hello, and thank you for your kind visit.
    Your tag is amazing and I love you used natural leaves, so beautiful.
    Also wonderful journal pages, and the collage is so beautiful. what a lovely city, so cozy, I would love to visit there !!
    xx, Dorthe

    ReplyDelete
  24. That tag is stunning with beautiful colors and a wonderful image. I also love your Halloween page and the neutrals photo that you shared with us. Thanks so much for joining us! XO Sue

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh my my my - your giant tag Alfons is totally INCREDIBLE Valerie - I'm in love with it. What a beauty. Wow. And the for sale sign made me laugh out loud on the spooky house creation!!!!! The collage is so neat to see too. You have been very busy! Loved seeing all three. j.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oh my my my - your giant tag Alfons is totally INCREDIBLE Valerie - I'm in love with it. What a beauty. Wow. And the for sale sign made me laugh out loud on the spooky house creation!!!!! The collage is so neat to see too. You have been very busy! Loved seeing all three. j.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I am fascinated by your haunted house. The tree looks quite friendly, maybe it's the witch's house?
    I love the way you have edged the picture with purple and the spider's web in the window, and the fence gives the whole picture a good depth.

    ReplyDelete
  28. What a beautiful town! You took beautiful photos of it. And I love your art journal page with the haunted house and the witch on the broom :) Wishing you a happy weekend! xx

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. All your comments are much appreciated!