Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Tuesday this, that and the other

Hi Everybody!

Lots going on today, so I'll get started.

For Moo Mania and More, crowns (last day today!) and for
Art Journal Journey, inspired by autumn colours, I made a hybrid page. The background has been painted and collaged, and has some added digital elements ( from Foxey Squirrel, Itkupilli and Dezina World). The lady on the left is kissing a frog - I wonder what will happen next?




 At Tag Tuesday our theme is 'Hand lettered'. In view of the events in Paris I made a simple tag with the word 'Peace', and wrote 'Shalom' underneath it.



Today is half time at 'Make a scene' at TIOT. For this and for 
Elisabeth's 'T stands for Tuesday, I made a scene, and would like to welcome all the T Gang to take a seat and enjoy a drink. The hybrid page has been made from many elements - the background photo is from one of the beautiful old buildings in London. The bird heads and the seated lady are from Itkupilli, as is the golden screen. The statue is taken from a photo made a few weeks back at the castle I visited near Kettwig. I digitally removed her from her photo, where she was standing in the garden, and brought her inside in the warm. She is serving a cappuccino from Café Burghof. The 2 girls standing at the back (My Mum as a child and Erika, a distant relative) have also been released from their photos, and are standing there wondering what is going on. I also added the lettering. The cherub at the front usually sits on my window ledge.


Here the originals:





 Found these nice grungy, rusty and mossy bits today:





On my walk through the town yesterday I took pictures of the nicely decorated shop windows with reflections of the houses opposite:







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


41 comments:

  1. Lots of fantastic work, pages, ideas and photos, too. Fantastic post, hugs, Sarah

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  2. Lovely photos, Valerie, love to window shop but not actual shopping, hate it. your delightful pages are full of admiration and colour. love them Brilliant designs and lovey papers used. { aNNie}

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  3. That lady wears her crown nicely. Dressed a bit like pictures I've seen of Elizabeth I. Liked the humor of the frog, too.

    I admit I have forgotten more German than I learned in my one year in high school, but I count at least five languages you seem to know. Is there ANYTHING you can't do? Your Peace tag is incredible.

    Love the scene in the cafe/London building. Your hybrid adaptation of the scene is a real joy. I enjoyed every element, and the fact you made it fit two themes was extra special. I used to think that a person shouldn't combine challenges. Now I think the more challenges you can make fit a single work of art, shows how diverse you are.

    Thanks for sharing all those rusty, grungy bits, along with your lovely coffee scene and peace tag with us for T this Tuesday.

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    1. Well, I can swear fluently in several languages!

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  4. tja, das mit dem küssen der frösche... ob sie glücklich wird?;)
    auf einen tollen Streifzug hast du uns wieder mitgenommen... mein Liebling ist das moosbewachsene Labyrinth!

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  6. Hammerpost heute Valerie! WOW!
    Die beiden Seiten - sensationell und das Tag ist sehr schön!!! Frieden wäre es, was wir alle brauchen- jawohl! Gigantisch tolle Aufnahmen mit diesen Spiegelungen und herrlich verwitterte Details --das Moos so schön! ! Du bist eine echte Profifotografin!
    Happy T-Day, AJJ and MMM!
    oxo
    Susi

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  7. wow,eine tolle seite,gefällt mir seeehr gut.
    danke für den streifzug,das war toll mit dir spaziren zu gehen,schöne schuhe auch,ich liibe schuhe und kann nicht genug davon haben *LOL*
    mein favorit ist das bild im labyrinth, das ist einfach hammer!!!!
    einen schönen tag dir.
    happy AJJ.

    hugs jenny

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  8. Such amazing artwork Valerie with the wonderful page and the terrific tag.Wonderful how you got the perspective just right in your scene with all the things you added it can't have been easy

    The photographs are marvellous and have made me want to take pictures of the shop windows in town. It will need to be a bit brighter to be able to do that though.

    Have a lovely day

    Hugs Chrissie xx

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  9. Fabulous pieces, your journal page is amazing and the tag is beautiful and I love the photos with the reflections of the houses in the shop windows.
    xxx Hazel.

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  10. Wonderful post today Valerie. Your artwork is stunning and that cuppa with cookies looks totally yum! Love that fun sheep decoration, great window displays. happy day to you :)

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  11. Deine tollen Spiegelfotos haben mir eben beim Anschauen richtig Spaß gemacht. Ganz tolle Einblicke! LG Ulrike

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  12. Wow- so many great pieces today Valerie. They are all wonderful- that is a very clever take for T for Tuesday. And I love the window shots. Give a totally different feel to your home area. Hope its been a wonderful day so far! And hope it keeps going good too!

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  13. What a great post Valerie! Where do I start? Your shop window photos are stunning. I have become a member of a photography club and I must start making better photos. I'd love to photograph shop windows too. And your mossy and rusty bits are fab.
    And I love your hybrid art work. The London 'museum coffeeshop' is a work of art. As someone else commented, the perspective is spot-on. Very good.
    The 'peace/shalom' thing is beautiful in it's significance. Well done.
    As for the lady kissing the frog?.... well, we all know what happens, don't we!
    have a good T-day,
    Lisca#8

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  14. OMG this post! Your eye has a very special quality. Kinda ruined my day, since now I will not want to study nursing at all, but do art instead! ;-) Happy T-Day!

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  15. fabulous art Valerie! It was a pleasure going shopping with you too:):) Happy T day!

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  16. Valerie, your projects today are incredible and so much to take in. It has been a big plus to start my day! The town shops are getting ready for Christmas as your photos capture their windows and their reflections - love them. Your journal page is one of your best with old and new and fantasy too. May God bless those in France and around the globe from acts by the terrorists.
    Hugs,
    C

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  17. Thanks for the welcoming invitation :) I'll join you for coffee and cookies and admire especially the "grungy" bits lol I love moss.

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  18. OH MY!! what a great post, such wonderful art to study and then there are all the windows with the reflections to look at. I keep going back over them, not wanting to miss anything.
    Thanks for sharing.....Happy T-day

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  19. Delightful work for the challenges, and your photos make me feel like going shopping now!

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  20. What wonderful collages! Love them -- and the cappuccino too (especially since I named my blog after cappuccino and art). I agree with Christine (above) - I want to go shopping now too - or, at least window-shopping.

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    1. Wonderful blog name- my two favourite things!

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  21. Thanks for sharing all this "eye candy" today in your post. The autumn colors in your first piece are awesome. Your peace tag is very appropriate, in light of recent world events. And your last piece, with its delightful mix of animals and humans, reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. As for the window shopping, the cute sheep make me smile. :) Happy T Day!

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  22. Wonderful post today Valerie, love the first pic - did the frog turn into a Prince I wonder?
    LOVE your 'coffee house' scene - and it was lovely to see the original pics.
    Great photos from your walk too, thanks for sharing.
    Avril xx

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  23. You've had a bumper day today. So many interesting scenes. Did the lady in the top hat kiss the frog and it turned into a prince ... or ... did she have a bad day and the prince turn into a frog?

    Like the photographs very much, such clever use of the geometry available ... even to the reflections, really appealed to me

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  24. Love the bird lady:) Your mum and relative were cuties. A couple of those photographs look like my closet. grin.

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  25. Lovely collage art and tag. Thanks for taking me window shopping in Germany and then out for coffee and biscuits. I thoroughly enjoyed our time together.
    hugs & smiles,
    Teresa

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  26. Another tremendous blogpost, Valerie, I always spend a lot of time looking at everything.
    Your photos of shop windows are fascinating and I can see a shoe I really like, German shoes are the best.
    I'm so impressed by your ability to isolate an image from its surroundings, especially when the surrounding are quite complex. I hope your cherub got home safely after his day out. The whole picture is superbly made.
    Really well done again, Valerie, with your "Peace" tag.

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  27. This is a fabulous post. I love it all BUTTTTTT I want to go to that shoe store. LOL

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  28. Heaven on Earth..your blog is Heaven on Earth. Thank you for the beauty
    Hugs

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  29. Wow a fantastic read today and some equally awesome art pieces. I hope your lady had her Price stop by.
    Loved the photos the shop windows were brilliant, oh to be able to wear shoes like that these days instead of the sensible ones in my cupboard.
    Yvonne xx

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  30. Great post…except for the lady kissing the frog…me no likey frogs!!! I love your hybrid page, your fabulous scene and your tag - very fitting! Your photos are great..more shop windows please!! Belated Happy T day! Chrisx

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  31. I laughed when I spotted the lady kissing a frog. All of your art pages are colorful and interesting. Thanks for posting pictures of the shop windows. I often do that when I take my morning walk and go by the local shops. Fun to see what is being offered.

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  32. I love love love the art today ♥♥♥♥ Great photos too.. lots of grunge is a wonderful thing.

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  33. Fantastic eye candy from your regal collage to your display windows. I'll join you for coffee and a walk any day. xox

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  34. Brilliant art work Valerie, I love how you combine everything and it just goes - even frog kissing headless women lol xx

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  35. valerie, Your tag is just beautiful! The gold and white together are perfect!
    Your digital pieces- well, they made me giggle are just delighted me! You are so talented dear Valerie! I love them both as well as the photographs you have shared!
    hugs,Jackie

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  36. Fabulous art and post as always - lovely to see all your interesting shops - and your coffee is making me feel very thirsty xxx

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  37. You've been busy, my friend!Love your projects and those photos are delightful!The sheep is so cute!Those shoes make me go crazy. Wish I could download them lol.
    Happy T day:)!

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