Sunday, 13 December 2015

Blue and grey

Hi Everybody!

Hope you all enjoyed the weekend, and wish you a good start
in the new week.

For Art Journal Journey, collage, and 99 Faces I made a face collage on an A3 background. I painted the background with diluted colours left over from another project, sprinkled it with water, and then mopped off the drops with a paper towel to add some interest. The face is just an outline drawn in black ink. I just added some colour to the eyes, mouth and eyebrows, and some gold pen as 'eye-liner' . I collaged some paper scraps, and added some birds and stars which were flying around on my table. The piece of yarn was there, too, so it also had to be glued on.

Today was a wet, grey and gloomy day, although the water birds seemed to be enjoying it:

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


  1. Lovely face, gorgeous colours and fantastic photos. Off to bed now, so I wish you a good night. Hugs, Sarah

  2. Amazing work and very detailed, colours and all. Greetings!

  3. Fabulous face and collage! I love the photos - Herring Heron doesn't seem to mind the ducks! Hugs, Chrisx

  4. Beautiful! There's a gorgeous celestial feel to this art journal page.

  5. ein wunderschönes gesicht und tolle farben.
    schöne bilder hast du mit gebracjht,die enten sind ja süss.
    ich habe heute die backstuber eröffnet und habe sage und schreibe 105 plätzchen gebacken,und sooo leecker,yummie.
    eine schöne neue woche wünsch ich dir.

    hugs jenny

  6. Good Morning Valerie. Love the great features on this face, alongside the fabulous colours it really stands out. Those seabirds in your pictures look very cold and wet even though it's their natural habitat. Been a rather miserable winter so far in the UK. Keep warm and cosy and enjoy your crafting. Hugs Rita xxx

  7. Gorgeous face today, Valerie, along with photos highlighting the birds in the area. It rained here all day. Have a great, creative week.

  8. I am in awe of that face, and of course the eyes and eyeliner. Very subtle, but effective.

    The photos today seemed to go to the birds (grin). Love seeing them. They always make me smile, especially the heron.

  9. Your woman looks so glamorous, and maybe its because your background looks rather glittery and glitzy. Almost like there are stars in it. Maybe she is off to a holiday party or a New Years celebration. Lovely work. Hugs!

  10. It was gloomy here too. Lovely, dreamy piece today Valerie. The blues and greys must contribute to that mood.

  11. Beautiful page Valerie. I just love how you make a million dollar background from humble beginnings. The face is amazing with such expressive eyes.

    Wouldn't photographs of the beautiful birds who look very happy even if it was cold and wet.

    Have a lovely day

    Chrissie xx

  12. Ein himmlisches Gesicht Valerie und die Fotos sind super!
    Ich wünsche Dir eine gut Woche Liebes!

  13. Fabulous face - she looks so mystical.
    Great pictures of the heron.
    Have a great day.
    Avril xx

  14. A wonderful face, her eyes are lovely and your photos are beautiful, that poor heron looks very cold.
    xxx Hazel.

  15. Wow Valerie, this is one of my favourite pieces of yours so far! The background is just stunning with the streaks of blues and whites, and your face is beautiful, she looks like an angel!! Love your pics today too, birds are amazing creatures! hugs :)

  16. Loving your blue lady Valerie, her eyes are beautiful. Super photos as well, even though it was a gloomy day.
    Yvonne xx

  17. WOW! Das Gesicht ist soooo schön! Die Fotos übrigens auch. Eine schöne Woche wünsche ich dir!

  18. That one close up of the heron (?), he even looks cold:)
    I always love your blue works.
    Have a great one, Val. Hope the knee is feeling okay.

  19. Great page. Love the lips! Beautiful photos of birds .. love them too. Take care, big hugs, Donna

  20. Schöner Hintergrundeffekt!
    ... und ich sehe, bei dir ist es genauso grau wie hier! LG Ulrike

  21. Magical! You wiggled your magic wand over the birds and stars and yarn and they hopped on the page with this beautiful flowing blue star goddess to make sheer loveliness. j. Oh and P.S. Love the way you captured big bird in the second picture - with a filter or something... it's so amazing. The wings just look like someone combed and fluffed them and he posed for you. :)

    1. No filter, he looks like that! I can watch them for ages, they all like posing.

  22. What a wonderful face, Valerie! I adore those blues and love the amazing eyes. Brilliant! Great photos!
    Hugs, Mar

  23. Oh yes, this is a great portrait and the whole page is superb, and the line of yarn that came from your magic table area is the perfect finishing touch.
    Great photo of the heron, they do stand still obligingly for you, they know they make a good photo.

  24. Beautiful face; love the background. Hugs!

  25. Hi Valerie, what a beautiful face you created. I love the blue and the stunning background. Beautifully wintry photos too. Hugs

  26. Awesome face Valerie and your photos are gorgeous do you have to travel far to get so many beautiful pics x

  27. Love that face ♥ I almost missed this post and then I wouldn't have gotten to see all of the great photos of Mr. Heron. you know he's my favorite water bird ♥

  28. Such a beautiful blue lady! and I love her stars! hugs,Jackie


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