Wednesday, 2 December 2015

New Challenge at Moo Mania and More

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge at Moo Mania and More  
-favourite images or stamps-
As usual projects of all formats are welcome, and you have 2 weeks to get your creative juices flowing and join up with us - hope to see you there!

I have a hybrid piece, made from a painted background, some stamped and textured  images, my head drawing, and other photos taken here, all digitally combined to a collage.
I am also linking to Art Journal Journey, collage.

And I have a second hybrid collage with a face,  which I am also linking to Art Journal Journey and  99 faces

For Wen's 'simply neutrals' I made a collage using photos of lace and ice on puddles.

And last but not least, today is "2nd on the 2nd" at Elizabeth's.
I am showing a face made some time back for another challenge, remodeled into a hybrid collage:

And some photos of out little town taken on Sunday - today was too wet to to take photos of anything.

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


  1. Wonderful work today, it just gets better and better. Each and every piece is fantastic, always so good to see everything. Hugs, Sarah

  2. Lovely work for the challenges today. It's a charming town you live in, too bad about the rain, we had a dreary day today.

  3. Both of your new collages are wonderful. Very impressive. And of course, I always love the beauty of your neutral collages. It's amazing what you can do with these. But of course, I was thrilled that you were able to share another collage made from an older entry (the face). It is wonderful.

    Your town looks much better than mine did on Sunday. In fact, I wasn't sure I'd be able to go on Monday, because the ice was so thick on everything. Lots of power outages, but not in my neighborhood for once. Thankfully the road crews were out early and made sure the roads were driveable once the temperature got above freezing.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely photos (love the one with the boy in the window), your gorgeous collages, and your Second on the 2nd this month.

  4. Beautiful creation and the colours are just awesome, love it.xx
     { aNNie}

  5. Love the collages. Your town looks delightful, young one.

  6. Your face is amazing , and the collage filled with neutral beauty.Your town looks cozy even on a grey day :-)

  7. What a busy post with so much to admire. Love the first collage with the wonderful images and colours. The second one with the face is stunning with the amazing background and the beautiful orange highlights on the face

    What a great little town to stroll round and take pictures though I am sure with your sfrtist's eye you see more than most people ever would. Thank you for sharing the photographs.

    Have a great day-we have sun-yipee

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. Wow Val there are some fab pieces today! Your 'meditation' face is a stunner, and I love the collage. Hope the weather picks up for you today, we have some sunshine here (it won't last lol) xx

  9. Beeindruckend schöne Collagen sind das Valerie und auch Deine Idee für 2nd on the Second find ich super! Tolle Bilder sind das auch wieder - die Schaufensterspiegelungen gefallen mir besonders gut!

  10. Wow-so many beautiful things on your blog today. Love the art and am really liking those ice on puddles photos in your neutral collage. All the different textures there. Hope your day is going well...I need to get ready for work! Hugs!

  11. Again I could spend ages here.
    For some reason I seriously love your neutral collages.
    Maybe because they give the eye a rest from colour.
    Maybe because of the images you use, love your idea of combining lace, ice and puddles in an artwork, that must definitely be an original first.

    And wouldn't I love to browse in these shops with a teddy, shoes and a sheep.

  12. wow vlarie,deine seiten sind wunderschön,besonders das tolle profielbild hat es mir angetan,das ist so hübsch gemacht,hast du augen und mund embosst in kupfer??das sieht stark aus,es war wider schön mit dir den schaufensterbummel,so schön geschmückt überall.
    ich muss mein schatz gesund pflegen,der liegt flach mit einer grippe,hab heute ganz früh schon medis besorgt in der apotheke,jetzt schläft er und ich halt händchen.
    heute nacht hab ich schon die zweite doppelseiten collage gemacht,ich scanne es nachher mal hoch.
    wünsch dir einen schönen tag,liebes.

    bussi jenny

  13. Beautiful artwork Valerie and a lovely collection of photos. hugs :)

  14. I love all the collages--the first one is really beautiful as well as the one in neutrals! Gotta love a moose in a window!

  15. Lace and Ice on puddles!?! How do you do that!? You are sooo creative and thinking outside the box! Beautiful post Valerie; so creative and unique. And thank you for the 'window shopping trip' : ) How fun~ Karen O

  16. Creative as always! I am lovin' your face collage. Thanks for coming my way Valerie, I have been missing for so long I didn't expect "company".. Hugs, Sandi

  17. Oh my! So many lovely things here! I love the collage! I'm looking forward to combining challenges too! Your face is fabulous and I love the 2nd look! Best of all - the neutral collage - and then the neighbourhood pics - I do love that sheep! Hugs, Chrisx

  18. What a treat today with your projects. The first one is fantastic containing many of your photos and terrific background you are so good at creating. Your FACE is marvelous done in dark hues! And, the neutral collage you put together is fabulous as are more of your window reflection photos. Stay dry.

  19. I really like all your faces and how you hybrid art evolves.
    Your collage is gorgeous, love the lace and ice together.
    Of course you know I come for the photos of your area....*grin* I just LOVE seeing where you live.
    Thanks for sharing.

  20. Always amazing Valerie. Your designs are great works of art. Love the town pics today. xo

  21. So many wonderful items to look at today and such a vast array! Love that Meditation face! You have been super busy! All are awesome sauce designs! Hugz.

  22. So many amazing collages - the sheep made me smile and I love the dreamy patchwork of lace and ice, but it's that magical face which has really captured my heart - wonderful!
    Alison x

  23. Loving the lamb's!!! All your photos and art are awesome but the sheep are so dear! Thanks for sharing!!!

  24. Fabulous art collages. Loved the sheep you added to the first one. Awesome photos of your town as well.
    Yvonne xx

  25. Wonderful pieces all of them and stunning phtots too!

  26. Lots of great art here. You are so prolific. I love the textured face with the lacy swirls around it.

  27. Dieses Meditations-Gesicht ist ganz fantastisch! Eines meiner Favoriten! LG Ulrike

  28. Fabulous collage with super images and an amazing face, Valerie! Great job!
    Mar xx

  29. Love your collage and that beautiful and elegant face!

  30. Such a wonderful assortment of photos this day! I do love your facial drawing with, embossing? beautiful! hugs


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