Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Midweek Mix

Hi Everybody!

At Moo Mania and more we are starting a new challenge -
use your scraps
As always, project of all formats, not just moos, are allowed, and you have 2 weeks to link to us.
 I used lots of mini scraps and stamps to cover a small composition book. I gave it a coat of varnish to make it more durable,
and added the vintage car as embellishment.

I used the rest of the scraps to cover a little wooden heart, which had first been painted from both sides with gesso. This one got a coat of crackle varnish and a heart as embellishment.

For Art Journal Journey, winter wonderland,  I made a hybrid page using a photo taken in the fields behind the house, combined with a water coloured background and some silhouettes.

On Monday night the moon rose, glowing like an orange in space:

Later it looked more white, but it was a fantastic sight.

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


  1. moo mania ,, I like that!!

  2. Always amazed at your productivity!
    Brilliant use of the scraps, I have to say I like the journal and heart equally.
    Beautiful photographs of the moon. I love to sit and stare at the moon.

  3. beautiful work for the challenges, and wow the moon is so bright!

  4. WOW...what a great post today. I love your idea for the front of a journal or booklet, allowing the book to open and not spoil the cover. The heart piece is equally beautiful and then your winter page with one of your photos for the background makes me smile. Lastly, your photos of the full moon are marvelous. We have had some beautiful views here of the full moon floating in the clouds.

  5. Love the 'scrappy' notebook and heart, great way to make plain things look beautiful. Your journal page is beautiful again, love the silhouettes of JF and his dog! And the moon photos are the stars of the show for me today. Hugs, Sarah

  6. Fabelhaft das Notizbuchcover und das Herz ist ein Kleinod! Die Frostseite ein Hit! Was für beeindruckende Ansichten vom Mond Valerie!
    Hab einen schönen Tag Liebes!

  7. Fabulous winter moon pictures Valerie. I have never seen it so clear on a photograph. We have had so much cloud and rain you can't even see the sky.

    Great ideas for your scraps and beautiful crackle effect.

    Love the winter page and amazed that you have found so many wonderful ideas all this month.

    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. Liebe Valerie,
    wunderschön, deine Bilder! Absolut genial der orange Vollmond, den ich auch gesehen habe... ein Traum!
    Herzliche Grüsse, Sichtwiese

  9. The moon was beautiful the other night, and so bright too! Love both your scrap pieces (that doesn't sound right but I hope you know what I mean, and your AJJ Jack Frost. Love the little dog silhouette near the boy! Hope the week is going well! :)

  10. Wow, beautiful pieces today Valerie. Love your little Jack Frost and his dog, ha!! Your heart is amazing, all that texture, love it!! Great shots of the moon, never seen an orange one like that. hugs :)

  11. All your works are beautiful, but my favorite is your scrappy heart. It would make a great Valentine's day gift. Blessings, my friend!

    1. Thanks, now all I need is a Valentine to send it to!

  12. Fantastic scraps page, and great textures on the heart, it's very beautiful. The winter scene is amazing!
    Love the photos of the moon.
    Hugs, Mar

  13. All kinds of wondrous things again today:) Isn't that moon something?

  14. Beautiful use of colors and pieces. Back in my crafty days... Oh wait, I haven't been crafty since I was 15 years old. Guess that means I can enjoy other people's creativity more. =)

  15. I have never understand your hybrid art journal pages but I do find them delightful!
    Sandy xx

  16. Very beautiful works! Hugs Marjut

  17. You used your paper scraps beautifully liebe Valerie!
    So much to enjoy here as always.
    The moon the other night was so beautiful and bright it cast shadows underneath the trees onto the snow making the night time glow ♥

  18. Awesome inspiration today Valerie, love your winter page with the frosty breath bubbles. Wonderful photos as well.
    Yvonne xx

  19. Lovely projects and nice page. I love it when people use scraps to make beautiful things.

  20. I'm running behind since I was out all day and evening. What a great challenge at Moo Mania. I like the book cover, but I simply adore the hearts. This is a real beauty.

    The moon was so bright here, too. I like how you captured it through the tree limbs. I can see it right now out my office window, but it's not as pretty as yours.

  21. Wow what fabulous pieces using your left over scraps and especially the heart. That looks a fun challenge! ( we all have boxes of scraps don't we ha ha )
    your wonderful winter wonderland has a real chill factor - love the way you've framed the scene through what looks like a very icy window.
    Gill xx

  22. Hi Valerie, what awesome moon shots. You captured the coloring so well.
    Great art pieces from bits and bobs. Love the heart. Your designs always inspire.
    Have a great day! xo

  23. Love your fabulous use of scraps! The hybrid page is beautiful as are the moon shots! Hugs, Chrisx

  24. Me again! I am playing catch up on my reading due to art Barn work! heehee
    The heart you created is my favorite here today! As well as the lovely photos of the moon!! My , you are one busy lady! ") xoxo


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