Thursday, 12 May 2016

Friday this and that again....

Hi Everybody!

Another week has run away and it's Friday already, time for Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin, and of course, it's always time for  Art Journal Journey, hosted this month by our lovely Erika.

I made a hybrid page using a painting of the Egyptian god Thot which I
made last year. Thot was the god who appeared in the form of the ibis. He was the god of the moon, magic, writing, science/learning, wisdom and the calendar
 - he had a lot to do! I find Egypt with its rich history, architectural treasures and fantastic art well worth a journey - a journey back into a distant, but very vivid past.






At Tag Tuesday this week our theme was 'only original' - no bought papers or embellishments. I used an 8" tag and painted it with a mixture of titan buff and yellow ochre. I distressed the edges with dark brown, and embossed some parts with Frantage old copper EP. The bead has been made from a scrap of painted paper, rolled with a quilling needle and tied together with gold wire, and also embossed with the same Frantage EP. The paper was some I painted and embossed some time ago. Here I cut leaves and petals out of it and glued them together to make an exotic plant. The centre of the plant was also made with a tiny scrap of the same paper, quilled and 'glued' together with EP again.






We have had a few days of wonderful weather, a great possibility to be out as much as possible and I enjoyed the beauty of spring:











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

41 comments:

  1. Beautiful Egyptian piece and love the tag, I think it is a masterpiece. Hugs, Sarah

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  2. masterpieces you have on show today Valerie, happy PPF! Gorgeous summer photos.

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  3. Yes indeed, another week has gone by so fast. Interesting hybrid work and fascinating photos as always. Greetings!

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  4. what an amazing selection you brought us today,, the photos the art, so beautiful!

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  5. I love your Egyptian journey piece. Thot sure was a busy guy, but he sure knew how to make himself look good. I do think ancient Egypt is really fascinating. You made some beautiful materials for your tag, and those spring photos are great to see. We are finally getting leaves, which is very exciting. have a great day-Hugs-Erika

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  6. What a powerful piece, bold contrast! Fabulous tag! And, again, a lovely tour of your home!!!

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  7. I believe you have outdone yourself with both these art pieces. The Egyptian piece is incredible. It is so authentic looking. And that tag with the flowers is a mixed media dream. I am truly impressed. Wonderful art today.

    Of course, the day wouldn't be complete without your awesome photos of life around the Rhine. Laughed and shook my head at that boat! Have a fun filled Friday, dear.

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  8. I like the Egyptian piece very much - I agree there is something fascinating about Ancient Egypt.

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  9. The page is wonderful and what a busy God Thot must have been with so many subjects to cover. Love the bright colours that made him stand out.

    The tag is beautiful with wonderful textures you added.

    Love all the photographs but the boat one stands out for me today. Such amazing designs on it.

    Have a good day-it is cold and windy here brr.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  10. Your Egyptian piece is excellent, vibrant and full of energy, a bold and wonderful piece! Your tag is very lovely and makes me think of Autumn, a beautiful golden Autumn day. So happy you are enjoying bright sunny days, what peaceful, beautiful walks you have!

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  11. thanks for giving us those amazing close up shots... love seeing the details, not to mention that some of them make wonderful abstract photos on their own... plus I love your nature photos...xx

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  12. That Egyptian hybrid page is great, so rich with colors! And that exotic plant is exciting!

    Have a sunny weekend!

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  13. Wow some great texture in that tag and love the bead! Wonderful hybrid Egyptian so unique, with fabulous colour!! Lovely photos too! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

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  14. Beautiful images Valerie. Love that bead on the tag!

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  15. Eine tolle Seite ist das und das Tag ist sensationell! Fabelhafte Aufnahmen Valerie!
    Schönen Freitag!
    Susi

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  16. Beautiful pieces today, that tag is extraordinary!! Love your photos, the bridge looks like such a quaint little piece of heaven! hugs and happy weekend :)

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  17. Sorry I've missed your posts recently Valerie, as I'm still having hand problems...hope all ok with you :)
    Loved seeing your photos and fabulous art pieces - fantastic textures and detail on your tag.
    Have a lovey weekend Gill xx

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  18. Beautiful art! and Love the copper flower, magical and stunning!
    Always enjoy your photos...so fantastic!
    Have a magical wkd!
    Victoria

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  19. A gorgeous rich coloured Egyptian page and an equally beautiful tag. Loved the photos especially the green man? on the boat, it made me smile.
    Yvonne xx

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  20. Both projects are beautiful, I especially like the textures on the tag. Have a wonderful weekend, xx

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  21. Great job on the Egyptian theme with those fantastic bright colors. The tag is wonderful. I love the gorgeous copper next to the blue colors. Really nice.

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  22. Hallo Valerie, das ist wieder eine sehr gelungene Seite und auch das Tag ist sehr raffiniert gemacht,klasse! Deine Fotos wieder super,mir gefallen besonders die Pusteblume und der Bärenklau in Großaufnahme. Danke fürs Teilen.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine

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  23. WOW Vibrancy ++ love everything about this...and once again your photos are fabulous.x.xx

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  24. I always enjoy visiting you Valerie,
    Great Egyptian art (I've never visited Egypt so I'll add it to my to-do list)
    I have had many encounters with Ibis.
    Great nature shots too... love them all.
    Happy PPF to you

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  25. Your hybrid page is quite lovely! You achieved wonderful texture on your tag. Thanks as always for giving us a glimpse of your beautiful area. Happy PPF!

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  26. Egyptian art is quite wonderful, so formal and colorful too. Spring has finally sprung everywhere. Nice views of your walks through the countryside. xox

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  27. stunning Egyptian art Valerie! Great texture effects with the EB on your tag and bead too. Thanks for also sharing your beautiful spring photos too. Happy weekend to you!

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  28. Gorgeous, colorful and creative blog today and I love your photos. Your original tag is unique and the quilled bead is beautiful. Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    C

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  29. I love the Egyptian theme! And I also love the photos, all of them beautiful!

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  30. Your Egyptian themed piece is stunning. I love the colors in your post today and how it travels from the warm ochres, oranges and reds to the cool blues and greens. Have a lovely week!
    ~~ Irene

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  31. Thot was the God of quite alot ;-)
    Super Egyptian collage you created liebe Valerie.
    We saw the sun for about ten minutes yesterday.
    We are setting a 78 year record for the most days of rain in a row for this time of year LOL. Your photos are always lovely.
    oxo

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  32. Egypt does have such a rich, fascinating history.
    Love the copper on the tag. What a great idea.
    That horse looks content and well-cared for.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs

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  33. A wonderful bit of this and that Valerie! I love the rich colours you have used today both in the Egyptian journal page and the fabulous tag! Your photos, especially that fun boat are brilliant! Have a great weekend! Chrisx

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  34. Valerie, I always love your Egyptian pieces/pages- so cool.
    I adore this tag!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love love the embossing-!
    hugs,Jackie

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  35. Your art is fascinating today! I love anything Egyptian and you did it very well! The tag is really great. All original can be a challenge and you did well with it. Beautiful photos again ♥

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  36. Walk like an Egyptian...lalllaaa...
    Great works again.
    Your nature has summer suit on, really beautiful.
    Have a good week ahead!

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  37. Now I have learned something on this journey: Thot - the Egyptian god sounds great to me.
    I also always love to visit your page and journey back to my memories of Germany via your photos. Have a lovely Sunday (well, what's left of it :))

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  38. I love the tag. . .great job. The pictures are extraordinary. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  39. You favored us with so much joy in the PPF page. Thank you for the closer ups of the art pieces as well. Fantastic.

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  40. Wonderful page, I've always been fascinated by ancient Egypt and always wanted to travel to Egypt one day. He was certainly a busy god, but also had very interesting things to be in charge of :)
    Your tag looks fantastic! And wonderful photos too.

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