Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Quotes - New Challenge at Moo Mania and More

Hi Everybody!
Today we are starting a new challenge at

- Quotes -

I made a mixed media spread in my journal, using stamps, stencils and more. The background was gessoed and then coloured with Gelatos.

As always you have 2 weeks to join us, and projects of all formats are
allowed. I am looking forward to seeing what YOU create!

I am also linking to Art Journal Journey, journeys.

And some photos from my walk today - we had sunshine, rain and wind chasing each other all day.

The horses were warmly dressed again:

I love the lane lined with chestnut trees leading down to the Rhine Ferry:

Happy Ducks:


And the Rhine still has too much water:

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


  1. Fun journal page, love the spring colours and your photos are fab. Hope all goes well at the doctor's tomorrow, hugs Sarah

  2. Love your page and the photos are still full of promise. ..apart from the horses back in their coats! Hugs, Chrisx

  3. How cheerful and light! And I, as always, love your photos, especially the happy ducks;)
    Enjoy. Hugs,

  4. Wow, you have so much green. I think we'll be getting leaves soon as the buds are getting bigger. It is very exciting to finally get green. I love your page today. I think silhouettes really stand out on a page. Yours feel so much like spring. Have a great day! Erika

  5. lovely pages and sentiment of being free. Wonderful photos, love this time of year.

  6. It's always fun to see how you interpret these challenges, and the idea of birds in your art always seems to work. Of course, that quote is wonderful, too.

    The horses look happy in their overcoats and the ducks look playful. The grass on the lane is as high as the grass in my yard. I loved the photos from today. The scenery is very different and very GREEN. Love it all.

  7. Brilliant display and love the wonderful colours and design. Wonderful silhouette used and gorgeous photos again.xx

  8. Eine wunderbar verspielte Doppelseite und zauberhafte Aufnahmen Valerie!
    EInen guten Tag wünsch ich Dir!
    Liebe Grüße

  9. Terrific spread Valerie with a wonderful sense of freedom in them.

    Fabulous photographs with everything looking lush and green already. The best ones for me today was the horse chestnut blossom and the wonderful avenue of the trees in blossom. I used to live on a road lined with them and the children collected the conkers later in the year.

    Have a good day-sunny and bright again here--we will get used to it ;0)

    Love Chrissie xx

  10. Absolutely gorgeous photos, Valerie! I love each and every one of them! And your mixed media art journal pages and amazing! I love how you used stencils and stamps here!!!! You have inspired me to link up my page this month again. Thank you SO MUCH!!!!

  11. I love the Spread Your Wings theme.
    Also love that someone takes such good care of their horses. Wish everyone did.

  12. Your pages are very joyful and full of life Valerie!
    Lovely spring green along the Rhine.
    Here in Virginia we've had rain every day for days now.
    Very good for growing and for our water table too which was a little low after the dry summer last year.
    p.s. I really enjoyed the pink and white chestnut trees in France too.

    1. I love the chestnut trees very much. Glad you are 'enjoying' the rain.

  13. Beautiful artwork, love the silhouettes! Your photos are gorgeous today. I so love the lane with the chestnuts, what a lovely walk! hugs :)

  14. Wonderful spread - no pun intended! I have the stamp of the girl on the left hand side. I do love her. That is how much heart feels!
    sandy xx

    1. Yes, she is a little cutie, and very heart warming.

  15. Lovely colourful page with the silhouettes. Great photos and a lot more green on your trees than here in the N.E. UK.
    Avril xx

  16. Spread your wings - a darling little girl and the other one with the net to catch the butterflies is precious too. A very fun page, Valerie. The foliage in your photos is luscious and so green. You can tell the wind is blowing in the photo with the ducks. All that water in the Rhine makes for a beautiful surrounding.

  17. Fabulous layout. I love the lady with her head and arms held back like she is ready for take off.

  18. Lovely silhouettes on your journal pages, it looks a beautiful scene you created with the birds and butterflies.
    love the photos as well.
    Yvonne xx

  19. A lovely spread with those gorgeous silhouettes!!

  20. What a fun spread! Love those girls, especially the little one and her curiousness!! Beautiful work Valerie! hugs,Jackie

  21. A gorgeous journal spread Valeria love the little girls. Fab photos as usual x


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