Sunday, 24 July 2016

Monday Mix

Hi Everybody!

Here it is still very hot and humid, but we are hoping for some cooler weather from Tuesday on - I am looking forward to it! My apartment is just unbearably hot.

For Art Journal Journey, in my garden there is, I have a hybrid page. It was put together using a painted background,  a photo taken near here, and a digi stamp from Day for Daisies, which was hand coloured with Gelatos. And not to forget my balcony blackbird, who likes to be shown on lots of pages.

There must have been some rain in the night, because as the sun rose this morning, the fields were steaming:

Some pictures from my walk:

Goya was on the Rhine again:

This black beetle crossed my path:

The cormorant was watching out for fish:

 I love this street by the Basilica:

And this is the first time I have seen red and white striped hollyhocks:

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


  1. Great art piece, Valerie
    Love the pics!

  2. Lovely page with the pretty little girl in her garden - kids need gardens! Lovely photos, I hope that beetle wasn't as big as it looks! Hugs, Sarah

  3. That little girl is darling. Gorgeous page.

  4. Darling girl in her sundress. We needed sundresses this week too. Nice to see the cooling river and the wild in your world. xox

  5. Beautiful page, Valerie. You always place items in such a pleasing way including Mr. Black Bird. The little girl appears nice and cool.
    Thanks for the photos!

  6. Each day you astound me with your lovely photos and even the beetle, I most likely would have squashed it.... amazing page and love the ADFD image you used, they are one of my fav images...xx {aNNie}

  7. moin valerie,

    ich kann nicht schlafen und habe noch seiten für ajj gemacht,es ist sooo warm *Püüüh*deine seite ist ganz zauberhaft und ich finde die kombi mit dem haus und dem gestempelten mädel soooo klasse.
    schöne aufnahmen hast du wider gemacht,da bekomme ich lust auf boot fahren,ich habs ja nicht weit,wohne direkt am wasser und hier sind viele bootstege,einfach himmlisch,hab mir vorhin eine jeans die schon alt ist kurz abgeschnitten,sieht cool aus,und für die hitze jetzt ideal.
    wünsch dir eine schöne neue woche sweetie :-)

    hugs jenny

  8. very cute page and quote from The Secret Garden. Valerie I hope you can cool off somewhere during the daytime at least. Beautiful photos

  9. Eine ganz wundervolle Seite - zauberhaft und sooo schöne Fotos!
    Ich hoffe Du kriegst bald etwas Abkühlung! Armes!
    Ich geh jetzt mit Wauzis..hier ist nur 17,4 Grad noch und nebelig ...
    Eine schöne neue (hoffentlich bald angehmer temperierte )Woche für Dich - melde mich am Nachmittag....
    Essen war spitze..hab für Dich Pfifferlingsrisotto mit gegrillten Garnelen und Blattsalat mitgegessen und auch noch zwei Stück Heidelbeerkuchen mit Baiserhaube bei H.
    Hoffe Du magst Garnelen..war mir nicht sicher!

  10. Wonderful page Valerie and you have used the little girl in such a beautiful way. A great mix of a lot of your techniques and hobbies I think.

    Love the photographs and the ones at the end reminded me of how clean and litter free Germany is. I couldn't believe it when I was there on a visit.

    Hope it gets a bit cooler soon for you--it is the same heat and sun here and I am looking forward to some cooler days and nights.

    Love Chrissie xx

  11. WOW what a marvellous page, I love the brilliant coloured background and the little girl is so cute.
    Danke auch für die vielen schönen Fotoa.
    LG Anja

  12. A fantastic mix of techniques its a gorgeous page Valerie and I adore that sweet little girl image. I have a secret garden quote coming soon, I think we both like this book.
    Wonderful photos, thank goodness its a bit cooler today here.
    Yvonne xx

  13. That foggy picture looks like how it is at my house this morning. I am glad I am going away to the cooler temperatures-it is suppose to be in the 90's (around 35) all week. And humid. I love today's piece. It is very sweet. How do you come up with these wonderful ideas? You have such a range. And great flower photos. Yvonne picked a great theme for July. I love it. Enjoy your week. Hugs-Erika

  14. I love hollyhocks! They are my project for next year....or the following:)
    Your journal piece is wondrous. It's such a feel good piece. That little blonde is a cutie. I enjoy seeing your bird popping up in your journals.

  15. Your page today is just so soft and pretty ♥♥ Love, love, love it :) Great photos and that Hollyhock is gorgeous!!! We are having a cool down here this week too !!! Those 100° days were rough. At least I have air conditioning to keep it bearable inside. But you know I hate staying inside.

  16. Wonderful, wonderful post - love the journal page. I do think I have that image and have forgotten all about her - thanks for the reminder. I also love the scene you created and all the colors you used.
    I am not into bugs my dear!
    I wish it would cool down soon for you - hope you have a fan!!!!
    sandy xx

  17. This page has such a wonderful look and feel.
    The little girl a bit mysterious with her back turned and your crow hiding in the lovely flowers ♥ perfect quote too ... I really like that and hadn't heard it before.
    There is something about cobblestone streets that makes my he♥rt go pitter pat.
    Hope you cool down ... enough of that heatwave already!

  18. Fabulous page Valerie - love the warm summer scene you have created.
    Great background.
    Great selection of photos of your walk - the Hollyhocks is nice and your streets always look lovely.
    Enjoy your evening (hope its cooling down)
    Gill xx

  19. Hi Valerie, what a beautiful page. Love this for summer. Your walking pics are beautiful too. The cobblestone street is so charming. I have not seen a Hollyhock with markings like that either. It is so pretty.
    Have a great week. xo

  20. Meant to add, I love your blog background and header!!

  21. I forgot to tell you that your coloring with this is so delightful!
    Sandy xx


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