Friday, 15 July 2016

Saturday this, that and the other

Hi Everybody!

It's weekend already - enjoy!

For Art Journal Journey, in my garden I have another hybrid piece, made up of a painted background and a rather ghastly what-should-have-been-a-flower painting, put together digitally with an added mask and quote: 

This was the mixed media background:

And this the 10 minute painting, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh, perhaps I shouldn't try painting at 3 in the morning when I can't sleep!

This is the tag from Tag Tuesday, where our challenge was 'a row of houses':

And I just have some photos of the early morning to share, the others taken on my walk are still in the camera:

I love to stand on my balcony and capture the morning sun, it is something so special.

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


  1. What a wonderful tag and beautiful photographs! I love the mixed media background and the foreground is fascinating.

  2. A really gorgeous page Valerie and looks like serendipity struck as the dragonflies look beautiful on the flower. Great tag and lovely pics too.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Fliss xx

  3. I love this page, and the 2 paintings you used to make it. Fantastic photos, as always. Hugs Sarah

  4. You 'saved' the page! I love the mixed media background, those vivid colors and painting at 3 am? Wow!

  5. Love your new heading Valerie ... Everyday madness! That made me smile! Beautiful sunrise pics but being up and about at 3 am is not ideal! Hope you sleep better tonight! Sweet dreams! Xx

  6. Ha- i couldn't do something this nice at 3 in the morning that's for sure:) Love the dragonflies along with your super tag and beautiful scenic photos! Now, go and get some sleep....

  7. I think those dragonflies really cover up the oops, and I think for 3AM it looks pretty good. And nice tag too. I hate when I'm awake at 3 AM, but for me getting up means by 5 AM I am ready to go back to bed for a good long sleep. If I can really open my eyes reading always knocks me out. I hope you have a great Saturday and aren't dragging all day- but some people often get up at that hour. I think from your sunrise photos you must be an early riser. But 3 is very early. Hugs-Erika

  8. beautiful sunrise photos, I love the tag! Not a bad page at that hour of the morning really.

  9. I was taken by the background. I would give anything to make a background like that. And I can't draw anything, so the flower and dragonflies are super, especially when everything is put together.

    LOVE the tag, and I'm singing that song, too. The row houses are great, but the man on the motorcycle really caught my eye.

    I'm usually awake about 3 am, but sleep during the heat of the day. Thank goodness for air conditioning, or I wouldn't survive. Bet you sleep tonight! Have a great rest of your day, dear.

  10. Love the page with the fantasy flowers and wonderful dragonflies.

    Great tag and like the way the tag is sideways--very unusual.

    Terrific photographs and good on ya for going walking early in the morning while the air is still fresh and the places are quiet.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  11. That page is gorgeous!! Love the colors you used! <3

  12. Glorious sunrise, makes me wish I did not sleep in quite so long! Your journal page is a wonderful burst of colour and again that background the flower is glorious a match made in the magic of digital land. XOXO

  13. Brilliant designs,the colours, full of vibrancy and cheer are gorgeous..xx{aNNie}

  14. Lovely hybrid page, the two pieces go wonderfully together! I think your flowers and dragonflies are super-duper. As for your tag, I love it! Is the sky line Canary Wharf? It is utterly spendid, I don't know how you fitted so much detail into such a small space, you have definately bought the hussle and bussle of London streets alive. The scooter is my fav! Wishing you a happy and relaxing Saturday! J :-)

  15. Beautiful page Valerie. Those dragonflies are so pretty and the background is amazing!! Your sky photos are just brilliant, love the amazing pics you always get of sunrise and sunset! hugs and happy weekend! :)

  16. For 3 in the morning thats a fantastic page. Love the vibrant colours and how you assembled your hybrid page as well those dragonflies look awesome.
    The morning sun photos look beautiful today.
    have a good sleep tonight.
    Yvonne xx

  17. very interesting - love the colors and all of your beautiful pictues!
    sandy x

  18. Great piece!!! The flower may have melted away but it's still lovely ♥LOVE THE COLORS! The tag is adorable and thanks for showing the photos of your world ♥

  19. How absolutely gorgeous, Valerie! And your header is stunning! :)

  20. Fantastisch gemacht -aus 2 mach 1 ---wunderschön und ein tolles Tag und super Aufnahmen!

  21. It's brilliant how you got to your finished AJJ piece Valerie - love it all! (gorgeous background and textures)
    Fabulous tag and photos.
    Hope you sleep better today.
    Gill xx

  22. I love the bright colours in the mixed media pages and that tag is very chic. Congratulations on sort of being featured at PPF. Faye did a lovely job of painting from your beautiful flower photos. Hugs, Teresa

  23. Morning has broken
    like the first morning
    Blackbird has spoken on a new la la la laaaa la la la laaaaa
    Your beautiful sunrise photos brought one of my favorite songs to mind.
    What you created from that cool background along with your 10 minute painting WOW turned out really nicely ♥ topped with Mr Hugo's fine quote.

  24. The tag with the tiny houses, SO CUTE. Lovely early morning photos.

  25. This page is a favorite! I love the background you created and the dragonflies added. It is stunning. Yours row of houses tag is also a winner and proves you are still Queen of Tags. Busy with son who leaves tomorrow.

  26. Your journal page is stunning...I love the burst of colour...also love your tag..the building have my heart! Wonderful post!

    Hugs Giggles

  27. A favorite quote of mine!
    And i jut love that tag Valerie!

  28. Your flower art is refreshing and uplifting. Love the row of houses.
    Happy PPF
    Emma x

  29. I love the way you blended those gorgeous pieces into your digital collage. Thanks for your visit on the 15th, and sorry for my late visit, but I was out of town. Blessings!


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