Friday, 29 July 2016

Walking in the rain

Hi Everybody!

Our lovely challenge at Art Journal Journey, 'In my garden there is', which Yvonne has hosted so well, is almost over. But as much as we will miss this theme, the next great theme begins on Monday, and I am sure we will 
all enjoy it, too. 

This double spread was made in my 'old' new journal. The background was brayered  and stamped with a script stamp - any paint leftovers I have are used to brayer backgrounds, which is really quick and effective. The poppies were stamped using a set I got from Carolyn (thanks again Sweetie!). I used water colours to paint them, and the dragonflies were stenciled and partly outlined with black ink.




These past couple of days it has cooled down a bit. In my apartment it is still too warm, it takes a long time for the heat to go away. Yesterday it rained, so I put on my Goretex jacket and walked through the rain for 2 hours - wonderful! 
The flowers were enjoying it, too:







I love the dandelions in front of the graffiti on the subway wall:







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

35 comments:

  1. Two wonderful pages Valerie and a terrific idea to use a brayed with odds and ends of paint. The poppies look amazing against the paler background

    Love the fliers in the rain photographs. It rained here all morning but is now sunny and hot once again. At least the grass looks a bit greener now it has rained.

    Have a nice evening

    Love Chrissie xx

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  2. Beautiful journal pages, and I can imagine you running around in the rain and enjoying it, and taking photos....Mum is safely in Munich, she'll stay there for 2 weeks. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. sweet journal pages with those beautiful poppies! You certainly have captured the beauty of rain amongst the flowers - they are gorgeous. I enjoy a walk in the rain too:)

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  4. Gorgeous Poppys perfect with the dragonfly. It is so nice to have rain again your pictures are so refreshing. XOXO

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  5. I so agree with the words on your beautiful pages liebe Valerie!
    All around beautiful ♥
    Raindrops adds extra dazzle to nature and you've captured it so well.
    We got 2inches of rain last night and it's a wee bit cooler...thank goodness.
    Happy beginning of the weekend oxo
    p.s. Yvonne's theme certainly has been fun!

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  6. eine wunderschöne seiten und traumhafte bilder hast du gemacht,ich hab auch noch eine seite gemacht.
    schönes we.

    hugs jenny

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  7. Beautiful poppies on your journal page Valerie, I love the dragonflies and sentiment as well. Gorgeous photos of the flowers with the rain on the petals. We had rain today a welcome change from all the heat.
    Yvonne xx

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  8. lovely pages and flowers! A month gone already, well at last a cool down in the weather.

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  9. A lovely journal spread with gorgeous colouring on the poppies.
    Lovely photos from your walk in the rain, we've had rain too - at least I don't have to water the garden tonight. Have a great weekend.
    Avril xx

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  10. I had an old journal that had words in it that I used to get the paint off my brayer, faux credit card, and paint brush. I also made ghost prints of rubber stamped images before I cleaned them. It took nearly a year, but I finally had the book filled with these very colorful and unique backgrounds that never would have happened or looked so good had I planned them in advance. That is what makes your poppies and dragonflies so special.

    The flowers looked especially good today because of the rain. Even the dandelion pops in front of that red graffiti on the subway wall. Great art and lovely photos. Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend.

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  11. Love the idea of a brayer for backgrounds. Beautiful photos.

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  12. Herrliche Seiten sind das wieer und jedes einzelne Blumenfoto für sich ist wunderschön!
    Happy Saturday!
    Susi

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  13. Tolle Regentropfenfotos, die ich hier momentan auch ständig machen könnte... LG Urlike

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  14. A beautiful page Valerie, the flowers and dragonflies are lovely, we had a little bit of rain here and it looks like we'll have some more soon. Have a lovely weekend.
    xxx Hazel.

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  15. Gorgeous poppies and gorgeous photos!! What a beautiful way to start my morn! xx

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  16. Love your beautiful spread Valerie. Glad there was a close up photo to show the detail of the lovely script background and soft colours.
    The flowers look happy to see the rain - great photos!
    Have a lovely weekend
    Gill xx

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  17. Good morning, Valerie. I am a day behind. I like the dragonfly added to your poppy spread and your hand written verse is perfect.
    The flowers in the rain are exquisite and your photos show them so well.
    Hugs,
    C

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  18. Wow! Beautiful journal pages Valerie! The poppies look outstanding! Love all the beautiful photos! TFS :) Happy PPF!

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  19. Your poppies are lovely! The colors are wonderful. Beautiful photographs too.

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  20. Dragon flies, poppies, and lovely words make for lovely journal pages. Love the colors you chose and the composition of the piece. Lovely work. genie

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  21. Lovely dragonflies and poppies brought together by sa fantastic sentiment, beautifully created! The flowers look extra special with the raindrops and the dandelion against the vibrant graffiti background gives it a whole other dimension! Wishing you a happy weekend. J :-)

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    1. Ooo, forgot to ask ... there are 179 entries on AJJ, is this the highest monthly total you have had so far? Thanks very much J :-)

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    2. No, I think we have sometimes topped 200.

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    3. Wow, amazing! Thanks for letting me know. Wishing you a happy Sunday! J :-)

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  23. Beautiful page layout and gorgeous flower photos. I think your layout was influenced by all the lovely flowers you surround yourself with. hugs, Teresa

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  24. These are seriously wonderful photos, so clear and fresh. I especially like the one with the green leaves sprinkled with water, it would make a lovely relaxing wall print.

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  25. I see I am not alone in my love to photograph raindrops on ... just about everything :)

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  26. Wow! Gorgeous art, Valerie! And the photos are so beautiful. I love a gentle rain. I remember as kids being sent outside to play in the rain. We had an "umbrella" tree and could play under it without getting soaked. Brings back such wonderful memories of an innocent and free time.

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  27. A two hour walk in the rain. I love that!!! The photos are just stunning as is your art.

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  28. As always, beautifully done. And your flower pictures are award winners.
    Gorgeous!
    Sandy xx

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  29. Great photos of all the flowers, nice bright colours. and you really did a good job with your pages too :)


    Happy PFF :)
    Jen #44

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  30. What beautiful rain kissed plants! Great journal page too! Chrisx

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