Monday, 1 August 2016

Nature's Wonders

Hi Everybody!

A new month, a new week and a new challenge at AJJ - 

Nature's Wonders

And of course, we have a new hostess, Gill AKA Gibby Froggett-
Welcome Gill, have fun as hostess this month, and I am looking forward to seeing your lovely creations.  And once again thanks to Yvonne, who gave us all a wonderful month in July!
And Gill, Susi and I are all looking forward to seeing YOUR beautiful creations this month, so hope to see you at AJJ!

For me, some of the greatest wonders are night and day, sun, stars and moon,
seas, mountains, flowers, birds and....and....
I am starting with a hybrid piece, made from 2 different paintings -  a textured one for the background, and one for inside 'my' heads- I added some photos - my birds and the night watchman, and some digital parts - sun, moon and stars from Itkupilli.
The text is from Pearl S. Buck.




Here are the originals:



And some photos of the sun and moon taken here at various times:










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



28 comments:

  1. What a wonderful new theme for AJJ. I think your heads are different as day and night, no pun intended. And they are very creative, too.

    One of the things I have to photograph for the photo contest is the moon. I can never seem to get it, because it's always cloudy here (or raining) at night. Your photos are simply stunning and I SO wish I could stand on your balcony some night for a great shot like so many you got.

    This is a super incredible way to start a new month at AJJ. Happy August!

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  2. Ooh - a favorite theme for me when I create!! Your first project is imaginative and so beautiful. Love those gorgeous photos of the sun and moon too!

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    1. I am looking forward to seeing what you create!

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  3. This theme will be an easy one for you as such a nature lover, Valerie. Your piece today is beautiful! Enjoyed your sun and moon photos.

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  4. Just wonderful Val, the heads are stunning, And I love that you have matched the photos to the theme again. Have fun! Hugs, Sarah

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  5. Wow.. was für kreative Köpfe das sind - wunderbar gemacht und auch Deine Fotos heute sind sensationell schön!
    Viel Spaß mit dem neuen Thema Sweetie und danke für all die viele Arbeit, die Du Dir immer mit der Challenge machst! Bist ein Schatz!
    oxo
    Susi

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  6. Beautiful photos and artwork Valerie - wonderful texture and effects. I love your heads idea. Birds always seem more happier when the sun is shining and can I imagine the night watchman watching over the night sky while we sleep.
    Thank you for inviting me to be your AJJ guest this month.
    Hope you have a wonderful day.
    Gill xx

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  7. Your two heads are really wonderful with the painting and your own photographs inside and a good idea to put the night watchman to work again.
    I don't know how you get your magical photos of the sun and moon, they are breath-taking.

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  8. A wonderful page Valerie, I love your sun and moon heads.
    xxx Hazel.

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  9. Wonderful, theme sounds right up your street going to enjoy your pages this month. Have fun XOXO

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  10. Fabulous creation and colours and amazing effects.xx {aNNie}

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  11. Fabulous page Valerie, two heads and super photos its a great new theme. Yes I'll be along soon to AJJ. Your photos today look beautiful.
    Yvonne xx

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  12. Your nature's wonders are beautiful, Valerie!

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  13. Beautiful texture in the background for your very interesting art ! Fantastic! have a great day xxx

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  14. Gorgeous artwork - such an interesting take on the new theme. Love your photos as well.

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  15. Du zeigst uns hier mit deinen tollen Himmelfotos ja ständig wunderschöne Naturwunder und klasse, wie du dieses Thema auf deinen Journalseiten verarbeitet hast. Lieben Gruß von Ulrike

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  16. Those backgrounds are gorgeous and such a creative use of various elements inside the heads. hugs, Teresa

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  17. wunderschöne naturköpfe und traumhafte mondbilder.
    eine schöne neue woche.

    hugs jenny

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  18. Wieder so richtig klasse gestaltete Seiten liebe Valerie, Tag und Nacht, jede Zeit hat eigene Wunder zu bieten. Das hast du gekonnt umgesetzt. Deine Sonne und Mond-Fotos sehen auch wieder super aus.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine

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  19. Beautiful heads filled with the atmosphere, sun and moon and gorgeous stars.
    You create beautiful backgrounds to use for your projects, Valerie.
    Hugs,
    C

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  20. Beautiful pieces, those original backgrounds are amazing! I always enjoy your sky photos, looks like a plane photobombed you in that one shot. tee hee. hugs :)

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    1. Could be - I live near the airport, can watch starts and landings from my balcony!

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  21. I love the way you've used the heads - a really nice page.

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  22. Oh Valerie! You have some true wonders in those heads and in your photos too! Hugs, Chrisx

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  23. Your sun and moon art is truly inspired, I love it! And you have really captured some beautiful sun and moon images in your photos too. I'm looking forward to joining in the fun at AJJ very soon. Wishing you a happy week! J :-)

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  24. You have created a beautiful piece of art, the night and day heads look amazing- a fabulous concept! The photos are stunning too!
    Chris
    x

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  25. Brilliant sun and moon artwork liebe Valerie!
    Love everything about what you've created here.
    Such a wonderful beginning background too.
    oxo
    p.s. I see I have LOTS of catching up to do. It has been crazy around here!

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  26. The sun comes up and the sun goes down. Chop away, chop away - mumbles the Grim Reaper ..
    Sandy xx

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