Saturday, 5 November 2016


Hi Everybody!

It's weekend - enjoy!

For Art Journal Journey, Susi's fun theme of collage with a twist,
I have another hybrid piece. The background is a gelli plate print I made back in September when Susi was visiting. I stamped the little boy in the rain (LaBlanche) with Archival black. I placed it digitally on a water coloured background, using a filter to pep up the edges, and added the embellishments. The poor child's face has been censored as faces are on the no-go list at AJJ this month!

We had 2 nice days with sunshine this week:

 The farmers were making the most of the good weather and
harvesting root veggies, accompanied by
swarms of seagulls:

 Autumn is still showing itself in lovely colours:

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


  1. Hello Valerie-Jael : ) Your journal page is very nice and Your photos are gorgeous.Your talent with both shines through-Blessings Your way- Denise

  2. Love what you have made, very clever to censor the face! Love the photos, it must be hard to work with all those gulls around, and rather creepy, too, huh? Have a nice weekend, I hope we can come back end of November. Hugs, Sarah

  3. Darling piece.
    It always fascinates me to see seagulls on land.

  4. Another great page and a fun way to get around the face ban. I just made another page and there was a face on a postage stamp lol.

    Wonderful Autumn photographs and especially the farming ones. We have awful weather today with heavy rain, high winds and really cold as well

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. I am inspired. I have a stamp that has two girls on it under umbrellas. I don't think I've used it more than once, but I see the possibilities from your lovely AJJ entry.

    So what are the root veggies? Potatoes, sweet potatoes? I couldn't tell. And my heart skipped a beat when I saw that farmer on that cultivator. Dangerous in my opinion. Believe it or not, we have land gulls here, too. they also follow farmers harvesting wheat or maise.

    Hope your Saturday is going great.

    1. I'm not sure what they are, they are cultivated for animal fodder. And those farmers really take risks, that's true!

  6. OH MY!! I do like this AJJ page a lot! Reminds me of the girl on the salt boxes. The censored sicker made me giggle! it!
    Wonderful photos today, but the last one...of the yellow tree took my breath away....just stunning!!

  7. Eine tolle Collage und himmlische Aufnahmen sind das Valerie!
    Einen schönen Abend!

  8. lovely page, albeit with a 'censored' face! Nice to see sunny photos. Winter's coming soon.

  9. Gelungene Collage liebe Valerie. Dieses frische Grün leuchtet im Blau so richtig schön.
    Schöne Fotos, besonders der hübsche Baum mit dem leuchtend orangegelbem Laub .
    Liebe Grüße

  10. Its a fabulous page Valerie, I think I may be borrowing your censored face idea sometime this month. Super autumn harvest photos, we have had hailstones today, so it looks like winter is on its way.
    Yvonne xx

  11. Gorgeous page, I love the Gelli print background. The sunrises are beautiful. We are enjoying mild weather with sunshine :) Take care, xx

  12. Beautiful page and those sky photos are magnificent. hugs, tEresa

  13. Oh I love what you did with the challenge this time ♥ :) Great fall photos too ♥ Mini and I have seen several beautiful sunrises this week and I actually got her to stop long enough for some photos ♥

  14. Love your idea for the collages they turned out do great

  15. Love the vibrant colours of your collage and lovely pics too, that's a beautiful tree. Weather is freezing here, think we're due snow on the hills. brrrr xx

  16. This months journal prompt is so suited to you, todays page is wonderful. Love the colours love the page. XOXO

  17. Fabulous idea and page Valerie - the words you added made me smile.
    Love the photos - especially the last one, beautiful autumnal tree.
    Happy Sunday and wishing you a great week ahead. Gill xx

  18. Ein wunderschöne Seite! Sehr ausgewogene und harmonische Komposition! Toll!
    Einen schönen Sonntag für dich, LG, Annette

  19. Super art piece, Valerie! Absolutely gorgeous
    Fall pics.

  20. Your autumn photos are fabulous. I love the colors, the sunsets. And your page is great fun!

  21. What a fabulous page Valerie! I love your Autumn photos too ! Good to have some Autumn sunshine too! Hugs, Chrisx

  22. Fantabulous page and the censored face it too funny. That gold tree at the end of your pics is breathtaking! Wonderful pics! Hugz~Niki

  23. Loving that boy image. It looks great on the vibrant Gelli print. Love how you covered up the face too. :) Clever way to hide that face. And gorgeous sky scenes today and I wonder how many potatoes are in that giant pile. I bet a lot. Hugs-Erika

  24. LOVE the vibrant color combination in your newest project! Of course, they are matched only by the equally gorgeous colors of autumn-fabulous photos!

  25. Love it! You have to feel for the poor lad though with his censored face lol

  26. Stunning! Gorgeous!!! Love your art and I love the photos!!! So beautiful!

  27. Valerie, I giggled out loud and my husband wanted to know why- I had to show him your piece and explain! Very well done!!
    Jackie xo


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