Thursday, 8 June 2017

A man of words and more

Hi Everybody!

Last week I bought some new goodies from LaBlanche shop.
They also had lots of special offers, including these large
door hanger sets made out of chipboard, which 
only cost 1€ each, so I stocked up on several different ones
at that price. I gave it a base coat of cream coloured
acrylic paint, used structure paste through my diamond
stencil to give some texture, and then collaged various
bits and bobs of napkins. The man, I'm calling him
Sir Jasper, was given an extra coat of brown paint. I added 
the diamond shaped rub ons and then crackled him
with Deco Art crackle. When it was all dry I rubbed
some soft gold paint into the cracks, round the edges, and 
onto the hanger itself. Then I added the
decorations, some of which were rusted with the
wonderful iron powder and oxidation mixture I showed in
my last post. The suitcases are a chipboard sticker which
was gifted me, I roughened the edges and then rubbed some 
gold into them. And there's a story to go with it:

Sir Jasper is a kind gentleman, but has always
been extremely forgetful, and has a bad habit
of being late. His mother bought him 
an XL pocket watch to hang from his lapel so he
he at least always knows the time. He needs to catch
a train to London in 2 hours time, and is searching
for the key to open the safe, which contains some valuables
he must take with him. Unfortunately he cannot remember
where he hung the key. Will he remember in time to
finish packing and catch the train?
What do you think?

I am linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin,
and to Simon Monday challenge, masculine. 
(Happy to say I was in the designer spotlight there last week).
I am also linking to Altered eclectics, anything goes, 
and Rhedds creative spirit, anything goes









For Rosie's challenge at Art Journal Journey I did some
digital playing and came up with this fun piece:


At the end of our road the town gardeners have once again
planted a wild flower mix on the little patches of earth
where the roads meet, and they make a lovely sight:
















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

47 comments:

  1. OMG, der Türhänger ist sowas von obersuperbrilliantgenial gestaltet, liebe Valerie, Deine Journalseite mit den Kreisen gefällt mir auch sehr gut, naja und Deine Fotos sind - wie immer - eine Augenweide

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  2. A super tag with all the new goodies you have - I am sure he will make it in time and a fun page for AJJ, thank you for linking!
    Lovely photos from your area!
    Happy Thursday
    Susi

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  3. Fantastic door hangers for the a very cheap prize Valerie and the one you have made is amazing. I think that the old gent will have lots of time to catch the train as when he gets to the station they tell him his ticket is for the next day--'how forgetful can one get', he asks himself.

    Great page for Rosie's challenge with the fun faces. I used to to drawing faces in circles when I was a doodling in the margins at school. I wonder what that says about me?

    What an amazing idea to put wild flowers in the road spaces. Not sure our council would approve but I definitely do.They look so fresh and beautiful.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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    1. Haha, I love your solution, that could be me going a day early by mistake!

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  4. Love the door-hanger, elegant and fun, I think you should have called him Sir Peter, as I know someone who needs a large pocket watch like that! Fun circles page too, and love the idea of the wild flowers by the wayside. Have a fun outing, hugs, Sarah

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  5. Wowzer, look at that awesome tag full of gorgeous elements and goodies. Love it and love the gorgeous photos.xx [aNNie]

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  6. Stunning project! Love the texture you have created. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month, Jane (DT) :) x

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  7. Your door hanger (and the story) are fabulous and I love your circle page! I love it when councils plant up areas with wild flowers that seem to go on for a long time too! Hugs, Chrisx

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  8. Die Blütenmischung ist so schön ich liebe es wenn es an den Strassen so blüht mit den Wildblumen!
    Ich habe so was auch einen Blumenkasten und jetzt fängt es an zublühen.
    Dein Tag ist mit diesen vielen kleinen Einzelteilen wunderschön geworden ich mag diese Art und das Journal mit den Kreisen ist so lustig ...toll
    ausgedacht!
    Schönen Tag wünsche ich dir!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

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  9. Your door hanger is stunning, and a cute digital piece today! I love the wildflowers I wish they would do that here.

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  10. I like your projects and so beautiful flowers :)

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  11. Good finds at the LaBlanche shop Valerie. I love Sir Jasper-what a dapper guy he is. And your circle page made me smile this morning.:) Its another fantastic page. Wow- those wildflowers look fantastic. I love the assortment. :) I love poppies but when I plant them they never come back a second year so I have given up. :) Happy Thursday. Hugs-Erika

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  12. What a darling door hanger!
    Life sure does go in circles:)
    What a lovely patch of flowers at the end of the road.
    Have a great one.
    Hugs,

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  13. Its a fabulous door hanger and you added great details.
    I think the gent will miss his train, because he forgot to re- set his watch when when he came home from a visit to the UK. where we are currently I hour behind Continental time.
    The circles page is also great fun, the faces in the circles made me smile.
    The wild flowers look lovely, they will be super for the insects and butterflies to visit.
    Yvonne xx

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  14. Oh the door hanger is marvelous! It's beautiful and I love the story too. I think he will just barely make it on time, well, I hope so anyway... The wildflower photographs are so pretty also.

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  15. I love your door hanger. A combination of whimsy, charm, fun and very nice work! I should make one for my guest room door!

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  16. Very cool! You certainly turned some bargains into some great pieces of art with so much character and texture — love it!

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  17. Fantastic project. Love the texture and those great little details. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  18. Oh yes, who could resist those door hangers at that price! Well done... and you've used them to such good effect. Very creative and fun :D)
    Aren't those flowers terrific in all your photos... they're like mini cottage gardens. I can just see the smiles they encourage as people see them, just as you've shared with us.

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  19. Dieser Türhänger sieht phämomenal aus, gefällt mir besonders gut. Die seite zum Kreise-Thema ist auch wieder witzig gestaltet,super. Na und die schönen Wildblumen hast du auch wieder schön eingefangen. Toll daß die ursprünglichen Schönheiten endlich wieder kultiviert werden, wo sie doch jahrelang ausgerottet wurden auf unseren Feldern, obwohl man weiß daß sie eigentlich nützliche und schützende Begeleitpflanzen des getreides sind. Sparen so jede menge giftige Spritzmittel.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine

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    1. Da hast Du Recht, aber besser später Einsicht als nie!

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  20. Hi Valerie! I love, LOVE your first work of art! So creative and beautiful. I think he found his pocket watch when he was packing and just made it to the train station in the nick of time!!! YAY!! And I love the adorable digital image you created for AJJ! And WOW! Your photos of the flowers are absolutely gorgeous, my friend. Thank you so much for sharing them and your art with all of us. And thanks also for always visiting my blog and leaving kind comments! HUGS!! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  21. Beautiful, amazing textured art!! Live seeing your flowers, too. Happy PPF!

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  22. fabulous door hanger Valerie!! Your circle page is such fun:) Love seeing the poppies and other flowers all about. It sure does make it pretty. Happy PPF!

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  23. Love the texture! Great close-ups.

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  24. The door hanger is wonderful. It makes me want to find my structure paste and make some art with texture. Love the richness of the colors.

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  25. Fantastic art work with lots of smart details! I'm so happy to see these wildflowers, beautiful and goodies for the bees and the other wingy insects. (I don't think wingy is a correct word??) :)

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    1. Winged insects is the usual term but wingy sounds much, much nicer, and from now on I will use your word!

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  26. Love the piece and story of Sir Jasper - looks like one of my ancestors from Bath on his way to relatives in London - hope he didn't miss his train!
    Lovely array of wildflowers...
    Have a great weekend Valerie :)
    Gill xx

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  27. Happy PPF; thanks for the interesting art and lovely wildflower photos

    much love...

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  28. Summer is definitely unfolding your way too! Such beauty and creativity flowing here!

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  29. Amazing texture on Sir Jasper! Awesome door hanger. So much grungy goodness. Happy Weekend!
    Kate

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  30. I think the door hanger, and the story, is just great.

    Those wildflowers are lovely, such a good idea to do this.

    All the best Jan

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  31. This is such a gorgeous creation! Love the beautiful colors and embellishments! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  32. WOW such so much texture and artistry involved in your door hanger - beautiful work. Thank you for joining in with this month’s challenge over at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit and hope to see you in our future challenges

    DT – Rhedd’s Creative Spirit
    Mother Hen – Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen - Eclectic Ellapu
    Personal blog – Handcrafted by Ellapu

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  33. back again with my other DT hat on - like i said above love everything about your doorhanger. Thank you for joining in with this month’s challenge over at Altered Eclectics and hope to see you in our future challenges

    DT – Rhedd’s Creative Spirit
    Mother Hen – Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen - Eclectic Ellapu
    Personal blog – Handcrafted by Ellapu

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  34. I love Sir Jasper..I love your door hanger..fabulous textures and rich colours..a truly gorgeous piece for our challenge this month at Rhedd's Creative Spirit..x

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  35. Sir Jasper looks really cool, doesn't look the forgetting type. :)
    Your bloom pics are all awesome, could be made into postcards!

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  36. Your art is amazing! I think he found the key! LOL! Love your digital piece too! Those wild flowers are so beautiful! What a great idea for those patches of earth! Big Hugs!

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  37. Such amazing texture and details!

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  38. Spring has brought her flowers, and summer will be coming soon. I adore your photographs of flowers, and I LOVE your artwork. How creative you are! Very pretty--I like the textures and colors you've used.

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  39. I love this! love, love, love, love! I think Sir jasper needs to catch a train up to Leeds instead! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

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  40. Beautiful! Love the textures and layers you created.Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative spirit this month, Good Luck. Rupa

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  41. What a fantastic door hanger! It gives the feel you are entering another world when you open the door - love! Hugs, Autumn

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  42. I too love the textures. Thank you for sharing your art and a little peek into your community too! From Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge.

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