Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Everything but the kitchen sink....

Hi Everybody!

It's a wet and stormy day, but quite welcome after the
very hot and humid days we have had. I was afraid I might blow
away with my umbrella, like Mary Poppins,  but it just tore the
umbrella and I got wet - refreshing!

Last week I got some
new goodies, including some iron powder and oxidation
medium. I used my diamond stencil with some structure
paste and then sprinkled the iron powder over the wet
paste. The oxidation medium was daubed on when it
was dry. The A4 page was a brush wipe one with some added
stamping. I added lots of the flying bits and bobs from my table
to collage it -fragments of old letters, books, paper napkins etc.
I splashed it with some white paint and did a bit of stitching
 to finish it off. And BIG thanks to Yvonne and Sandy for the
paper napkins!
I am linking to Art Journal Journey,
Rosie's theme of circles, and Paint Party Friday.

For Tag Tuesday, Michele's lovely theme of animals, I made
a digital tag, which I am also linking to Digitally made challenges:

Yesterday and today we had lots of clouds racing over the sky-
I love to watch them:

The evening sun lights up the trees:

And the moon was beautiful as always:

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


  1. Wow, Valerie, wunderschöne Seiten sind das wieder. Deine Fotos sind auch wieder so klasse.
    Danke für's erneute Verlinken zu ART JOURNAL JOURNEY

  2. Fantastic journal page, love all the many layers, very clever indeed. Great tag, too, and wonderful photos, especially that gorgeous moon! Hugs, Sarah

  3. We've had some very wet and windy weather too, not like June at all.
    Sorry to hear your umbrella got torn in the wind.

    Such lovely colours in your art work, and your photograph of the moon is beautiful.

    All the best Jan

  4. Beautiful page and tag and wonderful photos! Thanks for yet another entry to AJJ. Happy Evening.

  5. A stunning page Valerie with lots of wonders. The metal effects look great on it

    Fabulous tag again with all ti beautiful elephants amazing photographs as always

    We had a quick walk this morning then it has rained slmost all day until now

    Have a nice evening

    Love Chrissie xx

  6. Wow! LoVe this brilliant page! Your tag is wonderful too! Great photos - especially the clouds and the moon! Chrisx

  7. Wonderful effects with your new goodies, its a fabulous page, love the metal effects.
    Its a great animal tag with the line of walking elephants.
    We were out in all the wet today as well, sorry about your umbrella mishap, good weather for ducks today, my mum would have said.
    Yvonne xx

  8. Very cool art today (again!). I love your African tag and your journal spread is really cool. That oxidation powder is really neat. I have never heard of this, but boy, what great effects! And your moon photo is fabulous for sure. We've had so many clouds and rain that I don't know if I've seen the moon in a few weeks. Happy mid-week. Hugs-Erika

  9. Gorgeous page, sounds like you had fun with it and beautiful clouds!

  10. YOu can tell how advanced my mixed media is these days. When you said iron powder and oxidation medium, I thought you were talking about medicine supplements!

    I love this piece -- tons of layers (that iron and oxidation is very effective!) and great colors. Lovely skies!

    1. Hmm, perhaps I should try a spoonful or too!

  11. How beautiful your page is and I love the tag too. The iron element looks lovely. Gorgeous photos too and wow that moon!

  12. Wow, oh wow. Those new iron powder and oxidation medium turned out great. I like the results. I also like the way you incorporated everything on the page and added your very precise sewing, too. I love, love, love it.

    I wish I was more into animals. You have shown some perfect examples, and I would love to join in, but my mind is simply a blank. You have made a beautiful tag today and the elephants are so lovely.

    The moon shot is out of this world. It is so clear and detailed. Very impressive.

  13. Love this page and the technique, serviettes and gorgeous colours. Amazing moon in that photo.xx [aNNie]

  14. Valerie, your art journal page and your tag are so wonderful and beautiful! You created amazing pieces of art!
    Heavenly cloud photos...so lovely. And that moon...wow!
    Rain can be so refreshing. I love the rain.
    Big Hugs💕

    1. True! I enjoyed getting wet and windswept yesterday after all those hot and humid days.

  15. What a fantastic journal page - love all the textures!! The digital tag is awesome! I love the moon photo.

  16. Ohhhhh♥ I really love the art today! Great photos and that moon shot is really awesome ♥♥♥♥

  17. Wow! I love love your Tuesday Tag (those elephants!) and that oxidation medium is so cool! What a fun thing to play with and I love what you did with it! xo

  18. *wow* was für fantasievolle Journals!!!! Das erste ist so toll mit all den schönen Dingen.. eine wundervolle Kombination! Das Zweite wie süss die Elefanten und das Thema Respekt vor der Natur hast du grossartig dargestellt ein Kunstwerk für sich wieder.
    Deien Himmelfotos mit den Wolken sind so schön mit dem Mond so nah und doch von usn so weit weg!
    Ich wünsche dir eine schöne Restwoche!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

    1. Danke, ich bin immer wieder total fasziniert vom Mond

  19. Beautiful layers, texture and design on your journal page Val. Thanks for sharing lovely photos.

  20. Hello Valerie! Your table must have so many interesting 'bits and bobs' on it... I'd love to visit and have a rummage through them all. This week's art is so beautiful, I adore the chickens who are amongst your gorgeous designs.
    A shame about the wet weather, but yes ... it is refreshing ;D)!!
    Beautiful clouds against the blue sky and those evening photos are always so pretty.
    Lovely to catch up with you Valerie. Have an enjoyable weekend and a very Happy PPF! xx

  21. Your page is just beautiful! Also the digital art is wonderful. We are hot and humid this week, have had 6inches of rain as well. Makes paint dry VERY slowly! Happy PPF

  22. First, what a wonderful painting! I have never tried oxide powder. Those irony routes have a gorgeous look and shine! I also love your Respect the beauty of the nature! Lovely clouds and sunbeams. And a gorgeous moon, wow!

  23. Beautiful, such eye candy, a magnificent art piece, so many juicy details! I love that moon!

  24. Oh, Val! I love the effect of the iron powder and oxidation medium (aka, rust, tee hee!!) Happy Sagittarius full moon and PPF!

  25. wow awsome, love the one with the elephants. great effects you used.

  26. Amazing work! I love them all.
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

  27. Fabulous, love the elephant tag.

  28. Your two art pieces touched my heart! I love the quotes!! I love your designs! Amazing photos! Beautiful moon! Big Hugs!

  29. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Digitally Made. Hope to see you again next time.


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