Saturday, 15 July 2017

Feathers and flowers

Hi Everybody!

Enjoy your weekend! It's stopped raining here, so hope to be able to
walk a but more today, although the rain was really necessary.

I recently re-painted a 4" canvas using left over blue and turquoise
paints from another project. I gave it a final coat of hologram
paint, a transparent paint with tiny pieces of hologram foil in
it, and it makes a wonderful sparkle. I added a large temple leaf
from Prima, also painted with the same paint, and a large textile
flower from Prima. They were both on an old project which
I dismantled. The wings were molded, painted with gesso and
the same sparkly paint, and I added 2 feathers.
'Feathers appear when angels are near'

I am linking to Simon Monday Challenge, distress  it
and Eclectic Ellapu, summer colours

For Art Journal Journey, Elizabeth's theme of summertime love,
 I made a digital piece, using a rose painting
I made some time back on a blue,painted and distressed background

And some more photos from the botanical gardens:

It was interesting to see that the wild geese always surrounded
the young geese to keep them safe  when we appeared:

More photos to follow!

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


  1. Hi Val, good morning! I'm up early again, the kids are all excited for some reason! Love the pretty canvas, gorgeous colours too, and the journal page with the roses is magnificent. The photos from the botanical gardens are lovely, it really is a beautiful place. Enjoy your day and see you soon! Hugs, Sarah

  2. wie hübsch die Arbeit ist mit der Feder und Blume sogar der Stengel und die Flügel eines Engel.. so bezaubernd!
    Dein Blumenbild Summertimelove ist wunderschön mit dem Spruch!
    Herrlich auch die Blumenfotos und den Gänsen!
    Ich wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  3. Wonderful everything in your post today Valerie

    The little canvas is so beautiful and your hand made wings look gorgeous in pink. Great to see the feather and also see some in your photographs as well.

    The summer page is stunning with the effects on the roses giving it all a dreamlike quality.

    Such an amazing place you visited with the fantastic wild look of the flowers and the amazing geese photographs. I have never seen geese with babies and it is good to know that they protect them so well

    Have a great day

    We have rain forecast today but it seems to be forecast every day then not much arrives at all.

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Oh my goodness what a fabulous post. Love your canvas and the feathers. Just stunning.
    The little duckies look just like the ones I saw whilst walking around our local duck pond today....on such a glorious day and after our rain the pond was sparkling clean for the ducks. Hope you continue to enjoy your weekend.xx [aNNie]

  5. I've never heard of hologram paint, but I love the canvas and the shimmer you got. It's truly lovely. I really like how the wings compliment the feathers. The composition of this canvas is brilliant.

    I absolutely adore the Art Journal Journey entry. I agree about the roses and their thorns. I've been scratched several times just removing the dead flowers. It's a great quote.

    Gotta love those beautiful flowers. I'm so impressed by the many varieties you found. Ironic that our geese are so tame, they don't feel threatened at all around our neighborhood. In fact, I've seen cars that had to stop because they were lying in the road. It'd odd these geese felt threatened.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely journal page with us at Art Journal Journey today, dear. And thanks for sharing these awesome photos of the botanical gardens, too.

  6. Beautiful art and photos ! Amazing! Happy weeend!

  7. Gorgeous canvas, the colours and details are so pretty! :-)

    Lovely photos too :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

  8. Your flower canvas is so pretty with its fabric petals, feathers and sparkle! The rose painting is beautiful and creates a stunning digital piece. I enjoyed visiting the botanical gardens with you too, it looks such a lovely place to explore and your photos are fantastic! Have a great day and enjoy your weekend too! J 😊

  9. such a fabulous canvas Valerie xx Love the colours and details of the wings, hessian and feather. Your digital make is fabulous too and as always I enjoy your beautiful flowers. Its horrible with rain here and we have had the poorest summer so far...fingers crossed the sun returned even for a few days each week xx
    TFS and best wishes
    Annie xx

  10. lovely reworked canvas and a beautiful summer page! The botanical gardens are so lovely!

  11. Fabulous photos and post Valerie.. my favourite was your first piece - that is so very beautiful and I love and believe that wonderful quote.
    Have a great weekend.
    Gill xx

  12. Your art is lovely as always but what really grabs me in this post are the magnificent colors and textures of the flora and fauna at the gardens. What a gorgeous spot.

  13. A gorgeous mini canvas Valerie and super photos, I really like the one of the feathers. We've had a lot of rain too and it's much cooler today. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Xx

  14. The little canvas is so beautiful ♥♥♥♥ Love your summer journal page also. All of the photos from the gardens are so pretty !! If it weren't so flipping hot here I'd go to visit ours. Thant will have to wait for a cooler day.

  15. Die geflügelte Blume sind wunderschön aus auf dem herrlich blauen Hintergrund. Das digitale Rosenbild ist auch klasse. Die Photos von all den schönen Blumen und Tieren gefallen mir sehr, den Schmetterling und diese Nilgänse hast wieder super eingefangen.
    Auch das Federbild gefällt mir sehr,sieht fast wie der Beginn eines Nestbaus aus.
    Liebe Grüße und happy weekend.

  16. Is so beautiful mini canvas and photos.

  17. I love your pretty canvas, nicely designed!
    Of course I also enjoyed my morning walk with you, thanks!

  18. The photos from the gardens are wonderful. What kind of geese or ducks are those brown ones? Do you know? I love your little feather tactile!

  19. It is a beautiful re worked canvas, the colours are gorgeous.
    The quote on the journal page was lovely ans goes so well with the lovely roses.
    More wonderful photos, it was good to see the wild geese walking.
    Yvonne xx

  20. That hologram paint is amazing. I gives such cool results which really elevate your piece. And the roses are lovely and so are your views of the botanical garden. I am really enjoying these visits. :) Happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

  21. I love your piece with the wings, feathers, and soft blue green palette. The botanical garden is absolutely beautiful!

  22. Love your fabulous creation! The embellishments are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  23. Love your beautiful heart tag! Really pretty :)

  24. I love the feather and rose artworks. They are beautiful! The goslings photographs are so wonderful too.

  25. I love your digital piece and I love your canvas! You have many angels watching over you! Beautiful garden photos!! Love the Canadian Geese! Big Hugs!


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