Tuesday, 8 August 2017

This and that and the moon

Hi Everybody!

For Art Journal Journey, Jo's challenge of 'Poetry in motion', I have
an A4 journal page. The BG was painted with blue and gold, and the edges 
sewn. I made a golden 'skin' from acryl paint and matte gel, and 
stamped it with the Frida Kahlo stamp when it was dry (it needs about 24 
hours to dry). I sewed the skin over some cheese cloth, lace and gold 
mesh,  and added feathers, beading and 'earrings' as embellishments.

For my 'use your scraps' challenge at Tag Tuesday
I used various scraps of paper which I cut into tag forms
and sewed together. The craft tag in the top layer was stamped with 
an image from CI

The moon last night was fantastic, I couldn't stop taking photos.
It was wonderful to watch the moon rising over the horizon
and sailing up into the sky.
Sorry if you are not a 'lunatic'!

I will announce the winner of my postcard tomorrow!
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by.


  1. A page that has everything wonderful and a tag with amazing sewing. Then the photographs as well for lunatics everywhere.

    A fantastic post Valerie that highlights some of your many talents

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Another wonderful post, love the 'golden' Frida and the beautiful tag. The photos of the moon are spectacular, I'm happy to be a lunatic! Have a nice evening, hugs, Sarah

  3. Stunning moon shots! Your Frida page is beautiful as is your tag from scraps.

  4. Love your golden Frida piece with the lovely embellishments and the CI tag is so pretty.
    Wonderful photos of the moon, especially with the tree silhouette.
    Avril xx

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    1. Wow, what a stunning page for Art Journal Journey! You have illustrated Frida perfectly and the quote is such an inspiration 😀. Your use of fabrics is amazing, I love the layers you have created and also the rich gold of the silk which you cleverly stamped with Frida and the quote. All the little details are wonderful and those beads are exquisite! The little girl on your lovely tag is so pretty and oh, that moon must have been spectacular to see 😀. Thank you for joining in the fun and wishing you a lovely evening! J 😊
      p.s. second attempt has spelling corrected ...Lol 😀 J x

  6. its funny we all look at the same moon ;O)) gives a kind of togethernes/cohesion. Lover your journal page and tag to

  7. I'm very much a luna-tic. These photos are out of this world. I've no idea how you do that.

  8. Brilliant pieces Valarie, Frida looks amazing, and what gorgeous photo's of the moon xx

  9. Frida on gold looks beautiful, its a fantastic page.
    Wonderful layers and sewing on the tag as well.
    The moon photos were stunning, you must have been watching it in the sky for quite a while to get all those great shots.
    Yvonne xx

  10. wunderschön von der grossartigen Frida mit dem tollen Spruch das Journal! Das Tag ist auch wunderschön!
    Deine Mondfotos sind ja grass grossartig fotografiert!!!!Ich liebe ihn auch ..
    Gute Nacht, trÀum schön!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  11. Oh the tags are wonderful! I love them. The moon photos are so beautiful too.

  12. That moon is fantastic. I didn't get to see it since it is late when it finally gets over the trees here, so I enjoyed your photos. And the tags are great too. I love the skin you made. It works really well for stamping and adding great texture to your tag.:) Hugs-Erika

  13. Oh the moon, just fantastic ...
    Lovely photographs, I am so pleased you shared them here.

    All the best Jan

  14. Those moon shots- just amazing. I can't believe how many fantastic shots you captured. Wow!

    Beautiful job on your journal page and TAG. Love the colors. :)

  15. I've never been able to get a "skin" to stay together, yet you not only created one, you stamped on it, then sewed it. It is wonderful!

    Simply fabulous moon photos. I missed it, I guess. I was on the computer. I am in love with your shots.

  16. Oh my gosh. You got some of the best moon shots, I've ever seen!
    Love the blue in both pieces.

  17. AMAZING POST. LOVE THE MOON photos you are one of a kind..hugs.xx[aNNie]

  18. Fascinating post! Thank you for joining AJJ again!Happy Wednesday!

  19. fazinirende frida seite,einfach wundervoll,die federn dazu sind traumhaft,dein tag ist auch wunderschön.
    einen schönen tag dir.

    hugs jenny

  20. Your journal page is so beautiful, and I love your tag and photos of the moon Valerie!

  21. This is so beautiful,such lovely colours

  22. Got to love her earring.
    I can't get over those moon shots.
    YOU have a great one.

  23. Amazing post, Dear!
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    Please follow me back - Sunny Eri: beauty experience

  24. OMGOSH!!! Valerie! Your Frida tag is exquisite!! I Adore everything about it! My gosh you are so clever my friend!!
    Love your scrap tag as well and I am totally a Lunatic as well!! LOL Your photos of the moon are fabulous!! I can't believe the detail in some of those photos! Well done!

  25. Your photos make my day. How do you get such wonderful pictures of the moon. What kind of camera do you use and what lenses? Thank you so very much for sharing your work with we mortals.

  26. Brilliant Frida page and a great tag! I love making skins but usually end up breaking parts off as I try to use them! Really great moon shots! Hugs, Chrisx

  27. Val!! Amazing post! Love both your art pieces! They are truly breath taking and heart moving! And, I LOVE your moon pictures!! WOW!! Big Hugs!

  28. Try as I may, I never get moon shots like that. These take my breath away and I can only imagine how divine it was in person.

  29. Wow that photography is so amazing...speechless!! Do you sell anything on shutterfly? Wow... and the artwork is gorgeous too!! Glad I didn't miss this one!!

    Peace Giggles


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