Friday, 22 September 2017

Her heart was full of music....

Hi Everybody!

shine and Yvonne's 'colour in my world' challenge at 
Art Journal JourneyI have another A3 mixed media piece. 
This is the last of my doll pieces. The background 
was painted with acrylics, and then stamped and stenciled 
with various BG stamps using white paint. The round spots 
were stamped with the rubber on a pencil. I splashed some 
gold ink onto it to give it more shine. The alphas are from LaBlanche.
Her hair was made with strips of vintage music paper, dipped
into my vintage brown ink and curled around a pencil. The 
heart/body was cut from a graphic from the Graphics Fairy. 
I added gem stones to the notes. I sewed the paper to a 
background of cardstock to give it
more stability. The chipboard heart was painted with soft gold, and 
the ribbon has a gold edge:

Before the embellishments:

For Tag Tuesday, Joan's lovely 'Steampunk' theme, I made another
tag from recycled materials. The BG was stamped with distress oxides
peacock feathers using a stamp from Paper Artsy:

And I got some happy mail from a giveaway on Jenn's blog - thanks Jenn, 
the bookmark and stickers are gorgeous! It's so nice to get mail from

Today was a really nice day, and quite warm, which was a real
treat after the cold and wet days we had lately:

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


  1. She's gorgeous, and that background, WOW! Nice work, as usual! Happy PPF!

  2. Great post Val! Your doll is gorgeous, love the colours, and a great tag, too. The photos are lovely, as always. Nice to see blue skies and water again! I miss being able to walk about there! Enjoy the bookmark and stickers from your buddy, they are great, too. Hugs, Sarah

  3. valerie, du hast auch deine Fantasie spielen gelassen bei diesem Bild herrlich die Haare aus Notenpapier und das Herz ist voller Musik und die Schrift ist klasse!!!
    Wunderschön diees Journal!
    Der Tag gefällt mir auch sehr gut!!!
    Süss dein Gewinn hab viel Freude damit!
    Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Tag und ein happy PPF
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  4. The page is amazing with such beautiful everywhere on it. Love the musical hair idea and the wonderful background.

    Nice to see Mr Umbrella on your steam punk tag and another great background to show off the black pieces.

    Beautiful bookmark sent to you as well.

    How good to see the horses in their coats and a more autumnal look to the photographs.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Great background! I love your arty doll with her musical hair and heart Valerie!
    Your brolly man tag is great, and beautiful photos too!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and the sun shines for you!
    Alison xxx

  6. LOVE your art lady and her hair is amazingly cleverly created.
    Fabulous photos.xxHave a lovely weekend.xx♥ [aNNie]

  7. What creative art here again! That doll is so cute!
    It's nice to be back after a looooong summer holiday, let it come, autumn!
    Happy PPF!

    1. I missed you, you were really gone for a long time! Nice to see you back!

  8. She is a Wow of an Art Doll, I Love, Love her curly hair with the music strips.
    Its a Fabulous page Valerie with a super colourful background, thank you for all the support you are giving my theme at Art Journal Journey.
    Mr U. looks great on his Steampunk tag, that umbrella would be so useful here today.
    Beautiful photos of the sun through the trees.
    Yvonne xx

  9. Great little piece and lovely photos...xx

  10. What a glorious page and tag! The background you created with the stencils and stamps is amazing, and the green eyes of your doll and her pretty music sheet hair are beautiful 😁. I love the colours and design of you tag too - perfect! What lovely happy mail and it's nice to see the sunshine on your walks too. Wishing you a Happy Friday and Weekend dear Valerie! J 😊

  11. Glad you had a nice day. It looks beautiful outside. I always feel like I miss the September beautiful weather with back to school. :) I love this doll piece. That was a clever idea to make these pieces. Hope you are having a great Friday and first day of fall. Hugs-Erika

  12. WOW! Your artwork is amazing. I'm new here, which means I don't already know, so I'll just say I hope some of your work is in a gallery or featured at art shows. Your originality and color choices are reeeeeally good.

    (sigh) Horses and water... it looks like you live in paradise.

    Have a super weekend.

  13. Smashing artwork. Love your colour choice in your doll piece. Your tag is perfect and wonderfully done. Great autumn photos too.

  14. Wonderful artwork! So fun and colorful! Great photos too! Beautiful scenery! Happy PPF :)

  15. Gorgeous Valerie!! I so love her musical curls! Those background colors make me happy- some of my favorites!!

    I always love when you use the man die, You always work it perfectly into your art! Such a clever tag!
    Happy Friday and Happy weekend my friend! Hope all is well!
    Jackie xo

  16. Ha! Those music sheet curls are so fabulous! What a great idea! Love the tag too :)

  17. Your page sings. How clever to make curls for the doll. I love the tag. The silhouette reminds me of my dad in his hat and top coat. Enjoy your warm day!

  18. Your musical artwork is out of this world. I adore the hair and the added bling on the heart. A real gem!

    Your steampunk piece is great, too. I always love your sewing.

    It's been so hot here, I keep thinking those poor horses must be broiling. However, it appears to be much cooler there. Have a super Friday, dear.

    1. It is cold, and at night the temps drop more, so the horses need to be well dressed!

  19. Such a beautiful lady with music hair! And the background colors are wonderful. Happy PPF.

  20. A fabulous mixed media piece, the colours are lovely and I love her musical hair. Beautiful photos and a lovely tag too.
    xxx Hazel.

  21. Your lady is gorgeous and so creative ~ neat photos ~ love the capture of sunlight and the horses ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

    (A ShutterBug Explores)

  22. Such a cute doll page and fab tag and so many many amazing photos of your walk! Thank you for joining AJJ ! Happy start of the weekend.

  23. Gorgeous artwork Valerie and the background on the first one is really stunning. Congratulations on your lovely happy mail and great pics as always.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Fliss xx

  24. I especially love how you show the various closeups of your creation.

  25. Love the doll's curly hair! Enjoy your warm weather as we are.

  26. Your girl is fabulous. I adore her hair! The tag is fantastic too! We are going through cold rainy days right now but tomorrow is looking up in the forecast. Crossing the fingers for sunshine. :) The horses look pleased there.

  27. wow love your projects and the hair is just genius...thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

  28. What a fun piece! So cute how you did the hair, and I love the lettering also. Happy PPF!

  29. 'Heart Full Of Music ' is my favourite today. thank for a lovely post today. Happy PPF

    much love...

  30. Oh how beautiful your heart full of music piece is both in concept and in execution. The tag is amazing too. I love horses, it's lovely to see your photographs.

  31. OMGosh!! you are so artistically cleaver. That hair is FANTASTIC!! You are just too cool.

  32. I absolutely love your art doll! The musical hair and heart is so perfect for your quote. Your background is so full of vibrant colors. It definitely makes your doll pop to the front. And a fabulous masculine tag. Have a great weekend, Valerie!

  33. Lovely little music doll. Wonderful music curls for her hair.

  34. I just love her fabulous musical curls - she's such fun. More great steampunk work on the second tag and lovely photos again. Meant to say those sandcastles on your new header are simply amazing too.
    Alison x

  35. I adore your musical girl - her curls are so creative and she is very lovely!!! I love the color combo you used on the steampunk tag and the die cut man and gears!

  36. Her Heart Was Full of Music is so clever! And I love the steampunk tag. Such beautiful photos as well.

  37. just popping in to say thank you for the beautiful post card. It's actually inspired an idea. I'm going to be ordering postcards from to match my business cards and use them as thank you cards. Thanks for the great idea Valerie and thanks for the shout out above. You rock! So glad you liked the bookmark! Have a great and relaxing weekend.

  38. Your art lady is so cute! And, I love your tag!
    Beautiful happy mail!
    Stunning photos! Love them!
    Big Hugs!

  39. This is LOADS of fun. I love her curly musical hair -- what a great idea! And that background is so pretty.

    And of course I love your silhouette tag. You do that so well.

    Love photos. You really should be a travel ambassador!

  40. The Tag is great.. .. love steam punk. OH! no more dolls. . .love the dolls. Blessings, Janet

  41. love that art doll, the tag is go good, loving your snaps as well, so nice and green there


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