Thursday, 5 October 2017

Autumn feelings

Hi Everybody!

I am slowly feeling a little better, but my energy levels are
still very low, so I am trying to take things a bit easier
just now. I did manage to make some tags and a journal page
though, but to balance it out I left out the house**rk.
Sooner or later things will hopefully be back to normal.
It's a cold, wet and stormy day here, so good weather for staying
home, reading and playing!

Here I made an A3 mixed media piece. The background was
brayered with yellow, ochre and orange, and then sprayed with
acrylics in red and yellow. I stamped into it with my scroll stamp
while it was still wet. The crow was painted using my home-made
crow stencil. The black looks rather bluish, sorry, but I
needed electric light as it is so dark today. The rest of the 
background was stenciled in Adirondack espresso and Archival
I am linking to Paint Party Friday, Elke's 'landscapes of the soul'
mixed media with autumnal hues

This fun mixed media tag is meant for Simon Monday Challenge,
a walk on the dark side, and Tag Tuesday, all creatures great and small.
Here the skellies (Sizzix die cuts) are taking a walk on the
dark side. The background was painted, brayered and given a coat 
of hologram varnish. The owls were punched; the bats are
also a Sizzix die cut:

The pre-dawn photos were taken a couple of weeks back:

These photos were taken in the garden where I live:

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


  1. ich bin gegeistert wieder so eine wunderschöne Seite für das Thema Seelenlandschaft. Der Hintergrund ist farblich abgestimmt vom Herbst wunderbar! Vielen Dank dir fürs mit machen bei AJJ.
    Das Grusel -Tag ist so lustig gemacht sag nur huhuuhuuhu dazu...
    Was für Fotos die Stimmung ist wunderschön und so viel rot herrlich an zuschauen.
    Bei mir heult der Wind und der Regen klatscht an die Fenster dass sie knacken immer wieder. Sturmflut haben wir auch!
    Ich wünsche dir noch einen schönen Nachmittag!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  2. Oh what a lovely post, your journal page is truly autumnal, and I love the fun tag. I sincerely hope you are going to rest this afternoon! Gorgeous photos as always. Hugs, Sarah

  3. Such a beautiful autumnal page linked to Elkes's theme, thank you - a super fun tag ! Nice autumnal impressions of your house garden! Get completely well soon!

  4. Beautiful sunrises and Autumn photos Valerie! I love your mixed media page too. xx

  5. A lovely page, love the colours and beautiful tag.

  6. Your AJJ, etc. page is beautiful. These are the feelings of autumn, that's for sure. Nicely photographed, too. I also like your tag. It's a great take on great and small.

    Your holly is wonderful. I've had mine for about 10 years or more, and have never had the berries. They make the bush. I also LOVE the moon shot. That feels ethereal.

  7. Glad to hear you are on improve Valerie. Getting better is the most important thing, but for me at least, doing a little helps my spirit improve too. Love the bird piece today. It feels like fall and is really pretty. And since I have gotten into Halloween art, am loving your tag too. Happy Thursday. Hugs-Erika

  8. The colors really capture fall and I love the silhouettes.

    So glad you are on the mend but do take it easy. That bronchitis is nasty stuff.

  9. Beautiful fall page, it's such a happy one. Lovely tags and I enjoyed the fall photos today. Good decision to leave the h...wrk till another time!

  10. I'm so pleased you are on the mend. I trust you have even more energy tomorrow. I love the blue in the bird. It really makes it stand out.
    You have a garden where you live! That is so cool.
    Hope your day sparkles.

  11. Wonderful Autumn page.I love the lettering and the crow. The skelly tag made me smile. Halloween is my favorite holiday. Fall has certainly arrived at your house. The photo of the red leaves cascading down the brick wall is beautiful. All the photos are. My favorite is the crescent moon. Glad your feeling better, and the housework can wait.

  12. Beautiful work. I adore the words that go with this one too. Cute Halloween tag! Those red leaves against the brink are stunning!

  13. I enjoyed the tags and the lovely photos. I do hope you get back to your normal self, hang in there. Greetings.

  14. Hoping that you get back to your normal self very soon Valerie and do take care of yourself.
    Gorgeous artwork and love the blue tinge on the crow which looks like the sheen on the feathers you often get.
    Lovely pics too especially the red creeper.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  15. Glad to read that you are feeling a little better! I started by looking at your T post but became worried so haven't left a comment there yet! I did look at your last two posts though and I must say that your journal pages are wonderful as are the photos! Autumn has arrived here too while we have been away but I have been trying to get caught up with paper work and sort out a few problems - hubby's phone, trying to get the photos of my phone, paying bills, unpacking and washing etc….etc…etc!! Take care, Hugs, Chrisx

  16. I'm glad to hear that you're feeling a little better Valerie, though I'm sure that housework will set you back weeks! I love your Autumn piece, with that wonderful quote and your skeletons are such fun. Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and I hope you're fully back on your feet really soon. Sue xx

  17. Glad you are feeling a bit better! Your journal page is lovely with the splashes of autumn colours and I love the quote 😁. Your Halloween tag is fabulous, it really made me smile with the skeletons and the spider fastening is spook-tacular! Such lovely autumn colours in your photos too - perfect 😀. Enjoy the rest of your week! J 😊

  18. Its a stunning autumn page with the black crow, I liked that quote as well.
    The tag is fabulous, fun, the mini skeletons look like they could be at a party.
    Lovely photos. Glad you are feeling better as the days are going by.
    The dreaded 'H' word can wait, look after yourself.
    Yvonne xx

  19. oh, so pretty! I love the fall colors on your mixed media piece. The squirl stamps in white are very faint but so lovely. They add just the perfect amount of contrast and texture.
    The pictures have so many amazing bright colors!

  20. I'm happy you are getting better!
    I really love both your art pieces!! Amazing crow and Amazing Halloween! They are both so cool!
    Gorgeous photos! Really enjoyed them!
    Big Hugs!

  21. So sorry you're not up to snuff. It's a hard one to shake and depletes your energy substantially. Wishing you well very soon..Love your banner tree photo just stunning. All the Autumn colours in your photos are so are your journal pages!

    Peace Giggles

  22. keep healing! these are gorgeous pieces of art and you've captured some dramatic skies in your photos! xo

  23. another wonderfully inspiring post<Valerie. I hope you feel totally better soon. Keep warm. I love your Fall themed piece with the birds. The colors are just right and the birds and other small animals are all very busy now. I got a kick out of the dancing "skellies"!

  24. Hope you feel better soon! I don't think I've done housework since our daughter arrived...oops. I particularly love your yellow page, so wonderful! Happy PPF!

  25. I'm glad to read that you are feeling a little better, Valerie! Your autumn piece looks great and your tag with the dancing skeletons made me smile.

    Your photographs are amazing as always <3

    Have a lovely weekend and take care of yourself,

  26. Good to know you're feeling a bit better. Forget the housework; there's always tomorrow. Lovey Autumnal artwork. Nice warm colours and I like the quote. Those skeletons remind me that Halloween isn't that far away.

  27. So good you're feeling a little bitter. Oh yes, no need for housework... it can always wait that's for sure!
    Gorgeous Autumn mixed media - pretty images.
    A clever take on Halloween, love the spider too!
    Such beautiful sky photos - pre-dawn is always special isn't it.
    Cheers, Happy PPF, and keep on the mend :D) xx

  28. Your background is spectacular for that dear little crow. Hope you are fit as a fiddle, sooner than soon. Happy PPF

  29. eine wunderschöne herbstliche seite,und die bilder vom herbst und den abendhimmel sind ganz toll.
    bei uns war es gestern sehr stürmisch und regnerisch,bäume sind umgefallen auf autos,richtig heftig das wetter zur zeit bei uns.
    ein schönes wochende.

    hugs jenny

  30. gorgeous autumnal photos Valerie! Love you autumn inspired journal page and taht tag is so fun. Looks like we both thought of the same quote too:) Happy PPF!

  31. Hope you continue to feel better. Lovely journal page and the is very cute.

  32. Great photos and the autumn inspired page is lovely the tag made me laugh, gorgeous. Hope you continue to feel better, the housework can always wait!

  33. Very dynamic autumn creation and lovely photos ~ feel better soon ~ sending lots of distant reiki healing hugs your way ~ xxx

    A ShutterBug Explores aka (A Creative Harbor)

  34. Thanks you for sharing your Autumn in art and photos. Your birds look like some grackles which visited my garden yesterday

    Happy PPF

    much love...

  35. Hope you get well soon! Awesome work, and some beautiful photos. Don't you just love Autumn!

  36. All your fall art is beautiful. Glad you are feeling a bit better. Sending healing energy.

  37. I love to come to your blog. Your awesome artwork and beautiful photos of your world. Both make my heart smile. Just visiting for PPF today. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Rasz

  38. Oh, my goodness...your painting is charming and SO pretty. The very essence of Fall. I am sad to hear you haven't been felling well. ((HUGS)) <3 Take care and will be praying over your energy level.

  39. Your project is amazing, love everything you created! The colors are so vibrant and deep!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we all hope to see you again next week!
    x Zoey

  40. Your page is so bright and sunny! Surely it helped to make you feel better, just a bit?
    Omgosh, that skellie tag has me giggling out loud!! How much silly fun is that!
    Great photos- I just love the holly and berries!

  41. I love the crow picture and background. The moon and the sunset are gorgeous. Blessings, Janet

  42. Eine wirklich tolle herbstliche Seite! Mir gefallen die Farben und die selbstgemachte Krähen Schablone sieht super aus!
    Vielen Dank fürs Mitmachen bei unserer Oktober Challenge bei Country View Challenges.
    xx Evelyn


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