Monday, 4 December 2017

Icy Photo Inspiration at Simon Monday Challenge

Hi Everybody!

I am honoured to be acting as guest designer for the
Simon Monday Challenge this month.







The theme this week is 
'icy photo inspiration'.
The focus this week is on Paper Artsy Products,
all available from the Simon Says Store.


















Thanks to all the crew there for asking me!

One entry is chosen each week and can win a fabulous
voucher for the store:


For my DT piece
I made an A3 journal page. The background was 
painted with Paper Artsy fresco paints  
using a mix of blue and white, and stamped with a 
Jofy snow-flake stamp using white acrylic paint. 
The focal image from my stash was glazed with 
Paper Artsy frosting glaze. I used snow paste 
for the snow and coated it with some frosting glaze
 mixed with hologram glitter. The lace frame
 was stitched, as were the edges of the page.
 The trees were cut with a Hero Arts set, 
the reindeer were punched.






And I have some icy and misty weekend photos:












I hope to see lots of you joining in at Simon Monday Challenge!

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

40 comments:

  1. Gorgeous journal page Valerie;Jael :-) the background is fabulous, you captured the colours of the inspiration pics perfectly! the icy details are so beautiful! :-)

    Thanks so much for agreeing to be in the Designer Spotlight! It is a pleasure too have you along with us! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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    1. Thanks Lols and thanks for your help and advice.

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  2. Hi Val, that's great news, a real honour, have fun his month. Your journal page is gorgeous as always, love the rich colours, and lace. And how obliging that even the weather has changed to fit your theme and given you the right photos to match! Have a great week, look after yourself, hugs, Sarah

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  3. What an incredible honor, Valerie. Most impressive. You certainly did the challenge proud and that icy entry you created is out of this world. I still can't believe those reindeer came from a punch. All the details you added to make this even FEEL icy turned out super.

    Your fog photos turned out wonderful. I hope you didn't get sick taking those pictures. You certainly know how to capture fog, something I've never been able to do. Again, congrats on your guest designer position this month at Simon Says.

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    1. We have so much mist here being near to the river that we get lots of opportunities to practise!

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  4. This is gorgeous frosty page!!!!!!!

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  5. Simon chose wisely. Love the blue and white snowflake affect.
    Wondrous pics, very mystic. I 'borrowed' a couple.
    Have a day filled with sparkle.
    Hugs

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  6. love your A3 journal page great with frosty snow and all..also great photos you show love the misty winter look ;O))

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  7. What a wonderful lacy frame for your glorious icon. Congratulations on your guest spot at SSS - how exciting. Your frosty photos are beautiful too.
    Alison x

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  8. Your journal page is so pretty. The lace reminds me of icicles and I love the frosty snow and reindeer. I'm so happy to have you with us this month on the Challenge and can't wait to see what you create each week. Welcome!!

    Cathie ♥

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    1. Thanks Cathie, I'm happy and honoured to be joining you this month.

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  9. Congratulations! The piece is beautiful and so, too, are the foggy photos. I think fog is hard to photograph and you did a lovely job!

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  10. Your journal page is gorgeous, as are the icy and misty photos.
    Have a super week, hugs Barbara

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  11. Congratulations Valerie, your page is inspirational. The background detail, lace and focal image look beautiful.
    The frosty and misty photos look wonderful as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  12. I love it! really great photos:)

    irinathayer.com

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  13. wow the photos are beautiful AND your work of art is amazing, love this so much.xxxx[aNNie]🎄

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  14. Ganz zauberhaft dein Winter Bild. Mir gefÀllt d e r modellierte Schnee und die schönen schöne Spitze um das Motive herum.
    Deine Frost und Nebelfotos sind traumhaft schön.
    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe und schöne neue Woche.
    Sabine xox

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  15. Congratulations Valerie! What a wonderful start to your month! I love the frame you created and the fabulous Winter scene with the stags! Love those fog photos too! Hugs,Chrisx

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  16. Lovely icy piece and photos! Congrats on the designer role!

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  17. What a honor...Congrats! And it look like you had fun creating something wintry and sparkly. I love that lady as the focal point and your faux snow and lovely white trees. Gorgeous mixed media piece Valerie!

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  18. That is one exotic piece of art today. I really like it. Congrats for being chosen to be hosting. That's exciting. And I think your photos look exotic too. The mist, fog and icy covering really give an air of mystery. Happy new week. Hugs-Erika

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    1. I love being out when it's misty and icy, it is such a fantastic atmosphere.

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  19. Your page is so beautiful. Very delicate. I love the white and blue combination. The icy mist photos are very ethereal. I had to scrape ethereal from my windshield this morning. =^,.^= Is it July, yet?

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    1. Scraping 'ethereal' from windscreens is not a nice thing!

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  20. Congratulations Valerie! Wonderful art and misty photos!

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  21. Wow, I really thought the background was a kind of fabric! Great job with painting it and stamping with snowflakes. Lovely scene. Hugs! Marzena

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  22. Many congratulations on being in the Designer Spotlight for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this month and the page you created is stunning! I love the intensity of the blue with the pretty white snowflakes and lace, and the focal image looks amazing with the Frosting Glaze 😁. I'll definitely be sure to join in the fun with you this week. Wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊

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  23. Congrats Valerie - how exciting to be in the Desigern spotlight - a very unique page !
    Sorry for being so late - I missed this post on the weekend as it was busy here.

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  24. Really like your journal page, it does look pretty.

    All the best Jan

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  25. Woo Hoo Valerie, congratulations on your GD post! I love your frosty glazes, they go beautifully with the images. Gorgeous photo's too, who knew fog could look so good xx

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  26. Truly beautiful piece of art! Loved it!!
    Really love your photos too! They are magical!! I love when nature looks frozen! Big Hugs!

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  27. What a treat to have your creations featured this month on our Simon Says Stamp Blog! I have been a fan of your aesthetic for so long and enjoy your artwork and photography so much! I love how much texture you've added to this piece and the icy photos really brought the holiday season to life!

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  28. Gorgeous work of art, Valerie! Love the deep, deep blues and the lacy edging around your Renaissance style figure. Beautiful! Your photos are wonderful as always! hugs, Maura

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  29. Gorgeous project, Valerie! I love the Paper artsy frosting! Wow, it provides a neat effect!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    SImon Says Stamp!

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  30. VALERIE!!!!!
    HUGE Congratulations my friend!! How very exciting for you to be the guest designer! They could not have made a better choice!! Your work is always so beautiful and this Ice Princess just knocked me over- Outstanding Valerie!
    I am so happy you shared the steps as I was looking and looking and wondering...this is magical and soooo very beautiful dear friend!!
    Again, I am thrilled for you!!
    Jackie xo

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  31. welcome on board Valerie, your art journal page is amazing, so much beautiful detail and textures, looking forward to seeing what you make for next week...hugs kath xxx

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  32. Love love love your fabulous journal page, Valerie. The colors and texture are fantastic! It's so great to have you design with us this month. Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations. :)

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  33. This is so pretty, Valerie! Love the lace as a frame for the vintage image is gorgeous! So much fun to have you as our GD this monht! Welcome! Hugs, Sandra

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