Monday, 18 December 2017

It's party time at Simon Monday Challenge

Hi Everybody!

It's time for a new challenge at
Simon Says Monday blog
and our theme this time is
🎇 Party🎇
This is my third and last week as Guest DT
there, and the challenge will be running
for 2 weeks, which gives you plenty
of time to party in real life and to
join in! Thanks again to the great team
there for asking me, and  especially to Lols for her help
and patience showing me how to get the links etc done

 One entry is chosen each week and wins a fabulous
gift voucher!

I  made an A3 journal page. For the background I painted a layer of Gesso and textured it using a swirl design stamp. The figures were made with a home-made stencil and a Faber Castell Big Brush Pen. I used home made acrylic paint sprays to colour the background, and diverse small stencils for the 'confetti'. The lettering was done by hand. I added some ribbon scraps for my dancers to wave.

I'm looking forward to seeing YOUR entry at the challenge!

Some photos from this weekend -

Light and shadow:

The Rhine is full to the brim, but it was good
to see some blue skies:

The St Swidbert basilica:

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


  1. I love this beautiful and cheerful piece which has made me feel like partying right now. Lovely photos, glad you had a sunny day. The kids have all got sore throats again, no peace for the wicked! Hugs, Sarah

  2. This is indeed so very party project. Love all the colors and te dancing couple. It was so sweet to have you with us this month. Wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year! Hugs, Marzena

  3. This is a fabulous party on a page! I wish I was invited! I can hear the music and feel like dancing myself! the whole design of this is such a lot of fun and absolutely gorgeous! :-)

    It has been such a pleasure having you along with us! It was a short month but hopefully you would like to join us again in the near future :-)

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a fabulous 2018! :-)
    Lols x x x

    1. I have really enjoyed my time with you all, thanks for asking me and thanks again for all your help.

  4. Are you and your partner going to dance the night away? It's what I thought when I first saw this beautiful page. It was wonderful that you got to be a guest designer, and I love each of the projects you created, too. This one is beautiful.

    The water in the Rhine looks very cold. I hope you don't catch cold from the wind it gives off. Have a super day and thanks for sharing this awesome art.

  5. Such a fun party piece Valerie! Beautiful photos today, love the light and shadow one.

  6. I love your journal page, it's so festive with the bright colors and the fun dancing image. The background is fabulous too and goes so well with the theme. It's been fun having you here with us on the challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Cathie ♥

    1. Thanks Cathie, I have enjoyed my time with you all!

  7. Fabulous and joyful party page Valerie - it certainly makes me forget the cold weather with splashes of the lovely warm colours too.
    Congrats on being guest host.
    Hope all ok with you.
    Gill xx

  8. your entry is beautiful!! Perfect for celebration!!! The photos are so winter like ,, I love it!!!

  9. What a fun piece today!!!! Love it ♥♥ The photos are great too and I love seeing the river so full and flowing. Ours are all very low from the drought. I'm trying to do some baking and candy making today and it hasn't been going as planned so far... out of practice I guess :(

  10. Really fun page. Great for New Year's. Nice photos. Your light and shadow shot is stunning. hugs, Teresa

  11. You page truly captures the feel of party! Just looking at it, I feel ready to join in and party too!

  12. So full of movement, they are reaally swinging away, - a brilliant stencil and a fabulous page! And wow, the river is full, but so beautiful! I have wonderful memories of travelling by train along the Rhine from Holland to Mannheim, and of course loved hearing the stories of Die Lorelei and the Pied Piper of Hameln, though what that story has to do with the Rhine I don't know, but my mum always used to tell it when we were on that train... (I had relatives who lived near Mannheim, so we went there most years)...

  13. Its a fabulous fun party page. Those dancers look like they are having a great time.
    The photos of the Rhine look beautiful ,its a wonderful blue sky.
    Yvonne xx

  14. Was für eine tolles, farbiges und spassiges buntes Party -Bild!!!
    Toll wie schön der Rhein wieder ist bei dir und das Licht und Schattenfoto von deiner Pflanze ist grossartig fotografiert!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  15. Wonderful party page! It looks such a celebration of colour with the paint sprays and figure stencil that you made - perfect 😁. Those blue skies are beautiful! Wishing you a lovely week! J 😊

  16. Hi Valerie love your party page so colourful,i also love your beautiful pics,thankyou for sharing xx

  17. I def. want to be at this party!! fabulous design Valerie. And such lovely photos along the Rhine too!

  18. Oh I love this page! there are so many amazing colors in this page. Definitely party worthy. :)

  19. That page is so much fun Valerie. Great stencil. And a perfect theme for these next 2 months. Makes me want to dance a little bit too. :) Hope you don't get any rain either or the Rhine will be flooding that walkway. It is very high right now. Happy new week. Hugs-Erika

  20. Love your colourful party page Valerie! xox

  21. What a fun party piece- cutting the rug- right? heeehee
    boy, that Rhine sure does look cold- brrrrrrr
    Jackie xo

  22. How fun and festive! I love the splatters of bright colors! : )

    Simon Says Stamp!

  23. Wow! This looks like a great party! Love the little bits of ribbon that your dancers are waving! The Rhine does look full but such lovely blue skies - we are having grey day after grey day! Hugs, Chrisx

  24. Your party piece is so much fun! Love your photos! Gorgeous! Big Hugs!

  25. Lovely to see the blue skies in your photographs.

    All the best Jan

  26. Valerie, your page is definitely a party!! I love how you put the silhouettes on top and the outline of them under. The red scraps they are waving are very festive, and invite me in. It's been wonderful having you with us for the month of December, and I truly enjoy the beautiful photos you always share. Have a Merry Christmas and a blessed and joyful new year! hugs, Maura

  27. The Rhine does look beautiful in these photos. So do the sky, trees, and birds. :)

    Love your artwork too. So creative!


  28. This is such a fun and awesome project, Valerie-Jael. Love the beautiful colors and the whole wonderful design. It's so great to have you design with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this month. I truly enjoyed all your fabulous creations. Wish you happy holidays and a wonderful new year :)

  29. What a great piece! I love how you made your figures look like they had jumped right off of that background. Such a clever structure and I've so enjoyed seeing your work as our Guest Designer!

  30. What a festive projects! I love the joyful spirit that comes out of your work!It has been a pleasure to have you with us this this month! Barbara


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