Tuesday, 5 December 2017

New Challenge at More Mixed Media

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge at
Our challenges are all anything goes, this time
with optional white. Mixed media projects of
all formats are welcome, and you have 2 weeks
to link to us.
I was not sure what to make - white is not really my
favourite, and in the end I cased one of my old
journal pages, just making it larger (A3) this time.
The BG was painted with gesso with a hint of blue here 
and there. The image is from Gecko Galz, and was glazed 
with Paper Artsy frosting glaze and then sprinkled with
some glitter. The snow balls were made with a puff pen 
in white, the stars were in my stash,
as was the glittery reindeer and the sled. The white trees
are TH branch trees. I used frosting glaze and structure
paste to make the ice and snow. The whole BG
was rubbed with ice Stickles.
I am also linking to Simon Wednesday Challenge,
anything goes.

The ice and fog from the weekend have been replaced
with damp, grey weather. I took some shots of the
Christmas decorations in the shop here:

The Town Hall:

The house with the lights is where my hairdresser is:

I was pleased to see that the gulls are getting into the 
Christmas spirit:

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


  1. This is a gorgeous journal page and I love everything about it. So much glitter and shine, really wonderful. Great photos, too, and I love the Xmas gulls, fantastic idea! Have a nice evening, hugs, Sarah

  2. Great piece of art you did very lovely journal page.also your photos are great like always,
    xx Dorte

  3. White is a hard color to work with, and you did a spectacular job. I really like how the blue pops. The shop windows are so tastefully decorated. I love the bookstore window the best with the green books piled to look like a Christmas tree. Clever. The seagull picture made me laugh especially the little guy with the antlers.

  4. Oh My! The colours of that image and the sparkly bits here do not give a way the fact that you don't do white often!! I love the trees! I am happy to have a peek in those shop windows and have a walk around your town! Of course even happier to see that the seagulls are feeling festive too! Hugs, Chrisx

  5. Lovely wintry mixed media page and the town is looking very Christmassy including the seagulls!

  6. Just loved your winter mixed media piece.
    Always enjoyable to see Christmassy scenes, thanks for sharing some more lovely photographs.

    All the best Jan

  7. Wow, you have created a gorgeous page. the whites, the textures, sparkles and images look fantastic.
    I loved seeing the shop windows, great photos and I had to have a smile at the birds in the Santa hats.
    Yvonne xx

  8. I really like this Valerie, white is such a difficult colour to use, but these images are so pretty, and the touch of blue and the sparkle gives it such a Wintery feel.It's good to see the seagulls getting into the Christmas mood too :-) xx

  9. I fell in love with this beautiful white mixed media piece. It is beautiful and looks a bit like a winter wonderland.

    I am starting to get in the Christmas spirit, especially after seeing that book tree in the shop. Very clever.

    I told you I got hungry for pineapple upside down cake, so today, after I mailed a letter/package to one of the 800,000 people in your city, I stopped by the grocery store and bought a can of pineapple rings, even though I have a fresh pineapple sitting on my counter. I also broke down and bought a cake mix, since it's been far too long since I made one from scratch. Now I have everything I need to make one myself. I hope mine turns out half as good as yours looked.

    1. I am sure your cake will be delightful. Cake mixes are mostly really good.

  10. Forgot to mention that I nearly fell over when I read that the focal image of your mixed media entry was a stamp! Stunning, even if it was recycled.

  11. Your journal page is so beautiful and elegant. I love it! How cute the gulls are in their Christmas attire too...

  12. Nice journal page. It was smart to redo an old journal page for certain. I like the snowy feel. (Not that I usually like real snow :) ). And I do like seeing the Christmas decorations. But I did notice in one photo there are still flowers, maybe geraniums in one photos window box. Thy're tough plants I guess. And love your Santa seagulls too. They're fun! hugs-Erika

  13. haha, love the hats on the seagulls, very cool indeed. Fabulous mixed media show piece and wonderful photos. Glad you received your card.xx[aNNie]🎄

  14. What a lovely creation!!
    Thanks for taking me window shopping!

  15. I enjoyed the window shopping, and the seagulls made me smile but the best thing of all is your beautiful journal page. Thank you for sharing so many gorgeous things. Hugs Barbara

  16. I adore your Wintery collage Valerie! It's beautiful!!!
    Alison xx

  17. Your project turned out really pretty, and I enjoyed the photos of your town, too! Thank you for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  18. Oh my gosh, Val, I love this piece. It would make the best Christmas card ever.
    And I enjoyed strolling through the streets, checking out the Christmas decos. So much fun. The little gulls were a hoot:)

  19. So gorgeous and full of old world Christmas charm! And I loved seeing the Christmas shops.

  20. nice blog. I will follow what you make. Have a nice day. groeten uit Nederland

  21. You may not like working with white, but it sure looks like you had fun doing it. Your wintry images are chillingly lovely.

    I've never worked in all whites before, but I once did an oil painting in nothing but Payne's gray and white. I think it'd be fun to do more paintings along that line, but with a single spot of scarlet somewhere in the painting... maybe a cardinal or a single flower, something like that. Just haven't found one of those elusive round tuits yet. :)

  22. Super beautiful and so elegant, wonderful art, a very magical and peaceful feeling! Your pictures are awesome..fabulous sceneries..so magical!
    Wishing you a fantastic day

  23. Lovely glittery page, love that image, it looks like something from a Russian fairy tale, very festive and wintry. The decortaions in your home town look lovely and festive too!

  24. You did a gorgeous job with this, Valerie. I love the yummy texture. hugs, Teresa

  25. Beautiful wintery page! I loved looking around your town at all the Christmas lights and decorations, and it's so nice to see that the gulls are getting into the Christmas spirit too ...lol 😉. Happy December! J 😊

  26. I think your rich gilded icon figures look great in the larger scale snowy landscape - white is just right for the time of year as a theme! Great to take a look at the Christmas decorations around town too.
    Alison x

  27. Wow, that frosting glaze and structure paste created a beautiful winter effect! Love the glittery Santa sleigh! Haha, I really had a chuckle at your Christmas seagulls, how fun! hugs :)

  28. wow,deine schneeseite ist großartig,ist das väterchen frost mit gemahlin??
    deine bilder heute sind klasse,besonders die vögelchen mit wintermütze sind lustig.
    wünsch dir einen gemütlichen tag.

    hugs jenny

  29. I love the magic and dimension of your pieces. And those shop windows just make me smile!

  30. I love these icy layers! What an amazing vintage image and beautiful design. Merry Christmas, Autumn

  31. Ach so schön dein Werk, erinnert mich an die Illustrationen russischer Märchen,ein Traum! Deine Fotos von den schönen Weihnachts-Dekorationen mit den Lichtern ist super in Szene gesetzt. Macht richtig Weihnachtsstimmung. Die Möwen mit Mützen sehen cool aus, super gemacht.
    Liebe Grüße

  32. You winter art piece is so beautiful! I love it! Gorgeous photos of the shops! I love the gulls! LOL! Big Hugs!

  33. Oh I do love this couple and this page Valerie!
    I think you should put together an icy journal with the collection you have started of these pieces- so beautiful!
    heehee Love the hats on the birds- you are too cute!
    Jackie xo

  34. What a beautiful page! I love the glitter and texture to it. So perfect for this time of year. The hats on the birds made me smile. :)


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