Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Wednesday this and that and the neighbour's cat

Hi Everybody!

It's the middle of the week already, time is flying by as always.
I am sharing an A3 mixed media page. The BG was brayered with acrylics in a mix of white, sky blue, pink and green - I needed some springlike colours to cheer myself through this icy cold weather we are having just now. The Banksi balloon girl, the birds and the hearts were stenciled using Archival ink. The floating feathers were stamped and water-coloured.

I am linking to Simon Monday Challenge, love is in the air, and to Simon Wednesday challenge, it must be love, and to That's Crafty, I heart you. 
And on Friday I will link to Paint party Friday

The cold weather has at least given us blue skies and sunshine:

And if you're wondering about the neighbour's cat - well, he hasn't got one!

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


  1. Another wonderful journal page, love the colours, really spring like. The sunrise photos are gorgeous, and I love the circuses in the snow. And that is a good one with your neighbour's cat! Hugs, Sarah

  2. lol- about the neighbor's cat!

    Love your journal page. The colors, quote, and design is lovely. So true!

    Your pictures are wonderful. Bringing some color and nature to us- which I love to see. Those purple blossoms are very hopeful! :)

  3. A3! That's a big, beautiful page Valerie! X

  4. Wish we had some sun to ;O)) just grey grey grey and snow flakes great post this

  5. Well, I was about to rave on and on about your wonderful piece with the balloon hearts -- and then I saw those marvelous crocuses in the snow. Very nice shot -- great lighting and I love the contrast of the lavender and the white. What a sign of spring! It will be awhile before I see some of those here so today I bought some in a pot! They'll have to keep me going for awhile!

  6. what a fabulous piece Valerie and you really got me with that cat !!! I was scrolling through hoping to see it x Your photographs as always are stunning

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  7. Beautiful piece Valerie - you certainly created a wonderful springlike background with a lovely glow.
    Nice photos - the skies always seem a lot bluer when its really cold - I think the cold weather is here for a while yet unfortunately.
    Hope you're having a nice evening and keeping warm and snug.
    Gill xx

  8. Hello Valerie, beautiful artwork - I love it, so cheerful.
    Your skies are gorgeous and the bird silhouettes as they sit on the tree are lovely. Also, those purple flowers peeking through the snow are so sweet.
    Warm hugs xx

  9. Hi Valerie love your mixed media page ,love those colours,well done my friend ,lol about the cat ,love your pics thankyou for sharing xx

  10. What a lovely piece Valerie, so happy, and I love the Banksy stencil. You have beautiful Spring flowers even if they are growing in the snow, and I think your neighbour should definitely get a cat xx

  11. That is a wonderful background colour for yoyr super page. We could do with more blue skies and hopefully springtime. Its frosty and grey here.
    The flowers looked lovely coming through the snow.
    Yvonne xx

  12. Love the Springy Art today, The colors remind me of warm sunshine. Which I'm longing to feel on my skin! Love all of the photos. You have some of the most amazing sunrises and I never get enough of the old ruins and river photos.
    Maybe your neighbor should get a cat and then you could write about it :)

  13. Love the colours on your page Valerie, a really lovely page! Wow those photos! I never see sunrises like that! We woke up to snow on Tuesday morning and last night was really cold - minus 6c! We are home now with proper walls!! Hugs,Chrisx

  14. I love the floating feathers and the watercolor-ish background. Wonderful journal page Valerie!

  15. Beautiful page! It's cold in Toronto as well. Beautiful crocus popping out in your photo!

  16. Hi Val,
    What a lovely piece. The Valentine Balloons and the birds are truly flying free.
    Those lavender flowers are beautiful in the snow, aren't they.
    Guess what. I was at an art auction that included Peter Max's Umbrella Man. Yes I did think of you:)
    I'll be back and posting Friday.
    Wishing you a warm and colorful day.

  17. We have a saying here that the snow is nature's fertilizer, and maybe all the green was helped by that snow. Good thing those crocus bulbs are pretty hardy. Loving those heart shaped balloons on such a luminescent sky. It's a cool page Valerie. :) Hugs-Erika

  18. Brilliant and interesting post as always. The flowers are so beautiful.xx[aNNie]

  19. Love the blue of your journal page. I want to grab hold of a balloon and float away from this Winter weather. If only blue skies came with sunshine and warm temps. Poor little crocus hope they don't freeze. Won't see crocus here for another month or two.

  20. I can't believe I missed this. My sincere apologies, because I always love your art.

    I simply ADORE this latest journal entry. I love the background because I am brayer challenged. You have mastered that background perfectly, and it DOES look like spring on your page.

    I adored the crocuses and the shot of the castle with the rusty statue. It was a view I had not seen before. It made my day (oops, night!).

  21. Oh my goodness Valerie! I thought those were real feathers till I read along further! How beautiful!
    You photos are lovely and I especially like the snow on the crocus! they say it has to snow 3 times on the crocus for spring to arrive! Let me know if that is true!
    Happy weekend sweetie!

    1. We already had 2 snowdumps so now we only need one more....

  22. Eine sehr schöne neue Journal Seite mit "Gute Laune Faktor". Deine Fotos von erwachenden Tag sind wieder super, immer neu und anders. Jeden Tag ein kleines Wunderwerk an Farb und Lichtspiel.
    Liebe Grüße

  23. Luv your art statement. Thanks for sharing your photos too

    Happy PPF

    much love...

  24. Love this piece of artwork and great photographs, too. I really like the first one with all the lights peeking over the horizon. Have a great PPF.

  25. What fabulous photos. You really captured the moments beautifully. Love your art work.
    Happy Paint Party Friday
    Vicki-Ann :)

  26. Such a gorgeous background you have created for this piece, Valerie. I love the way the colors relate to each other. And that little girl stencil is precious. I have never seen it before. I don't need any more stencils but I'd love to add one like that one to my collection.

  27. Wonderful piece. I do like the colors but understand that bright colors do cheer us up. I love the photo with the flowers poking up through the snow. Have a very nice weekend.

  28. such a lovely carefree page. Spring can't be too far behind...
    great pics of the sunset, the birds and all. those snowdrops peeking out from the snow show the promise of Spring. Happy PPF!

  29. Wonderful mixed-media! So perfect for Valentine's Day! Love the photos too. That bird in flight is amazing!

  30. This is darling! Love the beautiful background and the sentiment. Happy PPF

  31. I love the texture and the words. Yes, it's time for spring to come, I've had it with this cold too! Happy PPF!

  32. OOops i'm a little late with this one Valerie, it's escaped me with the misbehaving laptop. Loving these A3 size pages, lots of space to spread your creativity. That's a fab Banksy stencil and your feathers are awesome. Thank you for sharing with us over at That's Crafty.
    Our dusting of snow disappeared before it hit the ground.. Still chilly though.
    Warmest of wishes Tracey x

  33. How beautiful! And your photographs...WOW! I especially loved the one of the red sun. That is a stunning shot.

  34. LOL! You got me laughing about the neighbour's cat! LOL!
    Such a beautiful post my friend! Your art work is stunning and so are your photos!
    Big Hugs!

  35. Wow! Your work is magic! Love so much the background, colors are amazing! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  36. Such a lovely make thank you for joining is in the That's Crafty challenge

  37. What a great job with such a large mixed media page, love those images.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  38. Hi! Oh how I missed your gorgeous art and your nature photos! I hope you are well! Your artwork is amazing. Love the heart balloons!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at That’s Crafty! X


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