Thursday, 29 March 2018

Collage and more

Hi Everybody!

Tomorrow it will be time for Paint Party Friday again, the days are flying by, as always. I managed to clean off my craft table this week, and I threw away a huge amount an small scraps and things which I sorted out. I also weeded out a big bag of stamps, which I will take to the thrift shop. Some of the scraps and papers I 'saved' were worked into this very large collage, which is almost A2. The text around the edges reads : Life is a patchwork of ideas, colours, images, people, sounds, languages and much, much more. Each of us will leave his imprint on the earth, as did the generations before us, and our footprints will be trodden by those who come after us.
I am also linking to Simon Wednesday challenge, anything goes









And I have a hybrid tag for Wilma's challenge, 'Diamonds are forever' at Tag Tuesday. The background is part of a painting made a couple of years back, and the diamonds were sprayed using a digital air-brush:



 Some photos from my balcony and from the Rhine:












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

43 comments:

  1. great work my friend and beautiful pics xx

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  2. Beautiful and colourful collage Valerie, I love the display you always put on and make one smile...and appreciate the simple things in life.
    I am hoping to have another play with the goodies from you on the weekend...
    missing my dog of 9 years so much...xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

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    1. He is with you in your heart, but I can imagine how much it hurts that he's not there anymore. Thinking of you!

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  3. Hi Val, love the collage, glad you were able to use some bits and bobs from your table. Love the colours, and how you bring everything together. Is the quote from you again? Great photos as always, the sky is always so lovely where you live. Take care of yourself, get some rest! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Look at that yellow in the sky!
    Love the subtle colors and locations in the background of your piece.
    You are so creative.
    Have a great one.
    Hugs

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  5. I love your collage, and the words you've used are just perfect!

    Enjoy the rest of Thursday, the weeks go by so quickly.

    All the best Jan

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  6. Such a fabulous patchwork page and your wording is very profound too - perfect 😁. I'm loving your cat tag with the blingy heart and Mr. Blackbird looks very happy to visiting you 😉. Have a great day too! J 😊 x

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  7. Hello dear Valerie!
    Love your beautiful and colorful collage!
    And such a lovely tag!You are very talented my friend!
    Great captures of the Blackbird! Wonderful pictures and lovely scenery from your walk!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend! A big hug!!
    Dimi...

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  8. Beautiful work for the challenges! Happy PPF, enjoyed your photos today.

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  9. Its a fabulous collage of images, I spent ages looking at all the pieces you aded. The words around the side were super. good for you sorting through you small bits and pieces. i have great ideas, then end up keeping them all....just in case.
    The cat tag looks great, super sparkling diamonds.
    The photos were lovely the cloud formations looked amazing.
    Yvonne xx

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  10. You do surprise me sometimes Valerie. That college is very different for you but I love it. It was a smart way to use up some scraps and I do love seeing your range-which is huge! The kitty tag is great and I love the clouds and those beautiful colors of the sky. Hugs-Erika

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  11. Nice collage and lovely tag with those cool vibrant colours. hugs, Teresa

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  12. Your art is always so inspiring and I am amazed at the time you have to create. Your photos this post are stunning.

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  13. Great collage, but I love the cat tag the best. You have the most amazing skies over the Rhine. Just beautiful.

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  14. marvelous collage! and the tag is so sweet. xo

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  15. My keyboard isn't working properly. Hope you are having a wonderful day. Your art is fabulous and your photos are great. Happy Easter, too.

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  16. Oh Valerie !!!! Those sunrise photos with the clouds are amazing ♥♥♥ Love the colorful art today too. We actually have sunshine today so I'll be outside at least for a while. There is still water standing everywhere so not much to get done but I can enjoy it :)
    Carol

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  17. Wondrous! is a beautiful collage. I love that intense blue. The Rhine area photos are so pretty. You have some amazing sunrises there.

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  18. Wow That journal spread is amazing! It looks so dimensional Valerie! you achieved very cool results with the pictures you used. And you are so right about us leaving the imprints for future generations. I saw a special on tv about the plastics in the ocean and I literally cried- how sad...
    btw, your tag is freaking adorable! I love the kitties!

    Sending you lots of love and huge hugs my dear friend!
    Wishes for a Blessed Easter!
    Jackie xx

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  19. 'A hybrid tag' what does it mean? I googled and got only watches etc. but nothing to do with art! :)
    Beautiful sky shots!

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  20. gorgeous colorful art projects and photos Valerie! Happy PPF and a happy Easter too!

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  21. What a gorgeous collage Valerie - love the soft colours.
    Your tag is also georgeous - love the addition of the digital diamonds too.
    Hope all ok with you. Happy Friday and have a lovely Easter,
    Gill xx

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  22. What an interesting collage. A lot of the colors remind me of the colors of the sky in the last few photos. I really like the heart in the tag. :)

    Beautiful little bird and sky photos. Hope you have a lovely weekend!
    ~Jess

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  23. I love all the color here, from your dazzling collage to the stunning sunsets!

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  24. I love your projects Valerie, the collage is amazing, so many gorgeous colours and images, and your tag is so happy! I've really enjoyed catching up with your blog. Have a very happy Easter, Sue xx

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  25. Great patchwork pieces and photos!

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  26. Why, yes... yes, your artwork IS "wondrous." :)

    I really like those two kitties, too. Something about the faces makes me feel like they think they're human... just like our two do. (Either that or goddesses...)

    And of course, as always, your photos are breathtaking. Just wait until you SEE what a gorgeous book cover your sunrise photo made! I got the mock-up of it yesterday, and it's so beautiful, it almost brought tears to my eyes. Again, thank you, thank you, thank you!

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    1. I think cats are far above us normal humans! Glad the book is looking good!

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  27. Your art has such wonderful depth, that first piece is amazing! I also love the tag and your photos too.

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  28. Gorgeous nature photograph! And love, love your creative cats collage and your other collage is awesome with its rich colors ~ lovely design too!

    Happy Days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  29. That is quite the collage...and kudos to you for weeding out the bits and pieces you no longer need!! Your photos are stunning works of art this week...that bird and the sky photos...WOW ME!!

    Peace Giggles

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  30. That collage is awesome and the quote is perfect for it. And those sky-pictures ... amazing! So love the colours. Happy Easter to you!

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  31. Your collage is so colorful! I love all the different photos that you have chosen. Such a fun piece.
    Kate

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  32. I love the collage - so colorful. And the bird photos are amazing! Happy PPF!

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  33. What a super size to work on Valerie, so much open space to play with. Love how you've pieced everything together within your collage great colour match.
    Your Love Cats are awesome..
    Another magnificent sky photograph it's as if earth it's telling us all to look up, distracting us from the strange climate surrounding us.
    Wishing you a super Easter Weekend Hugs Tracey xx

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  34. Clearly I need to be visiting your balcony so I can take fabulous pics like you do, Valarie.(lol) Isn't it crazy how much we can pile up, then end up having to get rid of it? I agree, life is like a patchwork of ideas, thoughts and things, and you've brilliantly portrayed it. Seeing this reminds me that I need to get back to decorating my Planner. Happy Saturday and Happy Spring! Hugs...RO

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  35. That first piece is such an interesting riot of color and images. I love the purples in particular. Great shots of the bird(s) and pretty clouds too!

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  36. I love your collage - love those papers! Doesn't it feel great to use some up! Those sky shots are Fabulous! Chrisx

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  37. Hello my friend! Your big piece of art is amazing! Wow! Love the cat tag too! So cute! Truly gorgeous photos!!! Big Hugs!

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  38. I love the way all the different elements seem to just pop off the page in your collage. Very cool!

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  39. Loving your large collage! There are so many wonderful elements...fun papers, colors, your quote...it's awesome! Adorable cat tag with bling too. I always love nature photos and have really enjoyed yours on this post as well. Thanks for sharing and Happy PPF!

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  40. Fantastic - I just enjoy so much visiting such beautiful spots via your captured images. Love the kitty twins tag too - thanks.

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