Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Mellow Yellow

Hi Everybody!

On the fifth of each month we start a new challenge at
More Mixed Media. As always, our challenges are anything goes with an optional colour scheme, which is yellow for this month. The BG of my A3 piece was gessoed and then brayered with yellow using a stencil to give some texture.
I filled my head with some figures from Crowabout Studios (Mischief Circus), as I just love these positive affirmations. I doodled more dots and stenciled a couple of birds. You have 4 weeks to link your creations to us, so hope to see you there!

Some more photos from the beautiful forest at Grafenberg:

I loved this long-jump sandpit - I think I might have got as far as a mouse if I had tried!

A carved seat:

I wonder what lives in that little shelter?

The red deer were curious to see what their visitors had brought with them:

Carrots seem to speak a universal language:

Love that this split tree was still standing:

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


  1. Awesome forest photos-looks like a magical place
    I and love your art page excellent theme
    Enjoy your day Kathy

  2. I love your "positive thinking" piece of artwork. It looks like one of your birds may be a swallow... I'm so glad you like the way the book cover turned out. I think it's stunning, but it'd be hard to mess up with that photo of yours as a foundation. Again, thank you.

    That forest looks like a wonderful place to take a walk, and that carved bench is almost too beautiful to sit on.

    Take care. :)

  3. We have fog now and heavy rains for later on. Your bright yellow page is very uplifting. Love the positive sentiments as the weather (more snow for the end of the week) is bringing me down. The forest is so enchanting. There's a long jump sandpit at a local zoo. When my girlies were little they loved to see which animal they jumped like. I'd love that carved bench for my Zensical Garden. Enjoy your day!

    1. Sorry you are having such cold weather. Here it's slowly feeling more like spring

  4. What a wonderful piece. So many great messages in it.
    Oh my gosh. The pictures look like you were walking through a fairy land.
    Have a day full of sunshine and sparkle.

  5. Love your sunny and positive piece today, hope it entices the sun to come out and stay. Wonderful photos as always, Grafenberg is really a magical place. Hope you are feeling less groggy today. Have a nice evening, hugs, Sarah

  6. Wonderful affirmations in your head, dear Valerie. The thoughts fit you perfectly and are so YOU, too. It's a beautiful page.

    I might have gotten as far as the mouse, too. Maybe just past it, if I put my entire weight behind it (grin). I love that carrots are a universal language. Such a fun trip to the Grafenberg forest. I thought that bench was simply stunning! Thanks for taking us with you.

  7. Beautiful mellow-yellow page with excellent positive sayings! I love the little people and cat.

  8. Things are looking good in your forest! And your yellow page makes me very happy indeed!

  9. Positive thinking is really where I need to be right now, your display of beautiful people upon your yellow page really creates an inspiring vision Valerie and as YELLOW is the most visible colour to the human eye it really packs a big HUG!!
    Your photography is always so awesome, I love seeing those forest shots !!
    Creative wishes Tracey xx

  10. Those were great positive words you shared today. The page with the yellow background looks fabulous.
    The photos from you walk looked lovely, the carved wooden bench looks to good to sit on.
    It seems like you are getting better weather at last. I am getting rather tired of saying we have snow.
    Yvonne xx

  11. Gorgeous bright and cheery artwork Valerie and the text really strikes a chord. Great photos too and I'm curious about the little shelter too.
    Have a great rest of the week.
    Fliss xx

  12. wunderschön dein Bild mit den positiven Worte, grossartig ausgedacht von dir!
    Schön die Gegend mit den Tieren und die Sonne schien dabei.
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  13. Lovely page, I like yellow. Beautiful photos of the forest.

  14. beautiful inspirational messages in your beautiful yellow piece!! Wise advice!

    Beautiful forest photos!

  15. What beautiful and positive artwork, I love it! The photos are so much fun too, I'm not sure if I would be able to jump as far as a mouse...

  16. I like those figures too and their positive messages. They make a great page. And it is nice to go into the a more forested area-once again I enjoyed your photos today Valerie. Hope your week is going well. Hugs-Erika

  17. Fantastic ideas on your page with so many fabulous faces Valerie.

    A vert beautiful collection of tree photographs and it looks like a magical place to visit.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  18. A lovely page, gorgeous designing here and fab pics.x.xx💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

  19. So this is where Santa's reindeers vacation in the spring, hey?
    Have a wondrous day, Val.

  20. Well, it's definitely been cold enough for them!

  21. A great positive page Valerie and I always think yellow is such aa positive colour too.
    Lovely forest photos and it's definitely a Hobbit living in that shelter.
    Avril xx

  22. A beautiful mixed media piece. The yellow background really sets it off. And I love the dolls and doodles.
    That forest dwelling is very secluded and quaint. Beautiful pictures.

  23. Love this cheerful and positive page! Great photos too! Hugs, Chrisx

  24. What a fab piece Valerie, I love the yellow, it always makes me feel happy and it really is a positive colour. Lovely photographs as always xx

  25. Your art piece with the positive affirmations is amazing! I love it! And, I love your pictures! Gorgeous! Love the bench, and little home and the long jump sand pit! Loved it all! Big Hugs!

  26. The woods and trees are some of my favorite things. I am always excited by the shadows at play. Your pictures are so beautiful.

    Love your art piece- so positive and uplifting. :)

  27. I really like the colour yellow - that's a great page.

    All the best Jan

  28. Great page love the affirmation dolls and wonderful sentiment too x


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