Thursday, 3 May 2018

Live, life, love

Hi Everybody!

Tomorrow is Paint Party Friday, so I have some African themed work to share.
The first piece was made recently to use up an odd piece of paper with some stenciling on it. I added the African scene with a paper napkin, stenciled the words, and the leaves are die-cuts left over from another project. As I used stencils and die-cuts, I would like to invite you to join our challenge at TIOT,
stencils, die-cuts or both:

I made 2 new stamps this week, and I have inked them up here for the first time:

This painted,stenciled and doodled piece was made a couple of years back, but fits nicely to the theme:

These photos were taken on my walk:

Along the tracks:

Spring window-boxes:

The flower shop:

Along the stream:

The front garden:

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


  1. Beautiful artwork valerie and your stamps are amazing and very inspring.
    Looks like you have some nice weather and blue skies - love all the flowers.
    Have a great day.
    Gill xx

  2. Hi Val, your art is beautiful, as are the new stamps. Love the quote from Mandela, too. You little town looks gorgeous with all the spring flowers. Your weather seems to be better than ours! Have a nice afternoon, hugs, Sarah

  3. Ohh your African theme and the stamps are fantastic. I enjoy your photos so very much too.

  4. You make the best stamps ever.
    I thoroughly enjoyed our walk.

  5. Hello dear Valerie!
    Great artwork! I love your African pieces and the gorgeous stamps that you made!
    Stunning pictures from your town!Everything has bloomed so beautifully and such green scenery !
    Wishing you a lovely day and a happy May! Hugs!

  6. Your carved stamps are awesome. Looks like a gorgeous day in your corner of the world. The sky is so blue! The window boxes and flowers are so beautiful

  7. Your hand carved stamps are brilliant Valerie, so clever! Your African pieces are fabulous, really lovely colours and sentiments xx

  8. Such beautiful artwork and your carved stamps are wonderful! It's so green in your part of the world and you have captured such beauty in your photos detailing your walk, along the tracks, the spring window boxes, flower shop, along the stream and the front garden - perfect ­čśü. Wishing you a wonderful week! J ­čśŐ x

  9. I am in awe of your hand carved stamps. You seem to have a real knack for carving these. They are simply stunning.

    I also enjoyed your journal page, and LOVED the flowers that are suddenly appearing everywhere in your photos.

  10. Lovely work, beautiful stamps. Wonderful to see all the greenery in your photos.

  11. Awesome African art on your pages Valerie. The stamps you are making are fabulous.
    Super photos from your walk, the tress and flowers are looking lovely.
    Yvonne xx

  12. Valerie you really are a master at stamp carving, would love to see them printed on to fabric! Your stencilled pages are just as inspiring (thank you for showing them again!)
    How wonderful is the world when everything is in bloom.. Uplifting!
    Creative wishes for a wonderful weekend ahead Tracey xx

  13. Your artwork is fabulous. The African themed piece is so powerful.

    I also love the pictures from your walk. So many beautiful things to spy. :)

  14. Hi Val wow your pages are beautiful and the colours striking ,love your new stamps,and wow you go on such a pretty walk ,thankyou for sharing your beautiful pics with us xx

  15. Oh Valerie, your photos are awesome! Your new rubber stamps are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!! And I love your beautiful African pages!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

  16. Beautiful designs!
    Of course your pictures are just the best!
    thank you!

  17. Fabulous African themed pages and your stamps are just AMAZING!! Wow, so clever!! Wonderful photos too, it seems so summery already....

  18. Those rubber stamps are just gorgeous Valerie. You could start your own stamp company. It's nice to see some different style images. I do love the art today too! And the green! We are behind you but greening up quickly, but nice to see your beautiful late spring day photos. Happy almost weekend. Hugs-Erika

  19. Liebe Valerie deine afrikanischen Seiten sind beide wundervoll gemacht, aber am meisten begeistern mich deine tollen Figurenstempel, der Wahnsinn. Tja und deine sch├Ânen Fotos bringen uns Sonne und Fr├╝hlingserwachen von ├╝berall n├Ąher. Danke f├╝r die immer so erfreuenden Fotos.
    Liebe Gr├╝├če

  20. Beautiful prints. Your photos are amazing. Thanks for sharing your walk


  21. Both African pieces are so gorgeous! Also, your header! I am in awe of your new carved stamps.

  22. The stamps you made are amazing, wow! Love the walk along the stream and the flower stall on the street, beautiful photographs!

  23. Live, life, love! WOW! That's striking artwork. I'm wild about it and your stamps. Very powerful and really captures mood. Nice work! And beautiful photos, too!

  24. I love your beautiful African-themed pieces - the silhouettes against the sunset are magical, and the newly inked stamps are wonderful. I adore the vivid blues of the third piece - so vibrant and full of life. Your photos in this post are also full-on in colour and life - fantastic!
    Alison x

  25. A truly gorgeous and spiritual journey here, your beautiful stamps and wonderful quotes with your magical art..stunning colors and energy..bliss. Fantastic pics too!
    Have a lovely wkd

  26. Love your African theme and the stamps ... Tra la, happy May!! And PPF!

  27. African theme art work is so lovely and creative! Great energy in your work!
    Lovely photography showing Spring!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  28. You really enjoyed preparing this post and it shows. I'm always into African stuff and yours is impressive. Really enjoyed this post

  29. Your African prints are marvelous--they fill my eyes--which is the greatest compliment I can give.

  30. Your stamps are so beautiful, wow! Love your African pieces too, the colours are gorgeous, and the background in the last piece is so beautiful. Great work! Happy PPF!

  31. Dear Valerie!!
    Your artwork this post is absolutely incredible! Your stamps, again- fabulous! You rally should look for a vendor!! I know these would sell!
    The desert scene is so beautiful! Great work,my friend, well done!
    Jackie xx

  32. I so enjoyed my walk with you ... fabulous photographs.

    All the best Jan

  33. Wow, your stamps are really wonderful, great work! Happy PPF!

  34. I love your African art! Truly beautiful! Those stamps you created are so cool!!!
    Amazing photos! I can't believe how beautiful it is where you are!!
    Big Hugs!

  35. I love your art work Valerie! The carved stamps look fabulous! Good to see those fresh colours around isn't it!? Hugs Chrisx


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