Thursday, 17 May 2018

Paint Party Friday

Hi Everybody!

Another week has sped by, tomorrow is Friday already, and time for Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin. I carved some more stamps at group this week, and this is the first impression of my semi-abstract nudes. I still need to clean away a bit at some of the edges, but on the whole I am satisfied with them. The figures are 6" high:





For this piece I used a painting of a vase of flowers made many years back, added a quote, and gave it a digital frame (Serif):




And these are the photos I photographed on my way to the group, which is in an old house in wonderful gardens:












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

50 comments:

  1. Gorgeous work all round, like usual :o) Happy PPF

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  2. This is a real summery post. Love all the flowers, the beautiful painted ones and the gorgeous photos. That's a pretty place where you have our group. The new stamps are fantastic, well done, you always think of something new. Have a great day! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Wonderful stamps. You made two marvelous ones. And your painting is beautiful. Even the quote is nice.

    I loved your walk and seeing new scenery. My favorites were the building and that fabulous staircase, as well as the darling statue. Happy Thursday, dear.

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  4. You have made more fabulous stamps Valerie, they look really stylish.
    It is a beautiful painting and quote as well.
    Super floral photos, it must be a joy to see them when you are on your walks.
    Yvonne xx

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  5. Hello dear Valerie!
    Wow!! Your stamps and the piece are absolutely gorgeous!!! Great work indeed!!!
    Great series of wonderful pictures and beautiful scenes!
    Love the pictures with the colorful flowers!! Great close ups!!
    Wishing you a lovely day and a happy weekend! Hugs!
    Dimi...

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  6. Wonderful stamps and your flower painting is beautiful 😁. The old house and gardens that you visited are lovely, it was a joy to see all those pretty blossoms, thank you! Have a great day! J 😊 x

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  7. You do know how to make a great stamped image. These are cool! And your vase of flowers could have been based on those gorgeous blooms in your photos. Both are beautiful! Hope all is well. Hugs-Erika

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  8. You are the queen of rubber stamp making, Valerie. I love these women!!!!!!!! You inspire me, my friend, and maybe I will try to make my own rubber stamps, too. As for your vase of flowers, is beautiful!!!!!!!!! Oh, and great spring photos, too. Kisses, my friend.

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    1. Do give it a try, it's great fun!

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    2. Thank you, Valerie. I will definitely do it. If you want to give me any advice, please send me an email to craftartista@gmail.com
      Kisses!!!!!!!

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  9. Your nude carvings are beautiful as is your stamped art. The vase of flowers is lovely and what beautiful gardens, a treat to walk through.

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  10. What a breathtaking garden.
    You make the best stamps.
    Love the painting.
    Hugs

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  11. Love your silhouette ladies Valerie and your flower vase is so colourful. Great photos too.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Fliss xx

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  12. Isn't it fun to visit a post when you like every single photo? That's how I feel here. Lovely!

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  13. Fantastic job with the stamp and that is very pretty painting with the flowers. hugs, Teresa

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  14. Hi Valerie ,well done on your new stamps and i love your vase of flowers painting,well done my friend. Oh wow what beautiful pics of the gardens,thankyou for sharing my friend,those flowers are stunning xx

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  15. The stamps are fabulous. The flowers on the way to your craft group are gorgeous!

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  16. Very cool! I love your new carved stamps and your floral painting. Beautiful, Valerie.

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  17. I was enjoying the photos of the flowers, and then I saw that spiral staircase and it took my breath away! Lovely photos!

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  18. Very nice! I love the artistic works and then a walk through the flower wonderland! I always loved this time in Europe at this time of the year ~ so beautiful!

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    1. Your stamps are wonderful!
      Your art is creative and beautiful!
      Your photos...WOW, WOW and WOW!!!
      Great Post Valerie!!!

      Hugs and Happy PPF 🎨

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  19. Hi there Valerie, loving your nude ladies and their poses.
    The vase of flowers painting is beautiful - it's nice to play around with art done previously.
    My word, I totally love those great big colourful in-your-face Rhododendrons! I join Jan above with her Wows!!!
    Happy PPF :D) xx

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  20. I love the paintings of the flowers with the quote ... and the spiral staircase.

    God bless.

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  21. Beautiful photographs of all the flowers, what a beautiful place you live. I think the stamps are fun!

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  22. Your stamps always catch my interest. I haven't made rubber stamps since I was in elementary school, and I loved doing it. Not sure why I never continued, but I'm glad you have. Love you painting, too, of course.

    But those gardens! Wow. Such vibrant colors and picture-perfect flowers. The statue is intriguing, too. Looks like it has moss growing on it, which adds to its interest.

    Have a super weekend!

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  23. marvelous looking carved figures Valerie! Of course I am loving your vibrant flower bouquet page as well as the gorgeous photos. Happy PPF!

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  24. Lovely floral macro shots and carved figures are delightful ~ very creative post!

    Happy Day to you,
    C & Z

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous blooms everywhere. Love the bright and vibrant colors. Really makes one appreciate the day. :) Your walk goes beautifully with your vase and flowers picture. Such gorgeous colors in that too.

    Nice job with your carved figures! Wow!
    ~Jess

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  26. I am so impressed with your stamps. Those must be difficult to do. And your floral reflects all of the vibrant colors of your photos. A beautiful post today! Happy PPF

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  27. Love your flowers painted and real!!!!

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  28. Love the carved stamps, especially the one with her hand on her hip and as always your photos are beautiful.

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  29. I love your stamp carving Valerie, so clever, and you painting is lovely. Have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

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  30. Wow!!!. Luv the stamps. And the flowers are gorgeous. The digitally framed oldie turned out quite nice. The colours are vibrant.

    HAPPY PPF

    much♥️love

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  31. Great job on your stamps. Your painting is gorgeous too. The flowers along your walk are beautiful. I love your posts. I miss your art and local photos when I am mia from blogging. Your posts make me happy. Hugz, Rasz

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  32. You have really cracked the art of stamp carving Valerie, loving the latest as they stand so tall and elegant. You Digi page is beautiful, just as your pictures looks almost like Summer has arrived. Wishing you a wonderful weekend, make sure it's a relaxing one. Take Care Tracey xx

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  33. Oh the stamps are wonderful and beautiful! What a sweet painting too. The flowers are also lovely.

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  34. Have a weekend filled with sunshine, sparkle and happiness.
    Hugs,

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  35. moin valerie,

    ooohh wow,dein blumengemälde ist großartig und versprüht pure lebensfreuede,durch die farben erinnert es mich an van gogh.
    die selbstgemachten stempel sind auch ganz klasse,und die blumenphotos heute sind ein traum.
    hab schĂśne pfingsten,liebe valerie,mit viel sonne und spass.

    hugs jenny

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  36. Your stamps are fabulous and the painting is beautiful. Have a lovely Sunday.
    xxx Hazel.

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  37. I am just blown away by your carvings with the stamps. What a great skill this is to have in your arty armoury.

    The painting is beautiful as well but the star of the show for me today are the wonderful photographs of the rhodendrons.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  38. Lovely to see your photographs.
    The spring blooms are just wonderful.

    All the best Jan

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  39. I'm loving your stamp work. Makes me feel like making some myself :-) I also like the digital frame you added around your flowers. And the pictures of those flowers .... gorgeous!

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  40. Back from my holidays and catching up with my comments.
    A beautiful display and stamping and gorgeous colours...stunning design.xx
    [aussie aNNie blog]

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  41. Your painting is so bright and cheerful. Hope your week is as well.
    Hugs

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  42. What a wonderful flower painting, very refreshing!

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  43. Your hand carved stamps are fabulous Valerie! It is so good to see the flowers, both in your art and on your journey! Hugs, Chrisx

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  44. I love your stamps and your art piece!!! Such amazing flower pictures, wow!! Big Hugs!

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