Thursday, 14 June 2018

New stamp

Hi Everybody!

This week has gone by much too quickly again. I am happy to say that we have had a few days of cooler weather after the extreme heat and storms, and I'm enjoying being able to breathe again.
Today I am sharing my new hand carvedstamp, an owl, about 5 1/2" high, which I stamped onto various designer papers. I am linking to Paint Party Friday:



Here the owl has been stamped with various colours of distress oxides:


The journal page was a play-time with stencils and sprays:





And some photos taken on my walks in the last 2 weeks:






This was in the corner of a rather bare parking lot:



The tiny chapel in Lantz'sche Park:






I discovered the used beer glasses down by the Rhine - clearing up the mess doesn't seem to be very popular:



The hay bale was blown into the river by the storms:




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

50 comments:

  1. Your owl stamp is wonderful! It stamped beautifully! I love the journal page too - those runny inks on the legs are fabulous and give a great sense of movement! As ever I loved the walk around your area! The grassy walk through the trees looks lovely and of course the flowers are wonderful! Best of all was the visit to the chapel - those walls look amazing - are they very old? Enjoy the rest of your week! Chrisx

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  2. What an INCREDIBLE new stamp. It looks like you doodled on the rubber as you carved away. Beautiful art and a FABULOUS stamp.

    My favorite photo today is the one of the vignette in the bare corner parking lot. Someone has a great sense of humor.

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  3. I adore your owl stamp. It is amazing. And your photos of the flowers are gorgeous. Nice to hear you can enjoy your days a little more now that it is cooler. Hugs-Erika

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  4. I am glad that the weather is better now, Valerie.
    I LLLLLLLLOVE your owl stamp!!!!! It is simply AMAZING!!!!!!
    Beautiful page, too. It seems like you had fun!!!!!!
    Great photos of your walk!!!!!! I especially loved those in the chapel.
    Kisses, my friend.

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  5. That's a gorgeous owl stamp and lovely work! Such a wonderful time of year and glad it cooled down for you.

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  6. You owl stamp is amazing.The various color owls look like Warhowls! :-D Beautiful flowers on your walk. Loved the white hollyhocks. My cat, Mitty, liked to sit and hang out under their broad leaves. The colors of the stained glass and frescoes in the chapel are amazing. And that must have been some storm to blow that hale bale into the river.

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  7. I second what everyone else said. That owl is amazing! I love all the details that you have carved into the body.
    And the stained glass in that chapel is beautiful.
    Kate

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  8. Amazing stamps in particular that owl, love it. Clever lady.xx

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  9. i am so impressed with your new stamp-you are so good at this-have you considered selling any of them?
    Loved all the photos too-glad you got a weather break-we are back to the extreme heat again
    enjoy your day Kathy

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    1. I am not planning on selling the stamps. I just wanted some one-of-a-kind stamps to work with.

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    2. i admire your craftsmanship with these-truely wonderful

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  10. Good to hear the weather has cooled down a little Valerie, it's nice to see and feel the warmth from the sun but when our climate is not used to it it's nice to get back to normal. Strong winds and storms are expected here today.
    You are a wiz with your carved stamps and I especially love the design of this owl. Great idea to stamp him in various colours it can really determine or change the mood of our creativity.
    Love how those silhouettes almost melt into the heart.. great depiction of one love!
    Wishing you a wonderful day.
    Hugs Tracey xx

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  11. Love your new owl - warhowls indeed, that was a good one! It looks great in the different colours and on the various backgrounds. The kids are all somehow kranky and moany today, heeeelp! Have a great day, hugs, Sarah

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  12. Wow, the detail on that owl stamp is amazing, and I love how different it looks stamped in different colours!
    Your other playtime looks lovely too, as do the photos! Here the weather is incredibly windy right now.....

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  13. Love your your art and photos from your walks.
    The owl and owl artwork is my favourite today.
    Hope the dentistry work is over and you are ok.
    Gill x

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  14. Lovely visit to the church... Love the art there! The flower photos cheered me up. And I love your brilliant owl stamp!!

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  15. Your new owl stamps looks fabulous and very detailed. Looks great on the different backgrounds. Lovely photos from your walks, I never tire of seeing the lovely place where you live. Glad to hear your weather is cooling down, we've got very strong winds and it's quite chilly here.
    Avril xx

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  16. I love the new owl stamps you made Valerie, its amazing how different the image looks in the variety of colours you used. I love the one of him in blue.
    Its a fantastic journal page with the silhouettes as well.
    Lovely photos and the scene in the corner of the parking area must be really cheerful to see,
    We have gale force winds today, so the heat has gone walk about for a while.
    Have a good day.
    Yvonne xx

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  17. Great job on that stamp. I really like it in the various colours.

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  18. Beautiful art, I love your owl stamp Valerie!

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  19. I really like the owl stamp.
    Many thanks for sharing your photographs from your walks, I always enjoy seeing them.

    All the best Jan

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  20. Hi Valerie wow your card stamp is amazing love your beautiful work my friend and gee you go on the best walks love the church windows,thankyou for sharing xx

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  21. Your owl is beautiful! Great journal page as well.

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  22. A really interesting post, Valerie, (loved the owls). The church scenes really grabbed my attention - given that I'm buried in a series of Pen & Ink of St David's Cathedral.

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  23. In the church paintings, it is interesting to note that the symbols 'S+' in the first, is reversed in the second

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  24. Fabulous photographs and I love the hand carved owls they are gorgeous. I've seen you around on lots of the blogs I visit so thought I would pop over and see what you're up to, pleased I did. Have a lovely creative weekend, Angela xXx

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  25. I'm glad to hear your temperatures have cooled down a bit for you. Ours, too, but it's supposed to be back in the nineties by this weekend and all next week. (And it isn't even summer yet!)

    Love your owls! Especially the ones in color. A co-worker from many years ago played with photography, and she developed portraits in different colors. It was amazing how the color changes changed the whole atmosphere of the same image. Your colors reminded me of her. Thanks. :)

    The stained glass windows in that chapel are breathtaking. Heck, the whole interior is. Just beautiful.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  26. great looking owl stamp and fun to see it in the various colors. What a gorgeous array of photos from your walks. I love seeing all the flowers and that chapel is so beautiful. Happy PPF!

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  27. I love your owls! The stamp looks lovely in all the different colours and you created so much detail and carved it beautifully 😁. Wow, what glorious pictures from you walks, there is so much beauty to behold! Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊 x

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  28. Love your owl stamp. Looks like you have been visiting some very interesting places.

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  29. WOW!dein owl stamp ist großartig und deine wunderschöne seite mit den leuchtden gelben personen ist ganz fantastisch,ich finde die idee so klasse das sie so verlaufen,hast du das mit sprĂŒhfarben gemacht??gefĂ€llt mir seeehr gut.
    tolle sommerliche bilder hast du wieder gemacht,der rosenbogen und die kleine puppenfarm ist so toll.
    wĂŒnsche dir ein schönes sonniges we,ich hoffe der sturm ist bei euch vorbei,und pass auf dich auf,liebe valerie.


    hugs jenny

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    1. Thanks Jenny! I used acrylic spray paints. No storm yet today!

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  30. I love your owl stamp and how fun in different colors! Thanks for taking us on your walk with you. Are those wild iris? Have a lovely week!
    ~~ Irene

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    1. I don't know, but they were just gorgeous!

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  31. Wow, your owl and all colors are magnificent, you are super talented..truly magnificent work! Love your photo diaries, so many enchanting visions of beauty, nature and flowers along your walks..thanks for sharing! so inspiring my friend.
    Victoria

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  32. That's one cute owl, Valerie. Luv her among the leaves collage. Thanks for your stunning photos. Happy you dropped by my blog today.

    much love...

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  33. Your new stamp may be one of my favorites. It's beautifully detailed and it really prints well. And I loved the photos of the church, flowers, all of them!

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  34. That owl stamp is beautiful. I love all the small details. Very intricate. And your journalpage is awesome. Happy PPF!

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  35. What a gorgeous series of photos on your walk and awesome owl stamp ~ You are really shining creatively!

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

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  36. I'm glad it's cooler for you! Please take care!
    Love your owls and love your follow your heart!
    Gorgeous photos! Love the corner display in the parking lot!
    Big Hugs!

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  37. I think these are your best stamps. I love the owls. Wonderful photos too.

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  38. Der Eulenstempel ist wunderschön und sieht auf den tollen Papierchen richtig edel aus. Auch die Spray und Schablonenseite gefÀllt mir sehr. Lustig wie du die herab gelaufene gelbe Farbe weiter gestaltet hast.
    Deine schönen Fotos machen sofort Lust aufs Spazieren gehen.
    Schönen Sonntag
    Sabine

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  39. I love your photographs, and your stamps are just amazing. I have an affectionate spot in my heart for owls of all kinds, so I just LOVE this new owl stamp. I also love the piece you did, Follow your heart... Poignant and meaningful--not to mention lovely. <3

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  40. This is another fab stamp Valerie, and it's not small is it! It looks fab here, and the stencilling is so good, I love the drips and pools. Have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

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  41. Ever the consummate artist. You are amazing with ink, paper and camera. All amazing.

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  42. The owl stamps are awesome and lovely snaps!
    Love Shilpa (Desisoul Arts)

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  43. The owl stamp and pattern are just beautiful. Love seeing all the different colors too!

    Such beauty on your walks. I love getting outside and spending time in nature. So much to see! :)
    ~Jess

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