Thursday, 21 June 2018

Van Gogh turned around.....

Hi Everybody!
Hope your week is going well. Today I have  a new stamp to share. I wanted to try Van Gogh's night scene with the stars, so drew it straight onto the rubber block - but forgot I should have reversed it! So here we have the view the wrong way round. This was the first print out. It is 8" x 4 1/2". I am linking to Paint Party Friday:


Then I turned it around digitally in my graphics programme and straightened the edges:

I also made a mixed media journal page:




The first few photos were taken in the garden of a hospital where we were visiting a friend:







And some of my out and about photos taken here:

















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

42 comments:

  1. What an amazing hand crafted stamp Valerie! You know I am bias regarding Vincents art as I love it all. How clever to spin it digitally, I would have been using acetate and getting in an inky muddle with it all. Fabulous.
    Beautiful flowers to welcome us to Summer..Happy days!!
    Hugs Tracey xx

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  2. Your van Gogh carved stamp is absolutely amazing, and you found a clever way to turn it round, that's for sure. Love the pretty journal page with the pastel colours. I could use a map to find my way around my head, that's for sure! Great photos as always. Have a lovely day, hugs, Sarah

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  3. Beauty is always shown in many ways on your fabulous posts at all time, it's always a pleasure visiting.xx

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  4. Hi Valerie you do such beautiful work and live your pics,Thankyou my friend xx

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  5. What an amazing stamp imitating Starry Night. You did a great job, even if it was backward. Your digital repair made it magical.

    Your journal page is dreamy and so soft and enjoyable.

    I was really impressed with all the flowers and other photos you shared on your recent walk. Beautiful photos of everyday life. Can't get much better than that!

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  6. Either way your Starry Night stamp is fantastic. Your journal page is perfect for the first day of Summer. Dreaming of beautiful warm, weather. Oh, wait, that's me! I love your sky photos and the window boxes. Beautiful colors. Enjoy your day!

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  7. You are back with your heads. This one is very pretty and I like how the background looks like sunset or sunrise, and with those buildings at the neck, it makes a beautiful page. And I like your Van Gogh stamp even if it backwards. You re a stamp creator inspiration. AN lots of gorgeous flower photos today. Love them! Hugs-Erika

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  8. Wow, Valery!!!!!!! I LLLLLLLLLOVE your reversed Van Gogh stamp!!!!!!!!!!! It is absolutely perfect!!!!!!!!!!
    And you know that I always admire your BEAUTIFUL pages and photos!!!!!!! You are truly an artist, my friend. Kisses!!!!!!!!

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  9. Wonderful Van Gogh stamp how creative. Beautiful page as well. Enjoyed the outdoor photos today, and the flowers from the hospital garden.

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  10. What wonderful garden and out and about photos.
    Loved both versions of the Van Gogh stamp:)And...the second piece. The map and city are very subtle, and the wording, dragonflies and flowers....wondrous. An overall feeling of serenity.
    Hugs

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  11. Such lovely flowers and skies in your photographs …

    All the best Jan

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  12. Genial, Stairy Night als Stempel, total klasse geworden. Gefällt mir sehr. Aber auch der Libellen umkränzte Kopf gefällt mir gut. Deine Fotos, wie immer, erste Sahne. Du hast eine so schöne fotogene Umgebung, es ist eine Freude das zu sehen.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine

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  13. Your Van Gogh stamp looks awesome, for me both ways looked good. It is also a fabulous heads page, summer is there , its so fresh with the lovely lighter colours you used.
    Great photos from your walks. The window boxes and planters have really pretty flowers . The sun and summer make such a difference to how we look at photos.
    Yvonne xx

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  14. I love the look of your stamp even though it is backwards. Haha, I have done that before. But yours still looks beautiful.
    The pictures are beautiful, especially the flowers cascading down those window boxes.
    Kate

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  15. Cool page and you are doing great with your homemade rubber stamps. Hugs, Teresa

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  16. Thanks for your photo share. Luvluv those awesome clouds. Your stamp is lovely an d the lines remind me of Van Gogh. Happy PPF. thanks for dropping by my blog today Valerie

    much love...

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  17. I cannot beilieve what you are doing with your stamps. Amazing! Happy PPF

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  18. I love your stamp of Van Gogh's painting Valerie! You made it your own ;-)
    Great journal page and photos too!
    Alison xx

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    1. Hmm, that's one way of putting it!

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  19. Your Van Gogh stamp is fabulous. (Both ways!)

    It's wonderful that there are so many window boxes and flower boxes in your area. Such a little thing, but they add so much beauty.

    Have a fantabulous weekend! (Stay cool.)

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  20. I know I wouldn't have the patience to carve a scene like yours:) Wonderful head page and your photos- well,they are spectacular as always!!

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  21. Fabulous unique stamp Valerie - and great journal page too.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend,
    Gill x

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  22. I love your Van Gogh inspired hand carved stamp, even if it's a reverse image. The flower shots are superb too. Blessings!

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  23. I recognised the stamp as a Van Gogh even in reverse. Happy PPF

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  24. Wow! Love the Van Gogh stamp ~ very creative post with lovely work and photos!


    Healing energy for all,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  25. Either way your Van Gogh stamp looks fabulous and I bet it was fun to carve too 😁. Your journal page is beautiful, I love the (napkin?) images that you used for the head and your design with the words and dragonflies look amazing 😁. Happy Friday and wishing you a wonderful weekend! J 😊 x

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  26. Wow, you're getting very ambitious with your stampmaking! looking forward to what else you'll come up with. I love the use of maps in your journal page, and those fuzzy pink flowers are adorable. Happy PPF!

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  27. That's an amazing stamp you carved! Beautiful journal page and as always, beautiful photos. My favorite is the pink flowers in the window box. I always like seeing the architecture too. Have a great weekend!

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  28. Love the stamp and the media page. Your photos of the flowers and skies are just lovely!

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  29. You make the best stamps.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs

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  30. These are fabulous pieces Valerie, I love your hand carved stamps (whichever way around) and your mixed media piece is so pretty. Have a fun weekend, Sue xx

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  31. You make amazing stamps! Love your journal page! Love the words you used! Such beautiful photos! Loved them all! I hope your friend is doing well in the hospital! Big Hugs!

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  32. oh my gosh!!! Stop it with those fantastic stamps Valerie!!! Backwards or forwards- you rocked that stamp!!! I LOVE all of your stamps and the beautiful art you create with them! Amazing!

    Your journal page is cool as well, you know how I like those heads of yours!

    Beautiful out and about photos- the flowers just make my day!
    Hugs & love Jackie

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  33. Amazing new stamp, you are brilliant at this and I adore your journal page too, so soft and pretty!

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  34. The yellow in the first photograph just pops, doesn't it.
    YOU have a great week.
    Hugs

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  35. Your Van Gogh block is so ambitious and the print turned out really well. Bravo! And I love all those red geraniums!

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  36. I love your carved stamp and I always love your head pages! The flowers all look wonderful, nice to see them outside shops! Hugs, Chrisx

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