Thursday, 12 July 2018

This and that

Hi Everybody!

I made another piece (12" x 12") using fresh, summer colours and my fave dragonfly stamp. I have several different ones but this is the nicest from Laurenz and Morgan. The other stamps used are by Artemio, Hein Design and Tim Holtz. I am linking to Paint Party Friday, Simon Monday Challenge, summer fun, and Simon Wednesday challenge, fun in the sun. My idea of summer fun is to be outside, walking through the meadows by the river.





Ans I have another piece made with new, self-carved stamps:



Some photos taken this week along the Rhine and from my balcony:









 This was a windy day, my hair didn't look better....poor magpie!







We just had 5 minutes of rain, but it was enough:




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

43 comments:

  1. beautiful dragon fly art!!! I love dragon flies,, your photos are so summery and lovely,, thank you so much for taking us here today!

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  2. Hi Valerie,wow love your page and the words,beautiful my friend and your pics are awesome thankyou for sharing xx

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  3. Gorgeous pages and quote. Enjoyed your perfect photos today, stunning.

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  4. A beautiful summery piece, the colours are lovely and I love the colourful dragonfly’s. Your homemade stamps are fabulous and lovely photos especially the bird.
    xxx Hazel.

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  5. Your art is full of bright colors and your carved stamps are perfectly sweet. A yummy cupcake and a soothing cuppa is the best combination.
    Such pretty flowers.
    Kate

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    1. A cupcake and coffee is a touch of paradise for me.

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  6. LOVE it all, those pastels are just so pretty and love your dragonfly.xx

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  7. All these pinks and yellows really pop, both in your art and the flowers. And how I love your recent stamps. Lovely in every way!

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  8. Summertime is most definitely best enjoyed outside. Your page is full of Summery colours complimenting the dragonfly and those words are beautiful just like your photography. All captured perfectly.
    Thank you for sharing Valerie, have a fabulous day.
    Hugs Tracey xx

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  9. What a fabulous post! Lifted my spirits no end! I love your dragonflies and you carved stamps are such an inspiration - I will have time soon! Pleased you have had some rain! Your photos look great - love those hydrangeas! Have great weekend! Chrisx

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  10. Really gorgeous artwork Valerie and your stamp carving looks fabulous. Great photos too especially that windswept bird which looks adorable.
    Have a great day and a lovely weekend too.
    Fliss xx

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  11. Beautiful page, I love the fresh summer colours that you used 😁. Great photos too, your domment and photos about Mr. Magpie made me smile ...lol 😉. Have a great day! J 😊 x

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  12. The saying on the first piece is unnerving because it's true.
    More wonderful stamps!
    Look at that rainbow! When I hose my flowers I'll often get a rainbow. Love it.
    Hugs

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  13. Beautiful dragonfly art and wonderful hand-carved stamps Valerie!
    I love your magpie and rainbow photos too!
    Alison xx

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  14. Your page reminds me of pink lemonade. Your stamps are awesome and would be perfect for T Day. Looks like a beautiful day along the Rhine, and the rainbow is 😼

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  15. What a gorgeous piece Valerie, I love the dragonflies, and your hand carved stamps are brilliant. Sorry I've been MIA this week, but we have the builders in, so I'm dodging cement mixers and jigger picks! Yay - not lol. Have a fun weekend, Sue xx

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  16. Another beautiful page with the dragonflies, its a great quote. Your new hand made stamps with the cups and cakes look fantastic.
    Super photos I had to smile at the bird with the ruffled feathers.
    Yvonne xx

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  17. Wunderschön diese Seite mit den dekorativen Libellen und GrĂ€sern. Mir gefĂ€llt daß du die Libellen in verschiedenen Farben passend zum HG gestempelt hast. Deine selbstgemachten Stempel sehen auch klasse aus und sind vielseitig zu verwenden.
    Die Fotos wieder super, besonders gefallen mir die Blumen und der Regenbogen.
    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe
    Sabine

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  18. Such lovely art with the dragon flies.

    The Rhine and surrounding area is looking lovely.
    Must admit here in the UK some rain would be welcome … even the five minutes worth you had!

    All the best Jan

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    1. And we got another 10 minutes worth of rain yesterday evening, wow!

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  19. Vibrant paintings. And lovely shots. :)

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  20. Dragonflies are like little pieces of flying magic, aren't they? As old as I am, I still get excited when I see one. And that quote should be framed and hanging on the wall as a reminder to everyone who sees it... especially the young, when we waste sooooo much time doing... nothing.

    I love that poor ruffled magpie. Hopefully, the wind blew away all of his mites. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  21. lovely summertime journal page! The best thing about summer is being out and about and I love the beautiful sights you share with us. Happy PPF!

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  22. Lovely post as usual; loved the magpie. have a nice weekend

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  23. Fabulous Journal! love the colors, happy PPF
    Mel

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  24. Omgosh! Those photos are fabulous! How wonderful to have such views right from your own home!
    I soooo love the dragon fly piece-so summery!
    And those stamps- WOW! I am such a fan Valerie!
    Happy weekend dear friend!
    Jackie ")

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  25. Stunning artwork! I really love the first one...so pretty! And your photos are incredible. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  26. You stamps are just fabulous. Wondering are you selling the dragonfly stamp??? Or are these just personal? The photos are excellent as always.

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  27. That truly is a summery piece, light and happy! Have a great weekend enjoying the outdoors!

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  28. the whole post was beautiful!!!

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  29. That magpies feathers look like my hair all the time too. Those a great photos. In Newfoundland where we were the lilacs were just blooming so it makes me appreciate our summer at home. Blueberries are looking yummy. And that is a great dragonfly stamp. I like dragonflies too. Dry cool page. I do like all the colors. Hugs erika

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  30. Lovely piece! I adore dragonflies. There's a blue one who follows me around the garden when I water in the morning. He seems quite devoted. What lovely photos--I especially enjoyed seeing the Oregon grapes. <3

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    1. Thanks, I didn't know the name of the plant.

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  31. I love the beautiful colors of summer with the dragonfly. Your quote is so true and heartfelt. Blessings, Janet

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  32. Both your art pieces are so much fun! I love the colours!! I love the quote!!!
    Gorgeous photos! I love that magpie! So cute! Beautiful rainbow!! Big Hugs!

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  33. It is always such a treat to swing by your blog and go on some sort of artistic adventure with you! Your ability to combine photos and art is rare and lovely. The dragonfly piece is so gorgeous with the color palette you chose and it truly does highlight everything to love about summer! Thank you for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  34. What a beautiful summer fun work of art! I love your idea of summer fun and the way you depicted it is just beautiful. Also loved seeing what you made with your hand-carved stamps! WOW! The photos are amazing - the close up of the bird and that rainbow. So, so beautiful!!!!

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  35. This is so pretty. I love the splashes and splatters of yellow. The pops of black really look awesome! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    ♥ Mindy

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