Friday, 13 July 2018

Weekend at last

Hi everybody!

It's weekend - have a good one!
I made this journal page at my art group this week. The background was  brayered with a mix of gesso, pink and white. I drew the girl, stamped the flower using my home-made stamp and used various stencils with a grey Pitt pen for the other elements. I did the stitching at home. As I had forgotten to give her eyelashes, I stitched them on. One of the ladies at the group said it didn't look realistic - what a surprise! I am linking to Paint Party Friday and to Simon Monday challenge, summer fun - being at one with nature. 





Some impressions from our little town:
















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

40 comments:

  1. I love the journal page with stitching and stamps! Looks fabulous :)

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  2. Wow, yet another wonderful post. Love your not-realistic lady with the fantastic stitching - you always have the best ideas! Some people should think before they open their mouths! Beautiful photos, too, it looks so summery. Mum is coming to stay with us over the weekend, she should be here soon. The kids will be happy! Enjoy your weekend, hugs, Sarah

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  3. Stunning post. Love how each of your post contains something amazing to me and wonderful beauty of life and art. Have a fab weekend..hugs.xx

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  4. Your little town looks like a very delightful place to live.

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    1. Thanks a lot, it is indeed beautiful here.

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  5. deine seite ist fabelhaft,deine lady sieht so glücklich aus.
    auch wunderschöne bilder hast du gemacht,bei uns ist es es seehr warm und sonnig.
    ein schönes we.


    hugs jenny

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  6. Congrats on being featured on Paint Party Friday!
    Awesome journal page and wonderful photography ~ favorites are the windows with shutter shots!

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

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  7. your sky shots are amazing and that eye on yourart piece wow!!! its a beautiful penetrating look!!! the hydrangeas are amazing!!!

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  8. Such a wonderful journal page! The stitching adds such wonderful detail!

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  9. Those blue shutters. Wonderful hydrangeas and hollyhocks. How I love this town!

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  10. Blessings...
    Popping in from Christine's blog.
    great art and photos.

    have a wonder filled weekend.

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  11. Gorgeous page for PPF! Enjoyed today's beautiful photos.

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  12. What a lovely piece, I love the birds in her blue hair very much and the flower stamp as well. Your photos are also charming.

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  13. Love the journal page and I think your lady looks beautiful. Lovely pictures from your town, it's very pretty there.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Avril xx

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  14. I think she looks lovely, its a beautiful and artistic page.
    Again all the photos were lovely, your little town looks a very pleasant place to live.
    Yvonne xx

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  15. Love your girl...the detail with the stitching is awesome. Your town does look a very lovely place to live. Gorgeous photography!! Happy PPF!

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  16. Another lovely piece of art and great photos. I really like the photos with the shutters.

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  17. Your rubber stamp looks like the big, pink flower in your photograph. The hydrangeas are gorgeous and I love the blue shutters with the flowers. Enjoy the weekend

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  18. Hi Valerie beautiful post my friend,hope you have a wonderful weekend xx

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  19. Valerie - this is super! I love the walk through the flowers! Your artwork with the stitching looks just super ♥ Have a beautiful weekend!

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  20. I think those stitched eyelashes look better than realistic, Great piece of art work Valerie, love how your carved flower covers her eye one eye it makes her look very mysterious. Beautiful town photographs, isn't it amazing how the flowers look so fresh with so much sunshine and little water. I'd love to learn their secret.
    Have a fab weekend Hugs Tracey xx

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    1. I guess the townsfolk go out each day and water those flowers!

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  21. I enjoyed your town and especially the water fountain and all the lovely blooms.
    I love your art page-she is beautiful and of course she is not realistic instead she is artistic-hugs

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  22. Love the blue in your piece.
    Beautiful impressions of your town. I'm envious of the hollyhocks. Mine have turned into dead stalks.
    Enjoy your weekend:)

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  23. Everyone's a critic lol. I think she looks fabulous - stitched eyelashes and all! Your town is looking beautiful - still so green, everything is slowly turning brown and crispy here. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Sue xx

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  24. Love the journal page. The flower in the eye is beautiful! A very artsy page.
    Kate

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  25. Super art, and wonderful photos of your pretty town Valerie!
    Happy Sunday,
    Alison xxx

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  26. Wow! These pictures were made just for me Valerie because I just adore pinks and purples! Everything looks so lovely. Hugs...RO

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  27. The lady in blue is beautiful Valerie. And I see your hibiscus is back too I like the details you added. And nice photos of your town. It looks so pretty. 😀 waiting at the airport and tying to do a bit of catching up. Hope all has been well. Hugs erika

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  28. A fabulous piece of art and thank you so much for sharing this and all your lovely photos, and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

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  29. Lovely page! The face is absolutely stunning!!!!

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  30. Live, life love...what beautiful words, and such a lovely expression of them.

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  31. I love the blue shutters and the plants. .what a beautiful place you live. Eyelashes aren't realistic(?), does the woman even understand what ART is? I think it is the most fabulous painting I've seen in a long time. . .Love the Clock(works) I just bought a clock like that for my living room. You are so totally creative. Blessings, Janet

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  32. Such a beautiful page Valerie with lots of the colours you have seen and photographed in this posts. Her smile is just right and drew me into the piece.

    Have a great day

    Thank you for commenting in KSC

    Love Chrissie xx

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  33. I know how very late I am visiting, but I'm trying to catch up today, even though I still have chills and a morbid cough. I wanted to thank you for visiting, because I was too sick to care for a couple of days.

    I had to laugh at the woman's comment about the face. I think it is perfect, especially after adding the sewing.

    I truly enjoyed all the photos you shared around your lovely town. I was delighted to be able to join you on this walk.

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  34. Valerie, I absolutely love your beautiful girl! You are so creative!!! The stitching looks so fabulous, and I love that she not "realistic" but romantic and gorgeous! I also enjoyed your beautiful photos, as always, my friend!

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  35. I love your art piece! I love the stitching! Beautiful!!
    Gorgeous pictures! I love the rock work, with the moss on it! Big Hugs!

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  36. I love how you created this face - adding the stitching was so clever! It's great to see all those flowers around and those lovely blue skies! Hugs, Chrisx

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  37. What a wonderful page! The photo of the pink flower reminds me of the one over your pretty lady's eye and I loved visiting your little town too 😀. I hope you had a great weekend and enjoy your week! J 😊 x

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