Friday, 14 September 2018

Friday post

Hi Everybody!
It's nearly weekend, enjoy!

I have a vintage journal page to share today. Some time about 2 years back, a friend sent me an envelope full of scraps with the instructions to make a journal page out of them. Recently I found the envelope again, so I tipped them out onto the table and started to organise them. I used a 12" x 12" page as substrate. I painted it with some left over rust colour, stamped it randomly with a script stamp, and then added the images, including a couple of bits that were already on the messy table. I did some sewing after lightly gluing the pieces in place:









And I made another tag for Wilma's peace challenge at Tag Tuesday, where we are remembering the events of 9.11.2001. I used one of my hand-carved stamps and a Buddha quote to make the tag:



I am linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin.

And I have some more photos of the lake at Abtsküche to share:


The 2 cygnets on the left are as big as the swan already:






The Church and old school house on the other side of the road, I will show what we saw there another time:


A tower, a remnant of the fortified building that was there in the 14th century. I was almost expecting Rapunzel to look out....



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

45 comments:

  1. A great find from your friend and a fabulous result, I love anything vintage and this is right up my ally. Your glorious photos are so refreshing and I wish you a fab weekend...seems they are coming around way too quickly or are we just busy...xx

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    1. Time seems to fly by more quickly from week to week!

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  2. This is a gorgeous, vintage display, love how you combined the disparate elements to make a very harmonious piece, well done! Wonderful tag with a great message, too. The sun is shining here, I hope for you, too. Have a great day, take care, hugs, Sarah

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  3. Good morning dear Valerie!
    Your vintage journal page and the tag,are absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors and the vintage theme!
    Great captures of the birds ,the church and the tower! It’s so impressive!Than you for sharing!
    Wishing you a lovely day and a happy weekend! Hugs!
    Dimi...

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  4. A wonderful vintage page Valerie and agreat idea your friend had to send the things so you could use them in that way. The tag is very beautiful and has a peaceful look to it even before we read the words.

    Such a peaceful place you found in your photographs as well. They are all so clear ans crisp and the one with the close up of the swan is amazing

    Have a great weekend

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. That is a great vintage page. I love the the TH boy sits in the design and really umps off the page. And I do like your tag. What a great Buddha stamp. I need to find some art time and make a tag this time. I just haven't had a lot of art time lately. And you are right about expecting Rapunzel to look out of the tower. It's exactly what I would expect her to be in. Have a great weekend Hugs-Erika

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  6. Fantastic page and tag. Have a nice weekend!

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  7. You did a great job "salvaging" those scraps to make a lovely page of disparate elements that work beautifully together.

    It's neat that you've gotten to watch those swans grow up. They've grown as fast as my grandchildren have...

    Love that tower, too. Lots of architecture around your way to capture the imagination.

    have a wonderful weekend.

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  8. Impressive Page Valerie.Even the layout exudes vintage. Love the quote on the tag. Very true. The swan is beautiful. Very partial to swans.Graceful. Popped down to your previous post to view the other photos of the lake. Ducks and especially turtles everywhere. Visited the post of the church as well. Very unusual and Very impressive.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings
    Jim

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  9. These two pages are wonderful. I especially like the first one.

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  10. Absolutely stunning, vintage page, made from the gift your friend sent you...love it!
    The Budda is the perfect reminder of peace for our world.
    Valerie, your photos are always a feast for one's eye's!!! Gorgeous!!!

    Happy PPF 🎨
    Hugs xxx

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  11. Your friend knew that you could work your magic. This is a wonderful vintage page! Happy PPF

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  12. Beautiful vintage page and peace tag. The lake photos are so peaceful, goes with the tag theme!

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  13. Love the tag and the journal page too!!

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  14. love how all the vintage elements have come together in your collage! Beautiful tag and wonderful photos of the lake area. Happy PPF!

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  15. Fun found art journal page. I really love the pen graphic. The lake is such a pretty area. I've never seen cygnets that big. I wonder when their feathers turn white. Can you just hear Rapunzel yelling down to her Prince, Get me a latte. Have a good weekend.

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    1. She would need a fit delivery man! Just returned from a friend who lives on the fifth floor, with no lift - a modern day Rapunzel!

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  16. Your vintage spread is held together so perfectly Valerie, to me stitching means much much more than just sewn thread. True words upon your peace tag, Karma perfected.
    Happy PPF Hugs again have a super week Tracey xx

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  17. wow,deine vintage seite ist fabelhaft und dein karma tag ist klasse,schöne bilder hast du wieder mit gebracht,der see ist wunderschön mit den enten und schwänen,da wäre ich jetzt auch gern,traumhaft.
    einen schönen tag,liebe valerie.

    hugs jenny

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  18. I love your lake photos! And that tower with that window at the top does look like an illustration for Rapunzel's story :)

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  19. Two wonderful artworks, and I love your photos of that beautiful lake Valerie!
    Happy Friday!
    Alison xxx

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  20. I love that your friend sent you a pack of scraps to start a page with, that is so cool. And you turned them into such a gorgeous page! Happy PPF!

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  21. What a wonderful challenge! And you did a beautiful job!

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  22. I love how unified the journal page is and the peace tag is wonderful! Your photos, especially the birds, are so lovely...

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  23. A wonderful vintage style page Valerie they were super bits and pieces you used.
    The tag is lovely and so is the quote. It is a great self carved image.
    More beautiful photos from your trip out, the swan looked like he was posing to have a photo taken.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Yvonne xx

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  24. Ganz zauberhaft deine Vintage Collage, gefällt mir sehr. Das Tag mit dem selbstgemachten Buddha ist auch klasse gemacht . Die Fotos sind auch so schön geworden. Rapunzel fällt mir bei dem Turm auch sofort ein.
    Liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende.
    Sabine

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  25. Still look like a nice day there
    Coffee is on

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  26. I nearly fell over when I saw that journal page. It is out of this world. I can't say enough about the way you chose to put it together, as well as the images your friend sent you. This is truly out of this world.

    Lovely tag, and a genuinely beautiful quote.

    Wonderful photos today. Loved the tower, too. Hope your Friday was better than mine because I'm late visiting again.

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  27. Hi Valerie your pages are beautiful ,love the boy sitting there and your tab is beautiful ,love the words,and Thankyou for sharing your lovely pics with us Valerie xx

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  28. Your new duck header is adorable 😀. I love the vintage page with the fabulous layers and stitching! Your homemade stamp looks amazing on your tag and you chose the perfect Budda quote too 😁. Happy weekend! J 😊 x

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  29. What a fabulous page you made with those scraps! Great photos! Chrisx

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  30. your journal page is brilliance, really. i love it. and of course the peace tag is exactly correct, well done! xo

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  31. I love your vintage journal page. There is so much tehre, great detail and beautiful composition. Very nice feel to it. And yes, that does look like a Rapunzel tower!

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  32. I love the pieces. Both unique and special.
    The pictures of the fowl are wondrous.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs

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  33. I really enjoyed reading your post lots of great memories to share there, and I can see your love in your craft, thank you for sharing this with us. Megan XO

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  34. I love your work. Such beauty in all.

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  35. The colors of the piece you created with the scraps really go perfectly together. Well done! I also love the Buddha quote and tag.

    What beautiful pictures of the town and water. Looks so peaceful!
    ~Jess

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  36. Woowww Valerie, that ´s a GORGEOUS Layout !! I love it !! really fantastique colours, the backgroung is wonderful, these images are great and adorable!!
    I wish you a very nice evening, big hugs, Caty

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    1. Oh sorry Valerie, I have forgotten to comment that the photographs you have shared with us are wonderful, thank you very much, hugsss

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  37. I do like your art pieces here, and your photographs of the lake at Abtsküche are fabulous.

    Hope you've had a happy weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  38. Valerie, i again giggled at the comment you wrote about the friend who sent you an envelope and ephemera and instructions as to how to create a journal page- I think you are the one who should be teaching this! A lovely spread with those pieces indeed!
    And I just adore your Buddha stamp/tag! You make the best stamps ever!
    Jackie xo

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  39. Your journal page looks fabulous Valerie, these Tim Holtz paper dolls always seem to look at home wherever the go. Your Buddha tag is wonderful too, such restful colours, and you do make the best stamps! xx

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  40. I love your banner! Adorable! The first orange art piece is so cute!!! The second one is so true! I love the quote! It's gorgeous! I love your photos! They are amazing! So beautiful! Big Hugs!

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  41. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful lake photos, Valerie.
    And I LOVE your stunning vintage page. Hugs, my friend.

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  42. May you enjoy peace within always.

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