Tuesday, 4 September 2018

New challenge at More Mixed Media

Hi Everybody!

At More Mixed Media we are starting a new challenge on Wednesday. As always, our challenges are anything goes, this time with optional brown. You have 4 weeks to join us, so hope to see you there. I made a double spread in my journal. The background was painted with a mix of gesso and Titan Buff. The deer images were added with a serviette. I used a sponge to dab some colours - green-gold, titan buff and sienna onto the background. When it was dry I stamped some plants using Adirondack espresso to look like bushes. The hearts were stenciled and the sentiment was hand written. I will also be linking to Paint Party Friday:




On Sunday there was a wonderful sunrise:




As we drove into Neviges on Sunday morning we had a great view of the towers and walls of Hardenberg Castle:






This used to be the station, now it's a restaurant:


Some images of the picturesque streets and houses:










Lots more photos to follow!

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


45 comments:

  1. Gorgeous nature spread and sunrise. Thanks for the tour thus far, how thick those castle walls are.

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  2. Your artwork is fabulous. Love that texture. Great photographs of the architecture. My favourite is that sunrise, however. Just stunning.

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  3. Hi Val, your journal pages are fantastic, such a pretty scene. Wonderful photos, too, Neviges is a beautiful place, I love the old Half-timbered houses. Great that you enjoyed your day so much. Hugs, Sarah

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  4. You made a fabulous journal entry. I love the beiges, browns, and buff you chose for your lovely nature inspired deer. It is gorgeous.

    OH WOW. That is a fabulous and most impressive town you visited. Colorful and beautiful, and so unique and different. I worry that wall outside the castle might fall one day, though. It looks like it is deteriorating. Regardless, I'm LOVING this latest series of photos!!

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    1. The damage was done by canon balls a few hundred years back, but it won't fall down in a hurry!

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  5. This piece just sucked me in.
    The sunrise...glorious and I loved our stroll:)
    Hugs

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  6. It is a gorgeous nature inspired journal spread Valerie, lovely colours with just a tinge of autumn shades.
    The photos looked wonderful, I do enjoy visiting with you these lovely destinations. The half timbered houses look lovely, I think they would take a lot of looking after to keep them in such good repair.
    Yvonne xx

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  7. Oh what a beautiful image and sentiment. I can tell you cherish nature from your wonderful art and lovely photos!

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  8. Your use of different media is wonderful. I enjoyed reading how you achieved it Valerie.
    The resulting image is gorgeous!
    What a magnificent sunrise - how could it not be a glorious day after that :D)
    Cheers and warmest hugs xx

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  9. Beautiful nature art piece...gorgeous!!!
    Love your photos Valerie!!! They are all so lovely and the archtearchit is stunning.
    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful post with us!!!

    Hugs 🍁🍂💼

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  10. Beautiful work of art. LOve your blog love your art and love your pics.xxx

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  11. Hi, oh so good to check up here and see your beautiful art and photos again. I’ve always loved your glowing sun photos and those deep oranges, magnificent sun rises.

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  12. A wonderful spread Valerie and beautiful photos. Have a lovely day.
    xxx Hazel.

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  13. Such a lovely page. Makes me think of the time when the girlies were little and we saw some deer emerging through the early morning fog from the woods behind the house. The sunrise photos are awesome. Love the town and the half-timbered houses and the mix of old with the very modern fountain. Enjoy your day!

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  14. Beautiful artwork! (As always.) What's really neat about your work is it isn't just lovely to look at; it also sends a message.

    There's a town named Helen located in the northern mountains of our state that's designed to look like a Bavarian village. We spent a long weekend there once, and as delightful as it was to see and experience everything there, (and EAT!!!) seeing your pics of the real thing is even better. And you even have real castles! (How cool is THAT???)

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    1. Thanks Susan, we have an abundance of castles and castle ruins here, and however often I see them, I'm never bored.

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  15. I love your sunrise.

    That castle and station and those streetscapes look like the setting for an old folktale. Thanks for sharing all these photos :)

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  16. Neviges looks like a wondrous place to visit.
    You have a great one.
    Hugs

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  17. Just love your art today …
    The deer, the hearts and the sentiment are just perfect :)

    Such a beautiful sunrise and Neviges looks a great place to visit.
    Thanks for all your photographs, I always enjoy them.

    All the best Jan

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  18. Love your pages, that deer is so beautiful

    Joan x

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  19. ooohh wie wunderschön deine seiten sind,das tier ist soooo sĂŒss,eine schöne mĂ€rchenhafte seite.
    die bilder sind auch toll,eine schöne stadt ist das wo du lebst,besonders dieser alte bahnhof ist ja klasse,ich mag auch alte hÀuser.
    einen schönen tag,liebe valerie,bitte mail mir doch mal deine adresse,wollte dir weihnachten eine karte schicken.


    hugs jenny

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  20. I really love your beautiful nature page Valerie, and your photos are interesting and wonderful as always!
    Alison xxx

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  21. What a lovely town. I can see why you would have a wonderful day there. Love the deer -- so pretty!

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  22. Lovely photos of a great town, Valerie. Thank you for sharing.
    And what a GORGEOUS page, my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kisses!!!!!!!!!

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  23. Really beautiful journal spread Valerie and love the nature theme. Wonderful photos as always too.
    Have a great weekend.
    Fliss xx

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  24. I love the whole piece, but the 2nd image of the deer close up is awesome.
    Hugs

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  25. This is a really beautiful journal spread Valerie. Love how the foliage almost mimics your photography. Stunning in creation and chosen words.
    Sorry for my absence, i'm randomly playing catch up as i'm all over the place at the moment. Can not wait for life to get back to normal.
    Happy PPF Hugs Tracey xx

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  26. You created a wonderful page with beauty and a message for all.

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  27. Beautiful pages Valerie, and an important message. Thanks for your wonderful photos. Happy PPF

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  28. Oh Valerie! What a beautiful journal spread! I love your deer!Well done!
    Sounds like you have been having lots of un and I am happy you are taking us along for the ride-taahaaa
    Jackie xo

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  29. Such a lovely journal page! We love watching deer just like this in our backyard. I will have to check out this challenge!

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  30. I really love the nature spread. So pretty and calming! And thanks for posting about the new mixed media challenge. I'm going to try and join in this month!

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  31. This is gorgeous Valerie, I love the aged feel to your piece and what a handsome deer! xx

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  32. It almost looks as if your painting was inspired by your sunrise photos. And I'm very curious how you added the deer with a serviette? Did you paint on it then glue it in?

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  33. Love your nature art piece! It is gorgeous!
    Amazing photos!! Such beauty! Big Hugs!

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  34. The deer came out really nice. Always i swoon at your photo share

    Happy PPF

    much💛love

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  35. Sure a nice day for some lovely photo to share, Can I suggest sky watch friday,,,http://skyley.blogspot.com
    Coffee is on

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  36. WOW! What a gorgeous art journal spread! I love the deer and your beautiful sentiment. Your photos are spectacular, as always. The sunrise and the castle are stunning, and I loved seeing more old buildings. What a wonderful place!!!!!

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  37. What an amazing Art journal spread page Valerie !! I love the background you have created, the colours are fabulous, love the little deer too and the stamp! really gorgeous Artwork. Thank you very much for sharing those so beautiful photographs, they are lovely.
    I wish you a very happy new week, big hugs, Caty

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  38. Ach wie schön ist diese schon herbstlich anmutende Szene mit dem sĂŒĂŸen Reh, mag ich sehr.
    Die Fotos von eurem Ausflug nach neviges sind auch wieder so einladend, diesen Ort mal zu besuchen. Sieht sehr urig aus dort. Der Sonnenaufgang ist auch wieder so schön festgehalten,super.
    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe
    Sabine

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  39. I love love your deer nature piece! And the castles are amazing!

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