Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Colourful stripes

Hi Everybody!

We've been having really good weather these past few days, mild and sunny and quite astonishing for November. I've been making the best of it and was out and about a lot, enjoying the autumnal scenery and fresh air. Sooner or later it will be cold and grey again, so I'm tanking energy as long as it's possible.

I still found time to be creative, as I saved a lot of time by not doing housework. I have been working again using the strips of JD wrapping paper I had, combined with washi tapes, acrylic paints, stencils, die-cuts and a collaged magazine piece, all combined to make an A3 mixed media journal page. I also used the wonderful stamp I won at Paperbabes. The background was painted in vertical stripes using pink, cream, apricot and beige, blended together with a damp brush where the colours met. Then it was stamped with a scroll stamp to give texture. I collaged the paper strips, washi tapes and the magazine face, and then stenciled various patterns using colours which were also in the strips of JD paper. I am linking to Paint Party Friday, Art Impressions Blog, lots of layers and Simon Monday challenge, make your own background:










These are the last photos from my visit to the Botanical Gardens.
Here little bags have been tied onto the plants to catch the seeds - great idea!


Yummy!






















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

35 comments:

  1. These are beautiful views. I love the seeds and seedpods. Autumn holds such promise for the future :)

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  2. Love, love, love your new colourful page, so much to see and enjoy and think about. The colours are fantastic, too. The photos are wonderful, as always, you have such a good eye for finding the right subject. Have a nice evening, hope your foot is feeling better. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. It looks like such a beautiful fall in your world. I was too early for England, too late for Michigan! Wonderful photos in this post; helps me feel like I didn't miss as much as I did!

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    1. But you did get to see some wonderful places and things!

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  4. Beautiful page for PPF and the photos are gorgeous!

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  5. Hello dear Valerie!
    Wow! Love your gorgeous page and all the techniques that you used!
    Love the girly them and the beautiful colors!
    Amazing pictures and lovely Autumn scenery!
    Like the shots of the botanical garden ,the little stream and all the beautiful plants!
    Thank you for sharing this beauty from your walk!
    Have a relaxing evening! Hugs!
    Dimi...

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  6. Ganz hervorragend gestaltete Seite, Hintergrund, Farben und Gestaltung erste Sahne. Gefällt mir sehr.
    Wie du all die Schätze von Mutter Natur fotografisch eingefangen hast mag ich auch sehr. Super Fotos!
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine

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    1. Danke Sabine, Herbst ist meine lieblings Jahrzeit.

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  7. It is a beautiful page and the border of eyes looking from the page is a super addition to make me look closer at the detail.
    Wonderful photos, the sky still looks so blue. I think grey is the colour of our skies these days.
    Yvonne xx

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  8. What a lovely and creative piece! I think your photographs are magical! I too oft push housework behind art...

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  9. Wonderful page. I really like that quote. I liked how you were able to have time for your art by not doing housework. That made me laugh. Such beautiful Fall colors in the gardens. Our weather has been wet and chilly. Today was sunny, but more rain expected on Friday. The lawn guy mentioned he heard snow for Friday. So enjoy your golden days for me.

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  10. Awesome quote...housework? What's that? It doesn't fit into my line of art work and glad it didin't with yours. Great phots and rather unusual ones of the plants.xx

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  11. That's a super page Valerie. The shadow face in the background was really a nice surprise. I'm getting to the point I need to do a bit of housework. But I will put it off for another day or 2. :) And glad you can enjoy this fall. We actually had sun today for a switch, but they say maybe snow next week. AUGH! Hugs-Erika

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  12. Amazing mixed medie piece! Thank you for sharing in our Lots of Layers Challenge at Art Impressions!

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  13. Another wonderful project with the paper Valerie.

    Amazing photographs with so much beauty to see. I just love the idea of the lottle bags to catch the seeds and thank you for sharing it and everything else that you do

    Love Chrissie xx

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  14. A fabulous page, great background and that face is hauntingly beautiful!
    Wonderful photographs too, Autumn gives us so much beauty, I think that's why it is my favourite season. Clever idea to hang up those bags to catch seeds...

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  15. So wonderful your Art page Valerie !! Love this so beautiful background, and the faces are lovely, very happy page. Thanks so much for sharing those magnifique photographs, they are all lovely-
    I wish you a very nice evening, big hugs, Caty

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  16. Love your colourful page.

    Always good to see your photographs, amazing Autumn colour, lovely to see.

    All the best Jan

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  17. I would have been by earlier, but I've been offline due to my internet and telephone being down. Scott got my internet going again, but not my phone. Unfortunately, that gave me time to do housework!

    Your journal page is beautiful. I love the face, the stamp, and the butterflies.

    Your photos of autumn are fabulous. You make me wish I was there with you.

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  18. Hi Valerie beautiful journal pages my friend,well done xx

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting, nice to meet you!

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  19. Great idea- the seed bags.
    Thanks for your wondrful share this week

    Happy PPF

    MUCH🖤💌🖤LOVE

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  20. LOVELY photos, Valerie, and a FABULOUS page. Great background!!!!!!! Hugs, my friend.

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  21. Such a gorgeous page filled with many wonderful techniques! Your photography skills are outstanding!

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  22. Fabulous artwork and amazing photos you've captured!

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  23. I love the bright colours of your bold vertical stripes - what a great uplifting effect - and the words are just wonderful. Superb photos as always, these really capture the autumn mood.
    Alison x

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  24. Super colours in your journal page

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  25. That washi girl looks so alluring in the background, I love how you have created using the two together, those eyes really are amazing and wording just fabulous. A great stamp choice.
    Lovely to see evidence of thinking ahead catching those seeds, nature is indeed taking a little time to rest.
    Happy PPF Hugs Tracey xx

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  26. Love this piece. It has great expression. The photos are so enjoyable. Thank you.

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  27. Your art piece is gorgeous! I love the quote too!
    Such wonderful photos! Love all the vegetable pictures! Excellent idea about catching the seeds with the bags! Big Hugs!

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  28. What a fabulous journal page - love the quote you used! Seeing those bags reminded me that my Dad used to tie on paper bags if he thought seeds were nearly ready! Lovely colours captured once again! Hugs, Chrisx

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  29. Seed catching - now I know how to do it!
    This post was an interesting adventure from art to nature, thank you!

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