Wednesday, 5 December 2018

New Challenge at More Mixed Media

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge at More Mixed Media.  As always, our challenges are anything goes, this time with optional white. Hope to see YOU there!

I made a mixed media Hanukkah piece in my journal. The snow was made with structure paste and some glitter. The sky was painted with acrylics over a textured and gessoed background. The candles were recycled from a card and fussy cut:

 And I have a second piece on an A3 page. The background was gessoed, stenciled, collaged etc. I added some fabric scraps and did some sewing:

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

And some sky pictures taken these past days:

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


  1. waue love your piece with the woman and your outdoornight photos are great.

  2. What a wonderful creation for the challenge and I love your collage make too xx Wonderful photographs...the sky is just amazing !!

    Sending my best wishes
    Annie xx

  3. Hi Val, that's beautiful work again today, both pieces are lovely. The Hanukkah piece is really pretty and festive, and the mixed media page is rather mysterious and intriguing. Love all the photos, the view out of your window is always fantastic. Have a great day, hugs, Sarah

  4. Your Hanukkah piece is beautiful! The Menorah is lovely!!!
    Love the ladies and your whole idea for your mixed media page!
    That gorgeous!!! Talk about heavenly!!!
    A wonderful post yet once again.
    What a talented artist you are!!!

    Hugs ❄🎄❄

  5. Lovely dreidel piece, happy Hanukkah! Beautiful skies. The A3 piece is good too.

  6. Your piece for Hanukkah is really appealing and a bit more on the traditional side than what you usually create. Your "eye" piece is cool, too, and that quote is terrific.

    But, yeah... the sky. LOVE those photos.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Hello dear Valerie!
    Your Hanukkah mixed media creation is absolutely gorgeous!
    Like the background and the snowy effect with the glitter!
    I also like your collage page! So beautiful !! You are so talented and creative! Well done!
    Wonderful pictures and stunning images of the sky and the spectacular colors!
    Have a warm and relaxing afternoon! Hugs!

  8. A lovely piece of Hannukah. I love the blue background and the candle flames and stars. Your collage piece is striking as one is drawn to the eyes. The pictures fit so well with the quote you chose. Even your sky pictures look to be mixed media. So much texture to the sky. Have a wonderful day

  9. You always get such lovely sky photos! I love the colors in your Hanukkah piece.

  10. Your Hanukkah entry is beyond beautiful. I adore the candles and how you created the Menorah. Your sewn journal spread is incredible, too. I was SO impressed.

    As always, I love your beautiful photos. Thanks for your inspiring art and photos today, dear friend.

  11. Beautiful skies and wonderful art Valerie! I love the A3 collage!
    Alison xx

  12. Its a gorgeous page for Hanukka, a beautiful blue for the background.
    The sewn pages in your journal look awesome as well.
    Thank you for sharing the lovely photos of the sky, you have had some lovely skies lately.
    Yvonne xx

  13. I really love your Hanukkah piece -- and your skies are fantastic, sunrise or daytime!

  14. I do like your Hanukkah art piece.

    Beautiful selection of sky photographs you've shared, thank you.

    All the best Jan

  15. How beautiful and moving your pieces are. They have a wonderful energy to them. Your photos are also gorgeous!

  16. Hi Valerie wow such stunning work and beautiful pics,hope you have a lovely week my friend.

  17. Sensational post. Never ending beauty in your gorgeous photos.xxxx

  18. The menorah art is amazing. Happy Hanukkah. I like the recycled candles. They really give the page a photographic feel. And nice face page too. You added some great texture and that helps pull the page all together.Thanks for the heads up and I've linked over at More mixed Media. Hope it was a great day. Hugs-Erika

  19. ooohh dein hannukahh kunstwerk mit den kerzen ist klasse,und deine gesichter seite spricht mir aus der seele.
    ich werde nächste woche operiert und bin froh wenn der tumor raus ist.
    vielen dank für deine anteilnahme.
    einen schönen tag noch.

    hugs jenny

  20. Hello Valerie, it was lovely seeing your mixed media pieces - the background on the first really sets the scene. I love the quote on your second... it is so true, the eyes convey so much more than perhaps the words that are being uttered. You've created a beautiful page :D)
    Wow! those skies are incredible... such amazing photos.
    Happy PPF!

  21. Love the texture in your Hanukkah piece.

    Such gorgeous sky views. The pinks and then the puffy clouds against the blue. Beautiful. An every changing picture. :)

  22. Just beautiful and your photos are outstanding.

  23. Great photos and journal pages. Thank you for leaving me some lovely comment in 2018.

  24. Love the colors in both pieces! And the sky pictures are so nice. Nature's canvas! Happy PPF!

  25. Love how the embossing peeps through the paint on your recycled card. Fabulous A3 page, lots of inspiration within those beautiful facial features.
    Those sky photo's show a sure sign that Winter is approaching..
    Wishing you a super weekend Hugs Tracey x
    P.S Happy PPF :)

  26. Hi Valerie, it's been awhile since I had a chance to visit your blog. Boy have I missed it. Your work is so beautiful. I love both creative and gorgeous pieces. And your photos are just WOW! The sky photos capture the beauty of winter! Hope all is well with you. HUGS!

  27. Not sure which is my fav. But I like the menorah and the reflection.
    Happy Art.

  28. Your Hanukkah art piece is so pretty! And, the face piece is very meaningful! Love both pieces! Gorgeous photos! Big Hugs!

  29. Excellent textural pieces, valerie. The faces page is very intriguing to me. I love the sunset views too.

  30. I love both pages, but especially the glow of the candlelight on the first one. And the sunsets are breathtaking.
    Alison x

  31. Fabulous pieces Valerie, and those photo's are gorgeous xx

  32. Beautiful artwork Valerie! Both the menorah as well as the journal page!


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