Wednesday, 5 June 2019

New Challenge at More Mixed Media

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge at More Mixed Media Challenge Blog. Our challenges are always anything mixed media goes, this time with optional purple. You have 4 weeks to join us with your creations, so hope to see you there. I have once again used my home-made giant face stamp, as I stamped a whole pile a couple of years back and am using them now one by one and filling them with colour. The face was stamped onto an A3 white page. I then added the coloured auras using Gelatos, felt tips and brush-pens. I did some sewing and added some patterns. The word 'vision' was stamped  (LaBlanche). The sentiment was hand-written and I added a feather as embellishment:

I have more photos from our visit to the castle to share:

We much enjoyed walking though the magnificent park surrounding the castle:

 Does anyone know what this plant is?

Loved this twisty cypress tree:

The bee hotel:

Having a break:

The peacock again - photos taken by Harry:

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


  1. Love your mixed media painting. The castle gardens are beautiful, gorgeous roses, I don't know what the mystery plant is, sure is an interestIng one.

  2. I don't think you have to do anything to make your world more colorful! Every photo just jumps off the page with brilliant, glorious color and I love every single one!

  3. Breathtaking post, most gorgeous photos and delightful mixed media.xx

  4. Beautiful mixed media and the flowers are wonderful! Lovely bee house.

  5. I like what you did with that stamp Valerie. and nice photos. Looks like life has been taking you outside a lot lately. Hugs-Erika

  6. A grogeous mixed media creation for the challenge Valerie x The castle, courtyard and gardens look amazing but that peacock is just proud xx

    TFS and happy Wednesday
    Annie xx

  7. Wow,that looks great,have a lovely day☺

  8. The auras around your face stamp remind me of a mandala. The roses growing up the walls are so pretty. The entire grounds are just wow. I loved the arbor you were sitting in and the peacock is just beautiful.

  9. The addition of the feather gives your face a nice bit of whimsy. Love it! I love the pictures of the castle grounds, too. Such a beautiful place to spend some time. As for that mystery plant, it kinda looks like a Chinese lantern plant to me.

    Have an awesome day!

  10. Such unusual plants! And the roses are stunning :)

    I loved your colorful vision design, and that feather added the perfect touch.

  11. Oh my gosh. Your photos certainly carry out your colorful theme. (Your head is great by the way.) I don't know which is more breathtaking, the roses or the peacock.

    1. The roses and the peacock as well as everything else there were simply stunning, I will visit again soon!

  12. I just love the feather on your face … it made me smile :)

    Your photographs are once again amazing, such a lovely selection. The weather and everything was just perfect. I wish I could help you with the identification of the plant but sorry I can't.

    Enjoy the rest of your week.

    All the best Jan

  13. Hi Val, sorry I am so late commenting, I have been out all day. Love the beautiful and colourful face with the auras, great idea. Lovely photos as always, that is such a beautiful place. Those roses are fabulous. Have a nice evening, hugs, Sarah

  14. I like the colourful way you used your stamp on this fantastic mixed media page. It must have taken you a while to carve this one out.
    The photos all looked lovely and I really like the two metal styled musician figures.
    Yvonne xx

  15. Your page is so colourful and beautiful Valerie. The photos are lovely too and love all the gorgeous flowers.
    Fliss xx

  16. I had intended to get here sooner, but my electricity was off AGAIN yesterday afternoon and evening. I'm SO tired of these storms.

    Your mixed media spread is fabulous. I love the stamp you carved and the feather you placed on her forehead. The colors are so rich, too. A genuine mixed media beauty.

    I love the castle photos. The roses, the other flowers, the roses, the sculptures, the roses, your glowing face, the roses, Harry photographing ROSES, and did I mention roses?

  17. I love the stamp that you've carved, the art done with it is wonderful. Beautiful photos, I love the roses.
    xxx Hazel.

  18. Wonderfully colorful mixed media piece!!!
    So bright and cheerful with a touch of the mystical about it.
    I couldn't pick a favorite today. They are all stunning!!!!


  19. What a lovely place! Your eclectic pieces are a wonder to behold, my Friend! :D

  20. I love the message of your art - life should be colourful! Happy PPF from Number 20 :D

  21. HOw do you find the time to create and blog? Love the photos they are really amazing.

  22. What a glorious visit! The castle is beautiful and flowers and features make it all the more fabulous. The park looks wonderful too. So many fantastic sights to explore.

    Love the vibrant colors in your art! :)

  23. Wow! Your mixed media work of art is absolutely amazing. And your photos. . . another wow! That castle, the beautiful flowers, the bee hotel, and the magnificent peacock - all amaze me! And I love the photo of YOU, too! I don't know what that green plant is, but is sure is interested and beautiful!


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