Tuesday, 4 April 2017

New Challenge at More Mixed Media

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge over at
-anything goes, with optional yellow-
All mixed media projects are welcome, and you have
4 weeks to get your creativity flowing and
link up to us.

I made a simple spread in my 2nd 'new' journal. The background was gessoed and painted with acrylics. I used pieces of some paper napkins for the images. I added a die-cut word and a hand-written sentiment, and some dried grasses I harvested last year.





This magpie was enjoying sitting in the evening sun:


I love watching the sun rise up over the morning mist:







The lawns are full of flowers:





Bushes and trees are blooming everywhere:





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

31 comments:

  1. Love the journal pages with the muted colours, and the dried grass, great idea. Wonderful photos as always, the misty morning ones are my faves today. Have a good evening, hugs, Sarah

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  2. Beautiful mixed media pages today and so lovely to see the spring blooms!

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  3. Its a gorgeous journal spread Valerie, the red flowers and added grasses look lovely.
    More super photos today as well, the sunrise looks wonderful from your balcony.
    Yvonne xx

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  4. Love your pages Valerie, I really like your handwritten quote, and these napkins are fabulous. You really need to sleep longer on a morning, although your photo's are fab! xx

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  5. This is a fabulous spread Valerie! Your photos are brilliant! Love seeing the sun through the trees and of course the Spring flowers are beautiful! Hugs, Chrisx

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  6. This is a fabulous spread Valerie! Your photos are brilliant! Love seeing the sun through the trees and of course the Spring flowers are beautiful! Hugs, Chrisx

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  7. Those pages are gorgeous! I love the style, colors, and textures! So creative!

    Your photos are also delightful. Thanks for bringing the sunshine and blooms to me. It is raining and spring hasn't started blooming yet. Soon...
    ~Jess

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  8. I've never seen a magpie! They're lovely! And so, too, is your journal page and the wonderful flowers.

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  9. What a beautiful journal page. I love it! It's so very pretty. What a gorgeous sunrise too!

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  10. Those flower photos are just so pretty. Your JP is stunning.xx ♥[aNNie]

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  11. The pages are stunning Valerie and made me think of a beautiful summer's day.

    Then the photographs as well that are a feast of nature's beauty to start this Spring day. I have never seen the yellow blossom before and wonder what it is.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx



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    1. I don't know what the yellow blossoms are called - I'll ask if anybody knpws the name.

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  12. Einfach großartig deine Seite, echt gut gelungen.
    Auch die Bilder gefallen mir, endlich kommt der
    Frühling.
    Schönen Tag für dich
    LG Sadie

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  13. I can see why you were inspired to make this page. Its really beautiful. And wow-you look like it is May in your world, not early April. maybe its just my lingering winter view. :) Hope the week is going well. Hugs-Erika

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  14. Looks like spring has arrived! Lovely artwork - gorgeous photos!

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  15. It is nice that you share with us the seasons of your home. The photos are amazing. Your art is simply beautiful. I like the use of the grasses.

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  16. Nice to see the natural elements on your pages. Lovely and that mist photo is quite striking. xox

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  17. Beautiful - love your artwork Valerie. I do think working with napkins opens a whole new world of creative fun!
    I always enjoy your pictures!
    Sandy xx

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  18. Your creative art pages are stunning Valerie. I love everything that you did and writing your own thoughts is the icing on the cake!!!
    Do you ever take a bad photo??? Everyone I see takes my breath away...gorgeous!!!

    Big Hugs~

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  19. I like this! Especially the grass you added.
    Look at that magpie!
    Hugs

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  20. Schöne florale Journalseiten und megaschöne Fotos von all den blühenden Schönheiten.
    Big Hugs
    Sabine

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  21. I never thought to collect grasses to use in my art. This is a clever idea, and one I intend to use. I adore the spread you created. You find the BEST napkins.

    You have some awesome photos from your walk today. Beautiful spring colors, trees,and flowers

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  22. Beautiful pages Valerie...a true masterpiece..such a good idea to add the natural grasses too, look wonderful...x

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  23. Sweet Magpie with his golden "coat" enjoying the sunset.
    Those tiny bluets always stop me in my tracks.
    Beautiful blooming photos again liebe Valerie.
    AND your journal pages are so pretty with your lovely ingredients and layering to add extra interest.
    oxo

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  24. Look at that sun shimmering through the tree limbs.
    Have a quick day and a relaxing evening, my friend.
    Hugs

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  25. Stunning pages Valerie xx Love the colours and the stunning napkins x The addition of your dried grasses really adds to the overall appearance.

    As always your photographs are stunning...particularly the sunrise

    TFS and sending my best wishes
    Annie xx

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  26. I do like your journal pages and the colours too.
    Always good to see the sunrise, lovely photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  27. I love coming to your blog my friend! Gorgeous art and gorgeous pictures! Big Hugs and I hope you are well!

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  28. I love the natural look of this spread Valerie! Beautiful!
    And what are those yellow rose blooms called? Is it a bush or tree? I just Love it!
    hugs,Jackie

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    1. Sorry, I don't know - they are everywhere just now!

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