Friday, 9 February 2018

Is spring coming?

Hi Everybody!

It's time for the weekend, have a good one!

I have another A3 mixed media piece.  The BG was brayered in white with a touch of pink and turquoise. The rectangles, flowers and dots were embossed with a soft mousse through a stencil, this has a wonderful, chalky effect. The quote is from the secret garden. The swan was added using one of the wonderful napkins Yvonne sent me, thanks again! I guess I am longing for spring!
I am linking to Paint Party Friday and to Paperbabe  Stamps Blog, dots.








Yesterday the sun rose up through the morning mist:



Some blue-sky and frosts temps pics from the Rhine:









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

39 comments:

  1. What a lovely post to end my day on the computer. The napkin from Yvonne is a lovely addition and I just love your touch of mixed media.
    Your photos, wow, that blue colour is amazing, thanks for sharing your part of the world to mine, love seeing them.xx
    Have a lovely weekend.♥
    [aNNie]

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  2. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgepus...xxhappy ppf...xx

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  3. Good Morning Val! Was great to find your lovely blog post waiting for me when I opened my computer. Your journal page is gorgeous, love the soft colours. Little R keeps saying 'Itti', which means pretty! The photos are all fantastic, but I am in love with the sun rising though the mist, what a great shot. Have a nice day! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Loved the artwork today, the swan worked so well. The sunrise and river pictures were a treat for winter worn eyes

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  5. Great texture and the colors are fab!

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  6. This is lovely. I like the texture in the flowers and your choice of colour is excellent.

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  7. Wow Valerie that is a beautiful piece of work,well done my friend and your pics are amazing,thankyou for sharing xx

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  8. So a wonderful post.
    I love the pictures from teh landscape.
    And the Mixed Media works are beautiful.
    Warm regarsd

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  9. Spring can't come fast enough for me. Your page is just lovely. The sunrise and blue sky photos are just WOW! Have a great weekend!

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  10. Your whole page feels like a dreamy spring day. I love it. I've reached my max winter allotment so I am going to fins a way to go where this swan is-even if it is just in my dreams.:) Happy Friday. happy weekend too. Hugs-Erika

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  11. Your artwork is so vibrant and lovely! The photos are so peaceful and would be perfect to celebrate with a good book. Happy Friday and Hugs...RO

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  12. Wundervolle frühlingshafte Farben und interessante Strukturen! Das zweite Bild mit dem Schwan im Detail gefällt mir besonders gut!
    Happy PPF!
    Liebe Grüße, Rike

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  13. Love the pink and turquoise combo. Enjoyed your photos today!

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  14. Now this is color. Bright, happy, wonderful color.

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  15. Your art piece is gorgeous with beautiful texture and colors.
    Thank you for sharing all those lovely photos...wow!!!
    You have brightened my day.
    Thank you~

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  16. I am in AWE of the textures you got with this entry. It is actually quite romantic. The swan was the perfect addition to the quote.

    Great photos today, although the water looked SO cold. I hope you are staying warm on your walks.

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  17. Great journal page-love the bright spring colors along with that swan and hummingbird! Always a pleasure to view the water scenes and sun-you wouldn't think it was as cold as it is. Happy PPF!

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  18. I love those beautiful Spring colours on your page Valerie, and lovely photos as always!
    Hope you have a good weekend
    Alison xox

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  19. Beautiful artwork Valerie! Love the vibrant hibiscus and all the texture! Great photos too! Happy PPF :)

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  20. Wonderful photography and your artwork is divine ~ colorful and creative and so timely too!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  21. This is so lovely Valerie, beautiful Spring colours and you can tell that the swan is longing for Spring too. Love that quote, I've not heard it before but it's perfect. Have a fun weekend, Sue xx

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  22. Wunderschöne frühlingshafte Seite, passend zu eurem Wetter. Aber hier bei mir liegt Schnee und es ist frostig kalt. Deine Fotos transportieren herrlich den Sonnenschein zu uns rüber, danke.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine

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  23. Beautiful artwork! The textures and colours are so delicious!

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  24. Absolutely beautiful mixed-media piece! I love it! Very nice photos as well!

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  25. I love how you used the swan on your mixed media page Valerie. The colours of spring look beautiful. I think we are all wishing those days to arrive. Its still grey here, so it was lovely to see your super photos today.
    Yvonne xx

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  26. Oh that's such a wonderful spring piece, I love the colors and textures. You photos are lovely as well.

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  27. How lovely it is to see a little sunshine, I had almost forgotten what it looked like. Your A3 is a beautiful display Valerie, delicate use of colours with your glorious swan peeping out. Such a pretty napkin. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the Paperbabe Challenge.
    Best wishes and have a fabulous weekend Tracey x

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  28. Yes your art today definitely screams SPRING ♥♥♥ Love the blue of the water shots today. It's a quiet evening here today with just me and the dogs. Bob is out with friends from work. Have a good weekend!!!

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  29. Wow, your page has such a softness and serenity about it - I love it! The colours and stencils look amazing - beautiful 😁. The sunrise through the morning mist and wonderful blue skies are so pretty, and let's hope spring is on its way, although I think that we have more snow forecast for next week 😉. Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊

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  30. BEAUTIFUL page and GREAT images, Valerie. As always!!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

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  31. I am seeing so many journal pages with napkins as of late. Very intriguing this technique. I love the bold colors of the napkin against the soft pastel patterns.
    Happy weekend Valerie.
    Kate

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  32. Beautiful page! I love the swan peeping out! Have you gone on boat trips on the river? Looks so inviting.

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    1. Yes, they do nice trips from Spring through to Autumn, but in winter there's nothing.

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  33. Love the colours on your page- Spring is on it's way! Lovely photos of the Rhine! Enjoy your weekend!Chrisx

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  34. Such a beautiful page Valerie! I love the stenciled flowers you added- great texture!
    OMGosh the Sun!! How beautiful! and the warmth I felt looking at your photos made my morning!
    hugs,Jackie xx

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  35. I love this piece. So soft and warm, like looking at sunshine.

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  36. Your piece is the essence of spring. We have a fresh, deep snowfall, one that seems like it will take forever to melt. You remind me of the spring that will indeed come.

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  37. This wonderfully colorful and eclectic piece makes my eyes happy.

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  38. Your art piece is so happy! I love the quote!
    Amazing photos! Love them!
    Big Hugs!

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