Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Last Day of December....

Hi Everybody!

Today is the last day of 2015, and also the last day of our
collage Challenge at Art Journal Journey. Thanks to all who joined in again,
and made Susi and me happy with their lovely journaling.

I have once again , made a collage of my collages from December, although I have missed one or two!


This is one which I missed, and I didn't get round to showing it, so here it is now.
The hybrid collage has a painted and crackled background, one of 'my' heads, and a silhouette made from one of my photos. Mr Umbrella Man is there again, and the quote is from Stencilry.  I made a lot of blue pieces last month, let's see what the next month will be like!
Be sure to call back tomorrow to see who will be hosting our first challenge for 2016!




I am also linking to Moo Mania and More, anything goes.

We had beautiful and mild winter weather  again, but the weather is getting colder, so it looks like the warm woollies will be necessary!




The blackbird is one of my most frequent visitors just now, and always
has a healthy appetite:







Have a great day you all, and enjoy the last day of the year. 
Take care if you are out and about in bad weather!

New Challenge at Moo Mania and More

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge at 


Anything goes.

All formats are allowed not just Moos, so hope to see lots of you linking up your creative artwork in the next 2 weeks.

I have an A3 journal page, also meant for Art Journal Journey, collage. On Friday a new challenge will be starting here, too, so be sure to check in to see what's going on!

The image in the centre is one that I found on my table when I was trying to clear it. I surrounded it with blue and metallic scraps which I found in one of my Christmas boxes. I added some gilding flakes, and painted the surrounds with blue metallic paint.







Yesterday was grey and overcast, but the water fowl seemed to enjoy it:


This morning dawned bright and sunny::







Have a great day you all, take care
and thanks a lot for coming by.

Monday, 28 December 2015

Tuesday this and that

Hi Everybody!

For Art Journal Journey, collage I made a hybrid collage. The background was collaged, stamped and then gessoed. I changed the colour digitally, and added the figures taken from a prospect. The plane is a photo taken from my balcony. and the Gehry buildings in the background are photos taken in the Harbour of DĂźsseldorf. I added a silhouette of the town at the front.




Today is Elisabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so a big welcome to all the T gang. 
I made a digital collage using a painted background and some bottles I painted last year. The bird is a water colour I made from one of the jay photos I took.
As the bottles are all empty, I added some tea cups, for those who like tea, and of course, my cappuccino with amerettinis. And I would like to wish you all a happy new year 2016.


The birds are enjoying themselves eating the berries on the trees along the Rhine:




Lots of ships were on the Rhine, as always. This is a dredger, which keeps the river bed clear so that the ships have no problems:




This is a boat of the river police:


The view from my kitchen window this morning:




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

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Monday mix

Hi Everybody!

The Christmas weekend is over, and in a few days the year will
be over, too. Time flies! Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas break.

For Art Journal Journey, collage and for 99 faces I made another of my 'old fashioned' faces (this is no. 3 in the series) and  then made a hybrid collage out of it. The face was drawn on recycled card and painted with water colours. I kept mostly to shades of purple, just adding some highlights in gold and white. If I have counted rightly this is face no. 44 of 99.







I digitally placed the face on a coloured and printed background and overlayed it with my bird on the branch photo. The swallow is from Itkupilli and the quote from my stash.




The morning skies have been wonderful over the past few days, with delicate colours:




The cormorant was greeting the sun again:



The pigeon fluffed herself up to twice her size:


And the robin was busy feeding off the red berries:


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