Simply Neutrals #35


bark texture by AppleApricot


Hello sweet friends and welcome to Simply Neutrals #35 (no less!).

Ain't time flying like crazy? To think it's the 35th SNT already, wow!
Today I share two of the photos I promised last week, of the nature walk we did recently. We went to the heather fields, woods and bogs the Utrechtse Heuvelrug, a beautiful area not too far away from where we live. We go there often and I promise to share more photos of it this coming week.

I found many gorgeous textures. Barks and mushrooms in particular. Below is the mushroom photo that I used for the background of my digital scrapbook paper that I shared last week, which you can use as a freebie for your own work if you like (the digital paper, not the photos of this post of course).


mushroom texture by AppleApricot


I just love love textures. At our walks I'm always on the lookout for beautiful and interesting textures. I even have a special Pinterest board for it. I noticed that I should update the board, but there are already some gorgeous yummy textures to be found!

Let's continue with the party, shall we?



Feature of last week


I was so in love with these sweet little tags dear Nancy of Sugar Lump Studios made! Sweetie, they are so gorgeous and serene!




And I love how Nancy displayed them in front of that gorgeous drawers.

Dear Nancy, this button is for you:




On to this week's party!


SIMPLY NEUTRALS #35




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xx Wen







29 comments:

  1. It's always such a delight to be hosted by you here, darling Wen, thank you for the party!

    Wishing you a joy-filled day

    XOXO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

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    1. You're welcome sweetie :) Big hugs xx

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  2. Oh those textures from wood and mushrooms are amazing. Love textures so much too!
    Nancy's featured tags are so beautifully created with the sweetest images!
    Thanks as always dear Wen for making this party so pleasing to be a part of!
    Love and hugs,
    Suzy xoxox

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    1. Thank you dear Suzy and you're welcome :)
      Textures are so inspiring for art making!
      Big hugs xx

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  3. Als je er oog voor hebt is de natuur zó mooi!!
    Vooral de close up foto's kunnen heel verrassend zijn.
    Prachtig, zoals jij fotografeert.
    Fijne dag, groetjes, Daphne

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    1. Dank je wel meis :)
      Ja de natuur heeft zulke prachtige details, het is gewoon kunst!
      Dikke knuf xx

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  4. Such beautiful textures and Nancy's work is really amazing !
    You host this event in such a beautiful and unique way - I am really in love with your Simply Neutrals Tuesday! Thank you for the free digital collage from the last party!
    I will check your pinterest boards as well. I am a big Pinterst fan - the most inspirational social medium of all in my mind, specially for artists.
    I am initially from Vienna but live for 8 years in the northern part of Austria now- called "Waldviertel". We have no mountains here, nearly flat - it's near to the Czech boarder but many woods and I love that nature is really pure here, this is the main character of the area. Imst is amazing - the tyrolian skiing region Hoch-Imst is wonderful - can imagine how great the ski holidays were there!
    Happy week Wen!
    Thank you for the party! I linked my latest AJJ spread .
    oxo Susi

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    1. Thank you dear Susi! And you're so welcome! Thank you for joining this week again :)
      I love Pinterest, I would not be able to create what I create without all the inspiration and also the tutorials you can find on social media :)
      Vienna, such a beautiful city, I spent hours and hours in the Kunsthistorisches Museum there! I never went to the area of Waldviertal but looked it up on google and it looks beautiful. To me it's still quite hilly, I'm used to complete flat land here in the Netherlands :)
      Big hugs xx

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    2. it's nearly copletely flat - no high hills or mountains here. I am quite happy - I love mountains but for walking I like no hills..lazy me!
      oxo Susi

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  5. Hello Dear Wen,
    Your textures are beautiful! I collect textures too, and love them all, from rust to fungus! The details, the minutest, are often most intriguing, aren't they? And it is often the walks nearest to us that show us these details, as we often overlook them for the 'big picture'.
    Nancy's tags were so beautiful; she is very talented! Great choice!
    Have a great week - observing more of those special details so often overlooked in our lives...
    Big hugs,
    Jesse XX

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    1. Thank you sweetie :)
      Textures are really intriguing yes! It's a form of art on its own, so beautiful and interesting. I have to admit I often overlook the big picture because my eyes wander along the smallest details often on walks. I have to remind myself to stop and watch the landscape as well, lol :)
      Big hugs xx

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  6. Dear Wen,
    your textures are simply amazing and I love Nancy's work. Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Hugs and love,
    Marie

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    1. Thank you dear Marie and you're welcome :)
      Wishing you a beautiful week too!
      Big hugs xx

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  7. My dear Wen,

    Such amazing photos of our precious nature , you really understand to catch the stunning details, and it must be so wonderful having this beautiful area not far from home .
    Yes I too adore nancy`s tags, they are always so beautiful, to me.

    I wish you a lovely week, here we have masses of snow this week- is it the same in your part of Europe ?

    Sending you biggest hugs, and kisses-
    Dorthe, xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much dearest!
      Yes it's absolutely a privilege to have such a beautiful area nearby.
      Wishing you a beautiful week too!
      Big hugs xx

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  8. Such wonderful textures in your nature photos - definitely fodder for creativity. I have to learn to carry my camera with me - drove by at least two barns yesterday that would have been perfect to recreate but of course didn't have my camera and now haven't a clue where we saw them.

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    1. Thank you dear!
      Yes textures are absolutely very inspiring for creative projects.
      I mostly bring my point-and-shoot camera with me on walks, it fits in my pocket :)
      Big hugs xx

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  9. I adore textures! It is amazing that we can find beautiful textures all around us if only we open our eyes and look. xxx

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  10. Texture in art is a real talent and yours is beautiful. I love your SNT postings and contributors. <3

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    1. Thank you dear Sherry :)
      And you're so welcome, happy to hear you love SNT!
      Big hugs xx

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  11. So much great texture in nature isn't there!! Love the tags, the images are so sweet and such beautiful laces.

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    1. There is, yes!
      And isn't Nancy's work just beautiful? I love it!
      Big hugs xx

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  12. Omgoodness Wen, those textures are amazing! such works of art mother Nature provides us!
    As always it is such a pleasure to visit and see what everyone has in store for us!
    Hope your day is beautiful!
    Hugs,Jackie

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    1. Thank you sweetie, and you're welcome :)
      Nature is such a great inspiration source, isn't it!
      Big hugs xx

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  13. Hi Wen, I have peeked in a few times and thought I'd left a msg; but I see I didn't. Such a wonderful posting of beautiful art and photo's this week! Well, every week:) Thank you for sharing your time and talent.
    Such stunning and gorgeous textures you shared at the top of this post Wen! Breathtaking. Nothing can beat the beauty Nature creates on it's own~ Hugs, karen o

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    1. Hello sweetie, thank you so much :) And you're so welcome, I love sharing these neutrals parties with you all!
      Big hugs xx

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  14. Ooops Wen, I did not mean to publish my comment w/o mentioning Nancy's gorgeous vintage work! that you featured this week. She has a gift for emulating that authentic style that drew me to her blog many years ago; and encouraged me to create~ Aren't they such beautiful layered tags! karen o

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    1. :) No worries sweetie, yes don't you just love Nancy's beautiful art? She is such a big inspiration!
      Big hugs xx

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Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen