Simply Neutrals #36 - I think I'm a Magpie


Owl and Nest collage by AppleApricot


Hello dears, a warm welcome to Simply Neutrals #36!

We went to the Utrechtse Heuvelrug again this weekend, but a different part than last time. We now chose only the woodland part for wandering, collecting, and taking photos.

Inspired by this beautiful land I created a little woodlandish collage. I used wallpaper samplers, music sheet paper, pieces of two antique French postcards that I scanned (one of which you can find as a freebie HERE - the other one I will share another time), a piece of old packaging tape that was torn of a box (the brown paperish thingie), a small piece of a little digital scrapbook paper I created some years ago (the green text on green - which you can find as a freebie HERE), vintage images of an owl and a nest that I found on pinterest, some distress inks, and a bit of machine stitching.


Owl and Nest collage by AppleApricot (detail)


Of course I couldn't help myself and took pieces of the woods back home with me. Little things that spoke to me. I think I'm a Magpie.

On my worktable a collection of things I found in the woods this time:

pine cones
moss
branches
fern (I think it is?)
holly
stones
leaves
pottery...


woodland finds at AppleApricot


... Yes, pottery!
Well, pieces of tiles mostly.
On some of the bigger lanes you can find them :)


Owl and Nest collage by AppleApricot


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Features of last week

This week I was in the mood for sharing the many beautiful photos and pieces of art you all shared in the party last week. So here are two photo collages with descriptions of which photo/creation belongs to who.


features for Simply Neutrals #35 at AppleApricot

features for Simply Neutrals #35 at AppleApricot


Thank you so much dear friends for gathering here and joining the party with your beautiful photos and art work! I really appreciate the time and effort you put into this and the love that is shared.

On to this week's party!


SIMPLY NEUTRALS #36




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26 comments:

  1. Wen,
    Your collage is very beautiful with all the nature images and I love the owl. What a beautiful collection of nature (and tile) you found out in the woods. I hope to do something like that again one day (I cannot stoop without major assistance) but I do think I should try. I love how you have it all sprawled on your table like treasures which they are!

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    1. Oh dear, I'm so sorry you're in such pain dear Nancy. Take care sweetie!
      And thank you so much for your sweet message :)
      Big hugs xx

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  2. Wen you have created some amazing beauty from nature with vintage papers, tape, wall paper, images etc. Your collage looks so beautiful! I love everything you have collected and found it amazing that you came across those pieces of tiles!
    The collaged images look totally superb with everyone's contribution - both of them - so beautiful! Thank you so much and also for the freebies!
    Lots of hugs and love,
    Suzy

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    1. Thank you dear Suzy and you're welcome :)
      The tiles I find on the bigger lanes, where they use construction waste (I guess) for pavement. I found many pieces already, but it's always a surprise if you're going to find anything nice or just plain white tiles.
      Big hugs xx

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  3. In het bos wandelen en goed om je heen kijken is zó verschrikkelijk ontspannend!
    En kijk eens wat jij allemaal gevonden hebt.....prachtige schatten.

    Mooi, je creatie, beetje voorjaarsachtig en heel "neutraal"

    Fijne dag.

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    1. Ja heerlijk hè, ik kom er heel graag!
      Dank je wel voor je lieve berichtje :)
      Knuf xx

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  4. Wow, what a wonderful work and all the nice finds! I often take things hiome from my woodwalks, but never do something with them, only collect in a bowl or at a disk...
    Was sick and absent from the web last time and I'm just a little lazy. Sinvce yesterday the cold is over and my garden crys for me ;)
    Enjoy springtime

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    1. Oh lol yes, my finds end up in a bowl lot of the times too :)
      I'm sorry you were sick dear Mascha, hope all is well now and you can enjoy some time in the garden! The weather is lovely now here too.
      Big hugs xx

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  5. Dearest Wen,
    the collage you gave life to is simply gorgeous, so tender and touching my heart with joy, thank you for sharing it with us today!
    And thank you for the photos you shared from my last week blog-post, as well, I'm sincerely honored by it!

    Wishing you a beautiful day,
    filled with gladness and smiles

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

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    1. Thank you sweetie and you're so welcome!
      Big hugs and sunny smiles coming your way :)
      xx

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  6. Hello Wen, Isn't it such fun to collect pieces of nature to examine and treasure, and use in artworks? I can't go for a walk without picking up a leaf or feather or bit of lichen. I've never found a tile, though! Your collage is so sweet, with your wonderful background and snippets of music and pretty papers.

    The collage of everyone's offerings looks great. Thanks for your support for us all in our arty endeavours.
    Hope you get creative time to enjoy your life this week.
    Love,
    Jesse XX

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    1. Yes it totally is, dear Jesse, I love bringing home those treasures and using them!
      I find the pieces of tile on the bigger lanes in the woods, where they seem to use construction waste for pavement.
      Thank you for your sweet message!
      Big hugs xx

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  7. Hello Wen, you have a lovely collection from nature here today. Thank you for sharing. <3 (Isn't God amazing? : ) I love to see the treasures people find while walking~ The collages you created with last weeks gorgeous entries is perfect~ Thank you Wen. Hugs, karen o

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    1. Thank you sweetie :)
      And yes me too, I love seeing what people bring home from their walks!
      Big hugs dear, xx

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  8. I love your collection of gathered little precious things Wen - I found such a tiny blue tile scrap in front of my house last week and was so happy about this little thing. I can imagine how much fun that was to gather all this lovely pieces and your little woodlandish collage is absolutely adorable!I love how detailed this is and the sewing makes it even more beautiful! Thank you for the freebies as well - I took them with me just now. I love the wonderful collages you made from our entries dear Wen! This is such an appreciative act of friendship. You are such an adoring host of this wonderful challenge. It's a lot of work to do this all!
    Thank you!
    Happy week for you!
    oxo Susi

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    1. Hello dear Susi, I can so imagine the excitement you felt when finding that little treasure, in front of your house even!
      Thank you so much for your sweet message dear, and you're so welcome!
      Big hugs xx

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  9. Lovely collage, Wen. What a great collection of items you gathered. I love to find old pottery pieces.It's fun to imagine what the item might have been, or where it came from. I have a few pottery pieces that I gathered from the seashore.

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    1. Thank you sweetie :)
      It's so wonderful to find these little treasures! I love beach combing and finding those pottery pieces, but here in The Netherlands I haven't found any on the beach. We have big sandy beaches and I guess everything is buried under the sand before it gets to the shore.
      Big hugs xx

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  10. That is such a lovely collage, I would like to try a collage card, I should put that on my list of things to do, looks like lots of fun goodies you found to play with!!

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    1. Thank you dear Connie :)
      Looking forward to see your future collages!
      Big hugs xx

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  11. Wow, what a wonderful work of nature !
    Great and lovvely collage.
    My admimiration.
    Warm regards
    Jutta

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    1. Thank you Jutta :)
      Big hugs xx

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  12. Such a beautiful piece Wen! I saw this and was instantly intrigued to look closer at your elements! Beautifully married the added pieces are!
    Always such a pleasure to come by and see what treasures are here for viewing!
    Beautiful entries from last week!
    Jackie xo

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  13. I loved studying your collage and discovering all the elements you mention. Thank you for giving us a list so we could have the fun of looking!

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  14. Dear Wen, your collage is so beautiful, I love the old prints you have used- the owl is amazing, --and your paper ,and the scrap pieces, added together ,in the most wonderful whole .I also enjoyed reading about your lovely tour, in the woods, and see all your treasures, dearest.So many tile pieces you found, is someone using the wood as landfill ? Some does here, now and then !!!!
    And sweetie , thankyou for showing my hearts so lovely in the collages-

    Biggest hugs and kisses, from Dorthe

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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