Friday, 26 May 2017

Friday This and That

Hi Everybody!

Hello from sunny and warm Kaiserswerth, where we have
been enjoying blue skies and sunshine for almost a 
whole week - a wonder!

For Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin, I have a
journal I altered. The cover was plain craft paper, useful
but boring. I painted it with gesso, and then added the
robin image using a paper napkin from my lovely friend
Yvonne. I added some extra colour with gelatos, and stenciled
the diamond pattern using Archival forest green. The stamp used
is from TH. I rubbed some white chalk into some of the little
cracks and folds to give more texture. 
I am also linking to Art Journal Journey, Gill's theme
of elegance and grunge, to Simon Monday Challenge,
little critters, and to altered eclectics.

Before the alteration:

For Go Tag Thursday, where the theme is a country,
I chose France and landed in Paris. I made a digital tag
using elements from Serif, Mischief Circus, Astrid and me. 
Astrid often offers wonderful freebies on her blog, thanks!
I am also linking to Tag Tuesday, anything goes:

Some photos from my walks:

In the hospital gardens:

I love to see plants growing in the cracks and crevices
of walls:

The horses always look happy and relaxed:

The rusty arches sculpture in the castle ruins:

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

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Summer is on its way

Hi Everybody!
Today is a public holiday here for Ascension Day,
so I'm planning a restful day at home.

For Tag Tuesday and Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin,
I have a 10" mixed media tag. The background was painted
with gesso and then with Vivacolor metallic paint
in blue. I collaged it with scraps of old letters. The alphas
 and numerals were applied through a stencil using some
textured embossing paste. The next layer was some
gilding flakes. The lady was cut from a copy of a Victorian 
magazine and mounted onto double foam squares to give 
her depth. The wings were cut from a TH die. For the top 
layer I used one of my old calendars with some added 
gilding flakes, the underneath layer was cut from an
old exercise book. I mounted it all onto more recycled
calendar pages.

Here is another 8x8" page for my family scrap book, 
the second one I re-created after giving the original away.
Once again I have used corrugated card and various scraps
as a background for the photo of my elder brother
and sister with me in the middle. I sewed the layers together.
The beads were home made 
from rolled, painted paper wrapped with wire. I am linking to
Art Journal Journey, Gill's theme of Elegance and grunge

Roses and other flowers are blooming everywhere, here
some photos from my walk through our little

This heron is always on the meadow where the
horses are:

I wonder what he's seen?

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

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Some digital play

Hi Everybody!

Today I have had a fun, digital playtime, so no
extra mess to clear up in the kitchen - it's so full just
now that I must tidy up before starting something new!
For Tag Tuesday, our theme of anything goes,
I made a bird tag. These are the little birds that wake
me day for day at 4 AM when I would like to sleep!
I am also linking to Digitally made challenges.
It also fits our new theme at TIOT, feathered friends.
The digital elements are from Mischief Circus, Serif and me.

For Art Journal Journey I have another completely digital piece, 
using digis from Mischief Circus, Gill and me

These are the photos taken on top of the gasometer in

And some more photos taken inside:

The gorgeous owl was opposite the table we sat at
to drink a much needed cup of cappuccino:

The sunrise has been wonderful each day, I don't miss
a thing as the birds wake me....

I was very sad to see the news about the terrible attack on a
concert for kids and young people yesterday evening
in Manchester. My heart goes out to all those affected
by this tragedy.

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