Monday, 27 March 2017

TSFT, Tiot and more....

Hi Everybody!

Tuesday is Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday party,
and we are beginning a new challenge
at TIOT - Botanical.
As always, projects of all formats are welcome
and you have 2 weeks to link up your creations -
Hope to see lots of you there!

At Tag Tuesday - birds and nests - you still have a week
to join us!

For TIOT I made a mixed media spread in my 2nd new journal. 
The background was gessoed, and the rest stenciled 
and collaged. I added more colour with oil pastels
and a Dyelusions quote:




Here I would like to welcome all the nice ladies of the
T Gang.
Last Tuesday I went on a little outing to a chocolate
shop in the old town. They serve drinking
chocolate in all variations in a Paris-type
bistro-cafe, and there is a second room where they
sell delicious chocolate specialities to take home -
truly a little paradise on earth!









A chocolate fountain:



'Give in to your longing for chocolate without complexes
or false shame. Remember, no sensible human being is
without a spark of madness'



I had a white chocolate flavoured with espresso:


My neighbour had milk chocolate with peppermint:



'Chocolate is a feeling of happiness which is touchable, 
understandable and above all edible'



Hope you enjoyed your little outing with me!
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Saturday, 25 March 2017

It's weekend

Hi Everybody!
It's weekend, the sun is shining, flowers are
blooming and the trees are starting to turn green -
who needs more? 

For Tag Tuesday, Wendy's lovely challenge of Birds and nests,
I made a second mixed media 10" tag, using partly peeled 
corrugated cardboard, painted with gesso and collaged with
 a beautiful Japanese napkin that
I was given, stitching, some art-grass and some natural bits.
I added some mother of pearl flowers, glued on with
silicone glue, and gave them centres of
liquid pearls.




I made this card for a friend, using mirri-card for the 
background, so had to take the photo from a strange
angle so as to avoid reflections:





And last but not least. a large, mixed media tag with
some digital mermaid additions for Go Tag Thursday,
where the theme is nautical
A wonderful sunrise:





More photos from my walks to and from the clinic:



Love these flowers spilling through the fence onto
the pavement:






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

Friday, 24 March 2017

Flying with the birds

Hi Everybody!

For Paint Party Friday and Art Journal Journey, Yvonne's lovely theme 
of out and about, I have an A3 mixed media piece. The background
was painted and textured with a large brayer using sand and
bronze paint. I collaged one of 'my' men, and lots of scraps of
paper napkins and fragments of old letters. I drew round my
man with brown pastel chalk. I used more bronze with a sponge
to stencil the diamonds and birds.






Spring is springing merrily, and I take photos on my way
to and from the clinic each day:










This tree still has no leaves, but the buds are starting to grow:


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