Sunday, 5 March 2017

Mixed media tags and more

Hi Everybody!

Today we are beginning a new challenge at 


and the theme is anything goes, with optional green.
You have 4 weeks to link your mixed media creations, so
hope to see you there. For my DT piece I made a pair of
8" tags. The background was painted with Vivadecor metallic
paints in olive and blue. Then I collage them with some scraps and
one of the paper napkins Sandy sent recently. The diamonds were
stenciled with bronze structure paste and then embossed with Frantage.
I added some scraps of gold leafing, and 2 figures cut from a recycled
calendar. And I love this Dylusions quote, 'If the young only knew, if the old only could' - too true! Some ribbon and paper and glass beads
were used as embellishments.










I am also linking to destination inspiration, anything goes

For Yvonne's lovely challenge 'Out and About'
at Art Journal Journey I made a hybrid piece, mixing some
digital embellishments (Daisytrail) with some old family photos and 
a photo taken in an old village street near here. Bernie bear
is not riding carefully, I hope he doesn't hit those geese:






Saturday morning got off to a fine start:






The restaurants, shops and houses are all decorated
ready for spring:





The gulls are probably looking for spring:



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

30 comments:

  1. Spring is in the air in your world and I am loving the gorgeous daffodils and colours in your post today. Your tag, well, gosh that's one amazing project. You sure are rocking these tags...Enjoy your Sunday.xxx[aNNie]

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  2. Beautiful pair of tags and AJJ page! I am enjoying spring in your area.

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  3. Ha-ha- your digital piece is so funny and clever Valerie. I think if a bear bicycled down my street everyone would be out checking it out too. :) I am loving all the details in your tag too. Smart to add a little sparkle to it. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hugs-Erika

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  4. Your tags are fantastic, Valerie!!! Love the diamond pattern!!!
    Love the digital added to the photos...To cute!!!
    Your photos are always lovely!!!
    Great post... Big Hugs💝

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  5. Wonderful post, the tags are fantastic, and I love the hybrid piece, too funny.What a lot to see there. Great photos, as always, hugs, Sarah

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  6. The bear etc imposed on the street scenes is great fun!

    The photographs are as exciting as ever

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  7. Wow you are one amazingly talented and busy lady! Congrats on your new DT Membership!
    Nice to see you at AJJ
    Happy
    Sunday
    Susi

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  8. Congrats on being a new DT for this mixed media blog. what a great first entry, too. I loved the dual tags you created and I'm starting to feel the second part of the quote.

    I laughed at the bear on the bike. He was on a disaster course with the geese. I loved the humor in this piece and how nothing ever happens in the country.

    Flowers are screaming spring, so I am ready for them to pop up at my place. Have a lovely rest of the weekend.

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  9. The pair of tags is amazing with so much texture added on the background and the old/young and female male combo--beautiful.

    Love the out and about page with all the mixtures. Looks like things do happen but no one notices.Great to see some of your own photographs--I did something similar yesterday--wait and see.

    Beautiful photographs of the arrival of Spring and it is wonderful how the shops where you live always decorate outside as well as inside. I think there is some law her that prevents our establishments doing the same and it is such a pity they can't.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  10. Love your tags Valerie and thank you..Hugs Lozzy xx
    love your post to xx

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  11. A fabulous pair of tags with so much awesome texture and detail. and congratulations Valerie on your new Design Team membership.
    I also loved the fun AJJ page with the bear on his bicycle, it made me smile as I thought of what me might say if we did see this happen.
    Beautiful springtime photos as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  12. Your page is great fun. It made me smile.

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  13. Hi Valerie!
    I am Jo, your new DT sister on the Mixed Media More challenge blog! Nice to "meet" you :)
    Your page is gorgeous!! I love the colors and all that yummy texture!!! Lovely photos too! I am now subscribed to your blog and hope you would come stop by mine and subscribe too! I also host challenges weekly on Fridays! Always anything goes!
    Have a great day!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  14. Hi Valerie I really like this mixed media piece and a great start to the new challenge. The digital piece is wonderful and brought a smile to my face. Well done on that. Lovely photos too. Have a very nice Sunday.

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  15. I can't wait for spring. It seemed to be on its way last week, but the past 4 days have been in the single digits and very windy. I hope all the buds that were starting survive. I can't wait to get out in my garden again. Love seeing your photos and your tags and artwork. Love the mix of colors used for the tags!
    ~Jess

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  16. Congratulations on your DT membership! (along with Catherine so I see!) I loVe your tags - such a clever idea! Your journal page made me laugh so much! It's great to see your photos - especially the ones with signs of Spring! Hugs, Chrisx

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  17. What a fun "Out and About" piece. I think I recognise these two girls at the door.
    Your two tags are magnificent. I hadn't seen this challenge before, have happy days there now that you are on the DT team.

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  18. Oh I love your out and about, just perfect for the theme! And your dimensional tags are pretty swell. xox

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  19. 'If the young only knew, if the old only could' ... love this and your tags.

    Spring is one of my favourite seasons, so I really enjoyed your Spring photo's.

    Enjoy the rest of Sunday and my thoughts and good wishes to you.

    All the best Jan

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  20. I like your tags so much! They have so many lovely details. Your bear in town is sweet. I also enjoyed your photos.

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  21. Wow..your tags are stunning..so striking with the bright colours and the texture with the frantage and gold leafing is awesome..really pops on the tags...x

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  22. Love the duo of tags...and that saying is SOOOO TRUE!! If only I COULD!! LOL!

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  23. Fantastic textures and details on your lovely tag... yes.. that quote is so very true :) have a thing about silhouettes at present still so loved those you cut out.
    Your scene for AJJ made me smile :)
    Hope you had a relaxing weekend and hope this week is good...
    Gill xx

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  24. brilliant tags-great color combination!! Love your hybrid art too with the vintage images. Love your outdoor photos too.

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  25. Congratulations on your new DT, Valerie!!! Your tags are fabulous with stunning textures, and your AJJ page is so creative and fun. A super post as always!
    Hugs, Mar

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  26. What a great post Valerie! I love your tags! Brilliant and I love that photo shopped image! Too funny with the bear! Love your photos! So pretty! Big Hugs!

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  27. Your mixed media tags are brilliant Valerie! The textures and colours are just wonderful, wow on the dimension and all the interesting elements! I wish we lived in a world where the bears rode bicycles! haha! That cafe spot looks just lovely, again I say how jealous I am of your home town. sending hugs :)

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  28. Valerie,
    Your tags are absolutely gorgeous!!!!I just love your layers and color combinations! And congrats on your new DT!! woo hoo!!
    Your digi page had me giggling with your added friends-lol
    So nice to see the blossoming flowers-thank you for the sunshine in my morning!
    hugs xx

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  29. Gorgeous tag journal Val!! Beautiful layers.

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  30. You have the best sense of humor! We have been out of town for the last two weeks - Just got back from Spain and Portugal yesterday and I am exhaused!
    Sandy xx

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