Sunday, 15 April 2012

Sunday, cold and damp and no sun

Good morning you all. No spring feelings to the weather here just now, just plain cold and damp; not my favourite, and not good for aching bones either. But on the plus side, I slept till after 8 this morning, which was good, as I am mostly awake before 6.
Yesterday I had fun watching the blue-tits devouring the fat balls on my balcony. A couple of sparrows joined in, but they all got their turn. Then a big, black crow arrived and started feeding. The little birds were all in the tree, really getting their knickers in a twist about the big intruder, who looked like he was going to eat everything. Then the blue-tits all flew at him together, and he flattered off, croaking loudly his lament, and the littl'uns were once again the kings of the castle and able to enjoy *their* food.

Today I just have one tag to share. I spent a lot of time painting yesterday, but it's not finished yet. I have made a tag with a sponged ink background for the Unruly Paper Arts RAQ 1. I used my birch tree mask, and sponged gradient colours of DI through the trees. The word *Treasure* has been used as focal image over the trees, and I added some prima flowers and ribbon in complementary colours. I am also linking to Simon Says Stamp and Show, where this week a TH technique must be used.


Okay, that's all for today. Have a good Sunday, whatever the weather, take care, and thanks for visiting!

21 comments:

  1. Hi Val, glad you slept a bit longer. My kids even let me sleep a few minutes longer today, too! Love your tag! Have a nice day! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Morning Valerie, that's a great tree mask and I love the variegated colours. Woke up to a light covering of snow this morning but it's disappearing already. Keep cozy. Suze xx

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  3. Hi Valerie, isn't it lovely to be able to lie in from time to time. This is a fabulous tag, the background stenciling and colours are amazing x

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  4. Hi Val

    Love your tag. I do all I can to encourage the birdies into our garden, and laid on a feast, and spent a fortune on birdie bits, but not a bite! Little blighters!!! I think they must be extra fussy birds, lol! Hope the sun shines for you soon. I'm off to the Zoo in a hour, and the sky is looking somewhat dogdy, hope the rain holds off, and the sun shines for both of us.
    Suzie xxx :)

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  5. Love the glow on your tag. The trees are fab. x

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  6. Lovely technique and a great tag.
    Hugs xx

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  7. You have the best projects! LOVE :)

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  8. Beautiful tag, I love the stencil/mask of the tree. Cold and damp here to today, feels like winter again x

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  9. your tag is so creative, love how you arranged the letters. Hoping spring comes to you soon!

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  10. Love this tag Valerie :) it all comes together beautifully
    Von x♥x

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  11. Love it Valerie. a beautiful piece and love those flowers they are gorgeous
    have a lovely weekend
    hugs June x

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  12. Love the TREASURE Tag...Stay warm! Happy SS!

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  13. Happy Sleeping in! Oww, sounds wonderful! Beautiful tag too my friend - I LOVE your big lettering! xoxo

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  14. Great tag! Si glad you got to sleep in :0) I slept in today too....much later than you did....it does feel good once in a awhile.
    It's gray and damp here too...not cold though...just muggy.

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  15. Love this tag Val, the colors of the flowers are striking against the background which is oh so gorgeous!

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  16. OHHHHH MY WORD Valerie.....I just fell in LOVE with your tag!! It's just WONDERFUL!

    THANKS BUNCHES for playing along with this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!

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  17. I'm glad the little blue tits won that battle, although I suspect the crow will be back and maybe he'll bring his friends with him!

    Your tag is great, I like the bold lettering over the trees. Very effective.

    x

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  18. Hi Valerie. Fabulous treasure tag. Love the tree background.
    Regards Florence xx

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  19. Love these tags especially the Treasure one! :-)

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  20. Very effective background! Great sentiment. Thanks for sharing at UPA.

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