Saturday, 19 October 2019

Autumn leaves

Hi Everybody!

It's weekend, enjoy! Looks like another grey and cloudy day here, so raincoat, cap and boots will be in action again for walks. But everywhere smells so good and fresh after the rain....

I Have one more tag for Sandie's challenge at Tag Tuesday.
This has been a fun challenge for me, as I love this time of year so much. I used a tag cut to 7" which I sewed to contrasting backing papers which were recycled from older projects. The background was coloured with distress inks and stenciled with a no-name stencil using all of the autumn colours. The leaf stamp is a 2 part one from Lavinia, the leaf is stamped first and then overstamped with the veins stamp in a contrasting colour. I used Oxide ink to stamp the sentiment. The embellishments are part natural, and partly from one of my 'surprise' boxes. They always surprise me, because they have strange mixtures of stuff packed into them:






And as autumn is still very much my theme, some more autumn pics.
The ancient town walls are always beautiful - can you see the little canon peeking over the wall?



The cormorant looking out for fish:


Fungi and leaves everywhere:



This was enormous:



This tree was watching me:



The raven angling for fish:


The heron catching little animals in the fields:



My favourite deer statue in Hofgarten always looks best surrounded by golden leaves and sunshine:





Beautiful leaves:




And my big feet:


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


Thursday, 17 October 2019

To Everything there is a season

Hi Everybody!

We are having some grey and wet days here, but I still enjoy my walks even under an umbrella, and the rain will be a blessing for nature after  the long, hot and dry summer.

I have another tag for Tag Tuesday where Sandie has chosen autumn colours as her theme. I used a book page matted with various papers as background. The page was coloured with distress inks. The bird was die-cut from a piece of the paper I painted last week, and I used a mix of natural and textile embellishments. The quote is from Proverbs, chapter 3 v 1, 'To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven':





This canvas was made a couple of years back but fits well to the season. The image is from Gecko Galz, the leaves were painted, die-cut and folded to make them look 'real':








I am linking to Paint Party Friday and  the owls to Rain's Thursday art date

We had some beautiful sunrise scenes:









Loved these little toadstools:



From my umbrella walk this morning:



And this whatsApp pic really spoke to me:


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

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Midweek this and that

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week got off to a good start. Time is flying and  I have been busy. Yesterday and Sunday afternoon we had warm and sunny weather and mostly clear skies in the evening with a wonderful moon. This morning got off to a good start, but was cooler, so more the normal temperatures for October - I'm not complaining!

For Tag Tuesday, autumn colours, I have another tag. I found a lot of Mr Umbrella man die-cuts in my 'autumn' box, all cut from the same painted paper, so one of them was used here. I mounted it onto a scrap of DP, matted with other recycled cards pieces in black and wood-print and sewed them all together with lilac thread. The raven is from Gecko Galz and there to remind us that Halloween is coming nearer....






The moon looks like custom-made for Halloween:








The sunrise this morning was beautiful. I stood on the balcony with my coffee, watching it and taking photos. I saw several flocks of small birds flying by, going south for winter, such a long journey for these tiny birds:







I saw this horse in Düsseldorf today - I wonder if the scooter is there as an alternate form of transport?!



On Monday afternoon I walked with Nathalie to the castle at Kalkum:






I saw the swans this morning while walking through Hofgarten:



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