Saturday, 21 July 2018

Saturday Post

Hi Everybody!

It's weekend, enjoy!

Today I am sharing a face, drawn with black ink onto an A3 background painted with acrylics. The border was cut from a magazine and collaged. I am linking to Paint Party Friday

 Some photos from my balcony!

These pics were taken last weekend in Duisburg when we visited H. We walked along the Rhine and then sat under some shady trees:

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

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Sun and sunflowers

Hi Everybody!

Time is flying and it's time for a new post. It's still very hot here, no sign of a break in the weather yet.

I have a canvas (16" x 19") to share that I started some time back, and managed to finish  last week. I used structure paste to add texture. The sunflowers were made using pastes through a stencil and then painted in gold metallic paints. The centres were filled with multi-coloured gilding flakes. The flowers on the right are some I picked ready dried from the meadows by the Rhine. The leaves were cut from a sheet of paper, painted with metallics, and partly embossed with Frantage to give more texture. I also used some rusting powder and more gilding flakes to add some interest to the background. In real life it is a little darker, the metallic paints make it hard to photograph:

I am linking to Paint Party Friday, Simon Monday Challenge ( add some sparkle) and That's Crafty, close to nature.

The photos were taken on my early morning walks this week:

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

Monday, 16 July 2018

T stands for BoaTs and WaTer

Hi Everybody!

Hope you all have a great week. It's still extremely hot here, and we have been promised heavy storms again in the next days. 

On Tuesday we are starting a new challenge at Tag Tuesday. This time Sandie is hosting and has chosen 'nautical/seaside' as her theme, which is very fitting for the summer. Tags of all formats are allowed, and you have 2 weeks to join in. Hope to see you there! This is my interpretation, a hybrid tag using elements from me and Serif. The lighthouse and houses are stamped, the birds have been stenciled.

It's also time for Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so here I would like to welcome all the nice ladies of the T Gang. TSFT is celebrating its 5th birthday this week, so I used my hand-carved cups and cupcakes to make a card. I stamped onto some designer paper with distress oxides and added the greeting digitally:

And some photos from my trip to Duisburg on Saturday with my buddies G & H. We visited a boating lake and a water-ski place:

I am happy that the EU does not require me to disguise the faces of the ducks and geese:


No, this car does not belong to us!

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