Thursday, 19 October 2017

Pigs and goats like oats

Hi Everybody!

Today I have a hybrid piece for Elke's lovely 'landscapes
of the soul' theme at Art Journal Journey. I used a photo for the
background, and then various freebie overlays. The text was made
with a stencil from Stencilry.




For my autumn/Halloween challenge at Tag Tuesday I have
an owl tag. The image is from Gecko Galz. The metallic owls were 
sent by my dear friend Donna. I sewed them to the branch with
gold thread. The edges were also machine sewn.






On Tuesday I visited S├╝dpark with my buddy G. It's a huge, 
open area (70 hectares) at the other end of the town and I can get
there on the tram. As well as a farm and a cottage garden, there are 
acres of green, lakes and wonderful flower gardens.
We started at the farm and cottage gardens. I loved seeing the 
sunflowers, a reminder that autumn is pushing summer
out, although it was a warmish day:











These 2 ladies are called Heike and Doris, and were
surprisingly quick and agile: 





The goats were my faves, and came trotting to the fence
to get some treats, and enjoyed being stroked:






The bee house:


This one loved being petted:


I have lots more photos to show in the next days!
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

A dwelling place for the soul

Hi Everybody!

For Elke's 'Landscapes of the soul' challenge at 
Art Journal Journey I have a hybrid piece put together
with various elements from Serif and me. I wrote the little verse 
especially for Elke:



For Tag Tuesday, autumn/Halloween I have a digital tag
made using my own elements and artwork:


Some more photos from our trip to Kaarster See:

 









We spotted these friendly animals in a field as we drove by:




The end:


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

Monday, 16 October 2017

T stands for a new challenge at Tag Tuesday

Hi Everybody!

On Tuesday we are starting a new challenge at Tag Tuesday -
autumn and/or Halloween.
Tags of all formats are welcome, and I look forward
to seeing your creations in the next 2 weeks.
And good news - we have a new DT member, the very
talented Sandie of Somewhere to be me,
so welcome on board!

I made 2 tags, one for Autumn and one for Halloween, but
you could also combine both themes in one tag.
The first tag was made using a Mucha image from Gecko Galz
on a painted background. I added lots of gold leafing, some 
real leaves which were embossed with gold EP, bits and
bobs of fibres, beads  and a sunflower:





This tag was made from a spare bit of card, which I gave a 
quick coat of paint. I stamped the hat, which, broom and cat twice,
once directly onto the card, and once using Stazon on to
acetate, and placed the images over each other to
give more depth. The bat is a die-cut, the other pieces are
from my stash. I sewed the tag onto a recycled BG:




Tuesday is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday
so I would like to give a warm welcome to all
of the nice ladies of the T Gang.

We had wonderful weekend weather, and I was able to
sit outside for my Sunday coffee:


Monday morning started off hazy, with just a tiny sliver of moon
high up in the sky:




And some more photos from beautiful Kaarster See:















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