Friday, 18 January 2019

Sun, moon and mail art

Hi Everybody!

Today the sun is shining over frosty fields and the grey mist is beginning to lift. I had a hospital appointment much too  early this morning, and it was very dark and icy when I went out. The worst part was going down the frozen steps from the tram station to the path - 22 steps!. I wanted to hold onto the hand-rail, but my glove froze onto it straightaway. I was rather terrified, so went down step for step like a toddler, and arrived safely at my destination.  After this post has been written I'm heading back to bed to catch up on my missed sleep!

I made this mixed-media journal spread last week at art group, using stamps, stencils and some tissue paper that Sue sent me at Christmas - thanks again- over a gessoed and water-coloured background The tag is an old one which has been recycled. I stripped all the embellishments off it, added some tissue, lots of stamping and a stamp-image, also from Sue, and fixed it to the page. The string was also recycled from a birthday parcel. I am linking to Tag Tuesday - mail, postage stamps etc, Paint Party Friday, and Simon Monday challenge, recycle something.






The moon photos were taken a few days back:


Winter sunrises are always spectacular:








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

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Mail art

Hi Everybody!

Today I have 2 more tags for our challenge at Tag Tuesday - mail, postmarks and postage stamps. The background here is one of my collected envelopes. The tag is a printed version of a journal page I made some years back using Mr UM with some of the president stamps on a stamped, stenciled and collage background. The quote is from Gracie Allen. A rather scary thought when I think of who might be in a new series of stamps....




The second tag is a mixed media collage tag on corrugated and stitched card. The face has been stamped onto a used coffee pod - I made a huge amount of these some time back and now have them at my disposal. I am also linking to 







And this is a repeat of an old mixed media journal page, which I digitally chopped up and used to make my header. It was made using a copy of a vintage letter placed on an A3  painted, stenciled and stamped page:





I wonder if herons get cold feet?



Digitally changed into a pencil sketch:







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



Monday, 14 January 2019

T sTands for Mail, posTmarks and posTage sTamps

Hi Everybody!

Hope you all had a good weekend, and here's wishing you a good, new week. Thanks to all who left well wishes on my last post. I have another hospital appointment on Friday, and hope then to find out what is causing the problems with my fingers and toes.

On Tuesday we are starting a new challenge at Tag Tuesday, and this time our lovely Sandie is hosting. She chose a great theme- mail, postmarks and postage stamps, so all those hoarded stamps can be brought out to play, and I'm looking forward to seeing what You make. You have 2 weeks to join us.

I made a 12" mixed media tag on canvas paper, using paints, collage, stamping, washi tapes and sewing, I think I got a bit carried away, but did remember in the end to add the required stamps and post marks etc:







Tuesday is also time for Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday tea party, so here a warm welcome to all of the ladies of the T gang.

Last week was mostly grey, but on one day we had some sun in the morning and for short intervals in the course of the day. I showed this picture last week, Cafe Burghof, next to the castle:


The decorations inside are always rather strange, but very interesting :




But I prefer to take my cappuccino outside and watch the Rhine:




This was the beautiful sunrise from Saturday, but the sun disappeared after that and the rest of the day was just grey and dismal:







Hope your day will be filled with sunshine!
Have a great one, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!