Tuesday, 26 May 2020

T sTands for a new challenge aT TioT

Hi Everybody!


Today we are beginning a new challenge at TIOT - cut it out.
You are requested to use at least one die cut or objects which have been fussy cut. As always, you have 2 weeks to link to us, and projects of all formats are welcome.
For my piece I fussy cut some leaves from a sheet of painted paper left over from another project. I used some home made stencils to draw leaves in various sizes and then cut them out. I embossed the leaves with various metallic embossing powders. I made more leaves than I needed so another leafy project will be in the making soon. I sewed the leaves to the background, but left the edges free so that the leaves curl a bit.
I used an A3 sheet of blue-grey heavy paper, which I decorated in wild honey and salty ocean distress oxides using various stencils. I outlined all of the stenciled patterns with a black fine-liner and added a quote:


The finished leaves:











I am also linking to AJJ, flowers

Tuesday is also time for Elizabeth's T sTands for Tuesday link party,so here a warm welcome to all of the lovely ladies who visit here.I found this vintage coca cola image in one of my files:


And here some Designer bottles:


Coffee is still my fave drink, but a coke is good in hot weather!


And how about a lemon sponge?


Help yourselves to a slice:


 Some photos of my walks to Nord Park and along the Rhine in the past weeks:


The Japanese garden:








 Love the wild flowers along the roads:











Sorry I wasn't around yesterday, I wasn't feeling so good and actually took a day off!

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

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Sunday this and that

Hi Everybody!

Have a great Sunday, whatever you are up too!

I have a hybrid piece for Mia's flowers challenge at AJJ. The grungy background is a photo of the lid of a plastic box - I use these lids as palettes for mixing colours. The images are from Mischief Circus, me  and Serif. Way back in the 1980s my dog Scruffy had puppies. We weren't sure how Kitty would react to the birth and little ones. But she was absolutely amazing. She stayed by Scruffy during the birth, comforted her, helped lick the babies clean, and in the following weeks was a constantly devoted nursemaid. She picked the puppies up in her mouth and carried them back if they strayed too far from their mum, and licked them clean as if they were her own babies. It was astonishing and moving to watch. Even when they were getting boisterous, she never lost her patience with them. I was lucky to have such wonderful pets:



 And various photos from my walks in the past 2 weeks:




This magpie was not shy:


Art in the park:


The rail tracks are always planted with seasonal flowers:


Allium growing by the roadside:


The bee was having a feed:



Lovely to see the intricate structure of the flowers:


Irises in neighbour's garden:


Sunny fields:


Cotton blowing through the air and landing everywhere:



People enjoying a tour on the Rhine:


Watching the boats:



The old couple are still sitting in front of their house:




And a blackbird on my balcony:


A hungry pigeon - they are always hungry!


A wonderful, misty morning:



A duck which came for a quiet rest in the back garden:


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