Tuesday, 6 September 2011

More Pictures from Kaisesrwerth & a Challenge

Hi Everybody, good morning! Today I have some more photos of Kaiserswerth to share with you, and the challenge I made for the *Dragon's Dream*. This week the dragon has been dreaming of Jon Bon Jovi and a bed a roses....so we are supposed to use metal and roses on our tags. For my tag I used some recycled card from some packaging, and stuck 2 strips of metal tape from the DIY shop on to it before embossing it with a TH music folder. Then I coloured it with Archival crimson, and highlighted the raised parts with archival black. The rose has been stamped onto another piece of recycled card and coloured with distress inks in barn door and forest green. The bee has been stamped with archival black onto a scrap of metal foil. I cut out the rose and bee (both stamps from LaBlanche) and fixed them with foam pads. I rolled the rose over my glue-stick to make it stand out from the tag. I put some stickles on the bee's wings and a few dew drops of glossy accents onto the rose.
And now for another walk through Kaiserswerth, showing pictures of the Rhine, the Church of St, Swidbert, and the castle ruins.
So, hope you have enjoyed your little tour! Have a good day, take care, and thanks a lot for visiting!

33 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous tag Valerie and love the background and dewy rose.
    Thanks for sharing the lovely pics too - has made me wish for sunshine as we have gale force northerly winds and rain today.
    Hope your weather's better.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  2. That is a lovely rose image, and the whole tag is fabulous.. what a nice dream you had for TIO
    Frankie
    xx

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  3. The tag you made is quite spectacular. Love the metal look. Thanks for the photographs of Kaiserswerth. Very old and very beautiful. Love the building with the great beams. I wonder what you are creating today? hugs, Donna

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  4. WOW lovely tag val, love the dew and bee...

    and as for the photos, they are fab too, it looks lovely there, thanks for sharing... it's horrid weather here too today...

    maria xx

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  5. Love the ruined castle Valerie, just the kind of place I love to have a wander round. Tag is beautiful, really loving that embossed metal. Have a nice day (I'm afraid I have a day of h****rk ahead of me - mother-in-law coming for tea!!) xx

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  6. A gorgeous tag. I especially like the Rose with the dew. Very nice background too. Thanks for joining us this week on the TIO challenge.
    Wanda xx

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  7. Lovely tag, Val, and the photos bring back many happy memories for me! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Sarah

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  8. Fabulous tag Valerie, I love the rose and the bee. Lovely photo's as well.
    xxx Hazel.

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  9. Hi Valerie. Fab tag. Love the use of all the different materials. Really enjoying seeing these photos. Thank you for sharing.
    Regards Florence x

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  10. Fantastic techniques on the tag. I'd love to visit this place--at least I can take a tour through your photos.

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  11. I would love to visit there. Thanks for sharing the photographs.
    The droplets on the rose is the most wonderful touch.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  12. Gorgoues tag I love the teardrops on the rose. Thank you for sharing with us at DragonsDream TIO this week and your photo's are lovely! Elizabeth x

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  13. Ein wunderschönes Tag, die Tautropfen auf der Rose sehen klasse aus. Schön, dass du bei TIO mitgeträumt hast.
    Danke auch fürs Zeigen der tollen Fotos.

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  14. I'm playing catch up again. Thoroughly enjoyed the pictures of your home town looks like a great place full of history. Thank you for these great pictures. Gorgeous journal pages yesterday and today's tag is wonderful love all the metal and details XOXO Zoe

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  15. Fantastic tag, love the backgrounds and details. Super tour pictures again. Yvonne x

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  16. I love your tag and the photos are fantastic!

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  17. These photos are fantastic! I loved the tour! :-)

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  18. you did well with the 'bed of roses'. Thanks for the tour,you're living with history.

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  19. Beautiful tag! Love the embossed metal strips they work so well and your colours are wonderful. Really enjoyed looking at your photos too! x

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  20. Love the rose and the bee tag....and the pix are spectacular! Happy Creating! POP ART MINIS

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  21. A lovely Dragons Dream tag and such terrific photos, especially love those ruins........oooh I expect you have sketched these as they would be difficult to resist. x

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  22. Love your tag Val, the rose is amazing and love how you embossed over the tape. Brill photos too thanks for showing. xx

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  23. Pretty tag and amazing stone structures!

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  24. This is stunning Val, love the beautiful effects you added to the rose!

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  25. Great Keiserswerth photos.

    I love the metal effect you have on your tags. They would make a beautiful touch on a gift.

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  26. Wonderful photos...i love castles.
    Your Tag is lovely. I love the Bee on the rose.

    Thank you for dreaming with us at T.I.O
    lynx

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  27. Beautiful rose tag!! I'm going to have to go back and check your latest posts and beautiful creations. I've been away from blogland for a bit now.
    Beautiful photos too!!
    hugs,
    Jen

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  28. Lovely tag, gorgeous photos and love your new blog header too. Boy, youve been very busy!

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  29. What a great visual tour - so much history and textures and interesting viewpoints. Thanks for sharing your great photos!

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  30. Love your tags, Valerie.
    They are so pretty :]
    Thank you for sharing the photos as well, such a wonderful tour!
    Happy Wednesday <3

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  31. What a super tag love that embossing on the metal and the flower is gorgeous as are your photos looks like a beautiful place.

    Marie

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  32. I would so love to visit, it looks just my kind of place.
    Valerie your tag is so beautiful too
    hugs June xxx

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  33. Thanks for sharing all of the photos! It feels so much more personal (if that is the right word) than seeing the same photos in a book. A wonderful little mini in my dreams vacation!

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