Thursday, 24 May 2012

Showdown at Sunset

We had another day with thunder and lightning yesterday. It started off very hot and muggy, and in the course of the afternoon and evening the storms rolled over us, bringing fresh and cooler air. I stayed home, busy again with the dreaded H*******K. I managed to get the washing done and dried, so I was pleased about that, although it was not good for my sore foot running (ha ha!) up and down three flights of stairs each time to the laundry-room. This morning I have an appointment at an orthopedic specialist's, so I hope he will be able to do something to help my poor foot! More about that tomorrow.

*Showdown at Sunset* is the fancy title I have given my tag. I used my Crafter's Workshop tree stencil, inking with forest green, wild honey and fired brick. I cut a circle out of a piece of plastic, and used the *waste* over the tree stencil to make the setting sun. Then I added a vintage Red Riding Hood and a wolf for a bit of fun. I LOVE the expecting look in that wicked wolf's eyes!


I am linking this to Frilly and Funky where the challenge this week is to use masks.

Okay, that's all for today! I'll be back tomorrow with the latest news on Cissie and Jason, Thelma and Shannon. Have a good day, take care, and thanks for visiting!

27 comments:

  1. Valerie Love how you created the mask for your trees. Its beautiful. hope your foot heals up soon too. Take it easy!
    hugs Lynn

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  2. I LOVE this, Val, I'll show it to the kids later! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Gorgeous tag Valerie and love the tree background which is perfect for those images.
    Hope you get your foot problems sorted soon too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx
    PS: off out now to escape noise next door as there's a pneumatic drill driving me nuts lol

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  4. I love this tag Valerie - great use of masks...and the look on the face of the wolf is priceless!
    Hugs xx

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  5. Your tag looks fantastic, Valerie! Love the tree background! Really beautifully done.

    I hope your foot heals up very soon!

    Wishing you a sunny day!
    Gaby xo

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  6. Sorry to hear about your foot. Hope it heals quickly. And great title for the tag.:)

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  7. lovely tag. That is such a super effect with the trees. x

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  8. Gorgeous tag Valerie! I love the sun through the trees, love that tree stencil too. Yes, the look in the wolfs eyes is priceless!

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  9. Now you are simply amazing, woman :) This is gorgeous! We've had some pretty warm weather and had a chance of storms last night...but not a drop of rain. I planted part of my garden and it really could use some rain.

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  10. Fabulous tag, Valerie!

    Hope they can do something for your foot :)

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  11. lovely and perfect take on the theme! Hope you get some good news from the foot doc!

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  12. Well a fancy tag deserves a fancy title! Gorgeous tag, sorry to hear about your foot hurting but no wonder with three flights of stairs just to do the washing. xx

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  13. I LOVE the tag, both the subject and the way you finished it off are fabUlous!
    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  14. What a story you are telling in this tag and you know how I love your stories! The tree background is wonderful! Thrilled to have you join in at Frilly and Funkie! Hope your foot is doing better!

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  15. Hi Valerie
    This is fabulous, your background is wonderful for those images.
    Thanks for still visiting even when I've been unable to come visit you and see your art. Snatching some time at the moment but not sure when I'll be able to say "Hi" again.
    Take Care
    Lynne

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  16. Hi Valerie, hope you got on okay today. I love that tree mask and those colours make the woods very inviting! Catch you tomorrow. xx

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  17. Valerie, I love the coloring you've done behind the trees... what an awesome use of the stencil! Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie this week!

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  18. Been playing catch up, love all your recent projects, this tag is fabulous. hope they can help with the foot problems.
    Yvonne x

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  19. This is a beautiful tag, love the colors behind the trees! :]
    The "big bad wolf", never looked as darling as this... great work, Valerie.
    oxox

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  20. Love the tag! Can't wait to see what Cissie and Jason are up to tomorrow!
    Hugzzz and luv!
    Narda

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  21. I love your tag & fabulous colors!!! :)

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  22. The wolfs face is a picture ! Love those funky colours so rich and gorgeous , great masking Valerie looks fantastic.

    Marie

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  23. Hi Valerie. Fabuous tag. Love how you have used the tree mask. The wolf is brilliant.
    Regards Florence xx

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  24. WOW...love how you masked those trees...look like like an Alpine Forest! Great warm colors as well. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!

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  25. Fabulous tag, love the tree background. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  26. Lovely tag... thanks for sharing it with us at Frilly and Funkie!

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