Sunday, 20 January 2013

Challenges

Hi you all, good evening from freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezing Rhineland, brrrrrrrrrrr! It snowed again nearly all day, and when the snow stopped we had ice rain, with chaos on all roads and motorways - lovely weather to stay at home and play! 
I have made another tag for Simon Says Stamp and Show 'Lace Love' challenge. I have used a cardboard tag, partly peeled, gessoed and  embossed with Utee gold, into which I have stamped. I used my fave umbrella man again, but this time he is carrying roses home - perhaps he had a tiff with his wife and wants to show he is sorry! I have used some scraps of sack-linen, paper and lace as matting.




At Artful Times they want to see time on an ATC, here is my take on the theme. I distressed the card with ancient linen and vintage photo, then used various stamps from Paper Artsy to randomly stamp the background in Vintage Photo DI. The quote has been written using a template.



That's all for today! (Did I hear a sigh of relief?)
Keep warm, take care and thanks for visiting!

27 comments:

  1. Wonderful tag! Love the umbrella man! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  2. Fabulous tag, love how you gave umbrella man a make over. Its a wonderful ATC, the quote is great.
    Yvonne x

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  3. I love both the pieces you have made, and the quote on the second one is good! The tag has to be my favourite, though! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. This tag is so rich looking, I love Umbrella man minus the umbrella too, the flowers are perfect too! Such a rich and textured background too. The tiny clock and the beautiful sentiment are wonderful too. You have had a very productive day! ~Diane

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  5. I do love your umbrella man... nice to see him with roses.

    Great work Valerie

    Good luck keeping warm....

    Karen x

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  6. Wonderfully rich looking tag, umbrella man looks great in his new role! The quote on your ATC is beautifully done too. Anne x

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  7. I'd forgive him if he was bringing me beautiful roses! Great quote on the other tag. In another month we will be thinking more toward spring! Not very long at all.

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  8. This is a "BEAUTIFUL" TAG!! :]
    I really love all the embellishments... so pretty, Valerie.


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  9. genial schön -- wow das ist PRACHTVOLL anzusehen!
    das wärmt das ART-HEART!
    auch wenn es kalt und frostig ist ..
    bei uns auch im Waldviertel!
    sei lieb gegrüßt!

    Susi

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  10. This is very luxurious tag Valerie and it sounds like you need an umbrella where you are and a man to hold it for you would be nice.

    We have rain as well and more snow forecast for later today--I am staying in and crafting :)

    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  11. Two wonderful makes Valerie :) a sumptious tag and a lovely tag :)
    thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
    Von ♥

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  12. Wonderful tag and ATC. Loving the quote on the ATC and the roses..cool idea!
    Hugs xx

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  13. No, that would always be a sigh of amazement from me! Love the thick gold utee on the umbrella man's tag, and the fact he's taking roses home to the wifie - well, he's a decent kind of guy. lol Weather sounds dangerous - better stay inside and make some more neat stuff for us to feast our eyes upon. hugs, Donna

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  14. A fabulous tag and ATC Valerie, great quote on the ATC.
    xxx Hazel.

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  15. Two gorgeous makes Valerie. Love the idea of Mr Umbrella Man carrying roses and the quote on your ATC is lovely. Think I'll need to send you some more Horlicks to keep,you cozy! Take care. Xx

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  16. Horlicks? Did someone say 'Horlicks'??

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  17. Fab tag, Valerie! Stay warm :)

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  18. Nothing worse than rain/ice over snow. I worried about the weather since I had to take my daughter back to college yesterday, but fortunately, it was sunny and pretty warm!

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  19. Fabulous! No sighs of relief... love these!

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  20. These are both gorgeous Valerie and the textures on the tag look just stunning.
    Love all the artwork on your last post too which i managed to miss!
    Hope you're keeping warm too, it's freezing here as well and I'm typing this wrapped in a blanket!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  21. Fabulous makes Valerie, as always umbrella man looks fabulous, and I love your ATC, but what a sad quote. Ice rain does NOT sound nice so stay indoors and yes please to the Horlicks xx

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  22. Absolutely perfect in every way Val. xx

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  23. I just love seeing what you have created.. These project look amazing. Stay warm my friend.

    Hugs~

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  24. Wonderful makes Valerie, both so romantic. I love umbrella man. I thought chaos on roads was only on the UK lol. Keep warm. Hugs Sandra X

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  25. Two great tags Valerie. The one you made for us at Artful Times is lovely and I do like the quote. Never heard that one before so I must write it down as I love quotes.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times with this lovely atc.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  26. What a wonderful background you created with those stamped images on your ATC. I love the little watch charm too.
    Juliaxx

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