Monday, 28 January 2013

Three Challenges

Hi you all! It has started thawing here, but the snow hasn't gone yet. The rain falling on top of it has turned it into a sheet of uneven ice, very unpleasant to walk on. My walk today was rather shorter than usual, it was just very strenuous balancing over the ice and trying to tread into the foot prints others had left to make the going a bit safer!

This piece is for two challenges, At Fashionable Stamping Challenges the ladies want to see some love shown, and at Sugar Creek Hollow they want to see lots of layers. The background of my hanging has been made from cardboard - partly peeled, gessoed, and embossed and stamped with Utee gold. I used various papers for matting. The background for my tag has been distressed with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo DIs, and stamped in Adirondack Espresso with my 'love' script stamp and some flourishes. The tag has been stamped with the same colour, and matted onto 2 layers of bronze and brown paper. I added some ribbon and lace in coordinating colours, and a stick-pin.






The second piece is a tag made for the 'Clocks' challenge at Out of a Hat Creations.
The cardboard tag has once again been peeled, gessoed and 'gold plated'. I stamped various clocks onto my background paper. The small clocks, also stamped, have been mounted onto painted and distressed jigsaw puzzle pieces. The skull is a reminder that clocks count the hours, days and years that pass so quickly. The winged clock, and the other stamps used are all from Paper Artsy, and the clocks here have been fussy cut and glazed. The little brass charm says 'Life is measured by moments'.



I think that was enough for today! If it's still icy where you live, take care! Have fun, and thanks a lot for visiting!



36 comments:

  1. Oooh, Val, these are all gorgeous! Lovely work, as always! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Wonderful work on the card Valerie. I just love the way you have used the lace it looks so special

    Well now to the tag- I just love everything about it but the jigsaw pieces in the delicious colour are a feast for the eyes. Fantastic that ypu made it for our challenge at the Hatters -it is always good to have you join in with us.
    I used to be terriified of slipping on the ice but now i have a pair of pull on spikes that fit all if my shoes or boots-they have changed my life lol

    Take care

    Love Chrissie xxx

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  3. Oh, I think the second one is my new favorite, LOL! The turquoise just makes it pop! Be careful on your walks. It snowed all day here today, but only amounted to an inch or so. The rain/sleet that is on the way will make it treacherous!

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  4. Ooooo Valerie, those are both wonderful creations. I just love the "gold plated" backgrounds and I just love the clock tag the turquoise is fab. We have had a quick thaw snow now all gone thank goodness. Take care. Hugs Sandra X

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  5. You have been busy Valerie. Both really gorgeous creations and love all the texture and embellishing.
    Hope the ice goes soon too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  6. Wonderful pieces, so unique and imaginative. Take care!

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  7. beautiful texture on your tags today!

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  8. Two gorgeous projects, as always when visiting you I am blown away seeing all the wonderful details you add to your creations.
    With my DT hat on, I am so pleased you are sharing your first piece with us this time.
    Yvonne xx

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  9. Hi Valerina.:) Love your tags, especially the first one. Love the second one as well. You are a busy little lady and very artistic. My, my but you ROCK! :) Have a great day and thx for that info on the "members button only." I'm looking into it. Take care.

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  10. Sorry for not being around as late...I do so love these pieces. The second one with the blue puzzle pieces is simply amazing, my dear!

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  11. Beautiful cards and I really like the clock faces on puzzle pieces. A clever artist you are! I wish I could work so quickly to end up with so many projects in a given day. BRAVO VALERIE.

    Hugs,
    C

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  12. Both creations are gorgeous, Valerie!
    Love all the wonderful embellishments you've used, especially the clock parts.

    Hugs,
    Gaby

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  13. Would be hard to pick a favorite - the clocks are so much fun. I adore what the gold utee does for things - however I am refraining from purchasing any - although I drool over yours. Great stuff, Valerie. hugs, Donna

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  14. Oooooh icy walks sound challenging Val... good idea to step into the footprints that have been made already... love your gorgeous tags... awesome with the gold utee... and cool skull...

    Jenny ♥

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  15. Look at all these embellishments... I LOVE IT!! :]
    Wonderful artwork, Valerie.
    Take care. ~xx

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  16. Wowowow, so amazing pieces, love them

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  17. You certainly have the Midas touch Valerie. The card is gorgeous with that beautiful lady and the dark lace and I just love all those little clocks on the puzzle pieces of the tag. Enjoy your walk if your going out today. Take care. Xx

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  18. Love both pieces but the clocks are stunning.
    Take care when you're out walking Valerie....I'm dreadful when it's icy.
    Hugs xx

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  19. Apologies for my 'senior' perception in my post Valerie, the other night M and I were commenting on this 'older' couple we saw somewhere and then we realized we were probably older than them!

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  20. These are both stunning Valerie! So thoughtful and meaningful, I love all the details in the layering, not just card stock layers but layers of stamps and embellishments, these are really well done, you are totally back on the very top of your game girl! ~Diane

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  21. Both are gorgeous, Valerie! I am so loving what you do with gold! Love the puzzle pieces and you reminded me of a die I have!!! Hope you are keeping warm! Hugs!

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  22. Stunning vintage tag! Love the layers and colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week – hope you’ll join us again!
    Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

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  23. Was für grossartige Creationen! Am besten gefallen mir die Puzzlesteine mit all den Uhren und goldenen Details, einfach wunderbar auch all die Ebenen hier! LG Conny

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  24. Great cards! Love all the embellishments. :)

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  25. These are both gorgeous Valerie, I love those blue jigsaw pieces. We've just about thawed out now, but I don't envy you the ice, it's very scary stuff x

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  26. Fabulous clock tag Valerie,love how you have used jig saw pieces.
    Keep warm
    Thanks for sharing with us at Out of a Hat
    Janet x

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  27. lovely val, love the colours you've used and the way you've used the jigsaw pieces...

    maria xx

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  28. Both are really masterpieces! Great compositions and wonderful decorated!

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  29. Be careful on your walks Valerie! My daughter fell on the way home tonight, same place as my husband slipped before Christmas. Both because of the ice!

    I'm loving all your layers and the gorgeous gold.

    x

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  30. Lots of layers in a challenge- that one is meant for you- you are the queen of using layers to create magic!

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  31. These look amazing.. Your are so good at layers. What a great challenge for you!

    Hugs~

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  32. Both fabulous projects Valerie, gorgeous colours and I particularly love that beaded ribbon. Thanks for sharing some love at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this week.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  33. Both are so wonderful but it is the tag for FSC that is so gorgeous. Beautiful use of the C.I. stamp and love your colour palette.
    Thank you for joining us at FSC this fortnight.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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