Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Double Tuesday

Hi everybody!
Double Tuesday means it's time for a tag at Tag Tuesday, and the start of a new challenge over at  
The theme is 'going dotty' -dots and circles. You have 2 weeks time to join us in going dotty!
I made a journal page, and it really did almost drive me dotty, so I had to do it bit by bit over several days. I used some templates to draw the figures, which I left white, and then just drew the little circles all around them. Then I thought of bubbles, so I coloured some of them with prismalos, and added the sentiment.
I am also linking to AJJ - less is more.




At Tag Tuesday our theme is  'Egypt'. I cut a triangular tag from corrugated card, which I distressed and painted with acrylic in black with some touches of blue, and added some fairy dust while the paint was still wet. I chose Bastet as the subject of my tag.She was a cat-goddess in old Egypt, and is sometimes portrayed as a women with a cat head. She was associated with war, and the sun, but also was regarded as goddess of women, fertility. music  and dance, and had to guard the sun by night so that the mice didn't steal it! I have put my tag in front of a statue of Bastet, and added the sacred Ibis, wearing the double crown.



That's all for today, take care, have fun and thanks for coming by!

36 comments:

  1. Lovely journal page, no wonder you went dotty making it! Love the tag, too. I just saw it on TT. Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Love your bubble journal page, its awesome! Must have taken ages to draw all those tiny bubbles, but well worth the effort. The tag is gorgeous, I particularly like the background.

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  3. you're very creative.

    love your bubble journal page, truly gorgeous! i came across your site by accident and i loved your blog!
    have a great day.
    betty

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  4. LOVELY how you used the theme, gorgeous result! I was just looking for details on the stamp you've used: then saw you drew it yourself, I now understand why you had to spread it doing it over several days!
    xxx Ellie xxx

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    1. Thanks Ellie, it was rather a strain on the eyes and hand, I wish I had a stamp like that!

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  5. Such a lot of work in this journey page, I love the idea a great take on the challenge. Hugs Bee

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  6. A super tag Valerie and WOW for your bubbles page, it's SO effective, I love it! xx

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  7. That journal page is incredible. You managed to create a sense of movement and wonderful composition and as for your tag, this is brimming with the exotic.
    Have a great Tuesday.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  8. lovely pieces Valerie, the bubbles are cheerful.

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  9. You do such lovely and varied work - what could be bad about bubbles LOL? The egypt piece is gorgeous.

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  10. Valerie your bubbles are awesome ! and love the Egypt theme :)
    Von ♥

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  11. That's a super dotty page, very original, yes, quite a lot of dots you have drawn there.
    Your triangular cat card is also superb, I like your painted corrugated "pyramid" and the cat guardian. You have mentioned fairy dust several times now and I wonder if this is your own invention?

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    1. It's a very fine glitter for sprinkling onto wet paint, got it at a craft fair a few years back!

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  12. Hi Valerie, WOW your card is awesome. I love the dots and the theme. Unique design as always.
    Love the tag too. My goodness you are one talented girl. Going back to enjoy the pics again.
    Thanks for the vote, you are so kind.
    Hugs

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  13. Oh Valerie, die "Egypt"-Karte ist ja wirklich einmalig! Ein echter HIngucker dann auch noch mit dem schönen Mond dahinter! Die Bubbles-Karte ist ganz süss und mach mich fröhlich :D ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  14. Your journal page is wonderful Valerie. Although you might not have meant this but I could not help but laugh when I read the sentiment. It's like a cat chasing it's tail! Speaking of cats - four thumbs up for your tag. So many ancient Egyptian symbols. I imagine that is King Tut but he is also in the shape of a scarab. Of course the obvious with your pyramids. I did not remember about the cat but I do remember seeing some hieroglyphics of women with cat heads. Then your tag reminds me of the beautiful color lapis lazuli one of Egypt's favorite jewel colors I think. I have always wanted to go to Egypt but that is beyond the pale now. I do not have a favorite make as they are worlds apart. But both are very special.
    Sandy
    Sandy

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  15. I was so happy to have had a chance to visit Egypt & the pyramids at Giza--actually just months before all the trouble started there. You did a beautiful job with Bastet, and such a creative background, too. I love the way the girl figure appears to be blowing her umbrella away!

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  16. Two fantastic makes. I have the bubble song going through my head now, it takes me back too many years. The cat tag is awesome.
    Yvonne x

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    1. Same here, since I started the project that song has been bubbling around in my head!

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  17. Very, very clever with your bubble (dots) art. And, we all learn from your second challenge about Bastet, the cat goddess. Excellent projects, Valerie.

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  18. beides ist wieder absoult einzigartig schön Valerie!
    Die Pyramide aus Wellpappe ist ein Hit und Deine Dotty Arbeit ist himmlisch!
    Danke für einen weiteren genialen" Less is More" Beitrag Valerie!
    Sei lieb gegrüßt von
    Susi

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  19. These are both gorgeous Valerie, I love the bubbles, so original in detail and composition, you are amazing! The cat tag is equally awesome, love that you used the charms too, I know you love Egypt and it shows! ~Diane

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  20. Both projects are amazing. And no surprise that the dots drove you almost mad ... they would have done it to me!

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  21. Oh my goodness! Until I read how you made this, I thought you had masked and stamped the dots! You had to have been seen spots, but I do love this and the added color to give a bubble effect! Love this!

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  22. Zwei ganz wunderbare Arbeiten und so verschieden! Die Karte zum Thema "Egypt" ist einfach zauberhaft. Sie wirkt sehr edel. Die Bubble-Zeichnung lässt mich schmunzeln - schön die vereinzelten farbigen Blasen ... tolle Idee!

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  23. Wow, ich liebe diese Dotty-Page! Das sieht richtig genial aus, Valerie! Die Mühe hat sich gelohnt!
    Dein Ägypten-Tag ist klasse geworden. Richtig edel schaut es aus!

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  24. All your bubbles look amazing my friend. I LOVE them.. And I also am loving your tag.. Very creative.

    Hugs~

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  25. Wow ! I love your bubble design, I love circles and this is so great and your Cat is amazing! Beautiful work, Shirleyx

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  26. Love the bubble design - thought it was a stamp - no wonder it took you days to do.
    Great Egyptian tag.
    Avril xx

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  27. Love the bubble design - thought it was a stamp - no wonder it took you days to do.
    Great Egyptian tag.
    Avril xx

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  28. Yes, it's a very creative and relaxing composition, wonderful magical rain!

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  29. Love the way you've surrounded those silhouettes. What a great idea!

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  30. Love your bubble piece Valerie, and the Egyptian tag is fabulous. I don't know how you had the patience to draw all those bubbles lol xx

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  31. I LOVE the creative way in which you used the outlines of the figures to create your bubbly design around them. Of course, I love your tag too. Blessings!

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