Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Double Tuesday again

Hi everybody!

Today is the beginning of a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday, and the theme is music. You have 2 weeks to get your creative juices flowing and make something for our challenge. At Tag Tuesday our theme this week is spring flowers.

For TIOT I made an easel card. I used some speciality stamping paper from LaBlanche, and distressed it with gradient colours using tumbled glass, Victorian velvet, wild honey and forest moss. I stamped it with a music stamp (LaBlanche), and then printed a digi-stamp 'music of love' from Gecko Galz over it. I matted it with black card from an old calendar, mounted it onto a pale yellow card and added some ribbon and a flower as embellishments. I added the sentiment to the stopper (sorry, don't know from which firm the stamp is)

I made a tag for Tag Tuesday last week, and then couldn't find it when as I wanted to take a photo of it. So I made  a second tag, and as I was rummaging on my table to find the ribbon, I found the first tag. Now I have 2!

The first tag has been made from scrap card from the recycling bin, which has been distressed with tumbled glass, faded jeans, dried marigold, wild honey and crushed olive. (The scrap card has been distressed, not the recycling bin!) I smooched it through some water, dried it, and repeated the procedure till the colours were right. I stamped it in layers, using the palest colours in the background and the darkest ones at the front to give depth. I started by stamping some foliage from a tree stamp (LaBlanche) along the sides and bottom edge with crushed olive. Then I stamped a layer of plants from a Stampendous TH set with Archival olive, and then did the top layer, with more stamps from the TH set using Archival black which I clear embossed. The flourish at the top, the butterflies and the quote were also done with black. I added a bit of colour with some gel-pens, some textile flowers, a beaded stem and a butterfly as embellishments.

 The second tag has a background of peeled and painted cardboard. The BG paper is one of Astrid's lovely Freebies which she generously offers from time to time. I added a vintage image, a TH bird, stamped and fussy cut, with a beady eye,  and lots of flowers. Here everything is flowering just now, even roses, it is really unbelievable, but lovely, and my tag is a tribute to it.

The full moon beguiled me last night, and I couldn't sleep, and watched an ancient movie, 'The Mummy', with Boris Karloff. I have seen it before, but I love these old films!

This is a little path I discovered  and explored on my walk today, I will tell and show 
you more about it tomorrow.

Have a great day you all, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. Wow!! Your cards are AMAZING, and so beautiful.

  2. Such beautiful card and tags, Valerie! The easel card has such great images and I love the 3-D garden effects on both tags! That is a perfect moon to go with a Boris Karloff movie! Hugs!

  3. These are absolutely beautiful cards.

  4. beautiful cards and tags. The moon's mysterious.

  5. Gorgeous tags and card, all with so many wonderful details, just lovely! Great photos, too. Have a nice day, hugs, Sarah

  6. Wunderschöne Werke! Alle strahlen eine wunderbare Frühlingsstimmung aus! Mein absolutes Lieblingsstück ist der Anhänger mit den Schmetterlingen!
    LG, LonettA

  7. All beautiful projects Valerie, the joy of music and the beauty of Spring all captured by you. No wonder your art is inspired you see such wonders when you are out walking. I am on the country lane now and wondering where it will take me--what a tease you are :)

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie x

  8. Wow Val. What fabulous creations. I could not pick a favourite as everyone of them is so beautiful. Love that watery moon pic. Have a lovely day. Hugs Rita xxx

  9. The moon was beautiful at the weekend.

    Great work... The little things that make life big is my favourite - so true and sweet.

    Karen x

  10. wundervolle frühlingswerke!!Mein favorit ist auch das schmettie tag,einfach wundervoll.
    schöne bilder hast du wieder gemacht,der mond sieht etwas gruselig aus.
    hab einen schönen tag :-)

    GLG Jeannette

  11. What beautiful makes today Valerie, your butterfly tag is gorgeous! Weren't you just a wee bit scared watching a scary movie with that full moon! Lol xx

  12. Totally stunning makes all of them, - they give such a happy Springtime feel!!

    Glad also that you could use one of my papers:o)

    That full moon looks something else, as does that magical path! I cannot believe there are such beautiful places so close to the Ruhr Gebiet!

  13. Gorgeous makes Valerie, love the Springtime tags. The moon photo looks awesome.
    Yvonne x

  14. stunning card and love the 3d tags.EE

  15. Love the names of the colours you didn't distress the recycling bin with.
    Both tags are just perfect and they represent so well the explosion of flowers and leaves that is Spring. I like the second one with all the embellis, but I also like the first one very much too.
    Looking forward to the walk in the next post, down the lane.

  16. Both projects are wonderful.. Love Them... Beautiful photos my friend.


  17. Amazing art, Valerie! I can't even pick a favorite as they are all wonderful. The twisted pearl flowers in the second one are reminiscent of beaded flowers, and the beauty if truly in the details of the last one.

    Looking forward to seeing what you discovered on your walk!

    Hugs, Debbie

  18. What can I say, your art is FABULOUS, Valerie!

  19. Wow lots to see today:) All of your creations are beautiful. I really like the colours and music behind the sillouettes on the top, the colours again and images on the 2nd tag also fantasic and the 3rd is a beautiful vintage design, the decoupage work is awesome. The pathway looks interesting, enjoy all the greenery around you. It was minus 18 the last two days here but will 'warm' to just above freezing today and the rest of the week. The snow is shrinking with the sunshine we've had. Still lots to go! Cheers, Shirleyx

  20. Great you couldn't find the first tag, because the second is just as beautiful.. Love the card.
    Hugz, Z

  21. Beautiful art posted today, Valerie. I like the music card a lot.


  22. Just Beautiful Valerie, Love the quote, "God gave us music that we might pray without words"
    This is so true. Love your gorgeous artwork. You have outdone yourself today!!
    Lovely pics.

  23. bezaubernde Kreationen und wunderschöne Fotos zeigst Du uns heute wieder!

  24. Both tags are glorious and I love the card with the silhouette, so beautiful! The sentiment is beautiful and goes perfectly too. Big hugs, ~Diane

  25. Fabulous projects, the first tag is my absolute favourite. I just love all the details and the colours.

  26. Love the card you made for TIOT the colours are gorgeous Valerie. Your tags are very pretty too, I may have to join in with this one! Hugs, Cindy x

  27. A fabulous card for Tiot Valerie, love the image and the sentiment is perfect.
    Two gorgeous tags, - gorgeous stamping on the first and beautiful images on the 2nd, what more could we want.
    Avril xx

  28. Hi Valerie,

    Your musical card is a little artwork, for SURE! It is unique and beautiful and expressive.

    I also enjoyed the photos in your next post, so lovely, felt like I went for a tour. Thanks for sharing.


  29. Such a fantastic sentiment. Beautiful makes and wonderful colors. I seem to say the same thing over and over but I really do like your use of color. I am going to have to read how you did the first tag several times. I never think to do all that and I should - wonderful layering.
    Ahhh -the moon. No wonder you could not sleep - The Mummy and The Moon - what a combination.
    I walked down your new path today and it was a splendid adventure. Those niches in the wall would be a great place to stage a photo of some of your art!
    Bye for now, I feel sure I will see you tomorrow.
    Sandy xx

  30. beautiful creations Valerie! the Music card is so elegant! love how you've combinated two stamps to create a really beautiful image! great sentiment too! the other two tags are amazing! thank you so much for having me as a GDT at Try it on Tuesday!
    Mirella DK


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