Monday, 21 April 2014

Castle ruins and sunshine

Hi everybody!
I hope your Sunday was as sunny as it was here. I spent a lot of time outside, it really seems a shame to stay home when the weather is soooo good!

This card is the last of my DT pieces for Gecko Galz for this month. It was made using the same technique as the 2 others I showed some days back, using a digi image (Silhouette stamp set S04) printed onto paper, hand-painted and stamped with acrylics, and embossed with glitter hologram EP. I mounted it onto black card, and then onto a turquoise metallic card blank. I added a shabby bow and some roses as embellishments.




(Material list: metallic card blank, hand-painted paper, hologram EP, embellisments, scrap card for matting)

Today I was happy to see that our castle ruins were open again. They were closed for a couple of months to do some security work so that nobody gets hurt by falling stones. I love being there, and watching the Rhine and the ships from the top of the ruins. They picked a very strategic spot to build the imperial castle.



I hope these two are still in love:


I love the way the plants grow out of the stones.


It seems to be a good place for nesting.



I don't really like this statue, but it seems to be there to stay.


Looking down to the tow-path.




And these seem to have been the guest rooms:



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

27 comments:

  1. Good morning Val! Love the card, and those beautiful photos, your weather looks good, too. Have a nice day, I need to make breakfast and get the kids up now! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Beautiful card with lovely embellishments. The ruins are wnderful and your photos excellent. Hope the weather there is stil fine. Have a magic day, Valerie!

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  3. What a wonderful and magical place you found Valerie and you captured it all so well with your photographs. I hope today is a sunny and you can have a great walk again.

    I just love the technique you have created on the images it looks so different and beautiful.

    Have a wonderful day

    Love Chrissie x

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  4. Was für einen tollen Ruinenausflug machst Du heute mit uns Valerie??!! Klasse und die Karte ist ein Traum! WOW!

    Sei lieb gegrüßt... hier ist kühl und windig..gestern war wenigstens etwas Sonne, so dass die Kinderchen alle schön ihre Nestchen suchen konnten!

    xxx
    Susi

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    1. Der Himmel ist heute auch hier bedeckt, und kühler als gestern war es auch - aber es war trotzdem schön zum Laufen!

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  5. I am liking this technique you are using (have invented?) with your marvellous painted backgrounds and the sparkly images, and here the girl playing music to the bird under a tree by the river is very lovely.
    Coming here every morning is like a short holiday, your photographs are so varied. I like the first one of the Rhine and all the ones of your castle walk, especially the one of the arch through to the river and the blue flower (campanula?) by the rocks.

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  6. Die Karte ist wunderschön und die Fotos geben wieder das Gefühl mit dir gemeinsam dort gewesen zu sein - ich liebe das Foto mit dem "Durchblick" zum Rhein - eine echt spitzenmäßige Perspektive. Hier war es sonnig und wir konnten viel draußen sein aber heute früh hat es geregnet und jetzt ist es bedeckt. Ich wünsche dir einen schönen 2. Osterfeiertag. Liebe Grüße, Dagmar.

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  7. A gorgeous card with the little girl by the stream and your photos are fab too, particularly love the one with the river through the arch. Have a happy day! Xx

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  8. Another beautiful card, it looks a great technique. loved the photos, that castle looks a wonderful place to explore. I would have to pass on the guest rooms.
    Yvonne x

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  9. Hi Valerie, beautiful card, love the background painting, it has a lot of mystery. Your photos are so beautiful as well, such a wonderful area to enjoy. It must seem like you are on vacation every day. We were happy to be outside the past couple of days, I think winter has finally left us. The grass is not quite green yet, it's very late this year. Have a great week, Shirleyx

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  10. Another fabulous card and more stunning photos of the wonderful castle - I am a sucker for all this history, love it xx

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  11. Hi Valerie and Happy Monday. Yes it does seem a shame not to enjoy the sunshine and get outside. Your card is gorgeous and I love the image. Like a trumpet call to springtime.
    Lovely and historical pics. Looks like many were enjoying the day.
    Hugs

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  12. Beautiful card, lovely texture you created with the flowers. Thanks for the castle tour

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  13. Oh I do wish I could come walking with you. You go to, and have the most interesting places to visit. But seeing your awesome photos is pretty cool too.
    Your card is gorgeous! It reminds me of a fairy blowing magic dust from her trumpet. And that green background is FAB! (my fave colour) :o))

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  14. Gorgeous card, I love the beautiful embossing and the mirri card really sets it off beautifully. I enjoyed our walk today, lovely photos. Big hugs, ~Diane

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  15. Your pictures are just stunning! I love the beautiful scenery - and that red lock! SO pretty. AND I love your art piece too - that hologram glitter is really cool - and looks great with the vintage-looking girl! oxox

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  16. I especially like how you did the background of your card. The castle is beautiful! Cool shot through the window.

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  17. trying again to leave a message.....
    I loved the photos but like you, I don't like the statue.
    Tags are always so artfully talented!!!!
    Hugs,Narda

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  18. You are so funny! The guest rooms.
    Beautiful card - so pretty with the glistening and the vibrant colors.
    Sandy xx

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    1. Yes, well, the guests might not have been there because they wanted to be!

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  19. I love the way you use your hologram embossing powder of these pieces Valerie, it really gives them a magical quality. Gorgeous photos as always, and I'm with you on that statue - what's that all about lol xx

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  20. Love the colours and sprinkle of magic. Looks a super day at the castle and brilliant views. x

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  21. Die Karte ist zauberhaft schön! Ein wirklich feines Motiv und die Farbwahl ist großartig! Wunderbar sind auch deine Foto-Impressionen! Herzlichen Dank dafür! GLG, LonettA

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  22. What a pretty card you made with the Gecko Galz Silhouette Stamp. Love your paint and glitter effects. I have added myself as a follower so I don't miss any of your artwork.
    Wendy, GG DT

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  23. Very pretty card, Valerie. Love the new photos too! We have heavy rain today so I just sat at my computer and listened to some photoShop tutorials.

    Hugs,
    Carolyn

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