Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Double Tuesday once again

Hi everybody!

It's time for another edition of 'Double Tuesday' - the challenges at Tag Tuesday and Try it on Tuesday.

At Tag Tuesday our theme is cooking. The pretty image I have used is from heartfelt creations, the cherry pie die cuts and the kitchen tools were in my my stash. I thought it was appropriate to use bakers' twine to tie the tools to the tag. The wooden spoon and cherry pie have been fixed with foam squares to give more dimension.

At Try it on Tuesday our theme is springtime. I have made a journal using some embossed chipboard covers. I painted the covers with cream acrylics, and then  used my diamond stencil with mineral structure paste. The little birds are tissue transfers, which I varnished with crackle glaze, before distressing with DI in forest moss. The journal has been filled with watercolour paper. I kept the embellishments simple - a ribbon binding a few charms and a flourish with a daisy. 

The back:

The inside covers:

On my walk through the park today I enjoyed seeing how high the grass and flowers are growing on the meadows. These meadows do not get mowed during the growing season, the grass and flowers are allowed to grow wild, which I just love.

The ramp leading up to the old walls where I so love to walk:

 And as usual, the horses in the moat were busy eating and having a good time:

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


  1. Fabulous projects Valerie. The main image in the first one is beautiful and the colours and embellishments really add to the look....stunning. great detail on your second project with such an amazing background TFS and such gorgeous photos too

    Crafty hugs Annie x

  2. Beautiful cards Valerie. I love coming to visit your blog. Apart from being inspired by your work, I also love the interesting pictures you show and the stories behind them. Hugs Rita xxx

  3. Ooh I really like the nostalgia of that first piece. Really wonderful.
    Have a happy day

  4. I was almost number one but not quite. Your tag is adorable and you know how I love food. The little girl reminds me of images from my wee youth. Wonderful tag!!
    This is the beginning of a keepsake watercolor journal - are you going to fill it with birds?
    Ahhhh -our walk. I see one new picture for sure. The ramp leading up to the old walls. Would you look at that field of wild flowers. I don't think anything could be more beautiful!
    Sandy xx

  5. Both projects look amazing!! And your photo look great! So green and pretty!!


  6. wow soon it will be summer looking at your photos! Beautiful cooking tag and springtime journal!

  7. Great art Valerie, I love your cherry pie tag with that lovely image and embellishments and your textured journal is gorgeous xx

  8. oohh das tag ist total süss,und das Journal buch ist ganz zauberhaft.
    tolle Bilder hast du wieder gemacht,die Pferde sind sooo schööön.
    ich war gestern beim HNO und es ist alles in Ordung,ich soll im Juli wieder zur kontrolle.
    muss gleich zum arzt,hab keine lust.
    wünsch dir einen schönen tag :-)

    Knuddel Jeannette

  9. Such a cute tag Valerie with wonderful bright images.

    The journal is fantastic with the Spring Time cover-it looks really solid as well as beautiful.

    The photographs are stunning. No wonder you love to walk us the tree lined ramp it seems to hold an unseen secret at the top and I like the graffiti on the walls. I must say I am bit of graffiti fan which is usually frowned upon :(
    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie x

  10. Great cooking tag! Love beautifull images and cute embellishments.
    The cover Sringtime is amazing, I like the lovely details. Love it.

  11. So cute, beautiful tag, Love clarity of the composition. Your book cover is lovely, too.
    Perfect work again, Valerie.

  12. ein einzigartig raffiniert schönes Backstuben Tag und diese kleine Seite ist ein richtiger Kunstschatz..diese Krakelierpaste macht das noch zusätzlich charmant! WOW!

    Tolle neue Fotos ---danke Valerie!
    Einen schönen Dienstag Dir noch.. bei uns heute nebelig und regnerisch ..
    die Hunde haben beschlosse wir pausierne heute und nehmen uns einen faulen lazy Tuesday!

    1. Danke! Es regnet hier auch, aber ich beklage mich nicht, weil es nötig ist....

  13. A fabulous tag Valerie and your journal covers are wonderful.
    xxx Hazel.

  14. Love the sweet Cherry pie tag, super embellishments. The journal covers are fantastic, I was wondering how you did those birds, they look super.
    Yvonne x

  15. Love the birds and the cherry pie, too.
    Hugz, Z

  16. Don't think I've ever had a cherry pie but it sure looks good! A super tag Valerie and lovely little journal. Love the pics of the meadow too. Enjoy the rest of your day! xx

  17. Perfect tag Valerie, love all the little utensils you have for it too. Your journal is beautiful, love the birds, stunning effect. Big hugs, ~Diane

  18. Valerie, thanks for taking us on your walk today; everything is so green and luscious. Your tag and new booklet are also fabulous. I really like the variety of birds on the journal covers. Do you ever sleep?


  19. Hi Valerie, Great double Tuesday!! Your tag creation is darling. I just love it and your booklet is precious too. Your artistic range is awesome. Love your walking pics and the meadow is beautiful. Just what a meadow should be.
    Have a great evening!

  20. Wonderful Tag, that image is so sweet. Love your journal, too, have fun using it! Hugs, Sarah

  21. DUDE you got a puffin in! awesome.EE

  22. Love the cooking picture, of course you had miniature cooking utensils and bakers twine at your (magic) fingertips. I like the birds - tissue transfers? - I really enjoyed reading how you made your journal.
    Wild meadows are wonderful, they are so peaceful.

  23. The cooking card is adorable and the book with the birds is so tweet! (Couldn't resist!)
    I like seeing the areas left to nature too!

  24. Lovely work again Valerie and I do love seeing your 'walking' pictures. Those horses must be very happy in that moat!

    Karen x

  25. Gosh I wish I had some of your imagination, that wee book is fabulous, with the birdies on it and crackle glazed ad the insode cover is awesome too. And on the post above, those knitting brooches are super cute Valerie. What a great idea. I think I'll pass it onto the nursery when I go in to help on Thursday. The ball of yarn will be easier for the pre-schoolers to do and less time consuming for the staff. Hope the ground is a bit drier for your walk tomorrow *hugs* Mo x

  26. Love your journal covers Valerie, great textures and colour for those images.
    A great tag - love the image.
    Avril xx

  27. Beautiful journal covers Valerie - love the little birds! Hugs. Cindy x


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