Saturday, 24 May 2014

A tag, clouds and poppies

Hi everybody!
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.
I was up very early this morning - couldn't sleep again, the pains always wake me at crack of dawn. Not good, but on the other hand, the morning sky was sooo beautiful today, it would have been a shame to have missed it!

At the moment I am addicted to using the giant (10") tags that Sandy sent me, they are just great. I painted this one with blue and green metallics, and sprayed some blue and green inks to deepen the colour. When it was dry, I added some background stamping with my fave script stamp, and then stenciled some numerals and alphas randomly down one side and the bottom edge. The next step was to add the diamonds with green structure paste, which I sprinkled with some fairy dust. When it was all dry, I added some fragments of torn letters, and the image, cut from a magazine. I used gilding flakes to 'frame' the lady, and 'crowned' her with a bubbly hair-do. I used home-made paper beads and 2 recycled beads as embellishments. I like the way this has turned out, and am looking forward to working on the next giant tag - I still have 8 in the packet!
I am linking to AJJ - circles.

This was the beautiful sky this morning, just before sunrise:

During the day we had lots of clouds, but it did stay dry and we had no more storms today.

At Manus Mikrokosmos the photo challenge this week is 'red'.
I have made a collage of poppy photos.

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


  1. Val, this tag is a dream! You just get better and better. Wonderful photos, too. Hope you sleep better tonight. Hugs, Sarah

  2. Stunning!!! And what an amazing image! Love how you surrounded her with the flakes. Brilliant textures too, truly gorgeous!!

  3. A golden sky and a golden girl. Beautiful tag and pics Valerie. Wishing you sweet dreams tonight! Xx

  4. ein tolles Tag wieder Valerie..Hammer!
    So schöne Impressionen auch ...
    ganz toll und eine tolle Mohnblumecollage ist das ....

  5. I want hair like that!!!! And I too love those giant tags. xox

  6. I am sorry to hear that pain awakens you at the crack of dawn, but at least you got to feast your eyes on some real beauty. Beautiful art you have shared with us as well. Feel better. Hugs!

  7. Your tag is scrumpdillyishush! LOVE the colours - they are so full of life. Thanks for the photos. take care. 5.5 earthquake in Mexico City last night - I slept through it - Ros did not. More later. hugs, Donna

    1. So glad you stayed safe! Have fun and take care!

  8. Sehr schrilles Tag,der hintergrund gefällt mir besonders gut.
    schöne Bilder wieder,der Sonnenaufgang ist hammer!!!
    mein schatz holt gerade Brötchen,dann wird gefrühstückt und danach spazieren gehen,hoffentlich vergesse ich die camera nicht,bringe schöne Bilder mit.
    schönen sonntag :-)

    Knuddel Jeannette

  9. Stunning, gorgeous tag so full of beautiful elements. Love the photos too.
    Wishing a happy day to you, Valerie.

  10. Such beautiful photos, & your tag looks amazing Valerie!
    Wishing you a pain free day,
    Alison xx

  11. The tag is stunning Valerie with so much beauty and colour to admire.

    Wonderful photographs though I am sorry you had to be in pain to see the wonders of the early morning. Hope today has been a better day for you

    Love Chrissie x

  12. Wow, dein buntes Tag ist wirklich überirdisch!
    ... und deine Landschaftsfotos gefallen mir alle sehr, ganz besonders das erste mit den dunklen Wolkenschichten.
    Bei Blume fällt mir auch als erstes der rote Mohn ein, welch intensive Farbe im Grün!
    Lieben Gruß von Ulrike

  13. I am so sorry about the pains your are having Valerie. I think it is a wonder that you can create when you body is suffering. When my back starts hurting, I have to go lay down on a heating pad but as yet am not taking any pain medicines.
    Your tag is beautiful - oh my, no one does this style like you -- do you get your structure paste already colored or do you color it yourself. This tag is fabulous Valerie!!!
    You have really made me focus more on the clouds in my world - I need to carry a camera around with me because yesterday we saw some of the prettiest clouds I have ever seen.
    I do hope your pain eases soon.
    Sandy xx

    1. Thanks Sandy! I mostly colour my own structure pastes, but I have a few metallic ones. Clouds are always wonderful!

  14. This is gorgeous Valerie, I love how you used the beautiful flakes and the structure paste looks stunning as always and also makes me smile. Beautiful clouds and poppy collage. Take care sweetie, big hugs, ~Diane

  15. Hi Valerie, I am so sorry your woke with pain. I hope this gets better for you promptly. Love your tag. The size is just great to work with and your theme is gorgeous. Love the image and all the details.
    Lovely sky pics and the poppy collage is beautiful.
    Take good care my friend!!
    Sending hugs your way!

  16. Liebe Valerie, ich liebe Mohnblumen! Du hast das Rot und die Zartheit der Blütenblätter so schön eingefangen - gefällt mir sehr gut. Deine Fotos vom Morgen lassen mich davon träumen doch auch mal so früh aufzustehen, aber dann gelingt es mir doch nicht, also danke ich Dir für diese morgendlichen Impressionen. Und Dein Tag ist wieder absolut berauschend! Diese grünblaue Farbe ist so göttlich und dann wieder diese Gilding Flakes und Deine kleinen Kreise - hier passt alles!
    Ich wünsche Dir, daß Deine Schmerzen verschwinden und es Dir bald gut geht!
    Alles Liebe und eine gute Woche, Manuela

  17. Wow - was für ein genialer Tag!!!! Und deine Bilder sind wieder traumhaft schön - besonders die vom Mohn! Ich wünsche dir ganz schnell gute Besserung.
    Liebe Grüße, Dagmar

  18. Absolutely outstanding, Valerie. I love love love the fabulous texture and vibrant colours.
    Wonderful photographs, too.
    Hugs, Mar

  19. Great tag--loving all the gold glitz! The Poppy collage is stunning!

  20. Ein weiteres wunderschönes kreatives Werk und auch die Fotos sind wieder klasse. Ich war gestern schon vor dem Sonnenaufgang auf dem Weg nach Hannover und konnte während der Fahrt den Aufgang genießen. Soooooo schön, aber leider keine Gelegenheit zum Fotografieren.

  21. Wow! What a way to highlight an image... I bet that model wishes she could see herself now!


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