Saturday, 31 May 2014

Hats and more

Hi everybody!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
Today we had sunshine, so it was good to be outside enjoying  nature.

At the Three Muses Challenge the theme is 'get ahead, get a hat'. I am also linking to Moo Mania and More, corrugated cardboard.
 I made these tags last week, but didn't get round to posting them till today. The first one has been made from cardboard, partly peeled, painted with gesso, and collaged with letter fragments and gilding flakes. The image is from a magazine ad, and has been fancy cut, and crackle glazed. Now the lady has wrinkles! I gave here a hat - with hat needle - and embellished her with lace and little roses to complement her flowery hair style. 





The second hat tag was an 8"one on which I had tried out some stamping and collaging, which I didn't like. I ripped off what I could, painted over the rest, and added some paper napkin scraps using mod podge. The lady was a magazine cut out, which I varnished and collaged. The hat with the watering-can she is wearing is a brooch which I have had since I was a kid. The needle has been missing for years. I will put this tag on my memory wall, as it is a souvenir from past times.




Yesterday I walked down to the lake near here, a lovely peaceful corner - at least when no kids are playing there!







Have a wonderful weekend, take care, 
and thanks a lot for coming by!

28 comments:

  1. Meine Güte beide Arbeiten sind so herrlich und gekonnt verspielt gezaubert! Bin begeistert!
    Einen wunderschönen Samsatgabend liebe Valerie...
    Deine Fotos sind wunderbar..
    ich genieße sie immer sehr!

    xoxoxo
    Susi

    die sich riesig freut dass Du nochmal bei MOO MANIA und MORE zugeschlagen hast!♥♥♥

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  2. Love your creations with the hats, both completely different, and both are gorgeous. Great idea to use that old brooch. The photos are lovely, as always, looks like a wonderful place to be! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Die sind beide wieder so klasse! Ich wünsche dir auch für morgen einen sonnigen Tag. LG Dagmar

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  4. Fabulous tags and hats, love how you used a keepsake for the hat. Super photos. i'm nearly frightened to say that we have had a dry day today shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    Yvonne xx

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  5. Both look so different, but they are each gorgeous in their own way!
    We for once had warm sunshine too today, what a change...;

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  6. Your mixed media is fabulous. I loved your previous post too. Is Tag Tuesday your blog? I found that this week and was so inspired by white on white. I tackled it too. Only in my simple way though. I will blog this week some time. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. Hi Valerie, Isn't this a cute challenge and you mastered it perfectly. Love them both and such a great use of elements. As always your walking pics are beautiful. That lake looks so peacfull
    Have a nice rest of the weekend.
    Hugs

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  8. Mixed media work at its finest. Love everything! :)

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  9. Love both of your creations Valerie. The mixed media piece is astounding. Love all the texture and dimension you achieved. Your tag is so bright and bold. Love the background, magazine cut out and your embellies. Always fabulous artwork!

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  10. Good Morning Valerie. What fantastic creations you have once again produced for us to ponder over. I love both and the colours look wonderful. Beautiful pictures of the lake. Guess what, we had a day of sunshine here in Scotland too. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs Rita xxx

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  11. gorgeous tags and photos Valerie! I'm back to blogland!

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  12. Just love the hat pieces Valerie-so inventive and I am sure you enjoyed making them.:)

    What a gorgeous place to go to relax--did you try the rope swing--guess not but it does look tempting.

    Have a lovely day--we have sunshine here so I hope you do too.

    Love Chrissie x

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    1. Well, on account of all the aches and pains just now, I decided to leave it for the kiddies!

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  13. wow,wie klasse,gefällt mir seehr gut.
    schöne bilder wieder,der see ist traumhaft.
    schönen sonntag für dich :-)

    GLG Jeannette

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  14. Your mixt-media art is exquisite. The first charming and the other one fun. Both are stunning.
    Have a wonderful Sunday, Valerie!
    Hugs, sirkkis

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  15. Wonderful idea to add your brooch to your tag! Your outdoor photos today look like they could have been taken around our lake here! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  16. I really like this but I like the hat pin. Very nice! I enjoy seeing your photos as well.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  17. Brilliant tags Valerie. I particularly like the pleated dress on the second one :) I'd love to have a swing on that rope over the water :o)) x

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  18. Good morning, Valerie. Two more fantastic tags. How lovely to use the brooch on one to add to your "memory wall." What is your trick for adding heavy embossing powder and flakes to your tags to avoid them from scattering all over your work area? You use it a lot for such striking effects.

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    1. I work in a large, shallow cardboard box, with edges about 2" high, it keeps a lot of the mess contained!

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    2. Thanks, Valerie. I need to try that.

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  19. Beautiful tags, love the keepsakes you included too. Pretty walk you had, building up more creativity, lol. ~Diane

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  20. I just LOVE both of your projects you posted today. They have me smiling from ear to ear..

    Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

    Hugs~

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  21. First let me say I am having fun on this post. What a quaint little hat. That lady and I have something in common - I have wrinkles too!! Isn't that a pretty bow around her neck - I would love to be fancy but sadly I am not.
    Definitely the second tag goes on your wall! Now that is one special hat! I really do love the colors you have used.
    I think it would be grand to walk along a river - there is something very special about water.
    Sandy xx

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  22. These are both brilliant Valerie, both lovely ladies with lovely hats lol. Were you tempted to have a swing over the lake :-) xx

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