Sunday, 22 June 2014

Wings, water, hay and a horse

Hi everybody!
The weekend is almost over, so wish you all a good start in the new week tomorrow.

Thanks to all who sent good wishes for my thumb, it is still painful, and the joints are very inflamed. On July 7th I have an appointment at a hand surgeon to see what he suggests.

I used an 8" tag here, which was painted with a mix of blue and green acrylics, background stamped with a script stamp, and then embossed using a CWS stencil and structure paste. Then I added my old letter fragments to the background, and had a fun time sticking on some gilding flakes - my thumb-splint looks pretty now, too. The dress form is a TH die cut, as are the dragonfly wings. The top parts were cut from black card, which I gilded, and the underparts of the wings from the covers of an old passport from Uruguay. I added a cameo for her head, and her hair/headdress has been made with half a tattered florals flower, painted and Stickled. This was fun to make!

I am linking to Simons Monday Challenge, anything goes, and to a Vintage Journey, wings and things, where the crafting needs to be Tim Holtz inspired.






I walked to visit 'my' ducks today, and then along the Rhine, where they were busy baling hay.





A lot of people were taking a trip on the little boat:



And the horses were happy on their meadow as always.
I love this one!


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

38 comments:

  1. ein schönes Tag Valerie und tolle Fotos!
    schönen Abend Dir!
    xxx
    Susi

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  2. Gorgeous tag, I always love the 'decadent' ones with gold! Great photos, too. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Ein mega schönes Tag- klasse gestaltet- und deine Bilder sind wieder so schön. Danke fürs mit auf den Spaziergang nehmen. Ich wünsche dir einen guten Start in die neue Woche- liebe Grüße, Dagmar.

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  4. Wow Valerie, love the beautiful dragonfly wings and I like the texture and colours you created on background. Wondeful tag! And lovely photos too.
    Hugs, Mar

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  5. Love how you used the cameo as a head for the dress form, its an awesome tag.
    Yvonne xx

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  6. What stunning work!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  7. Good Morning Valerie. What fabulous tag. So bright and cheerful with those beautiful colours. Great Pictures too. Hope you thin continues to improve and at least give you some relief from the pain. Hugs Rita xxx

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  8. Oh, Valerie, what a gorgeous tag! I love the beautiful color scheme and great textures. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  9. Lovey tag and gorgeous photos! Hope your thumb improves soon!

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  10. your creation is glorious! so beautiful. looks like you've had some good travels around too. i hope your thumb continues to heal! xo

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  11. You have done the gorgeous tag, Valerie. Stunning embellishments and festive colours.
    Have a great day and be well soon!
    Hugs xxx

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  12. Lovely trip around your area again Valerie--so much summer colours in your photographs and always a joy to see them.

    The tag is stunning with a lot of impact. I was drawn to the face and would never have thought to use a cameo in this way.

    Have a great day and try to rest your thumb :)

    Love Chrissie xx

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  13. love your photos, wish I was there :)

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  14. Gorgeous tag and a very clever way to use the die cuts for the wings. The dressform combined with the wings looks fantastic as do your colour choices. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x x

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  15. The tag is gorgeous! The cameo adds just the right touch! Beautiful photo today of the horse!

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  16. Your tag is gorgeous with rich texture and colours. Fabulous design and also your photos are beautiful again. Sorry I've missed lots of posts, it's very busy here. I see gorgeous flowers in your previous post ! Take good care, Shirleyx

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  17. This is a really terrific tag, Valerie, I like the way you have added the letter fragments, and I must look and see if I can find my old passport from Uruguay, haha!
    What a marvellous variety you have in your walks , watching baling hay and boats come in must be so relaxing, I hope there is a nice seat nearby.

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    1. Yes, there are benches to sit! You should always keep your old passports!

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  18. Gorgeous tag Valerie, love the added touch of the Cameo, looks fabulous! Big hugs, ~Diane

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  19. Your tag looks delightful - it also looks like you had fun with it and so glad you got to decorate your thumb! Your wings are gorgeous and I love that cameo.
    As always wonderful pictures and so much fun to see.
    I had a friend some time ago that had arthritis and she kept a jar of raisins soaked in gin on her counter
    and she would eat like 5 or so a day. She said it really helped. Then I saw an article about that very thing and it said something about the combination of the gin and raisins forming a chemical that help with stiffness - inflammation and or pain. It would be a fun experiment!
    Sandy xx

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    1. Now that really sounds like a fun cure - I think if you take enough of it you wouldn't care any more if it hurt or not! 5 raisins or 5 glasses of gin and raisins?!

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    2. No, no, no! Put a bunch of raisins in a glass jar with a lid and fill to the tip with gin. Keep jar closed. Every day take out at least 5 raisins and eat them - you can keep filling the jar with whatever is starting to run low. I think the raisins are supposed to be pretty well soaked with gin! You crazy lady -- you need your thumb for typing unless you could teach your other thumb how to fill in.

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  20. Hi Valerie, I am so sorry your thumb is still inflamed. I hope the dr. visit goes well with the best outcome.
    Love your tag and the wings on the dress form with cameo is such a creative idea.
    The gin and raisin procedure for arthritic inflammation does work for some. I have heard of this years ago. Only 5 raisins however!! LOL
    Hope you feel better soon.
    Hugs

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  21. Oh, this is gorgeous Valerie, I really love that cameo you've used. I can just imagine when you turn up at the hospital with your gilded splint! BTW, Bondaweb is like an iron on stiffener, got glue on blue sides that's activated with heat. Goes by various names but Bondaweb is a common one in the UK. Xx
    Aagh, I mean both sides, not blue sides!

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    1. Thanks for the explanation, you can get similar stuff here, just with a different name!

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  22. Oh wowness...so very striking and so color-rich...very deeply poetic and full of energy...I am captivated!!

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  23. Hope your thumb turns out to be okay, what a bummer to have an injured hand....urgh.....what is it about those huge round bales of hay, I love them...and your majestic and bucolic views. xox

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  24. Your tag is stunning and the thumb problem didn't effect the outcome at all. It is so pretty. Love the photos too.

    Hugs,
    C

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  25. Smashing tag and photos Valerie, hope your thumb improves soon, hugs Annette x

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  26. Was für ein tolles Tag, gefällt mir gut. Schöne Fotos vom Rhein hast du wieder mitgebracht, manche könnten direkt an der Weser aufgenommen sein. Hier kommt der Sommer auch grad wieder... ich hoffe das bleibt auch so. Für deinen Daumen weiterhin gute Besserung.

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  27. Good luck with your doctors appointment and I sure hope there will be a good solution! Your tag is stunning and I love the gorgeous wings behind the dress form! Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey. And I love the photos!

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  28. Hope the Dr. has some intelligent things to say which will result in a solution you can live with. The tag is lovely - better weight it down so she doesn't suddenly discover how to use her wings. Lovely walk along the Rhine. WANT the horse. xoDonna

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    1. I would like that horse too, they are all lovely, but this one is my fave!

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  29. Just love the texture on the background and the way you used the cameo on the top of the dress form, very clever. In all - great project. Thanks for traveling with us here at A Vintage Journey.

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  30. Fab tag Valerie, love the cameo on the dress form.
    Great pics too.
    Avril xx

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  31. This is so creative Valerie - the wings are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey. Nikki xx

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  32. WOW, das Tag ist einfach wunderschön!

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