Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Double Tuesday

Hi everybody!

After the enormous heat of the weekend we almost got washed away last night and today when it stormed and  the rain came down so hard that some roads changed into rivers, man-hole covers were forced up by the amount of water under them and many cellars were flooded; once again Dusseldorf got hit really badly. I went for my morning walk wearing shorts, rain-coat and wellington boots. I must have looked a real sight, but who cares? The few people I met who were out being walked by  their dogs were wearing similar outfits!  The afternoon walk was a little better, it just drizzled, and I am wondering how it will be tomorrow. At least it's never boring!

At Tag Tuesday our theme this week is 'summer holidays'. I used a scrap of a master board I made a couple of years back using card, tissue paper and various paints and sprays. The image is from Gecko Galz, and has been fussy cut and mounted onto some textile leaves and a piece of open-weave material. I added some fibres and a little bird charm. I mounted it onto a second tag made from cardboard, partly peeled and gessoed. I am linking this tag to Make my Monday, Vacations.






At Try it on Tuesday our theme this fortnight is 'Things with wings'. You have 2 weeks to get your creative juices flowing and link up your creation.
I made a large (12") tag from DP, mounted onto black card. I glued scraps of  paper napkins onto it, and then used my diamond stencil with a mix of bead-gel, terracotta paint and Stickles. The lady is a cut-out from a magazine ad, and has been surrounded with gilding flakes, which I also used on the butterfly's wings.
This was a fun make!
I am linking to Moo Mania and More, anything goes,  and to That's crafty, use masks or  stencils








The cactus plants on my balcony looked most interesting today with the sprinkling of rain-drops on them.





That's enough for today! Take care, have fun, 
and thanks a lot for coming by!

33 comments:

  1. What interesting weather! We are much the same, one minute hot, next minute not.
    Love your two tags, especially your very inventive "Summer Holidays".

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  2. Both projects are very creative. Love yhr cactus photos as well.

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  3. lovely tags, and the cactus look so beautiful like that.

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  4. Sounds like scary weather to me! Glad you were able to get out for your walks. Your tags are wonderful - you have such a great imagination and your work is always so interesting and a little off the wall which I love. Take care of that thumb. hugs, Donna

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  5. wow,tolle tags,gefallen mir ganz super.
    die bilder mit den kaktussen sind klasse,habe mir gerade eine Natur kette mit einen terrarium und kaktus drinnen bestellt,im Miniformat,freue mich schon sehr drauf.
    hab einen schönen tag,hoffentlich wird es nicht so heiß.

    GLG Jeannette

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  6. I love all of your beautiful creations and the really great pictures of your cactus. The rain drops and them look so lovely.

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  7. Honestly your designs are really breathtaking beautiful...love the seashells and the image inside wow o wow everything is gorgeous.xxx
    ♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

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  8. All of your creations are so beautiful and so rich in details and texture! I loved the shell shaped one and its lovely background, the angel in red looks so good and th cactus pics are great too! Such a treat here on your blog!

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  9. Gorgeous creations....I love how you used the cutting from a magazine...AmAzing... Gosh the weather sounded a little scary..we had thunder storms but more lightning than rain...in my area in the UK... Have a happy week ahead... Hugs May x x

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  10. Both tags are lovely, and both extraordinary for different reasons. Wonderful work! Sorry you had so much rain again, love the cactus pictures. Hugs, Sarah

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  11. Stunning tags. Especially I love the 'summer holidays'. Both have gorgeous elements. They rock!
    And your cactus photos are fantastic. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day, Valerie!

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  12. 2 gorgeous and stunning creations and a fascinating cactus as well! xo

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  13. Wow welch wunderschöne Kunstwerke und Fotos Valerie! Toll! Du bist tüchtiger als unsere Hunde, die sind mal wieder wegen Regen NICHT aus dem Hause zu bewegen..sie verdrücken sich sogar das Geschäft zu machen....

    gut, aber sie besitzen ja leider keinen Schirm und Gummistiefel, wie Du !
    Klasse dass Dich kein Wetter von Deinen WALKS abhalten kann!
    Ich hab Rücken... schon ein paar Tage... nervt mich echt!
    Schönen Tag Valerie.Du Walkprinzessin!

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  14. Zwei wunderschöne Anhänger! Heute gefällt mir der erste ganz besonders! Ich liebe dieses Design, die Farben und die kleinen, aber feinen Details! Ganz toll! Das erste Foto ist großartig. Ein sehr ungewöhnliches Motiv ... Kaktus mit Regentropfen ... brillant in Szene gesetzt!!
    Ganz liebe Grüße, LonettA

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  15. Amazing tag Valerie-I can almost smell the sea on it.

    Beautiful piece for TIOT with the wonderful background and the glittery dress.

    Stay safe with all this strange weather. Like the idea of your outfit though I would never be brave enough to wear shorts with my legs lol.

    Wonderful cactus photographs they do look interesting with the rain on them.

    Have agreat day

    Love Chrissie x

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    1. My shorts are Bermuda shorts, so not short enough to reveal my legs! I like to be on the safe side!

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  16. A beautiful creation, thanks so much for joining in our 'Vacations' challenge this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

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  17. Wonderful tags, Valerie! Both are so fantastic, the first one has very great elements like the seashells with the painting and I love great desing and beautiful textures of second one. Lovely cactus photos too.
    Hugs, Mar

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  18. Wow, both of these are gorgeous, can't pick a favorite as they are both so magnificent! Your photos are excellent also! Big hugs, ~Diane

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  19. Your photos didn't come through for me but I know what you created has to be beautiful. LOL Thanks for stopping by to watch that amazing artists. I too was impressed by his techniques.
    Have a great day
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  20. Fabulous tags Valerie, the gilded one is stunning. Hope you weren't jumping in the puddles with your wellies on. Xx

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    1. The whole point of wearing wellies is to splash about in the puddles!

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  21. Beautiful creations Valerie. Love the summer styles and the wing theme is very special. Wish you could send some rain our way to help with these 100 degree temps. Lovely walking pics and the cactus are beautiful. Stay cool
    Hugs

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  22. Beautifully made tag! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday, Joan, DT

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  23. We had some of that very heavy rain a week or so ago--not fun! At least it stayed out of the garage and the basement this time!

    Love all the yummy texture in the first tag! I love cacti and grow them all over the house. I'll have to post some photos of the ones I grew from seeds--they are doing quite well!

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  24. Love the gilded wings, fabulous!
    Hugz, Z

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  25. Love this - your gilding is fantastic - the magazine image really looks like she is walking through it. Nikki x

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  26. Fabulous tags, love the details on both, especially how you you used the Lady in Red, stunning with the gilding flakes. I can picture the scene with the wellies.
    Yvonne xx

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  27. The texture you achieved is so fabulous and then moving onto the MOO, love the addition of the butterfly.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  28. Bewundernswert wie du täglich deine Runde drehst. Ich bin da nicht so eisern.
    Deine beiden Tags sind große Klasse, ganz besonders das mit dem "Summer Feeling" - die Muschel ist der Hit.

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  29. Great use of the gilding flakes bringing the image into the background :)
    Von ♥

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  30. Fabulous tag Valerie, love the background you created for your winged lady.
    Avril xx

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