Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Double Tuesday and more

Hi everybody!

After days alternating between hot and humid and torrential downpours and hailstones, Tuesday is supposed to be more or less normal - I hope so!

At Tag Tuesday our theme this week is 'It's a man thing', and I have to admit that I nearly forgot it this time. I made a very quick tag this evening using ready made bits, scraps  and scrabble pieces. 



At Try it on Tuesday our theme for the next fortnight is 'Wish you were here'.
This reminded me of holiday postcards, so I made two using pictures from our little town:



And this piece is the first of my DT pieces for Gecko Galz for August. We have some lovely Japanese Collage sheets this month, and I used an image from Japanese Traditions 1. I used corrugated cardboard for the background, peeled and gessoed. The image was mounted onto a scrap of coredinations paper. The bird and flowers were fussy cut from a sheet of DP.  I kept this simple, as simplicity is the thing which always appeals to me in Japanese art.
(Material list: cardboard, peeled and gessoed, image, matting, ribbon, cut out or die cut images.) I am linking to Moo Mania and More, texture.




I did another nice tour along the Rhine this morning, it was cooler and there was a nice breeze blowing - delightful



And this afternoon I took another photo of the deadly nightshade, which is related to tomatoes and potatoes. 



30 comments:

  1. Another fabulous display of colours, nature and beauty...thanks.xxx
    .♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

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  2. Lovely work and beautiful photos, glad it was cooler.

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  3. Great creativity Valerie. Love your photos. - Jim

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  4. Love all your creations, and the moustache reminds me of a teacher we had at school. The postcards are lovely, as is your Japanese piece. Have a great day, hugs, Sarah

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  5. wunderschönen Anhänger hast du gemacht,eine ganz bezaubernde komposition mit den Vögeln und der hübschen zarten frau.gefällt mir seehr,auch dein Männer tag ist super klasse geworden.
    tolle Bilder hast du wieder für uns,ich mag den Rhein unheimlich gern und deine Blüten sind ganz traumhaft.
    beim hno war alles okay,danke fürs daumen drücken.
    hab gerade eine tag karte gemacht,stell ich gleich mal ein.
    wünsch dir nen schönen tag,ich fahre nachher radel,gestern hab ich wider eingekauft,ein paar sachen für zuhause und für mich,ein Eulenbörse,ein Eulenkissen,eine Milchkännchen als kuh, eine Porzellankaraffe in gelb ,ein Schiffchen fürs bad und eine grüne Tasche mit weißen Sternen aus LKW plane,ich musste mir einfach was gönnen,und in dem laden gibt es soo tolle Sachen,da komme ich nie dran vorbei *grins*

    Knuddels Jeannette

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  6. Freut mich dass der Arzt mit Dir zufrieden war. Geniesse deine schönen, neuen Sachen!

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  7. What a crafting fest you had and all are terrific. The postcards have such wonderful images to look at--you should sell them to tourist board :)

    Love the tag and the piece for GG as well the images pop off the background and are really lovely.

    Great photos as always and the one of the deadly nightshade has such depth of colour.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie x

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  8. Fabulous makes all of them Valerie and of course the photos look fantastic again too. Hope your weather today will be normal!

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    1. Thanks, I think we are all hoping the same!

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  9. What super postcard compilations, reall y makes you wish you were there, hugs Bee

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  10. Was für schöne Kreationen und Fotos, Valerie.

    Danke für's Mitmachen bei MOO-MANIA & MORE

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  11. Really love all your creations, Valerie. Great ideas and fantastic work. Love the postcard's images and I specially like the GG piece with the fabulous images.
    Hugs, Mar

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  12. Great tags, Valerie. One so masculine and one so feminine - lovely. I do miss the country when I look at your photos. Such a very beautiful area. Hope the storms receded and you have some beautiful peaceful days now to enjoy. Take care. big hugs, Donna

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  13. A fantastic set of projects. You have been so busy. I love the postcards, with your awesome photos as well, I feel I am getting to know the scenery where you live.
    Yvonne xx

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  14. Lots of wonderful projects Valerie and love the photos also, Annette x

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  15. Beautiful photos, love your postcards too. Your Japanese hanging is beautiful, love the image you chose to work with. ~Diane

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  16. So schöne Projekte Valerie und tolle Postkarten sind das und die Fotos gefallen mir auch!
    Danke für's Teilen!
    xxxSusi

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  17. I just love that mustache! It pulled me right in! Beautiful creations and the photos are again so delightful! Hugs!

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  18. I love everything, but what I enjoyed most was the two picture mosaics of your town! You even managed to get a shot of the "ghost", too! Hugs my sweet friend!

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    1. Yes, that ghost is one cheeky lady....

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  19. Your postcard is greatly composed with fab photos and the Japanise tag elegant and beautiful.
    Thanks for lovely comments, hugs xxx

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  20. Great creations once again. Love the moustache lol. Your photos are always a joy. Loving the photo of the deadly flower, now I have learnt something new.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  21. Hi Valerie, Love your postcard. The collage of your town in very special and how you added your photo is beautiful. Lovely walking pics. Glad your weather is a bit nicer.
    Hugs

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  22. Und noch mehr schöne Fotos - es freut mich jeden Tag auf's Neue. Deine kreativen Werke sind natürlich auch wunderbar anzusehen.

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  23. Hi Valerie, Great way to collage of the photos from your town with the 'postcard' heading.
    Love the Gecko Gals hanging, its a wonderful image and beautifully framed with the birds.
    Avril x

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  24. Double the joy...a terrific masculine tag and your oriental piece for Gecko Galz is right up my alley. More gorgeous photos too. THANKS, VALERIE.

    Hugs,
    Carolyn

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  25. I have lost two of my comments to you! Fantastic post card - you are so cute. Cheeky? True, but cute. I love your oriental piece. So glad you had a nice walk this morning.
    Sandy xx

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  26. You do such lovely work. I love the pictures from your walk. Everything is so beautiful and calm.

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