Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Tag Tuesday, the Blue House and more

Hi everybody!

We had a chilly day here, but it stayed dry most of the time, so it was fine for walking, and I love to watch the clouds and sky, always in motion, and always beautiful. I followed another little rabbit path through the meadows today, and it led me down to the shore, so I walked quite a way over the sand and shingle and rocks, and enjoyed it.

At Tag Tuesday our theme is India, which had me stumped. Then I decided to make a card showing Gandhi, a truly great person. I matted the image with orange, white and green - the colours of the Indian flag.




At Try it on Tuesday, the challenge 'Use your stash' is running for another week, so plenty of time to join in. I used a chipboard album which has been languishing on my shelf for years. I painted it blue, and added some random stamping with a stone pattern stamp. The two little dolls have been in my possession for over 60 years. I  made some additions to their clothes and style to make them fit into 'La Casa Azul', the  'blue house' where Frida and Diego lived.


 The chairs were made with a Sizzix framelits die and stamp set. I stamped and cut out the furniture, and then stamped the chairs directly onto the painted chipboard. I fixed the die-cuts over the stamp, moving them a fraction to the right, so that they seem to have a shadow.


The photos used on various pages were taken by my friend Donna when she visited the house in Mexico city back in June. Here I cut around the statues.


This is the bedroom:


I think this must be the hall....In between this side and the back are pages for journaling, some stamped images, postcards and more photos.


I am linking to Art Journal Journey, Frida

 This is the little path I followed today


 The sky and clouds changed continually:





I wondered how somebody managed to get home without his shoe:



I love these little 'still life' pictures:





And I would have liked to have taken this beautiful rusty stone home, but it was too heavy....


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

25 comments:

  1. Love your creations and that rusty stone. I would have wanted to take it home too. xox

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  2. Love the photo of the lost shoe and the feathers, fab photography....LOVE your blue house and the image of Ghandi....fantastic blog to always visit each day.xxx
    The Journey is the Start

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  3. Your album is just fabulous! I can't believe how many varied Frida artworks you have created this month! I enjoying seeing all of them. LOL, I think half the stones on the beach would have gone home with me. I love foraging on the beach!

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  4. gandhi was a great choice, and wow, that card house is amazing,,,, what amazing photos you gave us today,,

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  5. Nice work today. Love that stone. Soon it will be fall, getting cooler.

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  6. Love your tag, and the album is superb. Little S is sitting on my lap saying, 'wannit', so she evidently likes it, too! Great photos. The rusty stone and the skies are my favourites today. Hugs, Sarah

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  7. Love the tag and the Book-so inventive Valerie.

    The photographs are wonderful and you found some interesting stuff along the way for sure. Pity the stone was too heavy as it has a lot of character.

    Have a great day today

    Love Chrissie x

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  8. Beautiful card in honour of Gandhi framed with Indian colours. And your album is fabulous, love it and think Frida and Diego, too;)
    Wis a happy day to you, Valerie

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  9. I bet you had fun making your Frida house and very apt you should have done a piece on Ghandi, they showed a bit of the film on the news yesterday after the passing of Richard Attenborough. Looks like you had a lovely walk, I bet there were lots of beasties under that stone! Xx

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    1. Eeeuw! How good that I didn't turn it over!

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  10. Schöne Karte mit Gandhi! Einfach wunderbar zu Thema Indien! Dein blaues Haus als Album ist fantastisch ... einfach wunderschön!
    Liebe Grüße LonettA

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  11. Your Frida journal is almost complete with her blue house. What a magnificent project this has been. I enjoyed my walk along with you today via your photos, Valerie. Fall is definitely here as it was 55F this morning.

    Hugs,
    C

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    1. Here, too - I'm sitting here wrapped in a blanket!

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  12. Beautiful Gandhi tag and I love the blue house and all the interior!! Walking pics are beautiful and
    the still life is very interesting.
    Have a great day!!
    xo

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  13. Das BLAUE HAUS ALBUM ist großartig Valerie und auch Deine Ghandi Kreation finde ich toll und so schöne Fotos!
    xxx
    Susi

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  14. I loved your pictures along the shore. I am surprised that you didn't grab that pretty feather. As for the shoe, it looks like a dog stole it from its owner and decided to take it down to the water.
    Love the Indian make - the quote is fabulous!
    Valerie, your chipboard album is fantastic! Now Valerie, you are barely over 50! How could those dolls be 60 years old. I know, you found them in a treasure store. I bet that Donna is thrilled that she helped inspire such a wonderful make. You have the best ideas - like the shadows around the chairs. Love this project!!!
    Sandy xx

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    1. Now wouldn't that be nice to be barely over 50 again - those were the days!

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  15. Wow, the Frida castle is amazing! Truly unique and brilliant!

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  16. Dein blaues Frida-Album ist ja wohl der Hit, total genial. Und dann deine Fotos *schwärm* ganz besonders das erste Wolkenfoto finde ich wunderschön. Schade, dass die Steinplatte zu schwer war.

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  17. Super tribute to Ghandi. The star for me is the castle you made from your stash. It looks fabulous.
    Yvonne xx

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  18. Wow Valerie, these are both fabulous pieces, I really love your blue house, what a great way of using up your stash" xx

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  19. Beautiful Valerie. I'm in awe of your house. What a lot of work. x

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  20. Beautiful card but oh my the house is spectacular, I love how you even have her bedroom photo in there, this is so beautiful and clever, even the chairs casting shadows, so clever indeed! Like the stone too, but too heavy to drag home I am sure! Big hugs, ~Diane

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