Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Tag Tuesday, Texture and more

Hi everybody!

Another day here has literally blown over fast, and this evening the weather seems to be a bit calmer. I have a tee-shirt with a nice sentiment on it - 'The only constant thing in life is change' - that seems to be specially applicable to the mad summer weather we are having.
 It's time for Tag Tuesday again, and this week out theme is 'song titles.' My tag shows the Beatles  and a submarine (Gecko Galz) against a background of London. Perhaps you can think which song I mean? The toad-stools also have a connection to the era when this song was composed.




At Moo Mania and More the theme is still texture. Sandy sent me a book box to alter - thanks again! - and I have at last finished it. I textured the box front and back using issue paper and mod podge. When it was dry, I gave it a coat of gesso, inside and outside, and then painted it with a mix of blue and green metallic acrylics. The paper dolls are from the 'Frida Kahlo' book of dolls and costumes by Francisco Estebanez. They have been fussy cut, assembled and varnished to give them more stability.

Inside I used 2 of Donna's photos to line the box.


Here are the original photos, taken by Donna on a trip to Frida's 'Casa Azul' (Blue house), and she has kindly allowed me to use her photos here. Thanks, Donna!



I made a little journal, 10x12 cms to go in the box. The cover has been made with a scrap of material also sent to me by Donna. Inside there are 50 sheets of white paper.


For the inside covers I used 2 of my Frida creations scaled down.
I have a lot of small pictures of Frida, and this will be my mini-Frida journal.




I am linking to Moo Mania and Art Journal Journey.

This busy bee was on my balcony this morning:



And I visited my friends, the horses, who never seem to lose their calm, or their routine:


This afternoon the clouds got very threatening while I was on my way back from my walk, and I had to run the last few hundred yards so as not to get totally soaked:


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

28 comments:

  1. Glad you made it home in one piece if a bit wet! Nice art today too.

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  2. Love your Beatles tag, that was our time, wasn't it. Great journal Box for FK, too. Love the photos, especially the bees, what a great shot! Have a lovely day, hugs. Sarah

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  3. Great fun Beatles tag Valerie and your mini Frida journal and box look fab. It's the calm after the storm here too today. Have a lovely Tuesday. Xx

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    1. Still very stormy here, but I hope it will at least stay dry!

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  4. Love the colourful Beatles tag Valerie and the beautiful Box and Frida Journal. Hugs Annette x

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  5. Brilliant pieces all of them Valerie, that box is incredible!

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  6. Yeah, yeah - yellow submarine - das waren noch Zeiten - und ich erinnere mich so gerne.
    LG Ulrike

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  7. These are absolutely stunning full of colour and perfection..xx
    ♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

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  8. Love your charming mini Frida journal box.
    Beatles tag is awersome!
    Hugs xxx

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  9. I love the Beetles tag and your box is superb.
    xxx Hazel.

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  10. Minus the threatening clouds, the last photo reminded me of a past visit to the western states in the US. Love the Beatles tag--Ringo sang Yellow Submarine when we saw him in concert in June! Have a great evening!

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  11. Such a great tag. Brings back so many memories. Used to see the white Rolls around London with I lived there. You have done a fabulous job of the Frida Journals - both of them. Aren't the colours rich - the colours of Mexico. Hope your weather is calmer for awhile now. These ups and downs are not pleasant. Looking forward to more Frida. hugs, Donna

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  12. sing * we all live in a yellow submarine...* sing.... Klasse Tag :) Deine Fridawerke wie auch die Fotos sind wieder toll. Ganz besonders gut gefällt mir das letzte Foto mit dem Pfad und dem tollen Wolkenspiel.

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  13. Enjoy the calming weather! That tag is just awesome and such fun. Great artwork as always and love it all. Hugs!

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  14. Beautiful pieces today, I especially love the book box with the 3D statues inside, what a beautiful work of art! Wonderful tributes to Frida in all of these works. Enjoy your lovely weather while you have it. ~Diane

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  15. Fabulous box to hold the second Frida journal. Everything on your post today is spectacular. Thanks for sharing with all of us and to Donna, too, for her wonderful photos.

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    1. Yes, Donna is a treasure, and has helped me a lot with Mexican supplies!

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  16. once again, I don't know where to start -maybe with God's glorious clouds. That photo is beautiful. Your box is delightful - love the color blue and the texture. I also love your mini album. You really have been busy! Your treasure box is the perfect home for Donna's pictures and that fabric is gorgeous. Donna paints in all those colors. I don't know who got me to who - either you got me to Donna or Donna got me to you - boy that was my lucky day.
    Your tag is delightful - so many memories of days long gone and how much I love London.
    I feel like a proud Mama having played a very small part in your wonderful box!!!!!
    Sandy xx

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  17. Beautiful crafted creations today Valerie. Love your photos too. - Jim

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  18. Beautiful Frida box and lovely photos.

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  19. Ein umwerfender post heute VAlerie mit so viel Kunst und tollsten Bildern und ich freue mich so sehr dass Du heute gleich AJJ und Moo Mania & More bedienst! Du bist einfach die beste!
    Knuddel!

    Lass Dich drücken!
    Hope you feel better soon my dear Valerie!

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  20. What wonderful colours in everything you have posted today. Wonderful tag and very beautiful pages.

    The photographs are some of the best you have ever taken I think

    Sorry this is late in the day as I did comment early but it must have got lost in space:(

    Love Chrissie x

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    1. That happens to mails, too. I wrote a long mail to my niece and as I pressed send it disappeared, and I had to start again - cyber gremlins!

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  21. I thought I'd left a note as well. This is a brilliant post, the Beatles tag has me hearing their tunes all day. Love the journal box and beautiful pages.
    Yvonne xx

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  22. Really love the book box and the beautiful little journal, the colours are so wonderful, and this is a great idea as usual. I also love the Beatles tag with the fantastic submarine.
    Today I specially like the last photo, it's amazing.
    Hugs, Mar

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  23. "We all Live in a Yellow Submarine!!!!!!!" Love the tag and the music... the whole era was a dream. Really love your Frida art today and that little journal is going to be great. Great photo again.....of course the flowers are my favorite.... rapidly followed by those beautiful horse.

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