Saturday, 4 October 2014

More autumn colours

Hi everybody!

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.
We had great weather again today, but have been promised clouds and rain tomorrow. But we have to take the weather as it comes, and I still enjoy my walks in bad weather!

This 10" tag is one of my DT projects for Gecko Galz this month. The image is from the Fall Colours jewel it collage sheet. I matted it with a scrap of card painted with Viva color rust paint, and then with a piece of my antique linen, and sewed it all with 2 rows of zick-zack stitching to a corrugated card background. The leaves and seed pods were embossed with Frantage aged gold EP, and  I added a small textile flower. I like the effect of the stitching to give texture, and am happy that I can now see well enough to sew without all too many problems (except for threading the needle!)

I am linking to Moo Mania, autumnal colouring; and to Artist Trading post, anything mixed media goes, and Craftroom Challenge, seasonal colours

Here some impressions from my walks this week:

Beautiful reflections

Light and shadow

Always keeping watch

ancient and modern roof add-ons

Beautiful angles and textures

The lion holding his nose in the sun

The spires of Kaiserswerth

The town walls

A beautiful building from the middle ages

Autumn mushrooms/toadstools, growing high on the bark of a tree.

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


  1. What a beautiful piece of art! So full of fall splendor, I love it. Your photos are gorgeous as well, I especially loved the first one with the bridge. Amazing...

  2. Hi Val, wonderful tag, your style is unique and really beautiful, love the combination of materials and nature, and of course the sewing. Great photos, too, very atmospheric. Have a nice evening, and take care of yourself, Hugs, Sarah

  3. Beautiful pics and a beautiful tag. I am loving your autumnal palette Valerie. Have a lovely Sunday. Xx

  4. Dein Tag strahlt wie ein sonniger Herbsttag! Deine Fotos sind wieder super schön - ganz besonders die beiden ersten sind genial! Hier war heute noch einmal traumhaftes Wetter und ich habe einiges im garten geschafft - morgen soll es schlechter werden (schlechtes Wetter ist gutes Bastelwetter - grins)Ich wünsche dir morgen einen schönen tag. Liebe Grüße, Dagmar

  5. Hi Valerie :-) great to have you join in with our first challenge at ATP. Your mixed media project is stunning. Love the colours and layout of this Mixed Media project.

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  6. Back with my Craft Room Challenge hat on Valerie. As mentioned your autumnal project is fantastic and I love the combination of the elements you have used. Great to have you share with us at CRC
    Hugs Annie x

  7. Oh the threading of the needle! I buy them with larger eyes, to see better my dear as the story goes! Love this big and beautiful tag. Such an autumn delight. I love your attitude that even in bad weather you will enjoy your walks, which I do as well! Love this photos! Enjoy!

  8. Wunderschön! Süß die beiden Vögelchen in ihrem Baum! Tolle Farben und Details!
    Auch wieder wunderbar deine Foto-Serie ... Danke dafür!
    Einen schönen Sonntag für dich!
    LG, LonettA

  9. Beautiful autumnal tag and I enjoyed today's photos!

  10. Such a beautiful tag-still in awe of your amazing sewing.

    Terrific photographs as well with lots of angles, colours and shapes to show how much skill you have in photography.

    My fave has to be the tree trunk and mushrooms I can feel the textures as I look at the picture.

    Hope the weather is better than expected today--ours was yesterday :)

    Love Chrissie x

    1. I took lots of photos of that tree, it is enormous, and really beautiful to see those huge fungi.

  11. Gorgeous art piece Valerie. The colours are so beautiful. I enjoy your wonderful photos, too.
    Have a great Sunday,
    Hugs xx

  12. EIN G*R*A*N*D*I*O*S*E*S* Tag Val und wunderschöne Aufnahmen!

    schönen Sonntag!

  13. Fantastic creation, love the most gorgeous image, brilliant design and colours.
    I may use the photo with the you want me to direct links to your blog when I use any photos...xx

    The Journey is the Start

    1. You can gladly use the photos, and a link or credit would be great!

  14. Wonderful autumnal tag, Valerie! I love your antique linen and the sewing, it's a great touch. The image is so beautiful too. Fantastic photographs, I specially love the tree with the mushrooms.
    Hugs, Mar

  15. The larger tags you have been making are really pretty! I enjoyed the photos today--they remind me of photos of roof lines, lions and steeples that I've taken on vacations...and here they are right in your own backyard!

    One of the best "impulse" purchases (prodded by DH) I ever made was a new sewing machine that I was overjoyed to find had an attached needle threader and drop in bobbin!

    1. Sounds great, I would love one like that! Perhaps in my next life!?

  16. OH My goodness is really has the WOW factor it is beautiful, love it Thank you for sharing with us as you so often do at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  17. Hey Valerie - today is gorgeous day - gorgeous walk, gorgeous pictures and a gorgeous make. Don't we all just love the colors of autumn!
    Sandy xx

  18. Auch wir hatten heute wie auch in den vergangenen Tagen wunderschönes Spätsommerwetter. Ich hoffe, dass es noch so bleiben wird. Dienstag soll es regnen.... warten wir mal ab ;)
    Deine Herbstkreation ist toll, gefällt mir wieder gut.

  19. Stunning Autumnal piece, LOVE those leaves at the bottom, fabulous!!!

  20. Your mixed media piece has beautiful autumn colours and great details. Love the sewing, your machine has been busy. Thank you for sharing it with us for our first challenge at ATP Exchange.
    Yvonne xx

  21. so creative!!!! just love those leaves- very clever, Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  22. Wow Valerie! You make the most amazing leaves I have ever seen! Love the image of the birds! Your photos today are so lovely, I sure would love to go on a walk with you some time! big hugs :)

  23. Hi Valerie, lovely fall post and creations. Your leaves are simply amazing. So nice to try and catch up with you tonight. We've had family company for a long weekend.
    Wonderful pics too. Hope your arm is healing nicely.

  24. Hi Valerie, our WIFI was down so I'm doing a lot of catch-up today. Great tag with your leaves for accents and I always enjoy your photos.

  25. A gorgeous tag Valerie, the leaves are amazing, thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  26. Gorgeous piece, another fab use of your beautiful leaves! Big hugs, ~Diane


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