Friday, 24 October 2014

More metal, birds and fungi

Hi everybody!

Hope you have had a good day.

This is another piece I made for the metal challenge at Moo Mania and More.

I embossed a piece of metal foil in an embossing folder, then heat embossed it with Archival green and hologram EP. This time I held it with a cloth so I did not burn my fingers again. I double sewed it onto red, silver, and red corrugated card.  The metal man is one that Donna sent me from Mexico many moons ago, and I fixed him to the front of the hanging with foam pads. This was fun to make! Also linking to Simon Monday Challenge, anything goes.







The sun tried to show itself this morning, but soon hid behind clouds again.


Today the wild geese and ducks were busy standing on one leg:



And the cormorant was back on his striped pole:


A huge cloud of wild geese flew up from the Rhine, I just managed to catch them. As they flew they formed their 'v'.


Somebody had evidently been playing mosaic with bits of glass down at the river, and arranged them on one of the large stones:


Thanks to the copious amount of rain we had, the fungi are sprouting everywhere:





Have a nice weekend, take care, 
and thanks a lot for coming by!

32 comments:

  1. HI Val, this is gorgeous, I never know how you manage to think up something new each day. Love the photos, too. Have a good evening, hugs, Sarah

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  2. Hi Val! Another great project, you have obviously taken 'metal-sewing' up as your new thing :-) Thanks again for joining in with the Moo Mania and More challenge.

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  3. Gorgeous textured artwork Valerie, very effective.
    Great pics too and the sun looks like it caught fire!
    Have a lovely weekend too.
    Fliss xx

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  4. Quite the fun metal card. Glad you did not burn your fingers. Amazing fungi, here too. xox

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  5. Exquisite metal compositions, the photos especially liked the of Broken Glass!

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  6. beautiful work! Do they think they are flamingos then? Lol.

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  7. You are a METAL QUEEN Valerie und so schpne Fotos sind das auch wieder!
    Hab einen guten Samstag Du Liebe!
    ♥ lichen Dank im Namen der MOO MANIACS!

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  8. Amazing work on the wonderful metal piece Valerie. The colours and images are stunning.

    Love the photographs today and especially the flock of birds-brilliant. Also inspired by the bits of glass. Lots of smooth ones along the beach and now I want to collect some of them. Always something to inspire on your blog.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  9. Love the coloured embossing on this Valerie and the stitching is fab. Such a happy hanging! Xx

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  10. oohh wunderschön ist dein metal werk,bin begeistert,auch tolle bilder wider,ich liiibe den wald und pilze seehr.
    morgen hat mein schatz geburstag und ich backe ihm einen zitronen mascarpone romanze mit piztazien drauf,yummy klingt das nicht himmlisch??
    muss noch bissi was einkaufen und geschenke verpacken,wir werden uns einen schönen tag machen,ganz in ruhe und gemütlichkeit.
    hab einen schönen tag,liebe valerie.


    knuddel

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  11. Oh yes! Quite spectacular dear Valerie. He's an Aztec dancer - and they will be doing their wonderful dancing and drumming in the streets here soon as Day of the Dead is just around the corner. Love the embossing and the colours. Great photos from your walk - must be a lot of faeries around with all those large mushrooms. Take care. hugs, Donna

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  12. A fabulous metal piece, I love the stitching and am so glad you didn't burn your fingers.
    xxx Hazel.

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  13. love the embossed metal and all your photos

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  14. Wonderful colours and gorgeous "WOW" creation all up....loving this style.
    aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

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  15. The embossed foil is fantastic Valerie! Love the corrugated background too! Wonderful shots you got today! have a great weekend! hugs :)

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  16. Quite clever Ann very creative. Pretty!
    Sandy xx

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  17. Great tag, Valerie. It is so colorful in red that it could hang as an ornament on a tree this holiday season. Love all of the fungi photos; they are amazing.

    Hugs,
    C

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  18. Fabulous piece, love the striking red corrugated board behind all the stunning metal work. This piece is truly remarkable! That was really sweet of Donna to send you the charming metal man. Big hugs, ~Diane

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  19. Love what you've done with the metal ♥ and that you didn't burn yourself this time :) Great pictures again and I would have been scooping up the beach glass.... Love that stuff !

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  20. Really fabulous, Valerie, and so much work has gone in this, and great idea the metal foil, it's very creative. I love the fungi photos. Hugs, Mar

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  21. Hi Valerie, this is a wonderful art piece. You are always amazing and bring a bit of cheer to me today. I had a dental emergency yesterday with a tooth gone bad and now needing a root canal to begin on Monday. Always something!!
    Love your walking pics.
    Hugs

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    1. Sorry about your tooth, good luck with the treatment!

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  22. Love this Valerie, the stitching looks fab together with the bright colours. Autumn is really drawing in now isn't it, no wonder the poor ducks will only put one leg in the water! xx

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    1. I love your solution to this problem, I would not have thought of that!

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  23. Love the metal foiling and embossed background an awesome piece again. The metal man looks great.
    Yvonne xx

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  24. Stunning use of metal - so vibrant.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  25. WOW, your metal card is fabulous, Valerie! Your pictures are always interesting and nice to see.

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  26. Another gorgeous piece of metal art! Who would have thought you could sew on metal!

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  27. Did I call you Ann. Oh dear I must be tired and confused!

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  28. Beautiful project! Love all the metal. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

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  29. Ein großartiges Metall-Werk, Valerie. Die Fotos sind auch - wie immer - toll.

    Danke für's Mitmachen bei MOO-MANIA & MORE

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