Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Owls, a tag and a ferry.

Hi Everybody!

After the lovely sunshine of yesterday it was disappointing to wake up to a misty, white world again this morning, but I am sure the sun will come out again sooner or later.

For Art Journal Journey, things with wings I have made a journal page with owls today. I think the stamps were from My tattered angels, but I am not sure. The background was painted with gesso, blue water colour and Gelatos. I stamped the circles with my stamp from Hein Design, and the squares directly with the ink pads. The owls were stamped with archival black and embossed with EP extra fine. I made them glow with white and yellow Gelatos, and added some colour to their feathers with twinkling H2Os. For the quote and outlining I used a white pen.

At Tag Tuesday our theme is 'Framed'. I used a TH metal frame and glass slides to frame a photo from Erika, a distant relation, taken about 100 years ago. I added a muse token, and mounted the frame onto a tag made from a scrap of card leftover from some book covers made last year. It is cardboard, textured with tissue paper, painted, and covered with scraps of old letters and gold leafing.

Yesterday we used the good weather to cross the Rhine on our beautiful ferry.
Lots of people, bikes, cars etc were also out and about to enjoy the sunshine.

 The captain was sitting on the bridge

We had nice views of the basilica, castle ruins and mill from the ferry:

We walked a long way along the shore on the other side and saw an UFO!

It came nearer, and we saw there was really a man sitting in it, who waved to us all:

 Rather him than me up there!

Is that  a crocodile in the Rhine....

The captain brought us safely back across the river again, and it was an enjoyable afternoon.

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


  1. Stunningly gorgeous Owls. These colours are beautiful as are all the added beauties.xxx
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  2. I love those owls. And that trip on the boat looks like fun

  3. Wow - die Eulen hast du aber fantastisch in Szene gesetzt und dein Tag ist genial - da muss ich auch noch ran aber z Z geht es bei mir etwas drunter und drüber ;0( Die Fotos sind so schön - es ist alles gleich noch viel schöner anzuschauen wenn die Sonne scheint. Hab einen schönen Tag - liebe Grüße, Dagmar

  4. Great owls! And what a joy to have a ferry so close by. Love the crocodile shot! :D

  5. Cute owls! And a nice tag too. How neat crossing the Rhine, sounds like a fun day.

  6. ooh was für eine tolle seite und schöne farben auch,schöne bilder wider,aber so in der luft zu schweben hätte ich angst.
    schönen tag dir.

    glg jeannette

  7. Love your owlish pages, really beautiful, as is the tag with Erika. Great background there!. I remember crossing over on the ferry, too, it is indeed beautiful. Nice photo of the crocodile! Hugs, Sarah

  8. WOW WOW WOW Dein Eulenwerk ist der Hammer, sowas von genial und wunderschön. Und Dein Tag mit dem goldigen Mädel schaut auch zauberhaft aus.

    Und wie schön, dass Du so einen herrlichen Tag am Rhein genießen konntest. Lieben Dank für die herrlichen Impressionen.

    Herzliche Grüße
    von Anke

  9. Die Eulen sind wirklich entzückend :)

  10. Wow.. diese Eulen erstrahlen ja quasi voller Weisheit... die sind so weise dass es nach aussen tritt...
    wunderbar gemacht.. ich bin verliebt in die Seite! Och was für eine toller Ausflug, so viele schöne Bilder... ne ich will da auch nicht fliegen, mein Mann hat hier letztes Jahr einen Fallschirmtandemsprung gemacht aus 3000 m Höhe und hat herrliche Fotos davon, der Lehrer mit dem man fliegt macht Fotos während des Fluges von allem -- auch von der fliegenden Person..sagenhaft..und Männe ist so fasziniert gewesen, dass er es heuer aus 6000 m versuchen will. Wir haben hier in der nächsten Ortschaft einmal im Jahr nämlich ein INTERNATIONALES Fallschirmfliegertreffen.. großes Event ! hab
    ein nettes Video gefunden / mit dem Peppi ist er geflogen letztes Jahr.
    Ich kann nicht mal zuschauen ..ich hab schon Höhenangst wenn ich nur daran denke...schrecklich!

    Einen wunderschönen Tag und nicht zu vergessen

    ART JOURNAL JOURNEY freut sich wieder über einen brillianten Beitrag! Yepp!

    1. Hab das Video angeschaut, danke, war ganz toll, aber ich möchte sowas never, never, never machen!

  11. Love the background and images on both of your works of art. Somewhere I have the owl with the curly tail--not a clue where but I must find it now I have seen your wonderful page.

    So pleased you went on the wonderful ferry and crossed to the other side. It does seemed very different from 'your' side with all the people.

    Hope the sun shines for you today--it is really beautiful here and we are off for a walk to the old town this morning to pluck up courage for this afternoon :(

    Have a great day-will email later

    Love Chrissie xx

  12. Nice to see all those folk out enjoying the sunshine, we had a wild day yesterday but it's lovely and sunny this morning. Love your owl stamps and the beautiful photo on your tag, the muff is nearly as big as her. Have a lovely Tuesday. Xx

  13. What an amazing post today Valerie!! Love your owl artwork, what a feast for the eyes! Great tag and so many interesting photographs! Have a great day! hugs :)

  14. Your owls are superb, love the way you have coloured them and given them a (non-digital) glow. The one at the top looks quite bossy.
    Thanks very much for the trip on the ferry, that was fun.

  15. The beautiful Rhine River is fun in so many ways...neat boat trip you took Valerie!
    Your lovely owl creation is sharing perfect wisdom...I like those words alot too.
    I do not know how you do it...so much creativity in so many different ways.

  16. Love your journal page! The owls are adorable :) I love owls and love to listened to them call out in the night. We are blessed to have one in our neighborhood. THe day trip on the ferry looks like lots of fun ..It's always nice to get out and do something.

  17. I like the bright 'light' around the owls and the big eyes of the one in the center. Gorgeous, I mean SUPER gorgeous, tag.

  18. Oh, yes, your wise and beautiful owls share a Truth!

  19. Wow your owls are gorgeous, love them very much. The tag is also fabulous. I hope you are enjoying the day, Shirleyxx

  20. Beautiful owls and how wise are those words in your quote. Super sunny photos, thanks for sharing another lovely walk.
    Yvonne xx

  21. Oh I love your owls Valerie, really beautiful, and it looks like you took a fab trip across the river xx

  22. Fab tag, Valerie! Looks like you had a wonderful day yesterday :)

  23. Love your bird pages as of late. And I enjoy your photos too. How nice to not see mounds of snow-and its great to see so many people out and about. How pretty it is there too.

  24. Valerie, I like the owls on your project today and the slide is extra special too. What a delightful trip on the ferry with photos too. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing with all of us.


  25. Great job on this page, Valerie! The owls are really fabulous, and what cute tag, I love them!
    Hugs, Mar

  26. What a fabulous assortment of art and photos you share today!! Scarey heights! As you say, better him than me!! heehee
    Love love that tag Valerie! xo

  27. So ein gegensätzliches Wetter zu deinen Nebelfotos von heute - immer wieder toll anzusehen.
    ... und so kreativ warst du wieder! Total nette Eulen. LG Ulrike

  28. Loving your owl masterpiece my friend. They have me smiling.. And that looks like a wonderful boat ride.

    My Happy Place

  29. Nice tail on that owl. What a lovely boat ride. The ufo was quite something. A motorized balloon type kite thing. Yes, rather him tyan me too. Would't want to get hun up on the trees. xox

  30. Very cool owl stamps! There is a man who flies something similar to this over our lake in the summertime, but I am with you, I'll stay on the ground!


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