Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Spring, hats and things with wings

Hi Everybody!

Today it's another double Tuesday with new challenges at Tag Tuesday and at Try it on Tuesday.

At Tag Tuesday our theme is 'spring is in the air'. I discovered some nice printed cardstock while cleaning and tidying my stash this past week, and have used it here for my tag. I inked the edges with DI Forest Moss, and threw on as much as I could find - flowers, leaves, die-cuts, ribbons a little metal bird and a sheep. For me spring has to be full of greens and delicate colours, so I have tried to use them here, as well as Stickles to add some sparkle.

At TIOT our theme is 'hats': I Recently read the quote about the woman's hat in an old novel from the beginning of the 20th century, and tried to show it in my journal page. The silhouette of the woman with hat is an image from Gecko Galz. I printed it out in A4, fussy cut it, and used it as a template, colouring round it with pan pastels. I then stamped all the small flowers I could find to make it into a garden, coloured them with gel-pens and twinkling H2Os, and added lots of winged creatures, which also got lots of Stickles. I am also linking to Art Journal Journey, things with wings, and to Fashionable Stamping challenges, Springtime

After a cold and frosty night, the sun rose in a hazy sky - just gorgeous. I love the delicate, muted colours.

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


  1. Love your Lady in her spring garden hat, and the quote is really too funny with the sweet thoughts! Lovely tag, too. Hugs, Sarah

  2. jetzt kitzelst du den frühling aber heraus! hier haben wir es sonnig, aber es darf noch wärmer werden.. und du musst eine ziemliche frühaufsteherin sein, wenn du jeden tag die sonne aufgehen siehst... schönen Frühlingstag wünsche ich dir!

  3. Wunderschön ist das frühlingshafte Tag Valerie... richtig prachtvoll und Dein Frühlingshut ist absolut bezaubernd!
    Da schickst Du mir also heute tatsächlich mit Deinem post den Frühlings ins Haus und hast es geschafft dass die Sonne jetzt wirklich seit zwei Minuten in mein Küchenfenster scheint!
    Danke Valerie für die Sonne (imHerzen und im post) und Deine schöne AJJ Seite und die herrlichen Aufnahmen!
    Ich wünsche Dir einen schöööönen Tag!

  4. Dein Tag ist Frühlingserwachen pur!!! Was für eine tolle Idee mit den Schmetties zu dem Hut-Thema! Das sind wieder tolle und sehr inspirierende Arbeiten. Hab einen schönen Tag - hier scheint die Sonne :-)

  5. awwwww, this is just brilliant, love your creations and photos, xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  6. Your lady is wearing a beautiful bonnet and your spring tag is so fresh and pretty. Very grey and overcast here today, I think we'll be another couple of weeks before spring starts sprouting here! Xx

  7. Wonderful photographs of the sunset Valerie the third one has so many hues I got lost in the beauty of it.

    You artwork today is wonderful and made Spring seem ever nearer. The sparkle on the wings adds so much to the piece. The tag and the fun additions is very special

    Love Chrissie x

  8. Hello Valerie, what a super-happy Spring tag with all the Spring-like images which fly round your table landing on the tag. I especially like the little lamb at the top.
    Also a fabulously coloured and decorated hat picture, brilliant floral artwork on the hat and all the colourful butterflies.
    I hope you have sweet thoughts under your hat today.

    1. As I didn't wear a hat today I didn't need to worry about the nice thoughts!

  9. Beautiful tag and artwork today Valerie, love the butterfly hat! hugs :)

  10. Spectacular hat with beautiful details and fabulous Spring card. Great jobs today, Valerie!
    Hugs, Mar

  11. Beautiful spring inspiration today Valerie, love the tag , the awesome hat and quote on your journal page.
    Yvonne xx

  12. Oohh wie wunderschön deine seite ist,dazu der text und die schmetties,wunderschön.
    dein tag ist frühling pur,die kleine elfe ist sehr süss.und deine bilder wider,einfach traumhaft.

    eine schöne woche.

    GLG Jeannnette

  13. Lovely pieces to welcome spring! Beautiful sunrise.

  14. Gorgeous Spring pieces, Valerie!

  15. Precious creations liebe Valerie.
    Your flower fairy is oh so lovely with the little golden birdie.
    Thank you for the Irish Blessing this morning...
    here is another one for you:
    ♣May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
    May good luck pursue you each morning and night♣
    I am excited about green returning to the landscape again

  16. Super gorgeous tag and a beautiful art page. I love the butterflies soaring from her hat and the sentiment is lovely.

  17. Makes me feel like a vintage lady! Stunning!

  18. Oh your butterfly hat is stunning Valerie - such a creative idea! Nikki x

  19. Oh your butterfly hat is stunning Valerie - such a creative idea! Nikki x

  20. These are gorgeous Valerie, those butterflies are stunning xx

  21. Lovely winged hat. Wish I had all those critter flying around me. Sweet canvas with flowers and your brass bird too. xox

  22. What a delightful ladies hat with all of the wonderful winged creatures in flight! Love the saying Valerie! xoxo

  23. Love the hat theme and your gorgeous creation!! The verse is perfect!
    Wonderful walking pics.
    ;) cm

  24. Ohh your hat and lady are so colorful and elegant. I really like the Rays or sun shining for the background, so vibrant and warm looking! Awesome job! ~Niki

  25. Love the idea of the ladies hat being a garden - and it looks fabulous.
    Gorgeous Spring tag too.
    Loved your sunrise photos.
    Avril xx

  26. Such beautiful creativity with the hat card Valerie...very clever!
    Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

  27. Spring is in the air - fabulous post! Chrisx


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