Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Bad Hair Day

Hi Everybody!

For Art Journal Journey, favourite poem or quote, I have a quick page I made by stenciling over a red and black brush wipe page with DI and adding a quote, quick and easy on a very busy day. I think the poor chappie is suffering from the heat.

It's Tuesday again, which means, of course, that it's Tag Tuesday.

Our theme this week is 'Away with the fairies'.
I used a flower fairy image, placed on a background made with a punch, over a piece of floral cardboard from some packaging. I added a fairy dog with butterfly wings and some embellishments. I can't pretend to be happy with the tag, but I never had time to start on another one - that's what comes of leaving things till the last minute!

I made this little heart recently for a friend. I covered a polystyrene heart with tissue paper. The sentiment was stamped with archival black and embossed, and I found a fitting stamp in my stamp box. I tied it all up with string and added a home made paper bead. A whole group of us made different hearts to support a friend here who is going through a bad patch just now.

Tomorrow we have a new challenge starting at MOO Mania and More
so please come by and read all about it!

The day started off with a beautiful sky and sunrise

I went down to the Rhine for my walk

This plane was coming in low over the trees:

I enjoyed crunching through the shingle and climbing over the stones:

The cormorant was keeping watch, as always

I made some art on the beach, and got asked by a passer by if I wasn't too old for such things, so I said, 'No!'

The Raven went for a paddle in the Rhine and got quacked at by the duck who evidently thought it was his territory:

All in all a most enjoyable walk.

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


  1. Oh I love that heart!
    A striking zebra and charming tags, love the dog!

  2. what a sweet gift of hearts. Lovely page and tag and enjoyed the sunrise clouds.

  3. This is a fun post with lots to see. The zebra looks like he is fading in the heat, and I love the idea of a fairy dog. Great idea with the heart, and lovely photos, as always. Love your beach heart, too. Hugs, Sarah

  4. Wenn man denkt für etwas zu lt zu sein - DANN ist man auch im Herzen alt :-)
    Ich mag dein Herzim Sand sehr - genau wie deine neuen Arbeiten. Genies en angesagten sonnigen und warmen Tag. Ich muss gleich zur Besprechung zum Orthopäden und treffe mich dann noch mit einer Freundin zum Kaffee. Liebe Grüße, Dagmar

  5. die zebraseite ist klasse, wie schön das verschwimmt... das trösterherz für deine Freundin: wunderschön... im ersten sonnenaufgangsfoto sehe ich einen engel mit trompete (ein bisschen von einer wolke verdeckt) ... und der ARME mensch, der dich wegen des sandherzens angesprochen hat, kann einem einfach nur leid tun.

  6. Grade diese wie Du sie nennst schnelle Seite ist großartig..wirkt wirklich wie wenn das Zebra in der sich spiegelnden Hitze stehen würde! Super!
    Das Tag ist zauberhaft und das Herz ist wunderschön gemacht!
    Deine Fotos sind wie immer "spitze"!
    Einen wunderschönen Tag wünsch ich Dir!

  7. ähm.... und der Dich da angesprochen hat wollte sicher nur flirten!

  8. What a wonderful Idea special heart is Valerie-you are so thoughtful.

    The art page is magic with the great colours and quote and the wonderful zebra as well.

    Gorgeous tag as well with such a pretty image and the fairy dog--very original for sure.

    Superb photographs as always and all worthy of prizes I'm sure. You are never too old to do anything that you can do without being in danger, Sometimes it is even good to live a little dangerously as well :)

    Have a great day and I hope you have the lovely sunshine that we have here.

    Hugs Chrissie xxx

  9. Busy times for sure! The zebra looks stunning in his African heat background, love the sweet fairy image (would love to know where you found that (I need to make a card for a child and it would just be perfect for that...). Great heart too!

  10. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    1. This comment was not removed because I said something bad, but because Valerie removed it by mistake (or so she said) when replying to it.

    2. Maybe she'll "remove" this one too?

    3. but I'm still commenting on her fabulous blog.

    4. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa, I wanted to reply and deleted it by mistake. Put it down to old age and too much work!

  11. Ha, ha, I would love to have seen the passer by's face, some people have no sense of fun! The heart is such a lovely thoughtful idea and I do love a flower fairy! A beautiful sunny day here, hope the sun shines for you! Xx

  12. Love your zebra! Gorgeous tag, the fairy image is so pretty and I love the lattice background! have a great day Valerie. hugs :)

  13. Lovely tag and amazing zebra on your great page. Love the gift of heart and the fantastic photos.
    Have a lovely day!
    Hugs, Mar

  14. First of all what a putz asking you if you're too old to have fun! pffft
    Some people...♥ your sand drawing and the words are perfect too.
    Your zebra creation is very thoughtful and we all have days like that I think.
    Sweet tag with that little flower fairy (I enjoy that series and have a book that belonged to my Mutti)
    Thank you for your visit to my Magpie's Nest so sorry to hear about your past poison ivy encounter...it must have been dreadful

  15. All of today's projects are great! I do love the fairy dog but my most favorite is the heart you made for your friend. ♥♥♥♥ Great photos again :) Love the duck quacking at the raven :)

  16. Wow. What a feast for the eyes you have given us today, Valerie.
    Your page is so beautiful and sad. I remember feeling like that once, for a long time in fact. So glad that phase is over.
    You might not be pleased with your tag, but I think it is all kinds of lovely. What a cool, quirky inspiration to add wings to your dog. True Valerie style me thinks. :)
    Your twine-tied heart is sweet and rustic. I love the paper bead. I have to figure out how to use the ones I made some time ago.
    The first few of your sky photos are stirring. I can almost picture angels dashing from place to place.
    Thanks for all of the great inspiration, but what does that have to do with a bad hair day? I must have missed that part. Anyway, have a great rest of your day.

  17. oohh wow,das ist eine richtig tolle seite,und den herz ist wunderschön,auch das im sand gemalt ist,ich denke auch der dich angesprochen hat wollte sicher nur flirten,kein wunder bei dem wetter.
    tolle bilder hast du wieder gemacht,ich freue mich immer so sehr daran.
    schönen abend dir noch.

    GLG Jeannette

  18. Your page is fabulous and the quote is perfect for it. How do you do it?! You make fabulous every single day (ok maybe 99%) and you always find the right quote. How wonderful! :D
    I'm sorry you aren't happy with your tag, I think it's beautiful.
    And I'm delighted to hear that you aren't 'too old' !! to make sand art. What a blimin cheek! But I suppose they were only teasing :o)) Have a carefree day Valerie :o)) xx

  19. Beautiful art and photos! :)

  20. Love your zebra page Valerie, especially with that quote. Very pretty tag and such a sweet image.
    That's a lovely way to support a friend with the heart, an yours has a beautiful quote.
    Sounds like your had a great walk - glad you said you weren't too old to be creating in the sand.
    Avril xx

  21. Hi Valerie, Love your zebra page. The quote is perfect. Your tag is darling. Love that sweet graphic image. Beautiful heart you created. Lovely walking pics and love the sand heart.
    Have a nice day!

  22. Awesome Zebra Valerie, and i love the hot colours. The heart is beautiful gift for your friend.
    Yvonne xx

  23. Many treats for these old eyes today! Love them all and I am sure your friend will love that heart! Hugs!

  24. What a fantastic post - such contrasts! Loved it all, your hot zebra, the gorgeous fairy, your beautiful heart and of course your lovely walk! Hugs, Chrisx

  25. Oh, der Kormoran ist so toll! Diese Farben!
    ... und... man ist doch niemals zu alt, für was auch immer1 LG Ulrike

  26. intrigued by the way the zebra fades into the hot background to represent the quote.


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