Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Treble Tuesday

Hi Everybody!

Hope you all enjoyed the long weekend.

Today we start a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday - 'Crowning Glory'. You can make whatever you like as long as there is a crown on it. You can see some nice examples on our blog. The challenge runs for 2 weeks, as always, so hope to see you there.
I painted the background of my tag with acrylics and sprinkled it with Frantage EP while it was still wet. I chose roses are they are for me the queen of flowers and deserve a crown.The roses are rub-ons, and have been treated with crackle glaze and antiquing paste.  The other roses are the last of my real, dried ones, dipped into white paint and glittered. The wings and crown were also glazed and distressed, as was the butterfly. I mounted the tag onto a second tag made of peeled cardboard, painted with gesso.
I am also linking to Mixed Media Monthly, May flowers.







At Tag Tuesday our new theme is 'Down on the farm'. I used an image from Gecko Galz. I printed the centre part twice,  and crackle glazed the top layer. I added a duck pond and the farm dog with some plants along the bottom.



And last but not least, I painted another bottle for Moo Mania and More. I worked on black gesso mixed with a little blue for the background, and  drew the bottle with pastel chalks. The photos are not very good as I took them by electric light, which alters the colours.






This one was digitally altered


I had lots of feathered visitors today. The jays are my most frequent visitors:



But the magpie came by for a hand out, too:


The pigeon sat a long time in the tree watching before she decided to come for a visit.


By the time she got here, the bird seed had been eaten. I told her to sit still and I would get her a slice of bread.




She let me take her photos, and then flew off with the whole slice of bread in her beak - too funny!

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

42 comments:

  1. Valerie, I hope you are feeling a lot better today. Your Tuesday projects are exceptional! Hate to see the end of your dried roses as they have added so much to your projects. The photos of the birds are terrific -- so clear and bright. We had more rain today so what started out as a bright sunshine day ended in clouds and rain. Of course, it is still Monday here so perhaps Tuesday will return the sunshine. Take care of yourself. Don't like to read that you are not feeling tops.
    Hugs,
    C

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  2. Nice work for the challenges, love how you got the crown in on the first one! Great photos of the birds today.

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  3. Wow, fabulous tags, Valerie...loved to read the process !

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  4. What a lot of wonderful projects and pictures you have for us today. They are all so beautiful. Have a great day, and hope you are feeling better, hugs, Sarah

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  5. Beide Tags sind wunderschön Valerie --- die Rose als Königin ist besonders toll und bei dem Baurnhof Tag glaub ich der Hund wird sich gleich die Ente holen..der sitzt schon zum Sprung! LOL!
    Die Flasche ist toll und ich muss auch mal Pastellkreide auf schwarzem Gesso probieren..hab noch so viel schwarzes Gesso hier- danke für die Anregung! Und danke im Namnen von MM&M!
    Deine Vogelfreunde fühlen sich sichtlich wohl bei Dir.. hihi .. und ich staune- Frau Dr. Dolittle!
    Du sprichst sogar Taubensprache! super!
    Bute Besserung und hab einen guten Dienstag !
    hugs
    Susi

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  6. sorry für die vielen Fehler.. mein Deutsch ist noch schlechter als mein Englisch:-))))

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  7. FABULOUS shows today Valerie just love the variety of goodies and full of inspiration for me as a beginner in all of this journaling and mixed media....love it all.xxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  8. Die beiden Anhänger sind so schööön! So viele, kleine und liebevolle Details ... einfach wunderbar! Auch dein Flaschenbild gefällt mir sehr ... schöne Idee mit dem schwarzem Gesso!
    Einen Gruß an deine Vogelfreunde ... die Fotos sind toll!
    Liebe Grüße, Annette

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  9. Wonderful arty pieces today Valerie the TIOT one is just wonderful with the beautiful colours, flowers and textures.

    The balcony is looking great and the birds add that bit of something extra. Thank you for sharing your pictures

    Love Chrissie xx

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  10. Good Morning Valerie, you must be so thrilled with the way this turned out. I absolutely adore it . The butterfly looks ready just to take off and the attention to detail is wonderful. Beautiful pictures of the birds and your balcony must be lovely to sit and watch the birds. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  11. An explosion of colour on all of your pieces here Valerie, just beautiful and the bottle looks amazing too!

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  12. Very beautiful pieces today, Valerie! I can see a lot of creativity on all fantastic creations. The bottle is amazing.
    Hugs, Mar

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  13. A super pretty tag, love the photos too hugs Bee

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  14. WOW WOW WOW, Loving your crown creation Valerie!! It's such a wonderful garden scene and that butterfly is stunning! Love all your artwork today! May I please ask what crackle product you use over your images and on your butterflies...it must be clear but it doesn't seem to me glossy like mine?? hugs :)

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    1. I use the crackle from Deck art media

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  15. you can delete this comment Valerie. just wanted to let you know that you have the challenge theme for Mixed Media Monthly as vintage garden, but their theme is actually May Flowers...not sure if they would disqualify you for that, but maybe change it just in case? hugs :)

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  16. Gorgeous work! So colorful and mesmerizing :) Looove that bottle work of art!

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  17. Gorgeous work! So colorful and mesmerizing :) Looove that bottle work of art!

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  18. This is a lovely tag. The butterfly and the rose just add so much to the composition. I really like your backgrounds, the crackle effect is great. The birds are pretty good as well

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  19. Wow- you've been busy! Nice work too. Would have loved to see the dove/pigeon take off with a whole slice of bread in its mouth. Must have been fun to see.

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  20. Lots of gorgeousness to feast my eyes on here today, my friend. Great tags. I love the first because of its colour, texture, but the rose and butterfly really stole the show for me.
    Aren't pigeons lovely? I always get a thrill when they lift off, revealing the white backs under their wings.
    Blessings on your day!
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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    1. Yes, they are really beautiful, I love watching them fly.

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  21. Your tags are gorgeous Valerie. So much interest on them to enjoy. I love the quote on your bottle painting. I have never heard it before {{hugs}}

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  22. WOWEE Valerie you are a creative power house!
    So much to enjoy.
    Your birds are very colorful and beautiful.
    Nature is so entertaining!
    GLG oxo

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  23. HI Valerie, love the flower tag, so pretty and such a lovely idea of using real dried roses.
    Great photos of your little visitors, even the greedy one!
    Avril xx

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  24. I've been sitting here entranced by both your tags.
    Wondering how you made the butterfly. And glad to see corrugated cardboard again (unless I missed it). And marvelling at your farm tag with the duck pond and the fellow at the top, the blue metallic roses....
    I still think of your table as a magical area where the necessary bits float down as you think of them.

    We've got wood pigeons too, they're large birds but very gentle birds. I can just see him waiting patiently until you came back with the bread.

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    1. My table has a special magic - it throws up things you thought were long lost, and relentlessly hides things I need!

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  25. Gorgeous tags Valerie and I think I love the first one best as the texture and colours look just amazing.
    Love your photos too.
    Fliss xx

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  26. Hi Valerie, gorgeous works of art. You are such an inspiration when you share these beautiful designs. Love your walking pics too.
    Hope you're feeling better today.
    xo

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  27. Beautiful art, Valerie! I loved the pictures too. I don't know how you accomplish so much each day!

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  28. As always , awesome makes ~ love the rose garden one. What stunning colors!!
    A whole piece of bread ~ she must have a huge family!
    Sandy xx

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  29. Wow, so viele schöne Sachen in einem Post, großartig

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  30. Hi Valerie, Just been having a catch up on on the posts i have missed, I stopped here as there was so many fabulous pieces to see in one place.
    Yvonne xx

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  31. Oh Val!! The tag with the cardboard is absolutely stunning!! So gorgeous and love those roses!!! xoxo

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  32. Wow! What a fantastic post! I love all the texture on your tag…and those beautiful roses! Love the farm tag and your bottles! Your photos……..goes without saying really - fabulous!! Chrisx

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  33. Such a beaituful project. Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

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  34. Beautiful project! Love the details in the background! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  35. Your tags are gorgeous. I love all the texture - the Deco crackle really adds so much detail! Love you birdie visitor too!! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.
    http://www.lynnkopas.blogpot.com

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  36. Oh my!! I just adore the crackle and antiquing paste over the rub-ons!! They are usually one of the last parts I create with and I never do anything with them ... I can't WAIT to try to put crackle over them!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!! And thank you so much for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Challenge Blog!!

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  37. Stunning tags! I love the flower with the wings. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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