Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Tuesday This and That.

Hi Everybody!

Hope your day is going well.

It's Tuesday, so time for a new tag at Tag Tuesday, and our theme this week is 'Symmetry'. I chose an arch diecut with a symmetric gate . I layered 2, one over the other, so that I could cut out some parts on the top one and make an open window.  The Butterfly is also symmetric, and I have tried to make a contrast by placing the other items asymmetrically. And the shadow which the sun gave me this morning is also asymmetrical. The butterfly got a layer of crackle glaze and was distressed with DI, the rest was somehow flying about my table again. I am also linking to Moo Mania and More 'Flowers'. And just for your info, check back tomorrow to learn about the new challenge for Moo Mania and More for the next 2 weeks. .





At Mixed Media Mojo the theme is Tic-tac-toe, and I chose the line with chipboard, gesso and stencil. I started off with a chipboard bird-house which dear Sandy sent me last year. I used a CWS stencil and structure paste to make the 'bricks' on the house, and gave it 2 coats of gesso and some glitter while it was still wet. The birds, cat and fence are also chipboard, and have been painted, crackle glazed and distressed. I added flowers and lace and some grass to make it homey. The crest on the roof has been antiqued with patina and crackle glaze, although the crackle glaze is hardly visible. I think my balcony birds have inspired this one!









The wind blew the clouds across the sky all day, but it stayed dry, so I was able to enjoy my walks.











I enjoyed watching the work on the roof of one of the old houses by the Rhine near the basilica:




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

31 comments:

  1. Wonderful post, so much to see. Love the tag and the little bird house, it all looks inspired by your walks through your beautiful little town. Have a nice day, hugs, Sarah

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  2. Das Tag ist wunderschön und das Vogelhäuschen einzigartig !
    Die Fotos wieder toll liebe Valerie!
    Danke für die Arbeit bei Moo Mania & More!
    Du inspirierst die Künstlerinnen mit Deinen tollen Werken!

    Bussi
    Susi

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  3. Love your bird house Valerie! It's very joyful and inspiring!
    Thanks for playing with us at Mixed Media Mojo this time.

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  4. sehr schöne frühlingshafte werke - und stimmungsvolle Fotos... bald wird man vor lauter grün die vögel nicht mehr sehen...

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  5. Fabulous and delightfully gorgeous creation, really pretty design and gorgeous colour tones used.xx
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  6. So many lovely things to see - fab arty pieces - great post - thoroughly enjoyed visiting... Gill x

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  7. Was für herrliche frühlingshafte Werke hast du gestaltet - ich bin begeistert. Vielen Dank auch für die wunderschönen Fotos.

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  8. Fun dimensional pieces today. Love the arch die cut. And your jay photos are very entertaining. I love seeing what that little bird family are up to. Hope you are having a great day!

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    1. Those birds are really entertaining!

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  9. Love your tags today, the symmetric gate is amazing, and your flower photos are stunning.

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  10. I love both of those gorgeous Spring time pieces! They both just pop with color. I think I would not be brave enough to work on that very peaked roof!

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  11. Two lovely makes Valerie and dramatic sky pics. Weather still very changeable here too, sunshine and showers! Xx

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    1. Yes, I think it's the same everywhere just now!

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  12. Hi Valerie, WOW two wonderful works of art today. Love the spring and summery style. Great walking pics and awesome sky shots too.
    Have a creative day. xo

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  13. Your tag is stunning and the birdhouse is so cute, especially with the cat at the bottom. Is that Lily or Lucky?
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  14. Love this wonderful mixed media project! So gorgeous and I really adore the crackle, thge birds and flowers are wonderful! Thanks for playing Tic Tac Toe with us at Mixed Media Mojo!~kim

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  15. Wundervolle frühlingshafte Werke, Valerie, auch Deine Fotos sind wieder wunderschön

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  16. Stunning projects, the bird house looks wonderful with the sweet little cat, hope its not looking for the birds.
    Yvonne xx

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  17. Wow, I have been missing so much thanks to this ridiculous slow Internet! Both projects are amazing and so are those photos! Honestly, I could go for a walk everyday if I had your gorgeous views! Hugs!

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  18. Your pieces are both delightful Val!! Love that lil birdhouse!! Again, your photos are beautiful and most times so serene(except the guy walking up so high-yikes!) xoxo

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  19. Your creativity was busy with the fabulous gated tag project. It is marvelous and I always like the individual photos and your explanations on how it was made. More spring photos and I uploaded the one of the gentlemen on the roof repairing the tiles for a future digital project. Thanks for always sharing them with us.

    Hugs,
    C

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  20. Sorry I am so late visiting - again - but I have still enjoyed seeing your awesome tag, I thought it very clever how you thought of cutting one of the arch shaped pieces in half to make shutters. The butterfly is so pretty and I love the daisies :D
    Crikey, that man is brave walking along that roof! It would make me dizzy looking up at him up there, lol. {{Hugs}}

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  21. Really nice pieces here Valerie, great idea with the shutters, and I love your arched back cat, mine used to do that all the time xx

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  22. Great post !!! I've been away for a bit and chose not to take my laptop with me. It was kind of nice having a technical break :0) I really love the cipboard birdhouse ♥ and great photos again ♥♥♥♥♥

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  23. Wonderful pieces Valerie - I do love birds and bird houses. How much fun is a whimsical cat by a fence. Made me a happy camper!!
    Sandy xx

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  24. Just fabulous!! :) Thanks so much for sharing at Mixed Media Mojo! Siv xx

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  25. Beautiful job! Love this birdhouse and all the wonderful details! Thanks so much for playing along with Mixed Media Mojo!!!

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