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!