Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Tuesday this and that

Hi Everybody!

Today I have 3 pieces to share with you, my journal page for 
Art Journal Journey, post and postage,
and a tag for Tag Tuesday. The journal page is also meant for 
Moo Mania and More, in the garden. And a page for TIOT, hot and wild, where we want to see your hot colours or wild animals, or both!

My journal page was made using one of my painted and scanned backgrounds, to which I added some extra colour with Gelatos. The meadow flowers stamp is huge one, I think it was from Lost Coast designs. I don't have a block big enough to use it with, so had to resort to using a tin lid. I then digitlly turned it into a postage stamp, and added some real stamps with the butterfly and flowers. Then I stamped some more bits and bobs onto it.





For TIOT I made a journal page. As usual, you have 2 weeks to join up, and 
projects of all formats are welcome:







I used some of my fave things for my tag for Tag Tuesday- cardboard, gesso, and Frantage aged EP in gold and copper. The image is from Gecko Galz. The image was cut to size and  mounted on some bronze mirri-card. I used a piece of recycled cardboard box, which I distressed, painted round the edges with gesso and then sprinkled the EP directly onto the wet gesso and heat embossed it. I put it all together, and added a strip of vintage lace and some floral bits and that was it - 20 minutes from start to finish.




I love watching the morning sky - here the sun was struggling through the rather black clouds


 My walk led me through the gardens of the Marien Hospital (St Mary's). This statue is behind glass, so you can see the reflections of the hospital buildings, too. It's a shame that so many things have to be locked up these days to prevent theft and vandalism.



Then I went into the Basilica. I took some photos of the beautiful golden shrine and reliquary of St Swidbert, dating back to the middle ages. This, too, has to be well protected, so I couldn't get nearer.






 The heron was out fishing this morning. He can stand for ages without moving a feather - sometimes he looks like a statue. I just noticed his eyes moving.



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

35 comments:

  1. Your cloud photo is so beautiful as is your page and tag today!

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  2. eine wunderschöne seite und ein tolles tag hast du gemacht,die fotos sind auch klasse.
    einen schönen tag dir.

    hugs jenny

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  3. Love both of your makes, the tag is very special, and also fits post/postage. Wonderful photos, the shrine is fantastic. Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Die Seite is mal wieder ein Hit und Dein Tag sieht super aus Valerie!
    Diese Kirche ist wunderschön !

    Danke für die schönen Fotos und ich wünsche einen schönen Dienstag!
    Bussi
    Susi

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  5. Und die HOT and WILD Seite ist SPITZE!!!! Ich glaub dass diese Hitze besser zu ertrgane ist als unsere derzeit...lol!

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    1. Da könntest Du Recht haben, die Hitze macht mich ganz vergesslich, auch!

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  6. Amazing photographs Valerie-love the heron and statue behind the glass. Well I love all of them really.

    Wonderful craft work on all of your pieces with the amazing colours and images.

    This is a real 'wow' post all round with so much to admire.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. Wow- lots of fantastic pieces too. Hard to pick which one I like the best! Very clever with the whole page being the stamp. And beautiful photos today too. The heron is fantastic-he must like that spot as you seem to see him frequently, and what a beautiful statue. I know, sad we have to protect things against vandals, but my guess is that is nothing new-unfortunately. Enjoy your day.

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    1. That is true! The heron is nearly always there, that's his special spot!

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  8. Wonderful post with gorgeous projects. All are colourful and well done.
    Have a great day xx

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  9. Morning Valerie, what lovely pics. Love your vintage tag and your hot African page. Hope Mr Heron's patience paid off and he managed to catch himself some lunch! Have a great day. xx

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  10. Wow Valerie! After I have made this comment I know I will be going back for another look! What a fabulous post…your brilliant journal pages, (love those hot colours), your gorgeous tag and those brilliant photos! We have a heron down by the river bank too, almost always in the same spot and yes, mostly standing so still! The Basilica looks lovely and I agree that it is such a shame that we have to protect treasures in this way! Hugs, Chrisx

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  11. This post is fabulous today, Valerie! Love the beautiful page with flowers and stamps together. The TIOT page is really fascinating, the colours are amazing. And the tag is fantastic with a lovely image and great effects round the edge. Interesting photos as always.
    Hugs, Mar

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  12. Gorgeous works of art, Valerie! I always love visiting your blog to see what you are creating! And your photos are absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing them! Hope all is well with you!

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  13. Wow!! I cannot decide which piece I like the most!! Gorgeous all of them! I must admit those colors of Africa are special! Love love love!! xo

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  14. I am blown away with your posts today, awesome, hot, fabulous and stunning...xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  15. Great journal pages, I feel hot looking at them, great pictures from your walk too, hugs Bee

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  16. Beautiful work today Valerie! Love your hot and wild make, those colours are brilliant and the black silhouette looks pretty as a postcard! Can't believe you made that tag in 20 minutes, I can't even choose colours in that short of time! Love the sky photo, so eerie and gorgeous at the same time! hugs :)

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  17. A triple treat today, Valerie. All three are magnificent. From bright red to a beautiful journal page and elegant tag. The photos are very special of the Basilica as it is such a beautiful place. You do indeed live in a magical part of the world and enjoy sharing it with us via your photos. Thank you.
    Hugs,
    C

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  18. I love your photos! I'm so glad that you include some in your posts. Loved the take on the red African scene. It was indeed very HOT! :-)

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  19. You are a pleasure to follow Valerie and your photographs are spectacular. You morning sky photo is so amazing - so beautiful it outshines all other postings on this page. Would make a beautiful painting.
    sandy xx

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  20. All three of these are just great Valerie - but my fav is the tag. I have never made anything that fast though - wow - you are just so talented. I definitely need to strive to streamline that way! j.

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  21. Granatapfelrot in grosser beeindruckender mENGE!
    eRFRISCHEND!
    HERZLICH PIPPA

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  22. I was reading how you made your tag and thinking, gosh that must have taken ages, and then you said it took 20 minutes. Super fast work and superb result.
    Love all your art here, the wild and hot is just what it says, and your postage art is, as ever, unique and arty.
    Great photos of the religious artefacts too and yes, a heron often can play at statues for longer than we can look.

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  23. Well all 3 of your art pieces really POP today!!! Your creativity is boundless ♥♥♥♥ I love the photos...that sky is almost surreal and very dramatic. The Church and the statue are very nice... the Heron steals the show in my book :) You know he's my favorite bird ♥ Thanks for sharing some much Greatness with us today ♥

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  24. Dreimal WOW, die Werke sind ein echter Kracher, wobei mir die ersten beiden besonders gut gefallen, ich liebe diese Farben.

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  25. Wow, what a glorious array of fabulous artistic projects. Valerie they all look amazing.
    Have to mention the lovely photos as well, especially the ones in the Basillica .
    Yvonne xx

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  26. Valerie, I am loving your creativity and productivity!
    Such gorgeous art on display, absolutely love the tag.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  27. Amazing collection of artwork today Valerie, love the 'hot' African scene.
    That's a fabulous photo of the sky.
    Avril xx

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  28. I really like the art quote and how you used the topical stamps to your enhance your pretty background! The photos today are exquisite! The basilica is just gorgeous, and the cloud/sun one is amazing!

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  29. You are always so, so busy. I am really enjoying your postal entries, they are just my kind of collage. Another hot Africa piece, great. xox

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  30. Oh my such yummy colors and textures and more in all these beautiful creations of yours!
    Always a treat to see your surroundings.
    Imagine what all that beautiful statue has "seen" over the years :-)
    oxo

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  31. Oh lots to see and admire here, wonderful art! I especially love that first piece and your tag, such character and beautiful work! Great stamps too! As for that morning sky, it's a wow! So beautiful, nature has so much to offer for those who take the time to enjoy!

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  32. Love love love the colours are stunning and great photos x

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  33. What beautiful colours you've used today Valerie. Really stunning pieces, and those photographs are wonderful xx

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