Tuesday, 15 September 2015

This, that and the other

Hi Everybody!

There's lots going on today, so I'll get started straightaway.

At Try it on Tuesday we have a new challenge, use metal. As always, projects of all sorts are welcome, and you have 2 weeks to link up to us, so hope to see you there! I made a 8" tag from corrugated card, painted white, and embossed with Frantage antique white. I collaged some tiny scraps of old letters and varnished them. Then I added different metallic effects with gilding flakes in various colours. The leaves are real autumn leaves, coated with embossing ink and embossed with Utee gold enamel. I added some flowers and a butterfly as further embellishments.






For Art Journal Journey, through my window, and 49 Faces I made an A3 page using 'my' head with a window put into it. I drew the light-bulb and used India inks to colour the face etc. To finish it off I added some  yellow spray for the light.





At Tag Tuesday our theme this week is white space.  I decided to make a black and white, shaped cow tag - it has lots of white spaces. I added some googly eyes and a bell - finished.




And Tuesday is also time for Elisabeth's T stands for Tuesday
group meeting. I wanted to bake a special cake for this week, but never got around to it - sorry. But I sacrificed myself and went into a Café for my fave drink, cappuccino, and a slice of Raspberry cheese cake.   I saved the cake for you, so please help yourselves and have a taste.


This is the window of the cafe/restaurant at the old ferry here. You can sit inside and look out at the river, or sit outside on the patio or in the beer garden. The Ferry and restaurant have been there since 1392, although it does seem to have been modernised a little bit. I loved the photos of the windows, because you can see the Rhine reflected in them, as well as the interior.


The reflections make it look rather surreal.


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


45 comments:

  1. terrific mix media tag...
    sorry for my long absences, not much time to come and visit...
    hugs from california
    bibiana

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  2. wonderful reflections you captured and you are so creative with all the challenges!

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  3. I'd say you had a light bulb moment. Couldn't help myself because that's what I thought of when I saw the face through the window.

    That tag you made for TioT is stunning. I am a metal junkie, and love any metal. Of course, the recycled corrugated cardboard is right up my alley, too. I was super impressed and hope to get something together for the challenge. Your entry is beyond BEAUTIFUL.

    Speaking of beautiful, I would love to join you for cheese cake. I know some don't care for it, but it's a favorite sinful indulgence I love. Yours looks great, and I would gladly enjoy the raspberry, because most people have strawberries, which I don't care for once they are processed. Your coffee (OOPS, cappuccino) looks gorgeous, too. I would take one, too.

    Thanks for sharing all your lovely art, your tags, your techniques, your beautiful and often surreal photos of reflections, and your enjoyable repast of cappuccino and cheese cake with us for T this Tuesday.

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  4. This all looks fantastic, you manage more in one day than others in a week or more, well done. The TIOT tag is fantastic, the cow tag fun, and love to see your bright head glowing! Great photos, too. Have a great day, hugs, Sarah

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  5. A real mix from you today Valerie. I love autumn but I feel as though we've hardly had a summer here this year. I can take or leave cheesecake so please feel free to eat my portion! I'm going to make an apple crumble today. It's one desert we all love in this house. Have a lovely day, we actually have some sunshine here! Xx

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  6. Das Tag ist ein Traum und das Gesicht find ich auch genial! Deine Ideen! Das kleine Kuh Tag ist lustig -gefällt mir auch sehr gut!
    Und wie gut, dass ich vom Frühstück satt bin, denn sonst wär mir jetzt das Wasser im Munde zusammen gelaufen beim Anblick dieser Köstlichkeit!
    Super Aufnahmen von diesem schönen Lokal- die Spiegelungen sind beeindruckend!
    Bussi
    Happy TUESDAY!!!

    oxo
    Susi

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  7. Beautiful tag - love the colours.
    Hugs xx

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  8. Wow- love all your views today. That cheesecake looks yummy! I am sure it was a tough sacrifice! Ha-ha. What a cute little coffee shop it is. And your AJJ lady is very interesting. Those green eyes are fantastic. Clever idea too! ;)

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  9. Wow a bumper post full of gorgeous projects and photos. Love how you used the leaves on the tag, its beautiful and a fantastic face, having a light bulb moment..
    Yvonne xx

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  10. Wonderful projects and photos, the cheesecake looks so delicious.
    xxx Hazel.

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  11. Such a wonderful post Valerie and thank you for the wonderful cake and the view..

    Love the cow tag it is such a fun piece.

    Great idea for the head with the window and a very interesting face it is.

    Wonderful project for TIOT. Lots of beautiful textures adding richness to the great colours

    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  12. ah lovely Valerie, LOVE your creations, LOVE your food, LOVE your photos but most of all I LOVE that corrugated work of art. I have never tried leaves in my melting pot so only got more UTEE today so tomorrow when the sun is out a few leaves will be potted....may even try and case your make it's a real stunning piece....
    xx

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  13. Wow... Valerie! Fabulous pieces to see here today. A great page, a fantastic TIOT project, I like the real autumn leaves and textures. And an adorable cow.
    Hugs, Mar

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  14. love that gorgeous mixed media piece with all those autumnal colors and images! That cow is so cute, and what an interesting style for your face. Thank you for sharing the lovely window scenes and café along with that yummy treat!

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  15. Now you know how much I love all your art, but I just adore the first tag with all it's Autumy goodness! The cafe looks like a sweet place to visit--I'll just have the cappuccino since I am not a cheesecake girl!

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  16. Oooh that cafe and your cake and cappuccino look perfect to me...I will just sprinkle a little cocoa powder on top of the foam ... thank you very much!
    Since I haven't had breakfast yet I started with food ;-)
    What a gorgeous tag with your rich embellishment and details.
    That head represents you beautifully liebe Valerie.
    You do such a fine job of letting your Light Shine...
    so happy we've met even if it is across the miles.
    Happy T Day oxo

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  17. oh my you are such a tease!! I was oooing and aaahing over your frantaged piece when I scrolled ahead and saw that cheesecake- drooling over here!!! How yummy was it? no, please don't tell me, well yes, tell me- was it just delicious? hugs to you Valerie xo

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  18. oooo, that cheescake hits the spot! I know I'd enjoy time at that cafe :)

    I'm impressed by the use of metal in the art. Looks like it'd be interesting to work with.

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  19. You have been very busy girl!! These are all so neat. Love the lightbulb window face - you are always so creative Valerie and the cow is truly adorable. But my fav is the metal mixed media - just so unique and lovely. Great reflective picture of your cafe too - love the history. Your picture of your "treat" was yummy looking! We have a tiny German cafe here in our small town of 300 - can you believe that? They make everything themselves - pastries, desserts and fab meals!!! I have not had raspberry cheesecake - it looks fun!! j.

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  20. Oh, thank you! That bite was delicious! ;)
    What a charming place.
    Happy T-Day! :)

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  21. Love the TioT tag with the golden leaves and the cow tag made me smile. Wonderful face with the light bulb moment.
    Wonderful photos with the reflection.
    By the way - the cake was delicious.
    Avril xx

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  22. This is so pretty and full of Autumn. The light bulb moment is me all the time. LOL As always your photos are amazing. Have a wonderful day.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  23. Hi Valerie, all your art work for the challenges are incredible. I love the autumn colored tag and details and your light bulb in the window within your head is awesome. So love the black and white cow!! Thanks for the taste of cheesecake. Love the little cafe. So cozy and inviting.
    Have a great day! cm

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  24. Your butterfly tag is absolutely gorgeous!!! Great take on the AJJ theme as well. I should be posting mine later today or tomorrow.
    That cheesecake makes me want to skip lunch and go straight to dessert. :)

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  25. Love your tag from corrugated card Valerie!

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  26. Love your tag from corrugated card Valerie!

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  27. Such a great post Valerie, I don't know where to start....LOL
    The autumn piece is just gorgeous! I love all the metallic pieces you added to it, and the real leaves, embossed, really turned out well.....mine rarely do.
    Journal page is fantastic, love the concept and how you portrayed it.
    Cute cow tag , but I did skip the cheese cake.....although it was very hard......I LOVE cheese cake!
    The little shop is just breathtaking! I would be sitting there all day! What a wonderful spot to enjoy a coffee and cake.

    Happy T-day

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  28. What a bunch of lovliness you shared with us today! That cake looks absolutely divine! Happy Tday Hugs! deb

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  29. My mouth is watering as I view your coffee and cheesecake. What a great treat for you today and for us as well. You do "let your light shine" every day on your blog for our enjoyment. Loved the reflection photos as they are so interesting and there is so much to see in each one. Your tags are always fantastic.
    Hugs,
    C

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  30. gorgeous tag with sparkly accents, and love the peek into the window of your mind! the cafe window is lovely...and awesome cheesecake! happy T Tuesday!

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  31. gorgeous tag with sparkly accents, and love the peek into the window of your mind! the cafe window is lovely...and awesome cheesecake! happy T Tuesday!

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  32. love all the textures on that autumn tag

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  33. So so pretty the tag. The shot of the blurry window is amazing. xox

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  34. Gorgeous projects, Valerie. I love the tag with the all the lovely metallics.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  35. Love all of the art Valerie!!! Those photos are so beautiful♥ Love the window shots ♥

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  36. Oh wow Valerie what a wonderful post - I love everything but I love, LOVE your tag - it's so grungy and beautiful with fabulous textures!
    I keep meaning to get some 'frantage' and now I definitely have to :)
    The cow made me smile - it looks so happy :) Gill xx

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  37. Hi Valerie, so much so see at this post ! I LOVE your tag, fantastic colours and texture. All the rest is fantastic as well. Take good care, Shirleyxx

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  38. Love the tag and how you made it on corrugated.
    Hugz, Z

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  39. Love the tag and how you made it on corrugated.
    Hugz, Z

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  40. Whoah! Straight to the cappuccino and cheesecake then back to be further impressed with your fabulous light bulb moment and your gorgeous metallic tag (surely destined for a journal cover or a card? ). Your little cow is a happy creature, as am I , seeing those windows! Chrisx

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  41. Beautiful textured panel - I love your gilded leaves - amazing! Wonderful face too... I hope my lightbulb lights up this weekend - have lots to do!
    Alison xx

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  42. Wonderful! Love work as always. Fab sketch. Thanks for linking up to Show Your Face again and for the shout out too. Kx

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  43. Darn I am behind once again! Your tag is really fabulous - that background just cannot be beat. I don't know what is prettier, the leaves or the butterfly. Oh I guess I just have to go with the butterfly.
    Beautiful photographs - yes winter is coming and perhaps we will get some pictures of your fabulous cooking - drool, drool!
    Sandy xx

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