Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Layers, spooks and waffles

Hi Everybody!
There 's a lot going on today, so I'll get started without further ado!

Today we are starting a new challenge at TIOT - Lots of  layers.
You can use various layers of paper, or embellishments, or paint etc. Projects of all formats are accepted, as long as they fit the theme.
I made an art Journal page, in which I incorporated several layers.
The base layer was gesso, and I painted thinly over that using turquoise, titan buff and Ocker  using my scratchy brush. The next layer was the napkin transfer with the Michelangelo Picture. The next layer on top of that was matte medium. When it was dry, I did the next layer, stenciling. And he last layer was the addition of David, the lettering and the quote.
I am also linking to Art Journal Journey, Architecture.






At Tag Tuesday our theme is 'SPOOKY' (yessss!) and my tag also has many layers to it. The background of the 8" tag was distressed with dried marigold, rusty hinge, wild honey and forest moss DIs. Then I stamped it with a swirl stamp. Mrs Skellie-Witch has been kitted out with some grey scraps of cheese cloth to cover her bare bones - at least, what's left of them. She borrowed some wings as she is not so steady on a broom these days, but she still keeps a good hold on it. Her silver hair is still her crowning glory. The bottle of poison is for a little drink in the evening, purely for medicinal purposes. The fence is a die-cut from TH, painted and distressed to look old and decayed. (A bit like I feel today!) And the fly agaric toadstool will make a nice snack if visitors come along.







So I would like to give a big welcome to all of the T Gang.
You have a nice treat in store today - I baked waffles for you!
Here I had just started to mix the ingredients:



Then I heated the waffle iron.
(Can you see my new electric kettle placed discretely in the background. (Don't tell, but it was a special offer and I got it for 15€))


I got out a jar of my home made  winter apple and almond preserves:


And then got busy baking:


Don't push, ladies, there's plenty for all of you, and I can bake some more if necessary - help yourselves!



And I drank my coffee down at the Rhine in the beer-garden next to the castle ruins. The young man who serves there is very nice, and always gives me 4 almond cookies with it:




And the Heron was down at the shore looking for fish!


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


47 comments:

  1. you had cookies after that lovely breakfast? well why not! Lovely work for the challenges. Interesting to see David from behind for a change!

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    1. Well, it wasn't all on the same day....

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  3. Love your post again, I'll enjoy some waffles, thanks a lot, I love them for breakfast. Lovely art, the spooky tag is great, as is the journal page. Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Such a great post ... and a great 'view' of David I might add. Your tag is simply super! So thick with layers - absolutely yummy. Speaking of which ... it's 12:30 am here ... did you have to make me that hungry at this hour! My mouth is watering. Looks like you had a very enjoyable coffee today - beautiful place for it. Hugs, Donna

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  5. I'm running late it seems, because you've already fixed waffles (that are gorgeous, of course) and had your coffee in your new pot and again at the river. Then you created this wonderful bit of David inspired art, as well as a spooky tag. Gosh, you may feel old, but you sure got a lot done even before I had time to visit (grin).

    Thanks for sharing your lovely layered art, your fun 3-D tag, your waffles, and your coffee with us for T this Tuesday.

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  6. Wow... was für ein Dienstag bei Dir heute?! Ich bekomme Waffeln serviert, die passen perfekt zu meinem Morgenkaffee! Dankeschön! Deine David Seite ist wunderschön Valerie und das Tag ist der Hammer schlechthin - richitg gruselig schön! Ich musste schmunzeln als ich die Kaffeetassenfotos schaute... hoffentlich hat der Kellner nicht gesehen wo Du die Tasse überall hin verschleppt hast! Denn sonst gibt er Dir sicher keine doppelte Ration Mandelplatzchen mehr! LOL! Schöne Fotos! Happy TIOT, T-Day. TT und AJJ liebe Valerie!
    oxo
    Susi

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    1. Doch, er hat zugeschaut und gegrinst! Her in Rheinland sind Leute alle etwas schräg!

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  7. ein super gruseltag, aber heute nehme ich doch lieber die Waffeln, mir läuft das wasser im mund zusammen und allein vom hinschauen hab ich schon zugenommen;) einen schönen tag wünsch ich dir!

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  8. Both the journal and the spooky tag look fantastic! Those waffles I'm sure tasted as delicious as they look!

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  9. Beautiful and brilliant creations. Love the colours and design.xx{The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

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  10. Your page is beautiful Valerie, and I love that quote. Your spooky tag is fabulous as I said on TT :D
    Thank you for the delicious waffles and preserve it all looks very appetising I must say. Many thanks for your comment on my recent posts (I've been slow getting back to people) and a Happy T Day to you :D

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  11. Wow- this is a busy post, and those waffles look DELICIOUS! I want some now for a sweet little breakfast! And I LOVE your David page and your Halloween tag too! That tag is especially fun-what a great little descriptive story! I'm with you, making something spooky is so much fun!

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  12. Bang goes the diet! Mind you, I was too scared to eat anyway, after that tag of yours.

    David had a successful diet, in the 'before' picture he looked like a block of marble; in the 'after' he looks more like himself. Not only a clever artist and cook but a personal trainer for David - (sounded funnier in my mind than it looks on paper) :)

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  13. Oh there is so much to enjoy here today...even more than usual :-)
    Your tag is spooktacular (I really like skulls!) Hope you're feeling less decayed already after that lovely cup of cappuccino (the cookies remind me of amarettini).
    Happy T Day Valerie...such a treat with those gorgeous waffles you made us!
    oxo

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  14. A super art journal, the colours are wonderful and I enjoyed all your lovely pictures too hugs Bee.

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  15. a post filled with art and food goodies Valerie! Love the David painting and that tag is gorgeous!! I don't have a waffle iron nor have I ever made homemade waffles but oh yours look SO wonderful it's tempting me. Happy T day too!

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  16. An awesome post today, so many fantastic goodies to see. Loved the art page with David and of course the Halloween tag. I just wish I could smell the delicious aromas of cooking from the waffles.
    Have a lovely day.
    Yvonne xx

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  17. Coffee on the Rhine on a grey day. It was grey in Rio de Janeiro (See Karla's blog) and here in Spain, as you saw on mine. Thanks for visiting.
    The photo of the heron is great. Thanks for sharing that.
    Of course your art is beautiful. I love the David page.
    Have a great Tuesday and a wonderful week,
    Lisca

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  18. Hi Valerie you always have so much to see at your blog and today certainly is no exception. I got lost in the tasty looking waffels and photos, but still remember your beautiful mixed media journal pages and fabulous tag. Fabulous ! xx

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  19. You are just too good to us! Thanks for the waffles-yummy! I enjoyed seeing your art and reading the explanation of how you added all the layers without obscuring the one beneath which is something I would do, LOL! Your Halloween tag is great! I love the 3D things you make. (Hope you are feeling better) Hugs!

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  20. Both the journal page and the tag are great. So many layers. I'd like to sit outdoors and enjoy coffee with you in the spot you showed us.

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  21. Great and heartwarming post, good work indeed. Greetings!

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  22. Thanks so much for the waffles :) I love your little coffee spot. It looks like a good place to stop to people watch. Happy T Tuesday!

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  23. Ohhhh you are so busy today. First I am flying over for some waffles and a coffee with you. LOL You know how much I love your art. The layers are fabulous but the spooky one is my fave.
    Have a great day
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  24. Love the page with David! Perfect layering Valerie!

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  25. Love the page with David! Perfect layering Valerie!

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  26. So many things to love about your post!! ♥ lovely art work, truly spooky-tacular tag, and tempting waffles! adore them all...and the peek at the heron visitor too...enjoy your coffee, you've been quite busy and deserve a little coffee break! happy T day...and Halloween!

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  27. Your layered journal page looks great. But my favorite is the spooky tag. So many wonderful elements in there. Those waffles look yumm!
    Happy T day

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  28. Jetzt habe ich den Waffelduft in der Nase und merke, dass ich hungrig bin...Durch meine Reisevorbereitung habe ich das Essen vergessen (morgen geht's nach Hamburg für ein paar Tage).
    Dein Gruseltag ist hammermäßig und den David liebe ich natürlich auch.
    Lieben Gruß von Ulrike

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  29. Oh my stars and garters.... this post fits perfectly with the Halloween season - it's all HORROR. I mean... HORROR from beginning to end here. Let me explain: 1. Layers or NOT! 2. Man and skull - naked or not? 3. Life or death - mushroom or bottled poison - your choicd or not. 4. Luscious glamorous gluttony - death by longing or not? 5. Frothy coffee and cookies - generosity or not? 6. Gloomy day - haunted or not? 7. Heron - eye of newt.. or what!!!! Maybe skulls or brooms or bodies or...??????? Oh and what exactly is the sexy teapot whistling at?????? See what I mean.... HORROR-IBLY HORROR-IBLY FABULOUS POST in every way. WOW WOW WOW.... Valerie - going back to read and look at them all again. XO j.

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    1. Love your fun comments, you always make me smile BIG time!

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  30. Wow... Valerie! This page with David looks really stunning. And the tag is very spooky with amazing details. Great post today! Hugs, Mar

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  31. Great page. I always liked that quote by Michael Angelo. Your spooky tag has lots of marvelous interest and texture.

    Thank you for the coffee and delicious waffles, and especially your wonderful company, Valerie.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  32. What a fun post title! Valerie, I do love your artwork and that tag is spooky fun, but those waffles really made me hungry! Looked delicious as well as your coffee and cookies! Hugs!

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  33. Great story about the making of the tag, nice that she has a little drink for the evening.
    Almond and apple preserve - I must look up that recipe, sounds and looks delicious on one's waffles.
    Mega yum for the coffee and the waffles.

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  34. Love the art. the layers are great on the journal page and nice to see Michael's butt still looks good :) Those tags are fantastic! So full of details. the waffles were yummy and made the perfect dessert to the sushi I had for lunch :)

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  35. There certainly was a lot going on today Valerie, love the journal page with all those layers and it's a fabulous picture of Michael's back!!!
    Love the spooky tag, that witch looks scary.
    I'm sure the waffles were delicious, shame I'm so late - I bet they're all gone now.
    Avril xx

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  36. There certainly was a lot going on today Valerie, love the journal page with all those layers and it's a fabulous picture of Michael's back!!!
    Love the spooky tag, that witch looks scary.
    I'm sure the waffles were delicious, shame I'm so late - I bet they're all gone now.
    Avril xx

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  37. Interesting artwork and some yummy looking waffles!!
    Happy T Day! :)

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  38. Beautiful art work once again and so much interest. Love waffles and yours look so delicious. The coffee looks so inviting.Have a great rest of the week. cm

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  39. Me again
    Great artwork! I love David (how can I not - its my husbands name) but I love LOVE your spooky tag - so much fabulous detail.... yes really love LOVE that!
    The skeleton with one eye made me smile, or maybe it had two but was winking :)
    Talking of eyes - the first picture of your eggs in bowl looks like a face to me and I can see a funny mouth too - do you know the expression 'sucking eggs'? well thats what I thought of when I saw it. Oooooh you have a lovely waffle maker -yummy!
    Fabulous photos and read - Gill xx

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    1. Had a look, and you are right, there is a face in my bowl - sucking my eggs! Pop over and I'll make you some waffles!

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  40. Brilliant post Valerie! I love your David page especially! I haven't had waffles for ages - my Mum used to make the best ones! Coffee by the Rhine looks good - you must have a lovely smile to get extra cookies! Chrisx

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  41. Totally awesome all the way around. And as always, I love your photos, Valerie. The ones with your coffee in them make me want to run across the ocean and have a nice full cup with you! Happy T-Day!

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  42. My mouth is watering as I view the waffles and coffee. I need to pull out our iron and make some myself. Yours look so delicious! I note he QUEEN OF TAGS is back with your terrific Halloween tag and I like the layering your did for your page today...lots to see and inspiration too.
    Hugs,
    C

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  43. Your post is a feast for my eyes and your food is superb!I am a fan of your art.Everything you create makes me speechless!It's always amazing to visit your blog because you never fail to surprise me.You're inspiring my friend!Happy T Day! :)

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