Monday, 25 April 2016

Tuesday this and that

Hi Everybody!

Here the week started cold, wet and windy, with icy rain, and some places they even had snow - I hope spring will soon come back!

Today we are starting a new challenge at TIOT - vintage photo.
Projects of all formats are allowed, and as always, you have 2 weeks to link up to us.

I once again used the lovely photo of Erika as a child, and placed her in a TH glass and metal frame. The background of the tag is part of a master board made some time back. This is one of the last pieces, so I have started on a new one. I placed the tag on a recycled and party peeled cardboard tag, which was painted with gesso. As embellishments I used some recycled flowers, lace and grass and a real leaf.

I am also linking to Moo Mania and More, floral.




Today is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so a big welcome to all the T gang. The photo here shows the house of John Wesley in London, now a museum. He was the founder of the Methodist Church. There seems to be tea and coffee and something to eat for everybody:


But my drink is, as always, cappuccino....


For Art Journal Journey, for the record, I made a hybrid piece, using a wonderful galaxy photo as background.  I heard this song on the radio yesterday, and was straightaway inspired. 'There's a kind of hush all over the world' was sung by Herman's Hermits in 1967, and by the Carpenters in 1976




(Starry heavens photo courtesy Wikipedia, Eso, www. eso.org/public/ images/ eso1118a,CC By 3.0, https//commons.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15388288)

And here the original song from Herman's Hermits:


And here some lover-birds in love:




On Sunday evening the sun came out after the rain and then we saw the rainbow:





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



44 comments:

  1. Where to start? Wonderful tag, great journal page and music, and lovely photos. I didn't know about Wesley having lived in London. Have a good Tuesday, hugs, Sarah

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  2. lovely photos, page and a beautiful tag! I always liked that song.

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  3. very romantic theme you have today,, yummy coffee drink,,,beautiful pages!!!

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  4. What a lovely rainbow and photos!! I have a Herman's Hermits album and have always loved them!! Hard to believe that Peter Noone still looks so good and is currently touring:)Beautiful art as always here. Happy T day too!

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  5. That tag is incredible. Your choice of corrugated cardboard seems to be perfect in my opinion. Of course, I adore the flowers, Erika, and the leaf, too.

    What fun to see that museum/John Wesley's house in London. Although the surroundings seemed to be a bit stark, the table had extremely elegant and beautiful tableware. Quite a spread, too. Of course, I knew what you would be drinking. It always looks so yummy.

    I thought the image you created for your AJJ song was simply wonderful. And of course, those birds were fun, too.

    Thanks for sharing your always INCREDIBLE art and your tasty cappuccino with us for T this Tuesday.

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  6. Wow what a gorgeous rainbow. It is particularly bright. And I love the tag and your AJJ page, and I also didn't know that Herman's Hermit's sang that song long before the Carpenters. Have a great Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

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  7. Such wonders today Valerie. The beautiful tag has such wonderful textures. Lots of interest and inspiration.

    Love the table layout and the trees outside to be able to look out as you eat and drink your coffee.

    Great song to choose for AJJ. Herman,s Hermits still come to the Spa here though I am not sure how many of the original members are in the band now.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  8. Forgot to say that the photographs are stunning.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  9. ich liebe regenbögen und bin sicher, das war ein zeichen für kommende Sonnentage (die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt;))

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  10. Wahnsinn heute hier! Die Regenbogenaufnahmen sind grandios .. der Song toll zu der digitalen Seite und Deinen vögelnden Vögel ... Du Witzboldin!!! AM meisten begeistert mich das wunderbare Tag! Toll gearbeitet!

    Hab einen schönen T-Day ----
    gut Kaffee!

    Bussi
    Susi

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  11. Wunderschönes Tag, wunderschöne Seite "Lovers in Love", dazupassend die Vögel und die tollen Fotos vom Regenbogen - der ja nicht so leicht zu fotografieren ist!
    Liebe Grüße, Rike

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  12. Wow, what a fantastic selection of art to see here today. I love the awesome hanging with Erika's photo and the Carpenters song had me remembering times past. The page looked wonderful. Fab photos of the rainbow. Off to make my cuppa now as yours had me almost tasting it.
    have a good day
    Yvonne xx

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  13. Fantastic post, Valerie! Your tag is very beautiful and I also love the stunning page. Beautiful rainbow photograph!
    Have a lovely day! Hugs, Mar

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  14. Love all your photos, especially the rainbow! Beautiful collage...gorgeous color and texture! Happy T Day...

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  15. Love all your photos, especially the rainbow! Beautiful collage...gorgeous color and texture! Happy T Day...

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  16. Beautiful tag! And that rainbow is fantastic!!! So bright!
    Happy T day!

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  17. Beautiful design, gorgeous colours and love the older photographs.x

     {aNNie}

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  18. My O'MY! What a beautiful collection of creative things you have going today ♥ That Tag is gorgeous in every way! Nice photo of Mr. Wesley's home in London. Your AJJ page is a page right out of my High School Days ♥ Love what you've done with it :)
    The Love Birds are great and that Rainbow is spectacular!!! So bright !!! Thanks for sharing everything with us today. You have made me smile and now I'm listening to Herman's Hermits on YouTube :)

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  19. Wow, you have been so busy creating such beautiful things, Valerie!

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  20. Oh my gosh. So much good stuff today. Love the Erika tag. And you certainly caught the before and after of the lovebirds. Grin.
    The rainbows are wondrous.
    Have a great day, my friend.
    Hugs

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  21. T Day with Wesley! We're Methodist, so I got a kick out of this :) I was always a fan of the Herman's Hermits. Thanks for the song.

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  22. lovely photos and I like that moo trinket with the old photo and flowers..the song always reminds me of the Carpenters one

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  23. Hello Hello liebe Valerie!
    Love is definitely in the air here ♥
    So much to enjoy...you and your creativity are boundless.
    Erika is so darling in her fur trims ... you have given her a lovely place to be.
    Happy T Day!
    oxo

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  24. Beautiful tag, I love the texture in the background. The Tea Room looks lovely and the rainbow photos are stunning. Take care xx

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  25. So ein wunderbarer Regenbogen, herrlich in den Farben. Wie toll gelb der Baum rechts in der Sonne leuchtet!
    Ganz süß sind ja auch deine Turtel-Täubchen, richtig verliebt.. und dann geht's auch zur Sache - ich musste grinsen.
    LG Ulrike

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  26. What a great post as always. I love your tag. Very cute photo of the little Valerie and an awesome masterboard.
    The Wesley museum in London is interesting. (Beautiful tea set). I lived in Bristol and Wesley lived there as well for a while (He did travel about a bit as you might know). His house there plus chapel are a museum now too. Although we are not Methodists, we love the hymns that Wesley wrote.
    What a beautiful rainbow! Stunning. Thanks for sharing that.
    Thank you for visiting and happy T Day!
    Blessings,
    Lisca

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  27. Beautiful tag Valerie! Love the vintage photo you have used! Hugs!

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  28. Beautiful tag Valerie! Love the vintage photo you have used! Hugs!

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  29. Oooh! Where to start…..? Of course I love your vintage tag, the flowers are a perfect addition to that gorgeous textured background! The journal page and your reminder about Hermans Hermits - oh my! the memories of a muddy field and watching them play in a marquee! The photo of John Wesley's London home - I have never been but it has now gone onto my list of places I would like to visit! He and his brother travelled so much! Finally, your photos, all beautiful but especially the last one! Hugs, Chrisx

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  30. such a beautiful rainbow, lucky you!
    i really like the back ground in your tag.
    you brought back memories with Herman's Hermits, i do believe I had crushes on them along with the Monkey's. Thank you for sharing.

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  31. Perfect frame for your little Erika photo. Love the background so you will indeed need to make more. WOW gorgeous photos of the rainbow, a symbol of hope for all. It is good I read every word of your blog because when the photo of John Wesley's dining area came up, I thought "I didn't know Valerie had a fireplace." Duh!
    Your journal page is breathtaking.
    Hugs,
    C

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  32. Love your little hanging with Erika's photo, so nice to use a photo that meqans so much to you.
    Love the lovers page and your love birds obviously like having their photos taken.
    Great photos and the rainbow looks amazing.
    Avril xx

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  33. I forgot to mention Herman Hermits. I really like them and I knew all the songs by heart. And I remember this one in particular. Also 'Mrs Brown you've got a lovely daughter'. I always wondered what became of them. I think they moved to the States...
    Lisca

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    1. Yes, Mrs Brown was a great song, too. The group still seems to be going strong and giving concerts.

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  34. Beautiful starry page, fabulous tag and gorgeous photos; I love the rainbow ones.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  35. Lovely art and what a blast from the past for me. I had such a crush on Peter and the Hermits. I was 11. And I still have that album, lol. xoxo

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  36. Hi Valerie-Jael, thanks for visiting and your kind words. Your tag is gorgeous, the photos are also gorgeous and That Herman's Hermits song was out in my teens and I loved it then and do now!
    Cazzy x

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  37. Hi Valerie-Jael, thanks for visiting and your kind words. Your tag is gorgeous, the photos are also gorgeous and That Herman's Hermits song was out in my teens and I loved it then and do now!
    Cazzy x

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  38. So much to relish here, I love it all, but that rainbow, wow that's gorgeous and captured so well, truly magical!

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  39. Wonderful mix of art and photos. The rainbow at the end was a delight to see!

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  40. Lovely tag, gorgeous backround.

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  41. i really love the pendant you created with the photo. and all your photos are lovely as usual -- especially the rainbows! xo

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  42. Love the pendant and all the layering. So, great to see all the other photos as well.
    Hugz, Z

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  43. Love the pendant and all the layering. So, great to see all the other photos as well.
    Hugz, Z

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