Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Wednesday Mixed Bag

Hi Everybody!

Our theme at Tag Tuesday this week is
'Whatever the weather'. 
For my tag I used a piece of the paper I painted last week. The lady
is a home-made stencil and has been airbrushed.

And we are beginning a new challenge at
Be inspired by the photo collage.

 Be inspired by one of the photos or colours in your project. As always, projects of all formats are allowed, and you have 2 weeks to link your work.

I combined my piece with a vintage map (courtesy of Wikipedia). The map is a hand-drawn one from the 15th century, but was re-drawn from one made in the 13th century, so gives us a medieval view of the world as people then knew it.
I am linking to Art Journal Journey, maps.

The Rhine is still very full, the heavy rains are keeping it well filled.
I spent a lot of time just watching the ships, large and small, and letting the world float by:

Some are really huge:

And as always, I was drawn to this little corner with the wonderful hollyhocks:

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


  1. I love your jazzy dancing lady and the gorgeous background. The tag is a wonderful contrast to the map, which is also really lovely. The moodboard is beautifully put together, I think they are all your photos? Love the ships, too, some are really enormous. Hugs, Sarah

  2. Wonderful tag, using your bright and colorful background. Your lady stencil is fantastic too! However, your map page today is my favorite. You created a wonderful spread in your journal incorporating the roses with the maps. So many ships up and down the Rhine. It would be fun to just sit and watch the activity with a warm cup of coffee. Hope it is warmer and drier today.

  3. Love the tag with your lady silhouette, gorgeous colours and your journal page looks beautiful with the added roses. Wonderful photos, and the Rhine does look full.
    Avril xx

  4. Beautiful and creative work for the challenges today Valerie. The Hollyhocks are stunning.

  5. Great tag and I love the medieval map. I think it is a really interesting map and I love how you added the roses. Our geography of the world has really changed, hasn't it? have a great middle of the month! Hugs-Erika

  6. Great background colours to set off your lady - nice tag. The antique map, of course is my very fave. LOVE it. Great piece, Valerie. Your photo collage is lovely as well. Today's photos - always fascinating - the big long low freighters in the water have their own charm. hugs, Donna

  7. Das Tag ist ein Hit und Deine Rosen- auf Mittelalterlicher Karte Seite find ich wunderschön! Herrliche Aufnahmen - da sind ja richtige Riesenschiffe unterwegs!!! Sehr interessant die zu beobachten sicher!
    Eine wunderschöne Wochenteile wünsch ich Dir!

  8. Your painted paper has gone to great use, and your handmade stencil certainly came in handy for this tag. It's probably quite appropriate since there is still lots of water floating around in much of the world, or at least the northern hemisphere right now.

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your roses and how you made the map look as ancient as it appears. It's a beautiful entry for AJJ and MM&M.

    I never tire seeing the boats on the Rhine. The fact that there are so many of them in one of your photos shows how busy that river truly is. Hope your Wednesday is wonderful.

  9. Your fabulous tag matches the colours in the last flower...All of this is overwhelming and I just love the fabulous photos. Your rose, well, as a lover of roses this is exquisite and so classy, love it so much...what a lovely display today...xx {aNNie}

  10. Beautiful tag Valerie and a great collage for Moo Mania challenge--I recognise a lot of the photos :)

    Your page is terrific and great to know the history of the map.

    What a busy part of the Rhine you live on and I would sit for hours watching all the boats and seeing the wonderful plants along the way. I hope your weather improves soon then it might drift our way as well

    Love Chrissie xx

  11. Wow, I can't believe you drew that map by hand, awesome!! Great photos today, those flowers are beautiful! hugs :)

  12. Wow as always, there is lots to see here :) Your tag is gorgeous, I love the vibrant background. The photo collage is very beautiful as well... have a great day xx

  13. Hi Valerie, hope all well with you. Fabulous post, love the tag (especially the colours). Your Hollyhock is looking great. Gill xx

  14. Hollyhocks is on my garden list. Love 'em.
    I want a map with roses on it!
    What is the blue bird? Jay? Blue bird?
    Have a great one, friend.

    1. The bird at the right is a jay and the one at the bottom is a baby raven

  15. Love your Medieval map art journal pages and the touch of color with the rose accents! Lovely!

  16. Your tag explains perfectly how I feel - Help! I am trapped in the computer and I can't get out!!
    Love your journal spread - I could draw that map with tracing paper - hmmmm, I just gave myself an idea!
    sandy xx

  17. Silhouetted lady looks marvellous against the many-coloured tag.
    Nice combination of challenges with the old hand-drawn map and roses. I wonder what drawing implement they used to draw the map and how they knew what to draw and how well it closely showed the Real World in those times?
    That is such a lovely photo collage to inspire us.

    1. I think sailors were those who were able to draw maps in those days, probably with a quill and home made ink. They really did a good job!

  18. A fantastic vintage map spread, the blooms border the page to perfection.
    Love your silhouette lady and the phrase, it feels like winter again here.
    Yvonne xx

  19. Fabulous tag and an Oh so beautiful journal page! The Rhine still looks so full! Hugs, Chris (It's a phew moment - I have caught up!! Chrisx

  20. Cool lady you created. She looks great airbrushed onto your tag. Great boats and ships on the river. We have bigger tankers that come in as the water is quite deep. They still need the tugs to guide them in though. Hear the toots and whistles all the time. xox

  21. The tag background and stencil are fab, the colours are so bright and cheery that they bring the sentiment you've included to life. I love the medieval map and the beautiful pink roses, yet another wonderful addition to AJJ! I'm glad you had a dry day, at last, to sit and watch the world go by. I love living by the water and would happily sit and watch the ships too. Thank you and wishing you a happy week :-)

  22. What a wonderful post today - loved all your projects - such a treat to see Valerie. Your homemade lady stencil is sooo fun and I love that background... made me smile. Love the vintage map and your roses - elegantly lovely. You are so great at photos - always such a joy to see and that hollyhock is breathtaking. XXj.

  23. Just making sure you are ok from the storm.xx {aNNie}

    1. Thanks, everything okay, it was just scary!

  24. Good morning,
    Glad you survived your storm.
    I forgot to mention I like your stencil.
    The pictures are so pretty.I'm lusting for hollyhocks for the garden. I think it may be next year's project.
    Have a great one.

  25. Great stencil and page liebe Valerie!
    What a brilliant spread using a medieval map and the pretty roses.
    Interesting challenge inspiration too with lots of ways to go with your very nice photo collage.
    There is something about Hollyhocks that I enjoy so very much.
    Those are beautiful.

  26. of course I meant "tag" not page ;-)

  27. Super makes all of them, looks like a fantastic swap!

    We have had loads of rain too, but nothing as bad as what you describe... Hope it will improve soon for us all, I so long for a bit of sunshine...


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