Saturday, 24 June 2017

Rainbow Land

Hi Everybody!
It's weekend - have a great one!
My crafting has been very slow this week - it was just too hot
to do anything except sit and gasp for air. It has cooled down
to normal summer temps just now, and I hope it will stay this
way for a few days.

At Simon Monday challenge the theme is
'vacation', and I made this Mary Poppins tag, showing how
she travels from place to place, perhaps to Rainbow Land
 - wish I could manage it this way, too! The background is DP, 
Mary is a stamp from Lost
Coast Designs and has been stamped with Archival and then 
clear embossed. I used a stencil  for the clouds and houses and 
doodled the sentiment and some stars. I sewed the layers together.
I am also linking to Go Tag Thursday, stars.

I also made a 2nd tag for Go Tag Thursday, very simple,
with some doodling, stitching and some machine embroidered stars. 
The town was cut from a scrap of printed acetate. I am also linking to 
Tag Tuesday, texture:

And this was just for fun - the BG is a photo, the rooster
is one I met recently at the farm, and the dressed up
birds are from Mischief Circus:

Some photos of the sunrise and my walk through town yesterday:

The man in yellow is the postman:

Carmen was cruising by:

People are looking forward to the Tour de France starting
here in a few days:

Have a great weekend, Take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Friday, 23 June 2017

Blue skies and more

Hi Everybody!

Yesterday the temperature here went up to over 38°, which
was too hot for me, especially as it was 34° inside,
but today is cooler and that's good.

I made a hybrid piece inspired by an illustration in my copy of
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. 
I am linking to Paint Party Friday, and Art Journal Journey, circles:

For Tag Tuesday I have one more textural tag. The background was 
made with alcohol ink in greens and blues, onto which I
collaged a floral napkin:

I overlaid it with a layer of embossed and glittered acetate:

I added more dimensional embellies:

This sunflower fits well to the tag!

These photo were taken back in spring, I love the beautiful skies:

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

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Hot summer days

Hi Everybody!

It's still extremely hot and humid here, which isn't doing
a lot for my creativity, so I am hoping for some cooler days. 
It's not easy to sleep or work when it's over 30° inside
and a lot more outside!

For Paint Party Friday I have a large (A3) doodled page
made last week. After it was drawn, it looked rather scary,
so I painted it with bright colours, and now it
looks okay - I'm not sure what it is - a bird? a face?

 And some photos taken out and about here:

Down by the stream:

Balloon flowers, planted by the birds, on my balcony:

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