Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Coffee papers and more

Hi Everybody!
Today has raced by again. I was up bright and early and thought
I had time to do a lot, and once again, the time ran away
so quickly that I couldn't catch up with it!
My tag today has been made from recycled
cardboard, partly peeled, partly embossed in an embossing folder, and then painted, embossed with Frantage and collaged with scraps 
of ephemera and paper napkins. The little girl has been stamped onto the paper from a used coffee pod, and then painted with 
water-colours. I know a lot of people paint on tea bags,
so I decided to use my coffee pods. I love the vintage look it gave.
The floral embellishments were culled from a tree in the 
garden and fixed with silicone glue The metal piece 
at the top was embossed with Frantage aged copper.
I am linking to Go tag Thursday, ephemera:

Some more photos taken on my Friday walk when the sun was shining:

The flower shop has moved to new premises,
and now has more space:

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


  1. Amazing tag and pictures -
    Great idea with the coffee pad painting!
    hugs Susi

  2. Another fantastic Tag Val, I always wonder how you manage to find new ideas every day. Hope your appt at the doc's went well, and that your ribs are healing. Great photos, too. Hugs, Sarah

  3. Valerie, your artistic abilities are fantastic!!! I love how you recycle, take bits of this and dabs of that and create your magnificent art!!!
    Your photos are always excellent and so beautiful!!!
    I love visiting here~


  4. Fantastic tag Valerie with amazing use of colour and images

    The photos area real Cook's tour today and I would love to visit the florist shop it looks so inviting

    Have a nice evening. It is heavy rain here and I mean heavy- yuk.

    Love Chrissie

    1. snap - same here! We'll have webbed feet soon!

  5. Interesting use of the coffee pads, great idea. Nice to see the sun shining over there, no such luck here! Enjoyed your photos today.

  6. Another beautiful tag Valerie - lovely cheerful colours again and great textures. I've no idea what a coffee pad is - I'm assuming maybe a bit like a tea bag.
    Great photos - nice to see the sun shining and your blue skies.
    Enjoy your evening... Gill xx

  7. I like that piece! Don't ya love flower shops?
    Nice walks:)

  8. It looks like you had a fabulous walk! Such beautiful sights. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us!

    The piece you made is beautiful. It is always such fun to learn where all the different elements came from.

  9. A beautiful tag and fantastic effects with all the additions and details you added.
    Love the photos the sky is a super shade of blue, we need some here after the dull days we are having.
    Yvonne xx

  10. I really should ask Rick to save his coffee papers -- I don't use coffee but I do love the effects and beautiful art you create with them.

    Glad you are up to walking. I loved the photos. What a great place to walk!

  11. What a beautiful tag! The layers are so wonderful. Your photos are lovely too.

  12. A beautiful Tag..I love the colour tones and textures...
    So pleased that you have played in this weeks challenge again at Go Tag Thursday..x

  13. Beautiful artwork and photos Valerie! Love the sweet image and all the texture!

  14. That's a gorgeous tag! I love the vintage look and the pops of bright colors too. And I want to go into that flower shop and bring home some of those bulbs. I am missing green for sure! Have a wonderful Wednesday. WE're suppose to be getting snow. I will see in the morning. Hugs-erika

  15. What beautiful tag art, and gorgeous photos!! Love the sculptural tree, the head of the column, and the shadow of the lamp post. Happy T Day a bit late.

  16. Your tag is beautiful. Not sure how I missed it before, because it is so romantic and joyous. I adore it.

    I really like your beautiful photos from your Friday walk, too. I can't believe the flowers at the flower shop. You would think they would be frozen outside. They have some fabulous ones.

    I love the column. And of course, I like the photos from the Rhine. Hope your day is going well.

  17. Stunning photos and just love your designing. I am off tomorrow to buy some pretty serviettes to play with.xx{aNNie}

  18. Your tag is gorgeous. You always pack so much into your tiny works of art. hugs, Teresa

  19. Valerie hat wieder Ausgang und schwups ganz viele schöne Fotos gemacht.Ja die Blumenläden mit all den schönen Frühblühern ziehen mich auch magisch an.
    Das Tag mit dem Kaffepad-Portrait sieht super aus.
    Liebe Grüße

  20. Such a beautiful tag!!! Love your photos! The flower shop looks great! Big Hugs!

  21. Gorgeous tag Valerie - I love the colors!!
    Sandy xx


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