Sunday, 5 March 2017

Mixed media tags and more

Hi Everybody!

Today we are beginning a new challenge at 

and the theme is anything goes, with optional green.
You have 4 weeks to link your mixed media creations, so
hope to see you there. For my DT piece I made a pair of
8" tags. The background was painted with Vivadecor metallic
paints in olive and blue. Then I collage them with some scraps and
one of the paper napkins Sandy sent recently. The diamonds were
stenciled with bronze structure paste and then embossed with Frantage.
I added some scraps of gold leafing, and 2 figures cut from a recycled
calendar. And I love this Dylusions quote, 'If the young only knew, if the old only could' - too true! Some ribbon and paper and glass beads
were used as embellishments.

I am also linking to destination inspiration, anything goes

For Yvonne's lovely challenge 'Out and About'
at Art Journal Journey I made a hybrid piece, mixing some
digital embellishments (Daisytrail) with some old family photos and 
a photo taken in an old village street near here. Bernie bear
is not riding carefully, I hope he doesn't hit those geese:

Saturday morning got off to a fine start:

The restaurants, shops and houses are all decorated
ready for spring:

The gulls are probably looking for spring:

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


  1. Spring is in the air in your world and I am loving the gorgeous daffodils and colours in your post today. Your tag, well, gosh that's one amazing project. You sure are rocking these tags...Enjoy your[aNNie]

  2. Beautiful pair of tags and AJJ page! I am enjoying spring in your area.

  3. Ha-ha- your digital piece is so funny and clever Valerie. I think if a bear bicycled down my street everyone would be out checking it out too. :) I am loving all the details in your tag too. Smart to add a little sparkle to it. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hugs-Erika

  4. Your tags are fantastic, Valerie!!! Love the diamond pattern!!!
    Love the digital added to the photos...To cute!!!
    Your photos are always lovely!!!
    Great post... Big Hugs💝

  5. Wonderful post, the tags are fantastic, and I love the hybrid piece, too funny.What a lot to see there. Great photos, as always, hugs, Sarah

  6. The bear etc imposed on the street scenes is great fun!

    The photographs are as exciting as ever

  7. Wow you are one amazingly talented and busy lady! Congrats on your new DT Membership!
    Nice to see you at AJJ

  8. Congrats on being a new DT for this mixed media blog. what a great first entry, too. I loved the dual tags you created and I'm starting to feel the second part of the quote.

    I laughed at the bear on the bike. He was on a disaster course with the geese. I loved the humor in this piece and how nothing ever happens in the country.

    Flowers are screaming spring, so I am ready for them to pop up at my place. Have a lovely rest of the weekend.

  9. The pair of tags is amazing with so much texture added on the background and the old/young and female male combo--beautiful.

    Love the out and about page with all the mixtures. Looks like things do happen but no one notices.Great to see some of your own photographs--I did something similar yesterday--wait and see.

    Beautiful photographs of the arrival of Spring and it is wonderful how the shops where you live always decorate outside as well as inside. I think there is some law her that prevents our establishments doing the same and it is such a pity they can't.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  10. Love your tags Valerie and thank you..Hugs Lozzy xx
    love your post to xx

  11. A fabulous pair of tags with so much awesome texture and detail. and congratulations Valerie on your new Design Team membership.
    I also loved the fun AJJ page with the bear on his bicycle, it made me smile as I thought of what me might say if we did see this happen.
    Beautiful springtime photos as well.
    Yvonne xx

  12. Your page is great fun. It made me smile.

  13. Hi Valerie!
    I am Jo, your new DT sister on the Mixed Media More challenge blog! Nice to "meet" you :)
    Your page is gorgeous!! I love the colors and all that yummy texture!!! Lovely photos too! I am now subscribed to your blog and hope you would come stop by mine and subscribe too! I also host challenges weekly on Fridays! Always anything goes!
    Have a great day!
    ♥Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  14. Hi Valerie I really like this mixed media piece and a great start to the new challenge. The digital piece is wonderful and brought a smile to my face. Well done on that. Lovely photos too. Have a very nice Sunday.

  15. I can't wait for spring. It seemed to be on its way last week, but the past 4 days have been in the single digits and very windy. I hope all the buds that were starting survive. I can't wait to get out in my garden again. Love seeing your photos and your tags and artwork. Love the mix of colors used for the tags!

  16. Congratulations on your DT membership! (along with Catherine so I see!) I loVe your tags - such a clever idea! Your journal page made me laugh so much! It's great to see your photos - especially the ones with signs of Spring! Hugs, Chrisx

  17. What a fun "Out and About" piece. I think I recognise these two girls at the door.
    Your two tags are magnificent. I hadn't seen this challenge before, have happy days there now that you are on the DT team.

  18. Oh I love your out and about, just perfect for the theme! And your dimensional tags are pretty swell. xox

  19. 'If the young only knew, if the old only could' ... love this and your tags.

    Spring is one of my favourite seasons, so I really enjoyed your Spring photo's.

    Enjoy the rest of Sunday and my thoughts and good wishes to you.

    All the best Jan

  20. I like your tags so much! They have so many lovely details. Your bear in town is sweet. I also enjoyed your photos.

  21. Wow..your tags are striking with the bright colours and the texture with the frantage and gold leafing is awesome..really pops on the tags...x

  22. Love the duo of tags...and that saying is SOOOO TRUE!! If only I COULD!! LOL!

  23. Fantastic textures and details on your lovely tag... yes.. that quote is so very true :) have a thing about silhouettes at present still so loved those you cut out.
    Your scene for AJJ made me smile :)
    Hope you had a relaxing weekend and hope this week is good...
    Gill xx

  24. brilliant tags-great color combination!! Love your hybrid art too with the vintage images. Love your outdoor photos too.

  25. Congratulations on your new DT, Valerie!!! Your tags are fabulous with stunning textures, and your AJJ page is so creative and fun. A super post as always!
    Hugs, Mar

  26. What a great post Valerie! I love your tags! Brilliant and I love that photo shopped image! Too funny with the bear! Love your photos! So pretty! Big Hugs!

  27. Your mixed media tags are brilliant Valerie! The textures and colours are just wonderful, wow on the dimension and all the interesting elements! I wish we lived in a world where the bears rode bicycles! haha! That cafe spot looks just lovely, again I say how jealous I am of your home town. sending hugs :)

  28. Valerie,
    Your tags are absolutely gorgeous!!!!I just love your layers and color combinations! And congrats on your new DT!! woo hoo!!
    Your digi page had me giggling with your added friends-lol
    So nice to see the blossoming flowers-thank you for the sunshine in my morning!
    hugs xx

  29. Gorgeous tag journal Val!! Beautiful layers.

  30. You have the best sense of humor! We have been out of town for the last two weeks - Just got back from Spain and Portugal yesterday and I am exhaused!
    Sandy xx


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