Sunday, 30 April 2017

Sunday post

Hi Everybody!

It's been a sunny day here, albeit very windy, but I enjoy
wind, so it was fine with me.

I made this mixed media tag using recycled 
cardboard last week. I used various scraps of paper
napkins and old letters/ books. The background was painted
 and embossed with Frantage, and everything was sewed together:

There's a new challenge starting at digitally made.
Thanks for the tip, Annie!
I didn't think I would manage to get something done, bit I did, so here it is.
Everything needs to be completely digital.
The Digis are from Mischief Circus, serif and me:

The pictures were taken on my walk yesterday:

I spied a heron on the field when I was going down
to the Rhine. It was good 50 yards away, but I hauled it
in with my zoom:

This bird had grey feathers and a rose-pink breast, I have
no idea what it is. I waited some minutes,
but it would not turn round:

I love hawthorn:

This little cutie didn't mind having his
photo taken:

Have a good week, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Saturday, 29 April 2017

It's weekend!

Hi Everybody!

It's a three day weekend, the sun is shining, and it's neither 
freezing nor raining today - wonderful! 

Today I am sharing a mixed media A3 journal page
made at the art group. I used a vintage image, which
I printed out in sepia and fussy cut. The background was
gessoed, painted with acrylics in sand and ocker, and textures
with a brayer. I used a TH die-cut 'waste' as a stencil and
painted the tree. The birds, numbers, Hebrew alphas, diamonds
and spots were also added with stencils, using burnt sienna
paint with a sponge. I added 2 painted strips and my quote - finished!
I am linking to Simon Monday challenge - numbers, and to 
Moo Mania, faces.

Photos taken from the veranda of the art room at the clinic:

Beautiful flowers everywhere:

The Protestant Church:

More of the wonderful 'meeting' benches in the
garden of the care home:


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

Friday, 28 April 2017

Friday this and that

Hi Everybody!

For Paint Party Friday,  for Simon Monday challenge,
add numbers, and Moo Mania, faces, I have an A4 mixed media 
journal page.
The Mona stencil is from Stencilry.Org

And I have another mixed media tag, with many layers and a stenciled rose.
This time I needed a flat tag to send in a 'normal'
envelope, so in spite of using corrugated card, many layers, textures
 and sewing, I was able to post it cheaply.

Sunrise is always my fave time of day:

Recently I showed photos of this railed off oak tree in
 the grounds of the Diakonie, with inscriptions,
and the date March 22nd 1887, and I didn't know
why this was special - now I do! It was planted to 
celebrate the 90th birthday of the Prussian Emperor
William I.

Some photos from my morning walks to the clinic - enjoy:

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