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!


  1. So true, so true. Very bold piece.

  2. Love your gorgeous Mona, and the tag is wonderful - I should know, it was sent to me, thanks so much, and it is even more beautiful in real life. Wonderful photos as always. We need to go to the dentist again, s is getting a brace on her teeth. Have a nice day, hugs, Sarah

  3. Valerie I just adore your Da Vinci Art and the words are so true. Your tag is so lush with wonderful details. Wow spring is really sprung on your side. We are heading to late autumn and early winter here in Johannesburg.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  4. Wunderschön das Journal mit Da Vinci Spruch und Gesicht! der Tag ist so hübsch und die getsaltet orginell!
    Schön deine Fotos wie alles blüht und die alten Gemäuer!
    Ich wünsche dir auch ein schönes Wochenende!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  5. Ich bin begeistert von diesem schönen Post !
    Liebe Grüße

  6. A beautiful Mona Lisa page - gorgeous - thanks a lot for joining Moo Mania & More! The flat tag is as beautiful as the multi layered ones are. Great photos and impressions of your morning walks. Happy weekend ´, Susi

  7. Beautiful Mona page and a wonderful stamp with so few marks but such a great likeness.

    Beautiful tag and a great idea to make them thin enough to be the cheaper postage.

    Amazing photographs and thank you for finding out why the tree was planted. It had to be special and now we know why.

    The other photographs of the sunrise and wonderful flowers are such happy reminders that summer is on the way. No lilac or bluebells here yet but do have white bells in the garden and the same clematis that is around the door in your photograph. Thank you for sharing them

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. Beautiful page and gorgeous pics. Have a great weekend.xx

  9. Love your art today. The Mona page in wonderful, and your tag is so creative. There is another type of person, too. He who does not want to see; none are as blind.

  10. Two lovely projects. I love all the many layers you've used to make your tag.

  11. Such beautiful photos of flowers! Very uplifting. I love all the layers on your tag! Interesting quote on Mona!

  12. Beautiful page and tag today, wonderful detail as always! Gorgeous sunrise and flowers. Happy PPF!

  13. Always beautiful photos and lovely art. Your layering is terrific.

  14. Beautiful art, especially the detail work in the tag. Love your sunrise and flower photos. You live in a gorgeous area.

  15. Lovely art ~ my favorite is the tag ~ love Mona Lisa and quote and beautiful photography ~ thanks for visiting my blog ~

    Wishing you a fun weekend ~ ^_^

  16. Hi Valerie!!!
    I love your journal page and your tag is!!!
    Your gorgeous photos always bring a brightness to my day, no matter what the weather is outside here.
    Have a lovely and happy day~

    Big Hugs~

  17. I so envy your walks Valerie -- you do get to pay tribute to so much of history. Your photos are always fantastic.
    Great quote on your journal page. I am getting ready to post my journal and I had a hard time writing in it - any suggestions as what to use especially on top of paints?
    Your tag is absolutely gorgeous Valerie - I am pea green with envy over your talent! You are just going to have to write this tag as a tutorial -- gobs of glory for sure.
    All the pictures are really wonderful!
    Sandy xx

  18. A great journal page and I love the colourful tag.
    Gorgeous photos of your sunny morning walk to the clinic, such an array of blossoms.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Avril xx

  19. What a striking Mona! Awesome mixed media tag, lots of layers and colors!!
    I always make sure I have a cup of coffee when I visit you and then slowly enjoy my walk with you. This time it was blooming!!!!!!!!!!! thanks!!

  20. Mona looks so good on that pink background. She really POPS!

    Of course, I'm really partial to your tags, and they are definitely mailable if you keep them flat, like you did the stenciled rose.

    I can almost smell the lilacs and feel the iris in your photos. Of course, the magnolia was precious, too. So glad you found out about that tree. I can see why it is cordoned off. It's actually older than I feel today.

  21. I think both these projects turned out really well. Love the pictures of the pink clematis just so beautiful. Happy Weekend. Emma x

  22. Your Mona Lisa is lovely, I hadn't heard that quote before. The tag is also gorgeous, I love your tags! I'm glad to learn about the tree, it's interesting to know.

  23. Deine Mona Lisa Seite ist gelungen und der Spruch darauf sehr wahr. Dein Tag mit der schablonierten Rose gefällt mir sehr gut. Diese Blütenpracht auf deinem Weg ist himmlisch und du hast sie wieder gekonnt eingefangen. Da macht so ein Weg richtig Freude mit all diesen Schönheiten.
    Liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende.

  24. I love how the dots in the background continue on in her dress. Wonderful work! Happy PPF :-)

  25. Lovely art page and gorgeous tag, Valerie. hugs, Teresa

  26. Lilacs and irises too. You are so far ahead of us with flowers. How beautiful Valerie. And speaking of beautiful, your art is great today too. Mona looks so graphic and that is a great quote. And I lover all the layers in your tag. Hope you are having a fantastic weekend. Hugs-erika

  27. Fabulous quote, so true...and rich tag!! Wow love the beautiful!! Looks like your Spring is rockin it!!

    Hugs Giggles

  28. Great to see your Da Vinci Art Work and the words are so true ...

    Lilacs - what could be better!

    All the best Jan

  29. Your photos always lift my spirits!! Wow very cool info about that oak tree!

    Your tag is beautiful and layers in my book are always great!! I know what you mean about postage- why ever they need to charge so much is beyond me- how do they expect us to be able to share with our sisters around the world?? heehee
    Have a beautiful weekend my friend!

  30. Your world is truly flowering! SO pretty. It has just begun here and we are off to a slow start.

    Your stencil piece is striking.

  31. Wow! Spring has really sprung! Gorgeous photos!

  32. Two lovely pieces today Valerie, I love the black and red of your Mona, and the tag is a riot of beautiful colours and textures xx

  33. Wie immer großartige Kunstwerke und phantastisch schöne Fotos, liebe Valerie.

    vielen Dank für's Verlinken zu MOO MANIA & MORE

  34. Great art and the photos are wonderfully colorful. :)

  35. Love your art my friend! The one you are sending away, will be cherished! It is so beautiful! Thanks for telling us about the tree! The area you live in is so gorgeous! Make sure you take care of yourself, busy girl! Big Hugs!

  36. Beautiful project and photos! The tag is gorgeous with all the layers and I really like the quote you used on the first piece. Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  37. I love that journal page and your tag is spectacular! The plants and flowers are wonderful ! Chrisx

  38. Great journal page, love that quote! And the tag is beautiful!


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