Saturday, 22 April 2017

Weekend this and that

Hi Everybody!
It's weekend - enjoy!

Today I have another mixed media tag for Tag Tuesday, Wilma's
 lovely theme of heritage. I used paper recycled from older 
projects, combined with the black card from old
calendars. The stamps used are all from
Chocolate Baroque, and are, of course, from Paris.
I sewed it all together.

This mixed media journal page was made with a scrap of
 a paper napkin on a gessoed and stamped background,
The text on the right was computer generated.
I am linking to Art Journal Journey, Hazel's
magical mystery tour - my tours always lead me
through the beauties of nature

This camel looked so haughty! He didn't even glance
at the visitors, but let the birds pick wool out of
his coat:

I suppose the birds use the wool for nest building:

This was one of several tree stumps just left to crumble
and decay, always a good home for insects:

These 2 beauties were busy eating;

The leopard was hiding behind the stone, the tail
was all I could get:

The tiger in the next enclosure was busy eating fresh

Just chilling:

Another of the beautiful, African statues:


I still have lots of photos, but will save them for another day.

Have a great day, happy birthday to 🎉Elizabeth🎈,
take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. Beautiful tag. I love sewing on artwork. I like the journal page too. And such good photos of the animals. I hope you have a good weekend!!

  2. Wonderful tag, and I love the very pretty journal page with your wise quotes. Do you remember the coach trip to Paris with my mum?! Great photos, I think I need to visit the zoo again soon. Happy birthday to your Elizabeth, and you have a lovely day, hugs, Sarah

  3. Fantastic tag with the great architecture. Always love to see your neat sewing on projects.

    The page is gorgeous and the simple ideas mean that the message stands out loud and clear.

    Amazing photographs of the animals again and the tree stumps will be full of little creatures as well. All the animals look well cared for and have beautiful coats.

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful trip with us

    Have a great weekend

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Love the mustard and black panels on your tag - very cool - and the springtime page is really pretty.

    Thanks for sharing your trip to the animal park. I guess it helps the camel to have his old fur removed, and that will certainly be a very comfortable nest by the time the birds have finished. The African style carving is stunning.

    Hope you have a great weekend.
    Alison x

  5. A beautiful spread and a loveyl tag! Fabulous photos of the zoo animals!
    Happy Saturday, Susi

  6. Beautiful tag and lovely pages for AJJ! Fascinating zoo photos, scary to see the tiger eating fresh meat, you know...

    1. It was scary, I was happy there was a fence between us....

  7. I love your tag especially. (Of course I do!) But also your journal page. Tigers are magnificent but I wouldn't want to mess around with one. And I loved that owl!

  8. I love the layering on your card.
    It looks like the animals at the zoo are in a good environment.

  9. Another beautiful tag - love the sewing!! The animal photos are superb!

  10. As an admirer of your work for a good few years now Valerie, this work is so astoundingly beautiful. I love the colour combo of the tag, and these journal pages look so special. I just loved seeing your animal pictures, again Thank You for sharing. Enjoy your Weekend. Hugs Rita xxxx

  11. Ds Journal ist grossartig geworden ich mag dieses romantsiches verspielte Art und der Text dazu!
    Der Tag ist auch wunderschön so schokoladig zusammengestellt *lach* einfach toll wie du das machst!
    Ach und deine Tierfotos sind ja allerliebst an zusehen und die anderen!
    Schönen Abend wünsche ich dir!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  12. Your napkin flowers are so lovely!!!
    I loved visiting with the animals too!

  13. Love the tag with its vintage colour and images of Paris and a lovely colourful journal page.
    Wonderful pictures from the zoo, love the one of the seal just chillin'!
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Avril xx

  14. Stunning shots of the animals. Love that quote!

  15. What a beautiful tag and I love the art journal page! Your art is so inspiring. The zoo photos are wonderful too.

  16. Its a great Paris tag and the sewing framed the images to perfection. Nature has for sure its own magic and mystery Valerie and your journal spread looks fantastic.
    The zoo photos again look great, not sure I would like to get close to that tiger eating its meat and I'm sure the birds will have a cosy nest for their new chicks using the camels fur.
    Yvonne xx

  17. Hi kindred..such beautiful artwork and quote..lovely! and Magnificent owls...stunning..thanks for all the fantastic pictures!
    Happy Spring

  18. I love the art work today.Using that napkin in the center of your journal spread really makes an amazing effect. I never thought of that. And I love the animal photos. I actually saw a camel somewhere the other day-in someone's fenced in yard, and my husband is here saying there was no way I did. Now I am just trying to remember where it was. :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hugs-Erika

    1. I have never seen people keeping a camel in their yard, that would be fun!

  19. As always your artwork looks so lovely, great ideas there.

    It is true camels can so often look haughty! Love the birds nearby!
    That tiger is stunning, the markings so lovely.

    Thanks for sharing such lovely photographs, I've enjoyed my visit.

    Good wishes for the remainder of the weekend

    All the best Jan

  20. I'm late arriving to the party. I have been gone since early morning, and am just now getting home. I loved the layers and layers you created for your tag, and the Paris stamps were so inspiring.

    It's amazing the things you create with your napkins. The AJJ entry is an example of that. Even the background is adorable.

    The zoo photos were incredible. Just lovely. Especially the camel. The leopard was funny, and the owl photos were incredible.

  21. The TAG and journal are both awesome! Love the theme for the TAG and it looks beautiful. Your quote for the journal is lovely. So true! The pages look gorgeous. :)

    Love seeing all your photos. Symbiosis is so cool to see in action!

    Thanks for sharing and happy weekend!

  22. Eine wunderbares Tag zeigst du hier! Mit gefällt diese harmonische Komposition. Auch deine Journalseite ist sehr schön und der Spruch so wahr!
    Und wieder eine beeindruckende Foto-Serie ... ein post zum Genießen am Sonntag!
    Liebe Grüße, Annette

  23. Your Paris tag is fabulous Valerie and great up cycling too x love your journal page with its gorgeous colour combo. The napkin looks stunning too. Great photos as always....I am sure those birds will sleep well in their furry nest

    Sending my best wishes
    Annie xx

  24. Beautiful Photos again!! Ohhh I just love those owls! And the rock with the tail made me laugh-heehee
    Your tag, Valerie, is just gorgeous! Love the simplicity of it as well as the palette you chose- very vintage looking!
    Sending huge hugs,Jackie

  25. That zoo is fabulous Valerie and how I love Owls -- I also love cats big and small.
    Your tag is wonderful and of course I love your journal spread. Napkins are the best especially the flowers with gorgeous colors.
    sandy xx

  26. Beautiful tag and your sewing is amazing! Wonderful color combo of the black and yellow. I will have to remember that! Your journal spread is just as lovely! Awesome sauce and fantabulous! The animals are soooooo fun! Hugz.

  27. I love your chocolate tag and your journal pages!! Excellent!!!
    And, I am loving your zoo pictures! That camel is so cute! Love the birds gathering his wool! Love that leopard tail too! Big Hugs!

  28. A beautiful page and a fabulous tag - great photos, I love the tail.
    xxx Hazel.

  29. Beautiful artwork Valerie, and I love your photographs today, especially the camel, they always make me smile xx

  30. perfect journal page as your photography is proof of your outdoor journey.


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