Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Hedgehogs and birds

Hi Everybody!

It was still very hot here again, but from tomorrow it should get
a bit cooler.
For Tag Tuesday, our new theme of animals,
I have made a mixed media tag. The background was gessoed, 
painted and textured with a stamp-roller. The birds and 
hedgehog were collaged with a paper napkin.
The hedgehog was sent with other wonderful
napkins by our lovely Yvonne, so thanks again! I sewed it onto
2 other layers and added a scrap of  ribbon
as embellishment. I also added some glass seed beads
to the flowers and berries.
And don't forget, you have until next Monday evening
to join in the 'feathered friends' challenge
at TIOT.

I have been looking for shady paths to walk along these past days.
It's mostly pleasant down by the Rhine, and I love to watch
the ships cruising by. The 2 little canoes were faster
than the huge boat: 

There is some work going on where the moat used to be,
I wonder what they are doing?

I found some shadow in the porch of the basilica:

The birds who live in this little house even have an address, perhaps
for making sure their tweets arrive?

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


  1. Lovely textured spring tag today, and wonderful summer photos!

  2. A wonderful tag Valerie and stunning photographs of some beautiful shady and places. I used to do a bit of canoeing
    But my canoe was made of wood and some sort of leather mixture. I had difficulty keeping up with a snail. It certainly brought back old memories for me seeing the light moulded ones
    Thank you for sharing

    Love Chrissie x

  3. Lovely tag, Valerie and oh, I'm longing to be on the water again! I love the photo of the boaters!

  4. Your tag is wonderful, I am always amazed that you manage to come up with new ideas every day. Love the texture and the gorgeous images. Great photos, too, glad you found some shady places to walk. I need to get the room ready for my sister, she will be arriving tomorrow. Have a nice evening, hugs, Sarah

  5. Now THAT is a tag! And it's a beauty, too. I really enjoyed it, especially with all the layers of paint and then the napkin. That's an adorable hedgehog.

    The photos were incredible today. I know the Rhine is busy, but I've never seen so many ships in a single photo before. And I absolutely LOVE that you took a photo, possibly unintentionally, of a restroom sign with a woman and child. I've never seen one like it before. Must be a European thing.

    1. It's not a restroom sign, it's a sign for a footpath - and men are also allowed to use it! Glad you like the tag!

  6. Valerie, your tag is so gorgeous and I love the texture of it...wow!!!
    I am always so amazed by your stunning photos...another WOW!!!

    Great Big Hugs ❣💞💕

  7. What a lovely tag, I love the hedgehog that you incorporated! Your walk was beautiful, thanks for the photos.

  8. oh what a wonderful eye you have for capturing so many things about town! Love your tag, and I must get something in - at least one- as animals is such a near and dear subject to me:)

  9. Love the tag Valerie. Adding those seed beads were a smart addition as they make great berries. And if the heat is bad, please send some my way. It is so cold here. I don't think it is ever going to warm up. :) Happy mid-week. Hugs-Erika

  10. Eine sehr schöne Arbeit.

  11. Wow, lady about the town with her camera, and I thank you as I just LOVE seeing these. Gorgeous tag and wonderful colours.xx [aNNie]

  12. Lovely textured tag - so beautiful done and amazing photos!

  13. There is something so very special about this piece of art. The theme, the texture and the colors all beautiful. More wonderful photos of your world.

  14. awsome i just love this tag. ;O) your holiday pictures are great.

  15. Loving this tag - great texture and detail!! I do so love to see your photos - wish I could see it all in person!

  16. Its a wonderful tag Valerie, love the texture you added and of course the sewing details.
    Great photos, I love the shadows cast in the sunshine, it looked a really hot day.
    Yvonne xx

  17. Your tag is lovely Valerie - I do love the color combination. I think yellows and reds have always been my favorite.
    Isn't that rock work gorgeous - I wonder what is in there!!
    Sandy xx

    1. The ghost of the past! 3000 people got killed in the battle when the castle was destroyed back at the beginning of the 18th century

  18. Love your tag - wonderful texture and a great use for your beautiful napkin! Your photos are great - is the path the one that leads down to the river? Hugs, Chrisx

    1. It's the path leading along the river.

  19. Wonderful tag Valerie. Love the beautiful scene!
    Great photos too.
    Hugs, Mar

  20. I LOVE that tag. Best one ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  21. So,so weil dir zu heiß ist hast du mal eben ein Herbst-Tag gezaubert zur AbkĂŒhlung,kann ich verstehen. Aber wir wollen doch noch erst Sommer haben eine Weile,nicht? Sieht superschön aus und die Perlchen auf den Beeren ergeben einen klasse 3D-Effekt.Von deiner Fotostrecke gefĂ€llt mir das Bild mit den schönen alten SĂ€ulen so gut.
    Alles Liebe

    1. Recht hast Di, bei 32° in der Wohnung ist es mir zu viel!

  22. A lovely textured tag.
    Isn't it nice to be beside water ...
    Always appreciate your photographs.

    All the best Jan

  23. Aww love your tag Valerie, those red berried are fab along with the torn words xx

  24. Gorgeous tag!! So pretty! I love your photos! Your joke about the tweets made me laugh! LOL! Big Hugs!

  25. Absolutely gorgeous tag Valerie! I love the addition of those beads- such dimension gives it a perfect touch!
    sending hugs and love,Jackie
    ps, leaving this morn to go camping for two weeks, I will be back on the 20th- see you then my friend! xx

  26. Gorgeous tag Valerie - love the hedgehog and bird imagery. The seed beads on the berries were a fab idea.
    Loved all the brickwork, arches and scenery today - and that heavy machinery looked interesting - dredging maybe? :)
    Gill x

  27. such a wonderful work of art this hedgehog and birds! xo


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