A couple of weeks back I made this mixed media piece
as a cover for an A5 journal that is almost finished
and looking rather tatty and worn. I started with a tag
made with a stamp from CI, stamped with vintage
photo DI, mounted onto 2 pieces of scrap card and sewn together. The background was stamped with 2 stamps from LaBlanche using the
same colour. It got mounted onto some gessoed corrugated cardboard,
which was smothered with Utee into which I stamped using
diamond and script stamps, also from LaBlanche. I glued
the layers together and sewed them onto some canvas with
fringed edges. I got given a whole roll of ready gessoed
canvas because it was a bit stained and grungy -
I am linking to Gill's 'elegance and grunge' challenge at
Allsorts challenge blog, vintage style.
And I made another digital tag for Go Tag Thursday, countries -
I chose Paris, and made a similar tag to the one from
Yesterday I saw a woodpecker in the tree in the field behind
our garden. I zoomed him in - it's about 50 yards away -
clicked, and he was gone:
Then I saw him come round again from the back of the branch:
And then I got him:
I have some lupins on my rather messy balcony, and the bees
only like the white one:
I tried to find shady ways for my walk today, as it was very hot.
One of the neighbours has this lovely rose hedge:
The horses were also in a shady place:
The farmers have been busy mowing the fields and
making hay while the sun shines....
Here you can buy strawberries, fresh from the fields:
There are loads of wild roses along the Rhine path:
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!