Thursday, 29 June 2017

All that glisters....

Hi  Everybody!

Time is flying, hope it's flying well for you!

Yesterday I made a 10" tag with Klimt's image of 
Adele Bloch-Bauer, which was featured in the wonderful
film 'Woman in gold'. I painted the tag with Maya gold in 
turquoise and used a CWS stencil to add the squares 
with pewter metallic paint. The image was fussy cut, and 
surrounded by gold leafing in various shades. I also used some
gold rip-off foil to add some more gold shine here 
and there. I doodled lots of swirls into the background
using  gold pen, and gave Adele a coat of liquid glass. I
sewed the layers together, and added 2 tag-embellies
(thanks Donna!).
I am linking to Simon Monday challenge, use a stencil,
and to Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin.

And as I like the image, I had fun playing with it in my digital
programme, layering the images one over the
other to give this nice effect. The quote is, of course, from 
Shakespeare's 'Merchant of Venice':

And I have another tag using torn and sewed paper for
Tag Tuesday, Joan's theme of The beach:

And last but not least, some photos from my walks and/or

Saint Swidbert watching over his town:

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


  1. What lots of goodies in your post today. Love the Klimt tag and journal page, both are wonderful, I loved watching that film, too. The beach tag is fantastic, too, with the beautiful paper piecing and sewing. The photos of KW are wonderful, too. Have a nice day, hugs, Sarah

  2. Great show piece today Valerie, love your journal page and the tag is cool. As always I love to admire the thank you.

  3. lots of goodies YES love your tags both are fab. and the photos are just wonderful. thanks for showing us

  4. I remember the movie made from Klimt's famous painting. You represented the Woman in Gold well, and the stencil set the mood, too. Of course, I also enjoyed seeing how you treated the Woman in Gold in a digital entry, too. Beautiful ways to treat her, and both so different.

    I LOVE the beach tag. I really like how you used the sewing over the sandy beach dunes. It certainly set them apart and gave them dimension.

    As always, I enjoyed the photos. My favorite was the photo of the window with the toy (knight?) sitting on the sill.

    1. I love seeing things like that in windows, it must be a kid's room. as there's a football pennant hanging there, too.

  5. It a gorgeous tag using the Klimt's painting. The metal effects are fantastic.
    The digital alteration was amazing, the more I looked I was either plunging down a tunnel or seeing it from the top of a hill. It was a great illusion.
    A wonderful seaside tag with your great sewing skills and of course the fantastic photos made me feel summery. Its again cold and wet here.
    Yvonne xx

  6. Such a lot of wonders today. The very beautiful artwork with the gold and then the way you did the pyramid effect on it
    Must have taken ages with all the resizing.

    Love all of the photographs
    But the beautiful delicate blue daisy did it for me today.

    Hope you are having a good day

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. WOW!!!!
    That tag is absolutely stunning and out of this world gorgeous Valerie!!
    I Adore it as I adore Klimt!
    Love the clever waves and stitching on the other tag and your photos are just beautiful!
    hugs my friend!xx

  8. Your tags are amazing, love the gold turquoise combination and such wonderful glistening texture. Beautiful photos, stunning flowers, they are art in themselves aren't they?

  9. I always love your posts ..
    That tag using Klimt's painting looks great and I thought your digital alteration was amazing.
    Such lovely seaside/beach tag too.

    Your town looks very nice in all the photographs you include in your posts and today is no exception. We have greyish skies here at the moment, so your colourful photo's were good to see.

    Enjoy your day

    All the best Jan

  10. I love both your tags, Valerie. Woman in Gold was a favorite movie of mine and you represented it beautifully with the textures and gold. (I loved the digital rendition, too!). Your second tag was so free and happy. I love the beach and sea -- it hit all the right notes.

    As always, your photos make me want to hop a plane!

  11. I felt like I was on your boat in the second tag:)I could almost feel the breeze:) And I loved the textures in your golden lady tag. The 2 polka dot tags set it off.
    The flowers are certainly blooming aren't they? Enjoyable walk:)

  12. As always I love your pictures -- your makes -- wow oh wow oh wow!! I really love your sea tag!
    sandy xx

  13. Oooh! I hardly know where to start as I love your photos so much! All those beautiful flowers and the fabulous skies but then there's such wonderful art here that it is such a joy to see! The Woman in Gold tag is so striking (and a reminder of a good film) and I love the journal page too! Your seaside tag has such vibrant colours and I love how you layered the papers! Have a great weekend! Chrisx

  14. gorgeous woman in gold tag! i used that painting to make journal page:) Love the seaside tag too. Beautiful summer scenery- and oh how I love that bright, full blooming window box!

  15. Woman in Gold is a great movie. I recently read the book which was extremely well written and I highly recommend it. Your Woman in Gold art is a tribute to the woman Adele Bloch-Bauer was. The question the book discusses (and not in a cheap sensationalist way) was what the relationship between Klimt and Adele. He was quite the Casanova. No more said. The beach tag is inspiring me too. I am working on an ocean book and so the salt water is running in my veins right now. Hope all is well. Hugs-Erika

  16. Ooo your golden tag is scrummy Valerie, the colours and textures are beautifu! I love your seaside tag too - great sewing. Thanks you for the trip back in time to my O Level English Lit classes lol xx

  17. Fantastic art and photos! The Klimt tag is astonishing!
    Happy start of your weekend!

  18. Absolutely beautiful tags Valerie and your golden Klimt one is amazing! Great pics too.
    Fliss xx

  19. Love your tags, the golden is amazing with all the texture and I love the stitched sea on the second one,just lovely


  20. Great tags. I really like the metallic rectangles in the first and the stitching in the gorgeous nautical themed tag. hugs, Teresa

  21. Ohhh my gosh I love these tags, especially the first on! Wonderful photos, so enjoyable.

  22. my favorite has got to be the lighthouse. I always love how they look. Visiting from PPF, have a lovely weekend!

  23. Your Klimt tag is amazing, I love all the gold, fabulous beach tag and beautiful photos.
    xxx Hazel.

  24. Das sind wieder wunderschöne Arbeiten das erste ist grossartig ausgedacht das glitzer passt zu dem Motiv!
    Das Beach Tag ist so toll gebastelt mit dem Nähen *wow* und das Netz!
    Du bist eine wahre Künstlerin ich liebe deine Arbeiten!
    Und deine Fotos sind wieder interessant und so schön die Motive für mich!
    Ich wünsche dir ein schönen Freitag!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  25. a pleasure to see this post and art again-happy PPF!

  26. Beautiful! Colors in your works and flowers outside, aaaaah!
    Have a relaxing weekend!

  27. Hi Valerie, Your creation and digital fun is incredible. Love it and the ocean tag i beautiful too. As always your walking pics and balcony photos are beautiful. I love the window boxes with the pretty blooms. Have a nice weekend and happy creating. xo

  28. Sensational Klimt inspiration. The golden tiled texture is simply stunning as an extension of the portrait - beautifully imagined and executed - and I love the layered framing too. The stitching on the seashore tag is such a clever touch to add texture. And what lovely photos... I feel like I've had a day out!
    Alison x

  29. Simply amazing work...fabulous artwork and photos!! I love both the original and the digital!! So professional looking!! Excellent, just thrilling to see!! I have been using some silver on my canvases that I have yet to beautiful the way the sun hits it too!!

    Hugs Giggles

  30. Wonderful tags. Love the texture to that first one. What a neat reuse of the image from the first one for the "all that glitters" quote.

  31. Wow, you have been busy having a creative week! And your wonderful photos of summer flowers as well. Great post. Happy PPF

  32. Both creations are lovely ~ very creative and wonderful photography too ~ ^_^

    thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog ~ ^_^

  33. Your tags are amazing! I love the beautiful details. Your photos are lovely as well.

  34. You did Klimt's image justice! I love all the glitter and gold! And what you did with the image digitally is amazing. I really like it! Which program do you use? Hope you have a happy weekend!

  35. Gorgeous tags and photos!!! I love the beach tag with all the stitching!

  36. Amazing tag, so much texture! I love the metallics, really grabs the eye! Your lighthouse tag is amazing, oh how I wish I was on that little boat out on the waves of the ocean! Fabulous photos, so many wonderful flowers! I love the sunflower, they are such beautiful things, so tall and vibrant! hugs :)

  37. Herrlich dieses Klimt-Tag, klasse wie du das Motiv drum herum dekoriert hast.
    Das Meeres-Tag macht Urlaubslaune,toll Mt dem genähte Sand und Wasser. Die Blumenfotos mag ich auch wieder sehr.
    Liebe Grüße

  38. Such beautiful photos as always, Valerie.... your tags and journal are great. Love the beach tag for TT especially the texture the stitching adds. I really really love the photo of the sunflower. I am currently planning an embroidered work around sunflowers and bees so I wondered if you would give me permission to use your photo in my textile work please - with all credits of course.

    1. Any time Wilma, you are welcome to use any of my photos!

  39. This is very pretty! Love the patterns made with stencil and the mica pieces makes this project so elegant. Thank you for Stenciling with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  40. So very beautiful and elegant. I love your golden tag. Also the digital version... it is stunning 😊
    The beach tag is delightful. Seagulls, waves and lighthouse - all so very cheerful.

    Your photos of your walks and from the balcony are lovely to see Valerie. I adore all the flower boxes and the prettiness that grows there. Cheers to you :D)

  41. You are so creative Valerie!! I love your art! Gorgeous photos! Big Hugs!


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