Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Clouds and sunshine

Hi Everybody!
Hope your week is going well.

Today I have a hybrid piece, using a photo taken last week as the 
background. The face is one of my drawings, placed into
my digital programme. I added some flowers, embellies and a feather 
from Mischief Circus.
I am linking to Rosie's 'Circles' challenge at 

This little tag was made with leftover scraps which were flying about
on my table. I sewed them together and added the gull's feather
and the shells. I am linking to Tag Tuesday,  Joan's theme
of 'the beach':


Morning clouds:

Here in our little town there was a lot going on last week
for various festivals:

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


  1. Hi my friend. You know there really is no artist like you and that face is wow factor, amazing and so gorgeous. Your imagination is beyond the normal and love that too.
    Thanks again for the photos, interesting indeed.
    so chilly here but nice with central heating on..


  2. was für eine wunderschönes Journal die Sonne lacht und sie geniesst es förmlich!
    Das Tag ist fantasievoll getsaltet mit dem genähten und den Muscheln!
    die Morgenstimmung am Himmel schön eingefangen und das Fest!
    Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Tag!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  3. I was so impressed with your AJJ entry. It is fabulous. And the beach tag is fabulous. I've got to think of something that is beachy soon, so I can enter before it's too late.

    LOVE the photos of all the banners/buntings. They certainly make the town seem festive. Will they remain in place for the Tour de France? I bet you are excited to see that! Hope your day is lovely, dear friend.

  4. Lovely to see your town in festival look, bunting always reminds me of seaside holidays. Beautiful page for our journal, love the combination of face and photo. And the beachy tag is fab, love hoe you made it. Hugs, Sarah

  5. Fantastic artwork on the page you made Valerie. Love the way you used your photograph as a starting point.

    Beautiful tag with the colours and images of the seaside.

    The photographs are great as always and how strange that you have some with a brass band. When we went to Scarborough on Monday they are staging a big brass band competition and the bands are practicing all over the place. A few of the bands were from Germany. They looked so smart and had lots of winners medals.

    Have a good day--hope it isn't the same rain as here and more is forecast.

    Love Chrissie xx

    1. The bands here mostly play quite well when they are sober - in the course of festivals and after several beers they don't always hit the right tones!

  6. beautiful card and LOVE the tag

  7. Love your art work ...
    Those cloud photographs are great and your town looks so colourful.
    Summer town festivals and events can be such fun.

    Enjoy your day.

    All the best Jan

  8. Beautiful page and tag today Valerie. The clouds look amazing. Thanks for sharing the summer festival photos, wonderful time of year!

  9. Beautiful page and love the tag too. Lovely photo as well

  10. How I love your "little town"!! Wish I could live there for a spell. Love the buildings and your markets.
    Your art work is always exciting to see although I do not understand your computer program.
    Sandy xx

    1. Main thing the computer programme understands me....

  11. Love the 3D effect on the first and shells on the second:)
    The walk was wonderful.

  12. It is a fabulous page, its super how you used your own photos as a base and she does look so serene and beautiful.
    Fabulous photos, the town looked very festive.
    Yvonne xx

  13. Oh how lovely your hybrid piece is and your tag is full of charm. The photos are wonderful too.

  14. Wunderschön das digitale Werk, dieser Sonnenuntergang mit dem schönen Gesicht und der Blütendeko sind ein Träumchen. Das Tag ist wieder sehr originell gestaltet, toller Materialmix.
    Liebe Grüße

  15. Sweet tag and your drawn face is beautiful. hugs, Teresa

  16. Sweet sea tag. It's all about the beach in the next couple towns over and the summer holidays have begun. I try and avoid it all for the traffic. I do like a beach walk in the evening though and sometimes we pop over. Otherwise it's early morning and the river. xox

    1. Early morning and river both sound very good!

  17. I love how your background worked with the photo and how you can turn scraps into something so lovely!

  18. I never thought of using a photo as a background. Wow-it makes a really cool page Valerie. And nice tag too. :) I like this beach theme. Your little town is very pretty and looks like it has some older buildings. It looks really interesting. Hope your heat has gone away and the temperatures are cooler. Hugs-Erika

  19. Very cleaver on your art this time. Using your photo... what a great idea. I love the tags with feathers and wonderful photos.

  20. Your digital hybrid piece is delightful and depicts your let the sunshine in sentiment beautifully! Great tag too, the colours are perfect for the beach 😀. It looks like you've had some fantastic festivals in your town, I enjoyed seeing your photos. Have a lovely week and Happy Weekend! J 😊

  21. Thank you for the wonderful stroll Valerie- i enjoyed being there with you! ")

  22. I love your journal page - that glorious sunset shining through the face! Your tag is a very elegant take on the theme! It's so good to see the festivals in the town and oh! Those blue skies - fabulous! Chrisx

  23. Wow Valerie, not only do you have the best ideas, but you know exactly how to carry them out. Wonderful pieces xx

  24. Love the Klimt art! It's so cool! All of those textures are wonderful. :)

  25. The sunshine face is extraordinary - glowing with beauty. I just love the composition of the feather piece - perfect. And oh, the clouds, the clouds!
    Alison x

  26. Wonderful photo you used for your digital piece, and the face you added is wonderful! Love your tag with the seashells and feathers, great job using up scraps from your desk!! Your town really keeps busy, that must be wonderful. I love the banners criss crossing the streets, it's such a fun place! hugs :)

  27. What a beautiful post, Valerie - the tags are superb and the photos are brilliant. I like that you used leftovers to create such an artistic beach tag.

  28. Hello Dear Valerie, I thought your beautiful "Let the sunshine in" is so uplifting. A lovely use of your photo and drawing too. You're so creative.
    I do love shells and your tag is so pretty.
    How delightful to see those local scenes too :D)

  29. Thanks for such a beautiful post! I love both your art pieces so much! Touched my soul! Loved your photos! Big Hugs!


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