Monday, 5 June 2017

T sTands for sTeampunk and more

Hi Everybody!

Tuesday is always a busy day, so I'd better get
started without more ado.
At TIOT we are starting a new challenge

As always, you have 2 weeks to join us, and projects of
all formats are welcome. Looking forward to seeing you there!

I made a mixed media /hybrid piece. The original was painted,
collaged, stamped and stenciled. Then I added some digital elements
from Mischief Circus and me. This is the hybrid version. I am
also linking to Art Journal Journey, Rosie's lovely theme of circles:

And this is the basic version:

At Tag Tuesday you still have a week to link up your animal
creations. Michele has made another post to
inspire you there. I recreated a piece I made
some years ago from the photos I had. The BG was stamped with 
Paper Artsy stamps, the leopard and clock are from
LaBlanche.  The chandelier is a rub-on from a pack of Xmas
Once again I sewed all the layers together.
I am also linking to creative artiste, anything goes

Tuesday is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday Party.
This is the little market by the Rhine which opens
every Wednesday:

And this is a coffee-bike - wonderful invention!
And the coffee is made cup for cup with an espresso
machine and tastes

As you can imagine, this is a place I enjoy stopping at!

And at home there's always cappuccino and this week
I can offer you some lemon cake:

It is a pleasure to see all the flowers blooming just now:

This is the view from the end of our road towards the tram stop:

Lots of people plant flowers in the earth around the trees
along the road:

And I had to admire this wonderful balcony:

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


  1. Hi Valerie, Your art work for the challenge is incredible as always. Love the walking pics and the coffee stop looks like such fun. Your lemon cake photo is beautiful.
    Love all the beautiful blooms planted around your area. Have a great week. xo

  2. My dear Valerie, your mixed media hybrid piece is stunning as is your fabulous tag!!! You are so creative!!!
    How neat is that coffee it! AND that gorgeous flower covered balcony!!!
    All of your photos are amazing!!!
    Big Hugs 💮

  3. Both pieces are wonderful. The steampunk one is great in both versions, and the tag is a little gem. Fantastic photos, as always, I can imagine how you love that coffee bike. Kids are still sick! Hugs Sarah

  4. What beautiful art pieces, I love how you combine so many elements in such a lovely way. The lemon cake looks yummy and your photos are charming.

  5. The Steampunk and the leopard pieces are both terrific. I liked seeing the piece before it was Steampunked too.
    Cappuccino and lemon cake! - one day you will see me leap out of your screen to take a piece - wouldn't that be a surprise.

    1. Well,. Bring shortbtread and Whisky when you come....

  6. The page looked terrific before you added the extras and now it looks stunning. Such fantastic show and inspiring ideas.

    The tiger tag has a wonderful feel to it and then you sewing as well that just finishes it off to perfection

    Fancy having a coffee bike. What a great idea and so continental looking.

    Best yet you lemon cake looks yummy.. I licking my lips at that one

    Such vibrant flowers today it must be terrific to see them for real..we have had so much rain today most of our flower petals are now all over the grass poor things. Time for then to come again though

    Happy T Day dear Valerie

    Love Chriseie xx

  7. I really loved your first fantastic version of the Steampunk page when I saw it at TioT's. the hybrid version looks amazing with all the extras you added. The tiger tag is wonderful as well.
    The coffee cycle looks great and I'm sure a very popular stop for refreshing drinks.
    Your Lemon cake looks very tempting and I think it would be delicious with my cup of tea as well, if I could grab hold of it.
    Happy T day Valerie.
    Yvonne xx

  8. I really enjoyed the steampunk entry for TioT. It is wonderful in both the original and altered. I also enjoyed your tag because the leopard may well be able to change his spots under your artful ability.

    The flowers were simply perfect and I think that balcony is one I would LOVE to have. Lots of color and beautiful hangings.

    Of course, the Coffee Bike is fabulous. Needless to say, I've never seen anything like it before. No wonder you like to visit there.

    Your lemon cake and cappuccino are simply out of this world. It's a good thing I just ate, because I am already tempted. Thanks for sharing the cake and cappuccino, along with the Coffee Bike and your art with us for T this Tuesday. I LOVE that bike!

  9. Lovely circle page and tag. Your lemon cake looks so good and the coffee bike is so neat! Ohh stunning flowers.

  10. wow Valerie- I don't know how you manage to not only create all this fab art but to walk about, take the photos, and then put it all together in a post! You put me to shame.
    Steampunk scissors-LOVE!!
    And oh, a coffee bike-would love to see something like that in my parts:) Happy T day!

  11. Very nice steampunk page Valerie. You did a great job combing circles and machine tools. :) And another awesome tag. Your lemon cake looks delicious. I'll take a piece please. And I will be fuzzy and would like mine at a table with a vase of those gorgeous flowers on it. Ha-ha! Happy T Day. Hugs-Erika

  12. Really nice theme, and work as always. Photos are lovely too, hope you are well.

  13. Love the steampunk page, looks just fabulous. All the goodies and photo\s are just beautiful.xx [aNNie]

  14. You had me at Steampunk! I'm worried the Steampunk craze will be over before i can get in my craftroom and create some!! That coffee bike is just amazing!!! And the flowers beautiful... Love that fuzzy starshaped flower... Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

  15. Wie immer brilliante Kunstwerke und Fotos.
    Toll, dass Du sie bei ART JOURNAL JOURNEY teilst

  16. Oh wow where to begin-loving your art-and I am also really enjoying all those gorgeous flowers. and the coffee bike-what a very neat place to stop for a cup--your cake looks delicious hugs Kathy Happy T Day

  17. Thank you for your art and your glorious photos!!!!!!!!

  18. Lovely artworks Valerie and I'm always drawn to anything steampunky so loved that.
    Wow isn't that coffee bike cool!
    Have a great day... Gill xx

    1. It is indeed, it almost has a steampunk feel to it.

  19. The steampunk page is great in both variations,thanks for linking it to AJJ and the tag is wonderful. Fantastic photos -I like to see that coffee bike again. And yes please, a slice of lemon cake for me too!
    Happy T- Day

  20. Another wonderful post, as always! I love visiting as you always have such inspirational artwork and photos 😀. The steampunk page is fantastic and I'll definately get creating so I can join you at TioT - what fun. There are so many lovely layers on your tag - beautiful! The coffee bike is such a good idea and the flower photos are stunning. As for the lemon cake, it looks so delicious and I would love a piece please 😉. Wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊

  21. I really love the steampunk scissors you created on your page. And the clock next to the leopard with the jeweled eye makes me wonder if the leopard can change his spots before time runs out.

    I enjoyed visiting the quaint, cobblestone pedistrian market. And thank you for sharing the sunshine and beautiful flowers. Today is another rainy day for us and we are expected to set a record for coldest daytime temps in June.

    Your lemon cake is sunshine on a plate. I love your blue and white dishes, I think I told you this before. The cow peeking over the lemon tray made me smile and is that a black cat on the flower pot? Happy T Day!

  22. First of all, you really do wonderful steampunk. I love both of these -- your layering is really nice -- just enough.

    And oh, that market! I'd love going there. And I'd especially love your beautiful lemon cake. That tray is fabulous and it just looks so pretty and delicious!

  23. Wonderful steampunk page. I like your photos :)

  24. Brilliant steampunk page Valerie! Love the scissors. The tag is great too.
    The lemon cake looks delicious!
    Hugs, Mar

  25. Haven't seen steampunk for a while, superb piece, Valerie!

  26. Love your wheel of life page, Valerie. The leopard's eye is the perfect finishing touch for your animal tag. How clever you are ;-) Your photos of everything in bloom are beautiful!

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

  27. Your pieces are very thought provoking and the blues in the backgrounds restful.
    What a wondrous walk with those beautiful flowers on view. Let's grab a coffee to go from the coffee bike and go back and have a piece of that yummy cake.

  28. The wheel of life really spoke to me Valerie!
    Fantastic piece!
    Lula oxo

  29. Your steam punk pieces are great! The wheel of life does go on indeed (until it stops...)
    A coffee bike! What a good idea. I would like to stop there too. Is he there every wednesday?
    The flowers are lush! Rich in colour. Nature is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy T-Day,

  30. great steampunky page and I love those coffee posts

  31. I can see a coffee-bike doing well here, and the lemon cake would go well with it.

    I love all the flowers! It's such a joy when people plant where others can enjoy them, too :)

    Happy T Tuesday!

  32. What a great idea the coffee-bike is, and that lemon cake looks delicious.
    All lovely photo's.

    All the best Jan

  33. I love your take on Steampunk! Such fabulous colours too! Your leopard tag is wonderful with that sparkly eye! I would love to come to the market especially if it includes a stop at the Coffee Bike! Lemon cake is one of my favourites and would definitely be good with a cappuccino! Love seeing all the flowers in your area! Happy Tea Day! Chrisx

  34. Love your steampunk pieces . What a fabulous blog you have , such a lot to look at and admire. I think it is such a great idea that people plant flowers round the trees, what a great idea and I also love lemon cake too

  35. I love steampunk and your journal page does steampunk beautifully. your leopard is also most wonderful. the second flower you photographed seems like something from another planet! quite beautiful. have a lovely day! xo

  36. Beautiful post again ♥ The steampunk art is amazing and I love what you did with the tag too ♥♥♥ The Coffee Bike is a BRILLIANT idea and you'd find me there too. Then there is all of those beautiful flowers. I'd love to just transplant them to my yard but that may be a bit difficult :) I'm down with my back again and had to have and emergency injection yesterday morning . Which is why I didn't post for "T" day. It hit me Monday afternoon like a building fell on me. Feeling much better today but still taking it super easy... so it looks like I'll be hiring the gardening helper for a couple of days. I still need lots of mulching done.

  37. Slightly late as the internet is slow, so I'm sure that lemon cake has all gone now as it looked delicious. Love both versions of the Steampunk page and the leopard tag looks fabulous.
    Have seen Coffee vans but never a bike, great idea. Lovely photos as usual.
    Avril xx

  38. I love your creations and your stunning photos. Happy T for Tuesday very belated!
    Cazzy x

  39. Love your art so much!! That coffee bike is cool! Amazing flower pictures! Big Hugs! (Did you save me a piece of lemon cake? LOL!)

  40. Stunning piece. The details are so gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see your lovely art work back here again soon. Judy DT


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