Sunday, 16 July 2017

Wet summer Sunday

Hi Everybody!

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!

Today I am sharing a a floral tag made from recycled cardboard.
I cut it into a long heart shape, painted it white, and
embossed it with one of my new stencils and smooth 
molding paste, before colouring it with peacock
feathers distress oxide ink. I added another of the
temple leaves and textile flowers from Prima that I
used on the little canvas I showed yesterday. The leaf
was also painted with the hologram paint. I added a feather
and some ribbons. I am linking to Simon Monday challenge, distress it, 
and to Eclectic Ellapu, summer colours

Then I imported the tag into my digital programme and made it
part of a journal page for Elizabeth's summertime love theme

Today I have some photos taken on my balcony or near here, we will
be visiting the botanical gardens again tomorrow:

In the evening, when the sun goes down, the last rays of the sun
creep over the roof and light up the tops of the trees here,
always a wonderful sight:

My lupins enjoyed the rain:

My flowers are flourishing and look rather wild, as I like them:

The morning sky:

Ships along the Rhine:

  Our main street:

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


  1. Your heart tag is out of this world. I love the cool blue colors that you have chosen and the holographic foil that gives the leaf such a glittery sheen. The Prima flower is one I've never seen before and simply adore it. To add it to a digital journal page is wonderful, too. That really made me smile. The sentiment is certainly summery, and thanks for sharing it with Art Journal Journey.

    Your flowers are beautiful on your patio. The sunflower has a real summery charm. The town seems to have gotten back to pre-Tour de France look, with the streets and shops gearing up for the rest of summer. Hope your day is going GREAT, too.

  2. Hi Val, I just LOVE your heart, in all variations, and it was a clever idea to use it for a journal page - 2 birds with one stone, huh? The colours are really summery, just lovely. The photos are wonderful, I always love seeing what's on your balcony and the ships are so relaxing to watch, I know you love being at the Rhine. See you this evening! Hugs, Sarah

  3. OH LOVE this gorgeous heart tag, it's a real stunner. LOVE your gorgeous pictures of the flowers too.xx

  4. A stunning heart tag and beautiful photos.
    xxx Hazel.

  5. Gorgeous tag, so very beautiful love the heart shape. great photos also. love your photos always

  6. Unique heart shaped tag today! It adds to a beautiful summer page! Nature is so artistic as I look at your sunflower, wow. Have fun at the botanical gardens and happy Sunday Valerie!

  7. I am loving your tags lately. You are on a roll. And beautiful summer flowers on your balcony. I have pots on my deck and its nice to step out and be surrounded by flowers. :) Happy Sunday. Hope your day is going well. Hugs-Erika

  8. Beautiful tag! I am a sunflower lover so REALLY enjoyed your photos today. Enjoy a day at your botanical gardens.

  9. Wonderful art on a heart with really beautiful effects and great blues.

    The photographs are beautiful today with the wonderful sunflowers and promising morning sky that turned to rain. We had rain forecast but it turned sunny

    Love Chrissie xx

  10. Amazing art and photos! Happy start of the new week ahead!

  11. I love heart art, what a wonderful piece! The photos are bright and beautiful too.

  12. Its a beautiful heart project, I love the colours you used and the lovely details.
    Great photos of you balcony flowers and the sunrise. Hope tomorrows weather will be good for you.
    Yvonne xx

  13. I think I should like to see your town -- and walk the main street and shop in the book store!

    Love your pretty art today -- what wonderful water colors!

  14. this tag is just the prettiest thing! and of course the photos are lovely as always! xo

  15. Your tag is beautiful! I love all the texture and the pretty blue colors. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  16. so schön gebastelt und bemalt richtig Summer Love!!!
    Schön deine Fotos mit den dunklen Wolken im Hintergrund und den Sonnenuntergang!
    Ich wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenstart!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  17. Hi Valerie, I just love the heart-shaped floral tag; the colours are so pretty.
    Your photographs are also really pretty especially the ones with the sunflower and the trees. The colours and shapes of both just go so well together.
    Lupins won’t grow in our garden, I’ve tried lots of times, but they obviously don’t like the soil. My mum grew them when I was a girl, and I always feel nostalgic when I see them.
    Have a lovely week, hugs Barbara

  18. I do so love the HEART TAG and then the way you incorporated it onto you journal page. I really do need to start making art again... starting to miss it ♥

    1. Didn't mean to post just yet my fingers are ahead of my brain again today :) All around us had rain on the weekend but it passed us over so me and the yet to be named water sprinkler spent a lot of time together as I moved it around the yard. It's supposed to be an extremely hot week here so I'll be spending lots of time indoors. I don't do well when it's 100° F out there!!!!! Maybe I"ll get to that art ♥

  19. Beautiful tag. It is the perfect center piece for the page. As always, your photography is place I like to stop and admire as much as your creations.

    Hugs and Blessings,

  20. I have just had such a wonderful catch up with what you have been up to! I loved the turquoise art you have been making and your brilliant AJJ pages! I enjoyed seeing your local photos and the lovely walks around the botanic gardens too! Hopefully I'll be able to keep up now! Hugs, Chrisx

  21. Beautiful tag Valerie - love the colours and the page you added it to.
    Did you hear the news today that Daisytrail is closing down? that was a shock They have a sale on now as well.
    Gill xx

  22. Wow this heart is wonderful, what gorgeous colours and texture. Your photograph are also fab - as always! xx

  23. Your heart tag is so beautiful! I love the colours!
    Glorious photos!! Truly love them all! The sky photos are magical! Big Hugs!


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