Saturday, 23 September 2017

Steampunk and sunrise

Hi Everybody!

Today I have a large, mixed media tag made for Joan's
Steampunk theme at Tag Tuesday. It was once again made from 
recycled craft card from an Amazon shipping envelope
and from an old calendar. The BG was stamped with Paper-Artsy 
and TH stamps using distress oxide in Peacock feathers. The die 
cuts were fixed with foam squares to give dimension. The top-hat
was cut free hand from calendar paper. As usual I sewed
the edges together. I am also linking to Simon
Wednesday challenge, pop it up:

This morning I was up before dawn:

Venus is twinkling in the tree:

Venus beginning to fade:

A plane coming in to land:

The precious moments as the sun slips up above
the horizon:

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


  1. Lovely tag, great dimension, and wonderful photos, as always. How nice to see Venus! I probably wouldn't know her if she smacked me on the head! Your sunrise scenes are always so gorgeous. Have a nice day, off to have a coffee here before the kids wake up. Hugs, Sarah

  2. An fabulous tag Valerie with great ideas

    The photographs of the sunrise are wonderful and to be able to see Venus as well is very special

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. What a wonderful tag. I'm so impressed with how much you put into your tags. This is awesome.

    The pre-dawn and sunrise photos are wonderful. I loved seeing Venus and then how the airport suddenly came to life. These are truly beautiful photos.

  4. Gorgeous photos of the sunrise Valerie and a Wow for showing us Venus in your morning sky.
    The Steampunk tag looks amazing, fabulous additions , I loved the chain details on the hat.
    Yvonne xx

  5. Sunrise beautiful, Steampunk Amazing, super super projects.xx [aNNie]
    [very tired after being out in the sun all day, just playing in my garden.]

  6. Der Tag ist wunderschön!
    Die Fotos vsind ja toll mit der Venus und diese Stimmung!
    Ich wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  7. What a fun tag. Reminds me of a movie poster for "Around the World in 80 Days" Beautiful sunrise photos.

  8. great photos before dawn-thank you for sharing venus-very cool to see.
    awesome art tag too!
    Happy weekend Kathy

  9. Love your giant tag - so much movement and great mechanical look - and your skyscapes are simply magical.
    Alison x

  10. I love this steampunk tag - the propeller on the hat is awesome!! The sunrise photos are so lovely - thanks for sharing.

  11. Beautiful tag, love how you make use of recycled materials. Lovely sunrise photos today thanks for sharing.

  12. A fabulous tag and beautiful photos.
    xxx Hazel.

  13. Ein ganz tolle Steampunk Creation mit schönen Stanzteilen und der passenden Hintergrund Stempelei. So ein Sonnenaufgang ist immer wieder schön und erhebend und du hast ihn wieder wunderbar aufs Bild gebannt.
    Liebe Grüße und schönen Sonntag.

  14. What a fun and fabulously large tag. There is so much to look at between the background and all the steampunk/masculine elements.

  15. Great tag Valerie. I like those steampunk die cuts. The glasses are really cool. And looks like it was a gorgeous sunrise the day you took those photos. Like a summery morning. Oh, for a nice summery morning. :) Hugs-Erika

    1. It's not summery here, but we had another nice morning, and it's neither raining nor freezing, so that's something!

  16. Impressive tag and photos - Happy Sunday!

  17. Oh how wonderful and whimsical your tag is, I love it! The photos are lovely too.

  18. That is a really cool tag and I love the recycling aspect of it too. hugs, teresa

  19. What a fantastic steam punk tag! I love the dark tones, black and tan with a hint of blue work perfectly together!! That little gold charm is amazing!! What a gorgeous view you have and the sunrise is just magnificent! sending hugs :)

  20. Wow! Such beautiful photos Valerie!
    I love your Steampunk tag too, great composition!
    Happy Monday!
    Alison x

  21. Hello Valerie, I love anything steampunk but especially your tag. The hat and glasses are just lovely!
    Gosh you were up early, but it was worth it to get these shots.
    Have a happy week, hugs Barbara

  22. Wow, I just love all those beautiful pictures!!! You did an amazing job with this tag.

  23. Love the tag, textures, metal, and the wonderful tower!

    Gorgeous photos!

  24. Truly love your tag Valerie!!
    And, I love your photos! WOW! Breath taking!
    Big Hugs!

  25. Such a fun tag Valerie! You always seem to have just the perfect elements to use for a theme!!

  26. Beautiful tag! Such great texture and design! Love it!

    Fabulous pics too!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  27. Oh my I just love the steam punk and these dark photos..WOW! Must be the gothic side of me!! Wonderful post!

    Peace Giggles


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