Monday, 4 September 2017

T stands for New Challenges

Hi Everybody!

On Tuesday we are beginning new challenges at
Tag Tuesday and at More Mixed Media.

At Tag Tuesday our lovely Wendy is our host, and has chosen
Paris as her theme, and I know that is a theme that we
all like. For my tag I stamped a tag using a French script stamp
and some flourishes -both from LaBlanche. The Arc de Triomphe
(Artemio)was stamped with Stazon  onto acetate.
The rose is a decal. I sewed it
all together. I am also linking to Simon Monday Challenge,
Stamptember. :

At More Mixed Media Challenge our theme is anything goes
with optional brown. I like brown when it's used in vintage work,
so used a family piece I recently put together, printed it
onto a T-shirt film and ironed it onto canvas. The canvas was then sewn 
onto recycled cardboard from an Amazon envelope
and sewn together with some wild stitching. I coloured the edges
 of the cardboard with some distress oxides and added some crackle
varnish from Deco Art. I sewed some hemp ribbon to it and
added some embellies which I fixed with a TH safety pin. 
I am also linking to Art Journal Journey, Yvonne's lovely
theme of 'colour in m world'
This will be going into my family scrapbook:

And today is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so here a hearty 
welcome to all of the nice ladies of the T Gang. Last week I baked
a chocolate cake with lots of chocolate chunks in it and chocolate
fondant icing. Sorry, forgot to slice it, so just cut off what you 
want and enjoy:

My drink is cappuccino as always, here taken at my
fave ice parlour:

                                       My postcards last week went to 
Linda Kunsman and Chris Bedford.
I have  printed some new cards from some of my artwork,
and this card is up for grabs this week, so please leave a comment
if you would like to have it. There are 2 waiting to fly out,
complete with stamps, so don't be shy.

And last but not least, here are some photos of my Sunday walk
along the Rhine and through our little town:

One of my fave corners:

The 'Schiffchen' (little ship) restaurant:

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


  1. Amazing artsy and yummie pieces here today along with beautiful photos!
    Happy T-Day and thank you for joining AJJ again!

  2. Hi Val, a wonderful post as always. Great tag and fantastic scrapbook page with your family. The cake looks wonderful, I know how good your chocolate cake is, yummy! The pics from your walk are lovely, too. Have a happy T Day tomorrow, hugs, Sarah

  3. great tag, love the sewings on journal and tag to..I can see you had a nice sunday in the sun ;O))

  4. Wow, its a fabulous image on your Parisian tag and the journal page is gorgeous. A wonderful collection of your family photos, its also a great sentiment . I am always in awe of your stitching that frames your art pieces beautifully.
    Thank you i will have a small slice of the delicious looking cake to eat while I browse the super photos from your walk.
    Happy T day.
    p.s. Forgot to say its an awesome postcard as well.

  5. Absolutely beautiful artwork, wonderful pics and yummy chocolate cake - what more could we ask :D
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  6. Oh Wow I am loving your new art pieces especially the tag. I always love your walks-great photos-those flower boxes are so pretty.\Happy T Day Kathy

  7. Your tag could be used in a tourist brouchure for Visit Paris. I love your family page. The sewing makes me think of the threads that bind families together how the various threads cross over the generations. That cake wouldn't last long in my house. As always I enjoyed the photos from your walk especially Das Schiffen. the ironwork with flowers just gorgeous. Happy T Day

  8. Wow, what a great post. Your postcard is great, as is the family page.
    Thank you for the cake. Yes, I would love a slice.
    I enjoyed the Sunday walk. Lovely photos as always. Beautiful roses!
    Happy T-Day,

  9. Lovely work for the new challenges and beautiful photos with flowers still in bloom.

  10. What a wonderful tag. Your arch is fabulous. I have a small stamp with that image, but nothing this big and beautiful. I love the stitching, too.

    I am in awe of your AJJ entry. It's a real beauty and I can see why you would want to put it in your album.

    Beautiful photos today, too. As always, I was drawn to the beauty of the flower boxes.

    I would also like to have a piece of cake. But even more than that, I would like to join you for a cappuccino at the ice parlor.

    Lovely art, beautiful photos, and cappuccino. Love it all for T this Tuesday.

  11. What a full post today! First of all for T day I will take a BIG piece of that chocolate cake. It looks yummy, and since the hubby doesn't like chocolate cake I don't have enough of it. :) And your art is gorgeous. I think you will have a wonderful family heritage scrapbook, well you probably already have it. :) Hope you have a fantastic T day. hugs-Erika

  12. And I completely forgot to mention about putting my name in for the postcard too!

  13. ohh Valerie! that first piece is gorgeous! Such depth to it!
    Your second piece with the vintage photos,looks like it came out of a family album with the aged appearance from the browns and that Yummy crackle!! Always a joy to view your new post and see how you have tackled the mixed media world on that at day!
    huge hugs my friend,Jackie

  14. Most interesting and outstanding post. Your displays and photos are just gorgeous. Your vintage piece is it all.xx [aNNie]

  15. A beautiful tag and your family piece is stunning, I'd love a piece of your chocolate cake - it looks so yummy and I'd also love to receive one of your postcards. Have a lovely day.
    xxx Hazel.

  16. What a great tag and Journal page.

  17. Wonderful artwork! The Paris tag is gorgeous and I love the stitching and crackle glaze on your family scrapbook page 😁. Is always nice to walk with you and the flowers are beautiful - Happy T Day! J 😊

  18. Just love your canvas and Paris tag. Ooh and the postcard, and the photos. Guess that means I love all of it.
    Hugs Wendy

  19. wunderschön ob Tag oder Journalseite und da streckt viel Arbeit dahinter! Die Fotos, ach herrlich wieder ich bin damals schon rum geradelt am Rhein die Gegend ist einfach so schön!
    Hab einen schönen Tag!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  20. Wonderful art! I'd love to have a postcard if they aren't already spoken for. Both of your new pieces are so interesting but I particularly like the complexity of the family piece.

  21. gorgeous art Valerie!! Of course I am especially fond of the tag:) Your cake looks divine but there's no way I'd be able to get a pic before hubby would have cut into this gem. Love all the beautiful scenery-especially that corner too with those gorgeous flowers. Happy T day!

  22. I love your tag! And what a lovely addition to your family album.
    I looked at your cake and gained 5#s:)
    The walk was relaxing and the flowers breathtaking.
    Have a great one.

  23. wunderschön deine seite und das tag ist auch klasse.
    schöne bilder von deiner umgebung,ich find die gartentore mit den rosen soo schöön.
    einen schönen abend noch,liebe valerie.

    hugs jenny

  24. Valerie i hardly know where to begin... So much loveliness in one blog post ..i can hardly stand it... Your tag and journal page are beautiful... and please... PLEASE put me in the drawing for that PostCard.. its amazing! I always enjoy when you take us on your walk... Happy T day! Hugs! deb

  25. What a gorgeous page for your family scrapbook! The colors within the crackle glaze are my favorite. So pretty. And the tag is so lovely with the roses and stitching.

  26. I like the shape and design of your tag, and also that family piece. That gives me an idea about a way to manage a few of my old family photos.

    You can't go wrong with chocolate cake and coffee :) I loved your scenic walk, and Oh! those roses!

    Happy T Tuesday

  27. I love your tag and your journal page and I'm hoping I can take part! Your chocolate cake looks delicious and perfect with a cappuccino! The photos are great once again, those roses are such a lovely shade of pink! Hugs, Chrisx

  28. What amazing artwork! I am in love and inspecting every single piece with pleasure! Wow, you've really started my morning off with beautiful inspiration. Big hugs, Autumn

  29. Wow warst du wieder fleißig, so viel gibt es hier zu sehen. Das Paris-Tag mit der schönen alten Schrift plus Rose gefĂ€llt mir sehr. Die Fotocollage mit den netten alten Fotos ist ein klasse Idee und sieht als Gesamtkunstwerk super aus. Könnte ich mir auch gut auf einem Shirt vorstellen. Die digitale Collage mit den MĂ€nnermotiven finde ich sehr schön komponiert, das paßt Alles sehr harmonisch zusammen. Der Kuchen sieht wieder verfĂŒhrerisch aus, aber ich muß abnehmen, da bleibt nur ein Cappuccino ohne Zucker. ;) Die Bilder von den blauen Blumen und den Rosen mag ich sehr, auch das alte Haus mit dem schönen verschnörkelten Schild ist immer wieder ein tolles Motiv. Alles ein Augen schmaus.
    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe
    Sabine xox

  30. Lovely artwork, and I do like the family page ...
    What a wonderful walk that was, your photographs are all so good to look at.

    All the best Jan

  31. What amazing pieces, I'm loving your wild sewing and the crackle on your family piece xx

  32. Oh that tag is gorgeous and I love the other piece as well. Your beautiful postcard arrived when I was feeling unwell and lifted me up, thank you! I'll try to post about it tomorrow.

  33. I love your artwork and photos Valerie!

  34. Your posts are always full of so much happiness! I love your art pieces! They are amazing!! Chocolate cake?? My favourite!! I will take the entire cake! LOL! Gorgeous pictures! Love your corner! Big Hugs!

  35. What a wonderful selection of projects...they are all fantastic and inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

  36. Love, love, love your Paris tag!! Such great textures on all your artwork! Fabulous photos of the walk through town.

  37. Lovely tag art ~ collage work and wonderful photography ~ so creative ~ thanks,

    ( A ShutterBug Explores)


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