Monday, 20 November 2017

T stands for Colours to keep you warm

Hi Everybody!

Tomorrow we are starting a new challenge at TIOT -
As always, projects of all formats are welcome, and you
have 2 weeks to link to us.
I made an A3 Journal page using the stamp I made
recently, stamped with Archival black. The BG was
sprayed with my home-made acrylic sprays and
I added depth with various stencils. The
sentiment was hand-written. I am also linking
to Art Journal Journey, Chris' '101 ways to
keep warm' challenge - colours make you warm!

Tuesday is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so here 
a hearty welcome to all of the nice ladies of the
T Gang. My buddy G recently bought this lovely bottle 
of wine. I haven't drunk it yet, I will drink it with my 
friend N together, as it was meant for both of us. But I 
will  definitely be saving the gorgeous label for crafting!

Last week I made a mandarin orange / sour cream cake.
It was eaten before I got round to taking a photo,
so here is one from the net:

Bildergebnis für mandarinen schmand kuchen

And I have some more pics from the Aquazoo:

I wonder whose legs got into the aquarium?

Some models of tiny, underwater creatures:

My personal highlights were the penguins:

Taken on the way home last week:

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


  1. oh boy you have been busy,, such a beautiful art piece, I love the way your mind works and that label is amazing on the bottle,,I will admit to a bit of a phobia about see creatures but penguins I adore!!!

  2. oh and that cake looks wonderful,, I had to come back to comment on that!!!!

  3. A fantastic page with your big stamp! Great new header and super aquazoo photos. Happy T-Day, TIOT and AJJ and evening! Enjoy a nice glass of Rijoa in pleasant company! I wouldn't mind a slice of the cake and a glass of wine just now!

  4. Lovely journal page, that stamp is spectacular indeed. The cake loos wonderful, I wouldn't mind a slice or two and a glass of red wine is always a treat. Great photos, as always. Hugs, Sarah

  5. wonderful page with the stamp face!!! wundervolles Journal mit deinem Stempel und der Hintergrund mit dazu, der Satz ist grossartig so solls sein. Leckeren Kuchen und der tolle Wein aus Spanien mit dem Motiv ist klasse. Deine Fotos sind ja interessant udn so schön wa sich wieder alles sehen darf vom Aquazoo und Herbtsbäume!
    Schönen Abend wünsche ich dir!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  6. I would be saving that wine label, too! And I love your new banner and the Aquazoo photos. I'm thinking your cake must have been fabulous!

  7. Really enjoyed the process of seeing your hand-made stamp and its use on your page. The warm colors you chose are so bright and cheery. The wine lable is so cool. Will be interested to see what you do with it. Enjoy the wine with your friend. I love the penguins, too, especially the little guy at the back marching to the beat of his own waddle. I'm so glad I don't have to rake all those leaves. Happy T Day

  8. Wow so much so see here :) Love the colourful background to set off your fabulous hand carved stamp image. The wine label is very beautiful and that cake looks so tasty. Fantastic photographs as well, the Penguins are cute. Take care xx

  9. Its a wonderful colourful page and I have to agree that colours can give a warm feeling when we see the. I loved seeing your home made stamp again.
    The label from the bottle will be super to save, I wonder how you will be using it.
    The photos looked lovely and penguins are such cute animals.
    Happy T day wishes, I'd be happy to join you for a piece of the cake.
    Yvonne xx

  10. You carved that stamp, Valerie? She's wonderful and makes great focal point for your page.

    Your mandarin sour cream cake sounds delicious. I enjoyed your pictures from the Aquazoo, especially the penguins. But who doesn't love penguins?

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  11. Beautiful warm AJJ page. The wine looks warm too! The cake must've been good. Enjoyed your photos today. No raking necessary in the woods I guess.

  12. I love the cheery rainbow colours you used on your page and that homemade stamp is amazing! The cake and wine looks delicious and I can't wait to see what you create with that beautiful wine label either 😁. The penguins made me smile as did the stunning autumn scenery! Wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊

  13. I love the latest journal page made with your stamp. Colorful is a great new challenge and you hit the nail on the head with that page. :) And that is a gorgeous wine bottle label. When I buy wine it is always because of the labels. Your dessert looks like it was yummy. Is it like a cheesecake? I love seeing more of the aquatic critters too. Sounds like a great place to visit. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  14. Love the new penguin header! Your stamp carving is fab and you made a most wonderful, colorful page with it. I do like some riojas but have had some not so good ones either. need to learn more about them. Great visit to the aquazoo-I know I would love it too! Happy T day!

  15. Yay for penguins!!! :)

    That aquazoo looks like a nice place to visit. I think I would like it there, too. And you also got nice photos of the lovely autumn scenery. The colorful leaves are so beautiful.

    I also liked the colors in your journal page. And I like the overall softness of the page as well.

    Happy T-Day! --Denise :)

  16. Your painting is beautiful! I love all the colors. And that piece of orange cake looks so yummy!
    Happy Tea Day,

  17. Fabulous post, fish, food, wine, cake oh gosh what else can one ask[aNNie]🎄

  18. My keyboard is having a PMS hissy fit today, and refuses to work much of the time. I would LOVE to leave you a personal message like you are used to from me, but it took nearly 30 minutes to write my last message. Fortunately, my mouse still works well, so I can copy and paste this generic message to you. So, I will just wish all my U. S. friends a very happy Thanksgiving and EVERYONE a very happy T Tuesday.

  19. What a treat of a post! First Thank you so much for this fabulous AJJ entry - I love this hand carved stamp and the colours are certainly brightening a dull day day here! The label on the wine is gorgeous - hope you can get it off successfully! Your cake does look delicious! Once again the Aqua zoo photos are fabulous - I love the model with the fancy 'hairdo'! Finally that carpet of leaves - WOW! Happy T day! Chrisx

  20. I enjoyed seeing your new banner. It was only after I read the rest of your post I saw the relevance.
    I am mightily impressed with your home made stamp. I remember doing things like that in art classes at school. (long ago). Yours is amazing!
    The pictures of the aquarium are beautiful. Well done you, as taking pictures through glass is notoriously difficult. I find the tiny creatures fascinating. And I love the penguins too of course.
    Autumn colours of the most warm kind. Beautiful.
    And your cake looks delish. I'm sure yours looked just like that. I have recipes for cakes made with sour cream, but we can't buy it here. Do you think it would work with yoghurt and perhaps adding a dash of lemon juice to increase the acidity? I love cheese cakes, but we can't even get kwark here. (But I can get Mascarpone, yumm!)
    You are right, that label on the bottle is beautiful. The wine itself I think you will enjoy drinking it with your friend.
    Happy T-Day,

    1. You could use mascarpone, that would taste great! Or a mix of yogurt and cream? I'm all for experimenting!

  21. That is one fabulous stamp you made! I love her!
    Your cake looks delish no wonder it went so fast! heehee
    Thank you for sharing your underwater photos!

  22. fabelhaft deine seite,wunderschöne farben,lecker find ich auch deinen schokokuchen.
    schöne bilder aus dem zoo,die unterwassertiere sind ja interresant.
    einen gemütlichen nachmittag.

    schöne grüße jenny

  23. Eine tolle Seite, Valerie.
    Die Fotos sind wie immer großartig

  24. I really love the stamp you carved and the art you created with it is great!!! Great photos of your outing also... DO so love the penguins ♥♥♥ I would buy that wine just for the label it is so cool!!!

  25. What a great carved stamp!! I've only ever carved one stamp and it was not as easy as every one was saying so well done!! Love your zoo/Aqua pictures... I'm so glad you shared this T day!! Hugs! deb

  26. I'd be tempted to buy that wine for the label alone. Gorgeous design. I enjoy aquaria, and it looks like the place you went has huge displays. Y'all are getting great fall color this year. Happy T Tuesday!

  27. That's such a fantastic page- absolutely unique with your own stamp!
    Happy rest of the week dear Valerie!

  28. What an awesome post this is-so full of wonderfullness.
    I love your art, your cake looks delicious, I really love that wine label too-anxious to see what you create with it.
    and I always enjoy your photos--years ago we knew the curator at a big zoo in Wisconsin-and got a private tour of the penguins-your photos reminded me of that they are so adorable too
    Happy T Day Kathy

  29. Another great page with your hand made stamp, it really does lend itself to a colourful background. Your pictures from the Aquarium look fabulous and carpet of autumnal leaves looks so beautiful. The cake looks so delicious, shame it didn't last long.
    Avril xx

  30. This is amazing, I love the colours.

  31. Fabulous colours and how clever to make your own stamp. Some really weird creatures in the aquarium
    But amazing colours


  32. Love the Autumn colours in your photo's and the penguins are just adorable.

    I think that wine label will be great for some art crafting, it has a great design to it.

    All the best Jan

  33. Hello Dear Valerie, I have missed a lot!
    Your handmade stamps are always so beautifully crafted... this one included. Lovely colours as well.
    Yes, I agree the penguins are to be admired. They're strange little creatures, I love seeing their behaviour in documentaries.
    I can imagine you putting that lovely wine label to very good use ;D)
    Yum for the cake too xx

  34. Really cool stamp you carved, and love the page you created with it! Stunning photos of the marine life too.

  35. I love coming to your blog!!
    Your header is so beautiful!
    Love your piece of art! She is beautiful and colourful!
    I want a piece of that cake and a drink of the wine! LOL! I agree love the label!
    Gorgeous photos! I love penguins too! Beautiful autumn scene!
    Big Hugs!


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