Monday, 18 June 2018

T stands for Gemini

Hi Everybody!
Hope your week go off to a good start!

On Tuesday we are starting a new challenge at Tag Tuesday, hosted this time by our lovely Wilma. Thanks to all who entered Joan's 'Movie' challenge last time.
Wilma's challenge is 'Gemini'
My first time for this one is a hybrid tag made with elements from me and Serif, showing the Gemini sign in gold:

The tag also serves as a reminder for the challenge at TIOT, one for the boys, which will be running for another week.

And I have a second tag, using one of my hand-carved African ladies:

Today is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so here a warm welcome to all of the wonderful ladies of the T Gang. Last week I had a visit from Sabine of Artbee Art and we visited North Park and the Japanese Garden. We stopped for a break and my drink this time was a Coke Zero:

We enjoyed walking through the park:

And I even found a rusty sculpture for Elizabeth:

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


  1. Beautiful tags, what an interesting theme! Enjoyed your summery photos today.

  2. I do like your Gemini tags, especially the golden one with the African ladies. Love the photos from the park, the Lily pond is just gorgeous. Have a great week, look after yourself, hugs, Sarah

  3. Two beautiful Gemini tags today, Valerie. Lovely use of your hand carved and stamped image, too.

    That Coke zero looks good, and I really like the classic coke glass. I'm always amazed that you get real glass bottles when you order a soft drink. In the states, they give you a cup of pre-measured carbonated water and syrup. Then they fill about half the cup with ice first. At least there, you get a genuine bargain.

    Those fountains in North Park always make me smile. And I was drawn to that rusty sculpture, too. It was beautiful. Of course, the Japanese Gardens are always fun to follow you around in. Great photos today.

    Thanks for sharing your art, your photos (including the rusty sculpture), and your coke with us for T this soon to be Tuesday.

  4. Wonderful tags. Your carved lady stamp also reminds me of the sassy goddesses from Disney's Hercules. The gardens are so beautiful and peaceful and I was happy to see the honeybee. Have a lovely day

    1. Oh dear, that's another film I don't know....

  5. These are both such clever interpretations of the Gemini twins. Very different and loads of fun!

  6. Fantastic tags I love how you used your own cut images on the second one beautiful on the gold background.
    I'm sure your drink would be very welcome after your walk around those lovely gardens. The photos were lovely.
    Happy T day wishes Valerie.
    Yvonne xx

  7. Creative tags!

    Looks like a lovely walk. Such pretty sights. :) Have a wonderful week!

  8. I love how you used your African lady stamp, Valerie. The twins tags is very cute also.

    The Japanese gradens are lovely - so serene.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  9. Fabulous tags and lovely photos, I love your African lady stamp.
    xxx Hazel.

  10. Love your Gemini projects Valerie and that African woman one is my fave-love that stamp you carved! Another glorious day and walk amongst the park and gardens. happy T day!

  11. Hi Valerie wow love your tag ,the ladies are fantastic and what a beautiful place you went to,lovely pics my friend xx

  12. Love both of your wonderful tags!! The little boys with the kites are super cute! But the golden tag with your handcarved stamps really is fabulous!! I loved the colors of the lilypads; thanks for sharing your photos!

  13. I love your tags. I think using those cool African ladies you carved made a great Gemini image. ANd I think you had a nice day out with Sabine. Those lily pads are pretty cool. I love the colors. I have only seen green ones. Hope your new week has started off in a good way and happy T day. hugs-Erika

  14. Brilliant post and love the tags.xx

  15. I loved your tags-especially loved seeing your African ladies again.
    Beautiful beautiful gardens-enjoyed it.
    Happy T Day Hugs Kathy

  16. Fabulous collection of tags, not an easy theme Gemini.... my favourite though is the one with your African ladies, - they are so clever!

    Wonderful photos of your outing to the park, always fun to meet up with crafty friends. As to your drink..... well what can I say, being a bit of a health freak it would not be my drink of choice, but I hope you enjoyed it :o)

  17. Your tags are wonderful! I loved visiting the Japanese Gardens and park with you today 😁. The views and vistas look amazing with all the pretty foliage and flowers - beautiful! Wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😊 x

  18. I enjoy going to parks, and I appreciate your virtual tour of this one. A lovely setting! Happy T Tuesday!

  19. Valerie i love your Gemini tags! The gold is fantastic on the second one! I was almost a Gemini but i'm a moody I've been to the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco... and yours is just as lovely... Happy T day Hugs! deb

  20. Great tags Valerie and such a good idea with the Gemini tag.
    Lovely pictures of your walk with Sabine, the Japanese garden looks beautiful.
    Avril xx

  21. Really gorgeous tags Valerie and I especially love your African ladies one as it's so striking.
    Lovely photos too and the gardens look so serene and calming.
    Have a great week.
    Fliss xx

  22. Such gorgeous photos from your visit to the park. I am loving the little patch of lily pads in the middle of the pond and those beautiful pillars draped in green vines.
    And such lovely tags with that gold background.
    Happy Tea Day,

  23. What sweet and gorgeous tags! Your flower photos are so very pretty too.

  24. Two fabulous tags Valerie! I do love your carved ladies! The walk through the Japanese Gardens looks very cool and serene! Happy T day, Chrisx

  25. Love the African ladies art! And thank you for sharing your walk through the gardens. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  26. The park is amazing! Hope you get to visit it again soon. Your tags are so lovely. Wonderful hand-carved African ladies!


  27. What a lovely walk through the park. Thanks for letting us tag along:)
    Loved your Gemini pieces.

  28. great tags -- each so different. the African ladies are wonderfully regal and the gold background really emphasizes their royalty! xo

  29. Your Gemini pieces are fabulous Valerie, I really like how you've used your African lady in this way, so clever. Hope you're having a happy week, Sue xx

  30. Hi! Valerie!!!! Love your art today !! The tag with the African women is my favorite ♥ Love all of the park photos too. It's been too hot here to go to any parks or walks in the woods. Yo hot to work in the gardens but sometimes you just have too.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out the twins. They are the center of our world these days ♥♥
    Happy Late T Day!

  31. Such beautiful tags.

    I enjoyed my walk with you today … lovely photographs.

    All the best Jan

  32. Zwei schöne Tags, einmal lustig, einmal edel mit den Afrika Ladies. Deine Fotos vom Nord Park sind wunderschön. Dieser Japangarten ist ein Traum und eine echte Ruheoase.
    Es war schön das mit dir zu entdecken.
    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe

  33. Both your gold tags are beautiful! Love them!
    Amazing pictures of the park! Wow!!!
    Big Hugs!

  34. Lovely adventures again, Valerie. The Gemini tags are just great! Love the carved stamped ladies and the boys are too cute for words. I bet that could have been titled 'double trouble"/ Thank you again for hosting Tag Tuesday, and your commitment to the group and creating beautiful art tags.

  35. omgosh! that second tag with your stamps is out of this world gorgeous!! I love it!

    That garden is fabulous Valerie! Where is it? And why did they create it to look roman-ish is this a special park? I would love to sit and create art there!


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