Monday, 16 July 2018

T stands for BoaTs and WaTer

Hi Everybody!

Hope you all have a great week. It's still extremely hot here, and we have been promised heavy storms again in the next days. 

On Tuesday we are starting a new challenge at Tag Tuesday. This time Sandie is hosting and has chosen 'nautical/seaside' as her theme, which is very fitting for the summer. Tags of all formats are allowed, and you have 2 weeks to join in. Hope to see you there! This is my interpretation, a hybrid tag using elements from me and Serif. The lighthouse and houses are stamped, the birds have been stenciled.

It's also time for Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so here I would like to welcome all the nice ladies of the T Gang. TSFT is celebrating its 5th birthday this week, so I used my hand-carved cups and cupcakes to make a card. I stamped onto some designer paper with distress oxides and added the greeting digitally:

And some photos from my trip to Duisburg on Saturday with my buddies G & H. We visited a boating lake and a water-ski place:

I am happy that the EU does not require me to disguise the faces of the ducks and geese:


No, this car does not belong to us!

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

Friday, 13 July 2018

Weekend at last

Hi everybody!

It's weekend - have a good one!
I made this journal page at my art group this week. The background was  brayered with a mix of gesso, pink and white. I drew the girl, stamped the flower using my home-made stamp and used various stencils with a grey Pitt pen for the other elements. I did the stitching at home. As I had forgotten to give her eyelashes, I stitched them on. One of the ladies at the group said it didn't look realistic - what a surprise! I am linking to Paint Party Friday and to Simon Monday challenge, summer fun - being at one with nature. 

Some impressions from our little town:

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

Thursday, 12 July 2018

This and that

Hi Everybody!

I made another piece (12" x 12") using fresh, summer colours and my fave dragonfly stamp. I have several different ones but this is the nicest from Laurenz and Morgan. The other stamps used are by Artemio, Hein Design and Tim Holtz. I am linking to Paint Party Friday, Simon Monday Challenge, summer fun, and Simon Wednesday challenge, fun in the sun. My idea of summer fun is to be outside, walking through the meadows by the river.

Ans I have another piece made with new, self-carved stamps:

Some photos taken this week along the Rhine and from my balcony:

 This was a windy day, my hair didn't look better....poor magpie!

We just had 5 minutes of rain, but it was enough:

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