Monday, 9 July 2018

T stands for Add a quote

Hi Everybody!

On Tuesday we are beginning a new challenge at TIOT -

Add a quote.
As always, you have 2 weeks to link to us and projects of all formats are welcome as long as they have a quote added, not just a sentiment.
I made another piece using my dragonfly stamps, this is a set I like very much and bring out a lot in summer. The background was painted with a mix of gesso, pink and blue acrylics and textured with a swirl stamp while still wet. The dragonflies and flowers were stamped and coloured with pencils. I added Stickles to the wings:

This is my last piece for TIOT as I have decided to leave the team there to give myself some more free time.

You still have a week to join in our 'floral' challenge at 
I made a hybrid tag using elements from me and Serif:

Tuesday is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday link party, so here a warm welcome to all of the ladies of the T gang. My drink is cola, which I enjoyed in Orsoy last weekend while out with friends. We stopped at the this bright and cheerful little cafe / snack-bar. My drink was coke light:

On the way back we saw these sheep, goats and chickens resting in the shade under a tree:

This chicken was curious, and came to look at us through the fence:

And I saw some rusty statues for Elizabeth:

The beautiful cow pond where we stopped for a last break:

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


  1. The dragon flies are lovely, I love the stamping as well, such a profound and deep quote,, rings with truth.
    Your tags are beautiful as well, what a lovely day out you had, the cocoa cola bottle looks very handsome sitting there doesn't it,,

  2. Hi Val, your journal page is fantastic, love the colours and the beautiful dragonflies. The friendship tag is lovely, the quote is great. Lovely photos of Orsoy, I must visit there when we are nearby. Have a good week, hugs, Sarah

  3. Lovely work for the challenges and thanks for sharing the summery photos today!

  4. I love both quotes and the artwork that goes with them! Wonderful walking pix today. Love those red and white awnings and tablecloths!

  5. Your page and tags are so Summery, and I really like the quote you chose. The cafe looks very cheery. I wish we had more places like that. We have mostly chains in my area. As always a nice walk. Loved the chicken saying hello

  6. Great quotes and artwork.
    I always enjoy your photographs and especially liked the red and white colour theme in the awning, table cloths umbrellas and flower display.

    All the best Jan

  7. Hi Valerie wow great page love the wording,beautyiful pics my friend,thankyou for sharing xx

  8. My apologies for visiting and posting so late. I had an internet meltdown. Not on my end, but on AT&T's.

    I am saddened to see you leaving TioT. Your art there always inspires me. This last entry was fabulous, though. I hope you will join in on the challenges from time to time, though.

    I also loved your tag for Tag Tuesday. It is beautiful and somewhat both feminine and masculine all in one tag.

    You KNOW I went crazy over those incredibly gorgeous rusty sculptures. I had to stop and peruse each one. GORGEOUS!!!

    What a fun time the three of you must have had. That coke is not something we would see in the states, and I'm still amazed your are served soft drinks in bottles and cans rather than from a fountain as they do in the states.

    Thank you for sharing your art, the rusty sculptures, your walk, and the coke you had for T this nearly Tuesday.

  9. Beautiful artwork and brilliant and interesting pics, you know how much I love to admire YOUR world.xx

  10. A wonderful quote to add to your beautiful page Valerie, the dragonflies look lovely.
    We will miss you and all the fabulous D.T. inspiration you have shared during the time you have been a member of our TioT's family. I hope you will still join us when you can.
    Great photos today and your choice of drink looks so inviting on a hot day.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  11. You really have finished on a high with this beautiful dragonfly piece! The swirly background and those bright colours at the bottom are fabulous! You will be missed so much at TIOT - I hope you will pop in from time to time! Meanwhile I'm sure you will use your free time wisely and hopefully we will get to see photos! I love your tag, a ship in full sail seems very appropriate! The photos are wonderful - we have been enjoying blue skies here too but I'm afraid to say I am not enjoying this prolonged heat! Looks as though you found some shade on your lovely walk! Big Hugs, Chrisxx

  12. This is a fabulous page and lovely quote.

  13. I always love your art! My favorite is the second one.
    always enjoy all of your photos and the spot for a beverage and a snack was lovely with the colors.
    Happy T Day hugs Kathy

  14. looking forward to TioT's new theme! I especially love your boat tag today. And thanks for sharing such a lovely walk on another gorgeous day! Happy T day!

  15. What a beautiful page, Valerie! What a great quote of Ghandi!
    I love your great nautical tag, too.
    Thank you for sharing with us these pretty photos of your place.
    Kisses, my friend.

  16. What a wonderful quote and page! The subtle swirl stamps in the background look amazing and of course I love your dragonflies - beautiful 😁. I was saddened to hear that you are leaving TioT, it has been such a pleasure to work with you on the Design Team. I hope you will join us from time to time, wishing you all the best and a Happy T Day! J 😊 x

  17. I love your Artwork, especially the tag with the sailing boats, its really beautiful. The photos are lovely, looked a lovely shady place to have a cooling drink
    Happy Tuesday
    Jan no16

  18. Wie immer wundervolle Kunstwerke und Fotos, liebe Valerie

  19. Valerie i love your artwork including the quotes... The dragonflies are beautiful and love the idea of your boat floating thru flowers.. The red and white restaurant was a perfect place to have a Coke! :) Happy T day! Hugs! deb

  20. Your dragonfly page is gorgeous, Valerie, and I love that quote. I didn't get what you made about texturing with a stamp until the close-up. That's a wonderful touch.

    What a cheerful red & white cafe to have a cool diet Coke. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos along your way.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  21. I love those pieces and the sayings are perfect, especially the first one.
    Aren't those awnings great?
    Have a lovely day, my friend.

  22. Beautiful dragonflies and the background is stunning. Love your photos as always. So sorry you are leaving the TIOT team but I will still be visiting

    Joan x

  23. Good quote on your page. I like the dragonfly. I love your tag, with the background painting behind. The shape of the tag gives motion to the boat.

  24. "Bright and cheerful" are the perfect words to describe that place, all that red and white and the window boxes. Those are interesting sights along your route. Beautiful scenery :) Happy T Tuesday

  25. Great quote on your lovely art, and wonderful tag. You are indeed an artist. Love the chicken! :) And I was not aware of Elizabeth's enjoyment of rusty art, although I do remember a post where she did a rust technique on fabric. Happy T Day!

  26. A lovely journal page and tag. I am enjoying the layering of the abstract shapes at the bottom of your journal page.
    And I too love the chicken!
    Happy Tea Day,

  27. Sorry to hear you are leaving TIOT Valerie x Your final piece is gorgeous x I love the dragonflies and the pop of colour as well as the fab quote x Your hybrid piece is wonderful too and I amazed how you and Yvonne do this xx
    Sending my best wishes
    Annie xx

  28. Beautiful art and wonderful photos Valerie! Those sculptures look amazing!
    Alison xx

  29. Your dragonfly piece is fabulous!I love that quote- I have it on a stamp-must use it more often!
    Thank you for sharing your photos Valerie- always a pleasure to see!

  30. Lovely background for your summer dragonflies and I love the quote you used.
    So sorry to see you leave TioT, but can appreciated you wanting to enjoy your free time. Love the sailing ship tag with it's lovely quote, so pretty.
    Lovely photos from your day out.
    Avril xx

  31. Gandhi has the right of it, doesn't he?
    Love the bird perch sign:)

  32. Two beautiful pieces once again!

  33. Love both your art pieces and I love the quote!!!
    Gorgeous pictures!! Love the chicken! LOL!
    Big Hugs!

  34. Love both of your works of art! The quotes of both are wonderful and very special. And the photos are amazing! The pops of read, the bottle of coke, everything you photographed is absolutely wonderful. Thanks again for sharing them. I always love visiting your amazing blog.


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