Friday, 5 October 2018

Orange at More Mixed Media

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge at More Mixed Media. As always, our challenges are anything goes, and the optional colour is orange, a great choice with autumn and Halloween! You have 4 weeks to join us and link up your creations, so hope to see you there. I made a mixed media autumn/ Halloween tag. I once again used lots of natural elements, and a vintage German scrap witch. I am also linking to Paint Party Friday, Simon Monday challenge, Tag it and Tag Tuesday:

The photos were taken last weekend in the neighbouring town of Duisburg. We went for a walk through the woods, where there are lots of climbing possibilities for young and old - and no, I didn't try it:

Some canals and lakes have been adapted for water sport and regattas:

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


  1. I'm in love with your tag. I love how the witch looks with her adorable black cat, and I love the natural elements you used, too.

    Your trip to the Duisburg woods was SO fun. Those children looked like they were having a ball. And the way they had that lake laid out for races was something totally new to me. Great photos, many very unique.

  2. das tag ist so klasse,die hexe und ihre katze sind toll,dazu die naturelemente,passt sehr gut zu halloween.
    schöne bilder von deinem ausflug nach duisburg hast du mit gebracht.
    ein schönes we,liebe valerie.

    hugs jenny

  3. Good morning Val, this is yet again a wonderful post. Love your witchy tag and the sentiment is just too funny! Great photos from Duisburg, too, my big kids would enjoy a place like that, what a fantastic idea. Love all the pics. Have a great day, hugs, Sarah

  4. That tag is so funny, great depth and layers though.xx

  5. What a great tag - the witch is both fun and scary and I love how you used all those different elements! Your walk in Duisburg looks wonderful! Have a great weekend! Hugs,Chrisx

  6. Hello hello Valerie!
    Your Halloween tag is a gorgeous creation! Love the witch image and all the beautiful details!
    Wonderful pictures from the big trees and the children climbing on them!Such a beautiful tree house You captured with your lens! Great captures of the lake and the amazing reflection in the water!
    Wishing you a lovely day and a happy weekend! Hugs!

    1. Thanks, dear Dimi! It was an interesting place to visit.

  7. I like your fun card and grat photos.

  8. Love your fabulous witch, and all those natural elements added - a brilliant tag! And it looks as though you're having the same marvellous weather as we've got in the Czech Republic at the moment... isn't it uplifting to have such blue skies in October?!
    Alison x

  9. I think the climbing paraphernalia is for people with no fear of heights. Not for me. But I do love the new challenge and I need to write myself a note to remember to join it. (hee) Love the fun Halloween/fall tag. That is a great witch, more of a folk witch not a spooky witch. Have a great weekend. hugs-Erika

  10. Oh my gosh how your tag made me giggle! Where-ever did you find that witch! heehee I love her eyes!
    I also love how you incorporate natural elements in your art Valerie- i really enjoy that!
    Have a super weekend!
    Ps, what is the German holiday about that you mentioned?
    Jackie xo

  11. OOhhhh Valerie !!! Love love your wonderful tag !! The colours are super, lovely flowers, and leaves, love each details, not the arrak !, but yes, a lot , the witch and her adorable little cat. Great !
    I wish you a very nice afternoon, big hugs, Caty

  12. What a lovely area! Your mixed media tag is beautiful!

  13. Your tag made me smile. I love the old woman and her black cat.

  14. This tag brought a smile to my face. Great fun. Reminds me of fall and nice cool temps. Not a Halloween fan but love fall colors. The children look like they are having a great time. The kid in me wants to join them but the elder in me says "you're kidding, right?" LOL.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings

  15. Love this gorgeous tag and those stunning photos...amazing!!!

    Happy PPF Valerie


  16. Signs of fall at that delightful park, but I can understand why you passed on the climbing. Looks like fun, though.

    Your tag is so bright! and I'm always in the mood for a witch to be featured :)

  17. great looking tag, and oh what lovely scenery along your walk. Happy weekend to you!

  18. Nice card collage. Luv the fallen red leaves photo my favourite. Happy PPF thanks for dropping by my
    Blog today Valerie


  19. Fabulous tag ! Beautifully done! Such gorgeous pics, I love the red oak leave..very magical! Thanks for sharing your beautiful world

  20. A gorgeous mixed media tag Valerie, the orange is beautiful and vibrant , I think this is a super Autumn shade and I love to see the leaves changing at this time of the year.
    The photos are lovely, it must be fun for the folk and kids who like to be adventurous, I'd stay on the pathways .
    Yvonne xx

  21. Beautiful mixed media piece ~ delightful for the season! and lovely nature photography!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores

  22. What a fun and whimsical tag, I love it! The photos are also lovely, I wouldn't have tried to climb, I am quite uncoordinated...

  23. Amazing tag Valerie with such wonderful additions and fantastic sewing.

    Beautiful photographs as alway-the one with the grass and various bits of nature is my favourite today

    Have a great weekend

    Love Chrissie xx

  24. I absolutely love the work you did with this piece, and the orange colors perfectly fit the season. Your talent is so phenomenal, and I never tire at looking at your nature pics. Hugs...RO

  25. A great tag Valerie, love that witch!
    Wonderful photos, looks like you had a lovely day for your walk.
    Avril xx

  26. Your art is so exciting. Thank you for sharing it.

  27. Love your art.

    Really enjoyed your photographs, I'd keep my feet firmly on the ground!
    The Autumn colours look lovely.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    All the best Jan

  28. Be authentic! Great piece of art! I love it!
    You live in such a gorgeous part of the world!!!
    Big Hugs!

  29. Schön gruselig die Karte! Danke für deinen lieben Kommentar! Happy PPF und einen kreativen Sonntag - Irma

  30. Wow. What a lot of wonderful detail in your tag. The colours are so vibrant and beautiful.

  31. Orange is my color, so perhaps I should go back to make some mixed media again (haven't done so in ages). I love the German witch, she looks right out of Hänsel und Gretel.
    Wow, that climbing place looks enticing. I probably wouldn't do it anymore, but my daughter would be delighted to find something like this!

  32. oh, I love those warm bright colours. Wonderful work, I like all the different elements on there. Cute witch too ;-)

  33. That be authentic is too much fun:)
    And what a lovely walk.

  34. What amazing scenery for your walk!

  35. I absolutely adore your mixed media piece! LOVED it! And as always your inspirational photography just blows me away. :D

  36. Fabulous tag, love the amazing old lady/witch, she totally rocks the tag. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  37. This is brilliant, I love all the elements on your tag. I don't know why you didn't do a bit of tree climbing though lol xx

  38. Wow-there really were a lot of climbing places and spots on your walk. Interesting.

    Great tag- love the orange.

    Thanks for taking us along on your walk.


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