Saturday, 5 January 2019

New Challenge at More Mixed Media

Hi Everybody!
Hope your week has been good. 

Our challenges at More Mixed Media blog always start on the 5th of each month. All challenges are anything goes, this time with optional blue. There is always a prize of lovely digital papers for the winner. 

I made a large tag (11"), made from recycled bits and bobs. The background was a piece of spare card which I gave a colour wash of light blue water-colours. Then I added a hand-painted strip of paper left over from an old project. I used blue washi tapes to add more interest to the background. The feathers tag is one which I made some time back and which has been recycled to make this one. Lots of sewing and some blue feathers completed my mixed media tag. I am also linking to my challenge at Tag Tuesday, new beginnings - here a new start for some old pieces. Hope to see YOU joining in both challenges:

This week has been mostly grey and chilly, but we did have a few sunny moments which I was able to catch:

Waiting for breakfast:

This gull looked very indignant:

These 2 were busy cleaning their feathers:

The ducks at Schloss (castle) Kalkum:

 And I treated myself to some tulips to remind myself that spring will come sooner or later:

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


  1. Gorgeous post. Love the fabulous stitching and mixed media. Those tulips, wow love them...hugs

  2. Beautiful tag and the photos are gorgeous, love the tulips!!

  3. The tulips look fantastic especially with your glass in the background. Yes, getting them was a good idea. And I love the idea of giving new life to old art. But your winter sky is looking pretty like ours here too. It's good to see some color out in nature because there isn't much right now. Happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

  4. I like your tag very much and your tulips cheer me no end! Happy weekend!

  5. Hi Valerie wow I love your tag it's very creative and as always I enjoy looking at your pics,thankyou for sharing my friend xx

  6. Hello Valerie, the way you've brought all the blues together in your tag is brilliant!
    Great sky photos, it seems the sun was really reluctant to show but what an atmosphere for photos :D)

  7. Good morning dear Valerie!
    Love your mixed media tag! So beautifully done!
    Amazing colors and lovely details!
    Stunning pictures of the morning sky!
    Great captures of the preety gulls and ducks! Tulips are my favorite flowers!!
    Thank you for sharing! Have a great weekend! Hugs!

  8. Good morning Val, I had a bit of a sleep in today, the kids were all quiet, what a luxury! Love your new-from-old tag, that's a great idea. The blues are all very pretty. Great photos, too,love the moody morning sun. The gulls are always cute. Have a lovely day, it's snowing here, so perhaps I can have a quiet day at home, that would be great. Hugs, Sarah

  9. Pretty tulips, they always remind me of springtime sunshine. Love the appeal and texture that stitched layers give, your tag is a beautiful mix. I can not wait to get my machine out again, just need to pack all this season stuff away first.
    Happy Saturday HUgs Tracey xx

    1. Hope you manage it soon, sewing is really fun.

  10. A spectaculat tag Valerie with very inventive ideas.

    Terrific photographs as always and your blue glass and tulips make everything look so bright and fresh against the white.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  11. Your tulips look lovely.
    We saw some daffodil bunches in our local shop but I resisted buying any, and then got home and wish I'd bought some!!! Never mind next time …

    Lovely photographs

    Enjoy your weekend.

    All the best Jan

  12. Great tag, Valery. I love your tulips and the photo of birds waiting for breakfast. Happy New Year, my friend.

  13. Stunning tag that blue!
    Gorgeous photos of the sun...all of the photos are lovely.
    Those tulips are beautiful as is the whole concept of the photo!

    Hugs 💮

  14. An awesome mixed media project Valerie, I love how you add stitching to frame your art.
    Lovely photos of the sunrise the sky looks so clear, ours id nearly always overcast and grey.
    Your tulips look so pretty, a piece of springtime in your home.
    Yvonne xx

  15. I love your tag Valerie and I love seeing the sun in your photos - haven't seen it here since Tuesday, which was a glorious day, although cold!!! Hugs, Chrisx

  16. Great tag and I love your tulips-they are so pretty.
    enjoyed all the photos love seeing the birds. I may check into the mixed media challenge I may like that one

  17. Looks like winter there. We all know Spring is coming.
    Coffee is on

  18. Just coming by on my weekly visit..
    This tag looks fantastic I just love all the texture the sewing adds to it!! The photos are stunning too, wow, those sky pictures are so inspiring!! As are the other photos though. Also I have been wanting to say for a while, I love your changing blog headers!

  19. Beautiful tulips and photos Valerie, and I love your feathery tag!
    Happy Sunday,
    Alison xox

  20. Beautiful tag! The layers of papers and washi tape with your smaller feather tag and stitching is lovely and I love the sentiment that you added too 😁. The birds waiting for their breakfast made me smile and the tulips remind me of springtime. Wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊 x

  21. Wunderschönes Tag in so herrlich fröhlichen Farben. Ich liebe diese Türkis und Blautöne sehr. Macht gute Laune. Schöne Fotos zum Geniessen hast du wieder gemacht, die Tulpen machen Hoffnung auf den Frühling.
    Liebe Grüsse

  22. I adore your header, and all the other pics make me smile too. The tulips are a great way to start my Sunday morning! Happy New Year! RO

  23. Love the large tag. The blue accent feather reminds me of my native american heritage. Winter scenes can be quite beautiful. The bird pics are great. Spring is my favorite time of the year. Can't wait!!

    Hugs and Blessings

  24. I adore your layered tag creation - the stitching adds delicious texture, and the colours are lovely. This post is altogether wonderful colour-wise - those delicate sky blue pinks in the treescapes, and then those wonderful red tulips with the glowing blue glass on the shelves behind. Lovely, lovely, lovely.
    Alison x

  25. Fabulous tag Valerie, I do like the stitching. I also love the atmospheric photos too

    Happy New Year


  26. Your tag looks lovely Valerie, such happy colours. Your tulips look beautiful too against your glass. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

  27. I'm so far behind, I may never catch up. Your tag is fabulous and the sewing adds to it. I love the tulips and how you showed them with your beautiful glass pieces and books in the background. Have a great rest of Sunday, dear.

  28. I love the way you did those feathers, that's what particularly struck me in this piece. The scenes with the sun going down behind those trees with the lake in the foreground are lovely. Tulips are a treat! It'll be tulip season before we know it, I'm sure, but I'm cold right now lol

  29. I love your blue tag! It's so pretty! Makes me happy!
    Gorgeous photos! Very peaceful to me!
    Love your tulips!!
    Big Hugs!

  30. I love your Tag Valerie....great photos as always on your blog too..xx


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