Hope your weekend is going well! We had another hot day here, but the weather folk have promised us that from tomorrow it will be cooler - I soooooo hope they are right!
At Tag Tuesday Michele's theme is purple, and this time I have made 2 tags with lots of purple splodges and put them together to make a tag concertina book. The 6" tags were collaged, and sewed to painted corrugated cardboard which I recycled. I cute a long strip of cream coloured card stock to 68 x 15 cms and folded it to make the pages each 9 x 15 cms. I fixed the pages to the back of the tags with DS adhesive tape. I sewed some smaller pages into the middle of each side to give more room for journaling.
A view from above - sorry about the messy scribble pad underneath, I took the photos in my arty kitchen:
I had 2 walks today, the first one along the Rhine and through our little town, and the second one through the fields and woods to Schloss Kalkum:
The renovation of the facade is now finished after over 2 years, the tarps and nets have been removed and the building is now as it should be, in all its baroque glory:
The flower bike in front of the cornfield:
I loved this narrow path between high hedges:
Have a great weekend, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!
Good evening Val! Sounds like you had a fun day in spite of the big heat. Love your tag book, I have a similar one you made for me a couple of years back. I always admire your ideas and how you put pieces together. Schloss Kalkum looks great now, it was so dilapidated before. Have a nice evening and a fantastic Sunday, hugs, SarahReplyDelete
Gorgeous tag concertina book. Lovely walks. Did you stop to pick blueberries? Enjoy the rest of the weekendReplyDelete
Thanks. The 'blueberries' are blue but are sloes. I didn't pick any as they don't taste good! They are bitter and good for making gin!Delete
Lovely tags and little book. I see fall is near from your photos.ReplyDelete
A lot of leaves are turning and falling early because of the much too hot and very dry summer.Delete
Hi Valerie, you've made such a pretty tag book - so clever, I love the idea.ReplyDelete
Beautiful walks in your astoundingly gorgeous country. The baroque building is magnificent and the water beside it adds to its beauty with reflections.
Those lovely laneways and walks are wonderful. Glad you're getting some cooler weather forecast :D) 💖
Hi Valerie wow what a beautiful concertina card/book its amazing,well done my friend.ReplyDelete
Oh i love your pics you see some beautiful places on your walks,thankyou for sharing xx
That concertina book will be something special. I love the covers. Those are beautiful tags. And I can tell it was a warm sunny day from the light in your photos. Looks like it was not too hot to walk and a nice day too. Happy rest of your weekend. hugs-ErikaReplyDelete
It was very hot, but I was determined!Delete
These are pretty and I love the accordion book. And of course, your walks are always fun for me to see. Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
I was going to ask if the blue berries were blueberries too, but I see from your answer the are slopes. I LOVE slope gin, was introduced to it in the UK a few years ago. I treat myself to a bottle now and then 😁. Love your tags and the concertina book. So nice to see that beautiful restored building, you have so much wonderful history in your buildings there.ReplyDelete
It is a gorgeous tag book Valerie, a special way to keep tags together.ReplyDelete
Loved the photos, seeing the berries made me think about autumn, it will be here before we know it. The building looks fantastic, its good that we restore them for the future generations.
I LLLLLLLLOVE your amazing tag idea, Valerie! It is really inspiring!!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend. I am back from vacation.ReplyDelete
Thanks Mia, nice to have you back again!Delete
I really like those tags you created and how you turned them into covers for your accordion book. The abstract nature of these is perfect.ReplyDelete
I was very impressed by your walks today. I especially enjoyed the beautiful architecture and that narrow path. Great photos, as usual.
I love the path between the high hedges. So beautiful. Looks like you were able to take two wonderful walks outside. Lots of details int nature and architecture were caught. Makes me want to get outside soon and explore.ReplyDelete
The tags are gorgeous. Love the purple and other colors- they give such a cheerful feel to the tag. And warm too. :)
Paths like thhat are wonderful because you can't see where it's leading!Delete
Great tags Valerie and the concertina design looks good. Lovely photos from your walk, and Schloss Kalkum looks fabulous, such a beautiful building.ReplyDelete
Your tags are fabulous Valerie, beautiful colours and just perfect for your concertina album. Lovely photographs as always, I love that decorated bicycle. Have a very happy week, Sue xxReplyDelete
I love the bike, too, always decorated for the season.Delete
Such colorful and pretty art Valerie.ReplyDelete
love the photos, too.
Thank you for lifting my spirits today~
waue, great walks you had veryyyy nice photos thanks for showingReplyDelete
You are so talented and I love your work!! Thanks for sharing your walk, too. I think there is something special about narrow walkways, too :)ReplyDelete
Lovely concertina fold here and gorgeous front n back design. Lovely journey again into your world via the photos.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your sweet comment on my birthday..
You're welcome, Sweetie!Delete
Such beautiful tags! I love your design, the layers and colours look so magical together with the dragonflies 😁. I enjoyed walking with you too! I hope you are having a lovely week! Hugs, Jo xReplyDelete
What a fabulous walk, I always enjoy seeing your photographs.
All the best Jan
this is a brilliant purple project! I'm so glad you're playing so creatively with my favorite color! xoReplyDelete
Hi, Valerie! Your tags are really eye-catching and fresh. I love your collages. So clever to use as concertina covers. xoxoxReplyDelete
Wooowwww this is a more than Wonderful tag book Valerie !! Really a big treasure, more beautiful in my hands, ♥ thank you very very much, I adore it. Apologize if I missed your post, in summer I didn´t enter every day in internet.ReplyDelete
Your photographs are so beautiful, as always, love the little narrow, and the great building. Thanks so much for sharing.
I wish you a very nice new week, and I send biiig hugs,