Monday, 18 September 2017

T stands for This and That

Hi Everybody!

Hope your weekend was good.
On Tuesday we are starting a new challenge at Tag Tuesday
and our lovely Joan is hosting. You can see the delightful,
inspirational tags she created on the TT blog.
I made this tag using some recycled kraft card from
Amazon shipping envelopes. (You can cut lots of tags from
each one - waste not, (hopefully!) want not!). The background was 
stenciled using frayed burlap distress oxide ink, and the 
steampunk birds  (Paper Artsy)were stamped with archival
black. I sewed it onto some
recycled black card from an old calendar.

My second tag is a digital one. The background is from
the Graphics fairy and the lightbulb image is from a Serif set
by Gill.
I am also linking to Go Tag Thursday, tag it.

Today is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so here a
warm welcome to all of the T gang. The postcards last week were 
won by Lisa and Eileen. Eileen, I need your snail mail addy, please.

Took this photo of the inside of the ice parlour last week, it
is now too cold to sit outside:(

Sorry, my coffee was almost finished by the time
I took the photo:

I had a lot of visitors last week, and baked these delicious
lemon muffins - help yourselves!

Mmmmmm, yummy!

We had a lot of rain which made great weather for staying home,
playing and reading:

These are the last photos from my trip to Neuss:

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

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Music and Machines

Hi Everybody!

Hope your weekend has got off to a great start. We've got a bit of 
sunshine today, although it's rather chill, so that's something.
Today I am sharing an A4 a mixed media piece using vintage
music paper sewn onto canvas. I dyed the paper and the canvas
with my home-made vintage brown ink, and kept it to
a sepia /neutrals colour scheme. The lovely quote is from
Picasso. I am linking to Yvonne's 'colour in my world' theme

Here are the last photos taken in Duisburg at the sandcastle.
I will be visiting again on Tuesday to get a last look before
they start to demolish it at the end of next week. Here you can see
the crane which they worked from:

I love the mix of old industrial buildings:

There is a 'beach' next to the sandcastle where kids can get
inspired to make their own:

 A feeling we all know -no comment necessary!

An old turbine house:

The souvenir shop is in the old fuse room:

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

Friday, 15 September 2017

More of the Sandcastle

Hi Everybody!
Another week is flying by really quickly and it's Friday
already, which means it's time for Paint Party Friday.
I am also linking to Yvonne's 'colour in my world' theme
Today I am sharing an A3 mixed media piece made 2 weeks
 back, using another of my doll faces - I made 3 altogether,
so there's still  another one to come. This time I gave her sewed arms 
and legs, made from pieces cut from an old blouse, and clothes
made from scraps. The background was painted, collaged, stamped
 and stenciled. 
The quote is from Baz Luhrmann:

She started out like this:

And the rest was sewed on:

 Here are some detail shots from the giant sandcastle - if you missed
yesterday's post you can read all about it here
The damage you can see at some spots was caused by some
rowdies who broke into the site at night and tried to climb up
the castle. The sand sometimes seems to be different colours, which 
was caused by the sun shining or hiding behind clouds:

By the way, my Tuesday postcards this week were won by Eileen
and Lisa. Eileen, please contact me with your snail-mail addy!

I will show the rest of the photos tomorrow!
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!