Saturday, 21 October 2017

Dog's life or duck's life?

Hi Everybody!

Today I am sharing a tag made for Tag Tuesday, 
The image is a water-coloured tree, sewn to a piece of DP.
I added Jacko - my great Aunt's terrier many, many moons ago,
and gave him a witch's hat and broom. The bow is to remind
me of the bows I liked putting on his collar, which he always
ripped off - he was a little macho!
I am also linking to Simon Monday Challenge,
'It's a dog's life'

The photos were once again taken last week in Südpark:

Time to go - put your best foot forward!

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

Friday, 20 October 2017

The cottage garden

Hi Everybody!

For Paint Party Friday and Elke's theme of 'landscapes of the soul' at 
Art Journal Journey I have an A5 page. The image is from Gecko
Galz and was printed onto canvas. I sewed it to various pieces
of distressed cardboard, and then to the canvas BG,  which was 
fringed and distressed with my home-made vintage brown
ink. I caught up some pieces of dyed cheese cloth between
the layers to give the feeling of spiders' webs, and
added some feathers as embellishments:

I am sharing more photos of my visit to Südpark - here the
cottage gardens:

I love the insect hotels:

The painted stones placed on the earth looked wonderful:

Tomorrow we will be visiting lots of ducks.

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

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Pigs and goats like oats

Hi Everybody!

Today I have a hybrid piece for Elke's lovely 'landscapes
of the soul' theme at Art Journal Journey. I used a photo for the
background, and then various freebie overlays. The text was made
with a stencil from Stencilry. I am also linking to
Paint Party Friday.

For my autumn/Halloween challenge at Tag Tuesday I have
an owl tag. The image is from Gecko Galz. The metallic owls were 
sent by my dear friend Donna. I sewed them to the branch with
gold thread. The edges were also machine sewn.

On Tuesday I visited Südpark with my buddy G. It's a huge, 
open area (70 hectares) at the other end of the town and I can get
there on the tram. As well as a farm and a cottage garden, there are 
acres of green, lakes and wonderful flower gardens.
We started at the farm and cottage gardens. I loved seeing the 
sunflowers, a reminder that autumn is pushing summer
out, although it was a warmish day:

These 2 ladies are called Heike and Doris, and were
surprisingly quick and agile: 

The goats were my faves, and came trotting to the fence
to get some treats, and enjoyed being stroked:

The bee house:

This one loved being petted:

I have lots more photos to show in the next days!
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!