Tuesday, 11 July 2017

In the garden

Hi Everybody!

Time is flying, it's the middle of the week already.
I have more tags to share today. The first mixed media tag
is for Go Tag Thursday, in the garden. I used a paper
napkin on an 8" manila tag. I added Stickles and tiny gemstones 
to the feathers, and rubbed some iridescent wax over the top half
to make Mr Peacock shine. I stitched the tag to a 
green backing, and added a flower and some leaves:

For Wilma's cake theme at Tag Tuesday I have a digital
tag today - a nice cup of coffee and some strawberry cream
cake, yummy! Hope to see YOU joining us with cake there!

Last Friday I visited the botanical garden with Gunter. It is part of
the Heinrich-Heine-University. This is the huge,  glass-domed
tropical house. Strangely enough, as it was so hot outside, it felt
pleasantly cool inside! The garden round about the dome is filled with 
tropical plants, including palm trees - my first opportunity to
be under palms this year. The garden has sections for flowers,
veggies, medicinal plants and herb, rare flowers and trees as
well as those 'normal' to our habitat:

More photos to follow!
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. Hi Valerie, Your tags are incredible. I love the peacock and the pretty details. The coffee and cake tag is a delight. You do such incredible art work my friend. Lovely photos from the botanical gardens. Really beautiful! Have a nice week. xo

  2. I LOVE your post again today, so much to see, so many lovely photos to enjoy. I must confess I was never in that garden although I lived there for so long, shame on me! Your tags are both gorgeous, love the peacock, and I would really like a slice of that lovely cake just now....Have a nice evening, hugs, Sarah

  3. love your tags, specially the one with the peacock. love your beautiful flowers love palms and Agave plants

  4. Amazing garden tag and it would be a wonderful garden with a peacock

    Would love to join you with the wonderful cake and beautiful cup and saucer

    You certainly find some fantastic places to visit. Lots of very beautiful plants and I look forwatd to seeing more of those

    Love Chrissie xx

    1. A peacock in the garden was my dream as a kid!

  5. The peacock looks stunning, love the added sheen to him, and a wonderful cake tag and I agree - coffee and cake the perfect make.
    Pictures of the botanical garden look similar to a place in Cornwall called the Eden Project that we visited a few years ago, full of interesting plants.
    Avril xx

  6. Oh how I love the peacock tag and the cake looks tempting indeed... What beautiful garden photographs as well.

  7. Wunderbar wie du die Pfauenfedern auf dem Tag noch dekoriert hast,sehr schön. Das Kaffee und Kuchen Tag macht richtig Lust auf so ein leckeres Stück Erdbeerkuchen,klasse gemacht. Danke für die tollen Fotos von den exotischen Pflanzen und der schönen Kuppel. Da gibts richtig viele interessante Pflanzen zu sehen.
    Liebe Grüße

  8. Beautiful tags Valerie the peacock looks wonderful they way you highlighted the feathers.
    Great photos from your trip to the gardens as well.
    Yvonne xx

  9. Your tags today are stunning! Enjoyed the botanical garden photos, it is pretty tropical outside right now too!

  10. Both of your tags are gorgeous!! I love the richness of the peacock tag and the beautiful bright colors of the cake and coffee tag! (I just had a cup of coffee, but alas, no cake).

  11. The botanical Garden look amazing! Clearly some inspiration for your tags (I'm guessing that coffee appeared at some time on your visit!) and the colours on your peacock tag are so beautiful! Hugs, Chrisx

  12. Wow, the Tag for our challenge at Go Tag Thursday is stunning,the colours are gorgeous...
    Loving all the "garden " photos too Valarie...Thank you for sharing them on your blog..x

  13. Beautiful photos and beautiful tags - thank you Valerie.

  14. Vibrant and beautiful post, the picture of the flowers are just gorgeous and I love seeing them.xx

  15. I have no idea how I missed this post. The peacock tag is simply stunning, and I mean STUNNING. I'd eat cake with you, but right now, all I have room for is coffee. That's a really different tag for you, but I like it.

    I AM impressed with the photos of the palm trees. I have a "thing" for palm trees, but they would never survive a winter in my climate. And the plant in the brown pot. Is that an aloe vera? If so, I've never seen one on a stalk like that before. Mine shoots up directly out of the ground.

    Hope you are having a great day. I've got dishes to wash, but everything else is cleaned up. Then it will be time to finish tomorrow's art.

    1. It looks like an aloe, but I'm not a plant expert. It was just huge, all the plants were, and not comparable with my puny balcony pot plants. It was a lovely place to be, and I will go again.

  16. Hi Valerie! Wow! I love the 2 tags that you made - both are simply gorgeous! And wow! Thanks so much for sharing the awesome photos that you took at the botanical garden! I loved going through all of your photos - so cool!

  17. Your tags are amazing Valerie (I LOVE Mr. Peacock all blinged out-I think peacocks would if they could add a bit of sparkle) but the garden photos are spectacular. Wow. I was just thinking this morning while walking (best place to think) that I never shared my botanical garden photos from Canada when we went last month. I guess you were thinking the same thing. The dome is really wild too. I love all the tropical plants. :) Thanks for sharing. Hugs-Erika

    1. You're right, peacocks would really enjoy a bit of bling

  18. Ooh, I love botanical gardens. You always find the best places to visit.
    Mr. Peacock is glorious and the strawberry cake and coffee is making me hungry:)

  19. Oh Valerie, that botanical garden is spectacular. I'm glad you make your photos large -- I love looking at every single detail! Some remarkable plants. And peacocks! Love it!

  20. Beautiful peacock tag - your wonderful close-up photos are great for showing the details and textures :)
    The Botanical garden was fascinating - loved that!
    Gill x

  21. Stunning tags and beautiful Photos!

  22. Beautiful tags Valerie, I love the way your peacock glows, and his little gems are perfect xx

  23. I love your art pieces! Such beautiful colours!
    Amazing photos of the gardens! WOW!
    Big Hugs!

  24. Your tags are beautiful but of course I am in love with your digital tag as it has all my colours with coffee and cake... Fabulous!!

    Hugs Giggles


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