Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Coffee papers and more

Hi Everybody!
Today has raced by again. I was up bright and early and thought
I had time to do a lot, and once again, the time ran away
so quickly that I couldn't catch up with it!
My tag today has been made from recycled
cardboard, partly peeled, partly embossed in an embossing folder, and then painted, embossed with Frantage and collaged with scraps 
of ephemera and paper napkins. The little girl has been stamped onto the paper from a used coffee pod, and then painted with 
water-colours. I know a lot of people paint on tea bags,
so I decided to use my coffee pods. I love the vintage look it gave.
The floral embellishments were culled from a tree in the 
garden and fixed with silicone glue The metal piece 
at the top was embossed with Frantage aged copper.
I am linking to Go tag Thursday, ephemera:








Some more photos taken on my Friday walk when the sun was shining:














The flower shop has moved to new premises,
and now has more space:



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

Monday, 30 January 2017

Changing my mind....

Hi Everybody!

There's lots going on today, so I'd better  get started
straightaway. It's Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday today. so
I would like to give a warm welcome to all of the nice ladies
of the T Gang.
We are also starting a new challenge at TIOT 
đź’ťđź’–Hearts and flowersđź’–đź’ť
As always you have 2 weeks to join in and projects of all
formats are welcome.

My piece was made with a collage onto corrugated
cardboard, using scraps of serviettes etc., and stitched with a heart. 
I placed it inside a photographer's paper frame, 
embossed with pearl structure paste and with added flowers:


The only problem was, I decided that I didn't like it. So I took the
corrugated piece out and used it as a cover on my second new journal:



This means that I have 2 journals with more or less matching covers:


And what about the paper frame?
I found another vintage photo from my dear Erika (taken in 1916), and
put her into it. I think the vintage style fits better:


I added some stitching and some natural flowers,
picked here from a tree in the front garden. I went over the stitching and round the photo with some gold chameleon way from Pentart:




And we're still not finished! I have my last piece
for Erika's lovely theme at AJJ. A HUGE thank you to Erika for all the lovely pages she made, and to all the lovely ladies who have supported 
us there.
I am leaving AJJ in order to have more time for myself. 
I will also be teaching two art classes each week at a 
local art school, for the next 8 weeks,
 and am looking forward to that very much.




And you can help yourselves to oat cookies,
extra delicious with molasses, cinnamon and ginger:



I went for a coffee last week at the Einhorn, (unicorn) and it was good:




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

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Peaceful Sunday

Hi Everybody!

I am having a quiet Sunday at home -
time for a long soak in the bath, crafting, baking
and reading - what could be better?

For Art Journal Journey, Erika's lovely theme of
'Tell me a story' I have a hybrid piece, using family photos
and vintage illustrations- I think if all the characters could get
together they would have a lot to tell:




This mixed media tag was actually intended to be something different. But after I had stamped and embossed the pattern on the left,  I thought
of Oscar Wilde's wonderful wallpaper quote, and made the tag using one of 'my' men:







The second shoot on my amaryllis is growing apace, and has
FIVE buds:


These are Friday's photos from my walk through town-
mostly looking up:







The lantern on the old town hall:






Somebody must have got cold ears going home:


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