Saturday, May 3, 2014

Under the Sea

The seaweed is always greener  - in someone else's lake
You dream about going up there - but that is a big mistake!



I made this large tag for Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #1  Now you are going to have to go to this site to see what it is all about but I am going to have gobs of fun with this challenge   If you are a Tim Holtz fan and want to try out some new techniques, then this is the place to go!! Thanks for doing this Linda - I am a big fan!!  Now turn to page 43 in your A COMPENDIUM OF CURIOSITIES book and have fun.    Sorry, I can't tell you anymore than that.
Once again, the colors are not true to form for the tag really has more  background aqua.  I just could not get the colors right in the photo.  I did use some evergreen bough distress paint but you sure can't tell it from the picture.  


Now I have some treasures to show you!!!

This is my new Art journal and I can assure you that the picture does not do the colors justice.  It has been made by my talented friend Valeried-Jael.  I do love Valerie's blog - from her wonderful art work to her walks along the Rhine, she is a delight to follow.  I can't forget the delicious looking food she shows us once in a while.  What a cook she must be!!

The Hebrew letter on the hand spells the word "chai" which means "life"



Beautiful wall hanging!


I wish you all could see this up close and personal.  This piece by Valerie is so beautiful.  I have told Valerie before that I love it when she uses Hebrew text on her art work.  So much of Valerie's work seems to me like it is bubbling up from the core of life.  And then when she uses the Hebrew text on her work it is even more special.  This text means "He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge" ... The Book of Psalms.  Thank you so much Valerie - I will treasure this beauty.

Valerie has some of her art journals for sale on her blog Bastelmania.
They are all a feast for sore eyes!  

I do appreciate you taking the time to visit me - there are so many fun and talented people to follow and I do know how precious time is.
Thanks for you kind words.
Sandy xx






61 comments:

Boo said...

Sandy, I love your ocean tag with the eyes. It's wonderful.

I also really like the gold on your journal page. I look forward to seeing more of your pages.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, wow, wow - you're knocking me out of my socks. These are fantastic creations, love them all. Especially the eyes on your ocean tag.

Annette G said...

Loving your ocean tag and those magical eyes looking down on the fish. Great presents from Valerie, look forward to seeing the pages you create in the journal Sandy. Hugs Annette x

Christina C. said...

Holy smokes, Sandy, that ocean tag is out-of-this-world GORGEOUS!!!!
So incredibly creative...love, love this phenomenal tag!
Your art work from your friend is stunning. I follow her too!

Annie said...

Your tag is a beauty, Sandy! The color all looks great from where I'm sitting. Love the mysterious guardian angel. Very pretty pieces from your friend too.

Becky said...

What beautiful projects. I just love that tag with the hidden face, how awesome.

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Sandy, wow... your under the sea tag is awesome. I love the figure in the shadow like, love the sea weed, and the cute fishes, what a gorgeous composition. Fabulous. Beautiful treasures you shared with us.thank you. have a nice sunday! Hugs.

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your tag, the underwater world is fascinating! Thanks for the shout out, too, glad you like your little things! Hugs, Valerie

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sandy
Love your paper ocean.Great colours. And what a lucky girl you are to get such beautiful gifts from your friend.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Stamps and Paper said...

YOur tag is beautiful Sandy the colours are wonderful, just popping over to the challenge to have a peek..

Anne

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your stunning tag Sandy!! And like you I adore Valerie's beautiful blog, you lucky woman to receive those gorgeous gifts!!

butterfly said...

Your tag is fabulous, Sandy - a brilliant underwater dream, so haunting with those eyes hovering there.

And what gorgeous work from Valerie-Jael - I'm another fan!
Alison xx

May said...

Hi Sandy, I adore your ocean tag, The background is amazing..Love the eyes...WOW...What wonderful creations from the lovely talented Valerie-Jael...Beautiful gifts for a very special lady.... Hugs May x x

Redanne said...

Oh wow Sandy, I love your underwater scene, those eyes sent a shiver down my spine but I love, love, love it!

Valerie's work is fabulous and I love the gorgeous pieces you are showing here today. Hugs, Anne xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Hi there, Sandy! I love this post! Your tag is gorgeous. I keep thinking I must buy Tim's Compendium and then along comes something else I need! Anyway, I adore Valerie's work too and - like you - I am thrilled by those beautiful Hebrew characters! My dad was Jewish, so the Hebrew alphabet is very special to me. Thank you for sharing your lovely art and your lovely gifts. Julie Ann xxx

sam21ski said...

Ooooh Sandy the marbling on your ocean tag looks stunning and I love those eyes you've added, perfect xxx

Marilyn said...

I love the tag Sandy. Gorgeous colour and it seems so mystical and ethereal. The ribbon actually reminds me of hair and the eyes look like they see everything.
The journal and canvas are beautiful and will be forever treasures for you. I love the birds on the wall hanging.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful sea tag, fantastic colours and textures. I also follow Valerie, her work and photographs are wonderful. Have a great day, Shirleyx

Karin said...

Beautiful tag and great artjournaling!
Groetjes Karin

SARN said...

Hi Sandy - LOVING your sea tag. It's very creative. As is that FAB journal. Very inspiring indeed.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lau W said...

So so lovely tag ! Love the eyes, you're very creative you know ! An artist !
And super gifts wow !
have a nice day, yeah, sun is here today !
xxx

cathylynn said...

My goodness girl this tag is full of movement and mystery. What a fantastic job you did! All so gorgeous! I also see that you got some fabulous works of art from a very dear friend too. Lots of inspiration here sweetness!
Hugs, Cathy

friemelchen said...

Das TAG sieht einfach gro├čartig aus, Klasse gemacht!
lg Uli

Anita Houston said...

So true about that seaweed...lol!!! LOVE the eyes...the lady in the lake...perfect, and an attention getter! Fab tag! Thank you so much for playing along with us on our first challenge at CC3 Challenge!!!

Myrna said...

You can almost feel the seaweed moving! Love the face floating in the water. Great job on your tag Sandy! Love the splash of orange in your tag! :-)

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wow Sandy what a fab tag love those eyes so eerie! Hugs Susan x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wow Sandy what a fab tag love those eyes so eerie! Hugs Susan x

Paula said...

Awesome sauce!! I love the tag!!! It's Finastic (sorry 'bout that, just couldn't resist, lol). But have to say you are rockin' the Tim challenges girilie!!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Wow ! I loved the sea themed tag n the treasures are amazing !

~*~Patty S said...

Thank you for this lovely post full of creativity ... friendship and more!
Valerie's creations are each very special
and
I am very taken with your beautiful and mysterious tag with so many of my favorite colors too
Happy Spring dear Sandy ♥
oxo

Brenda said...

Hi Sandy! Thanks so much for coming to visit my blog (and referring SARN to my blog too), I feel blessed and special today! I see you love Tim Holtz, me, too, although you would never say it. I love his products but my style is more clean and simple really. I love the colours on your tag, some of my favourites!

Bonnie McLain said...

Love the eyes... and the fish looking towards them... face to face...love the fantasy of it... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Donna said...

Hi Sandy thanks for the lovely comments on my blog and for becoming a follower :) Love that tag....it's great xx

Meggymay said...

Fabulous creations, love the under the sea tag.
Yvonne

cuilliesocks said...

Well Sandy what can I say!, just love your tag, what colours and images,I think the eyes are wonderful.
Your gifts are absolutely gorgeous, lucky you, take care, hugs Kate x

cheryl said...

Oh wow hun what amazing creations the detail on each one is amazing a sheer treat for eyes amazing my friend hugs cheryl xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Your tag is hauntingly beautiful.
Valerie is a lovely lady and brimming over with talent.
Wishes
Lynne

Sue from Oregon said...

Holy Smoke...you have been oh so busy! Such wonderful colors and designs!

Charlene said...

I was looking at the tag and the eyes were staring back :-) LOVE it!!!!! You rock Sandy!

Sandra said...

Such a stunning tag, Sandy! The background is amazing and love your words of wisdom! Valerie makes really pretty stuff too! Hugs, Sandra

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Sandy these treasures are awesome what amazing work you have done on each and every one of them the tag at the top looks so mystical, stupendous work.
hugs
lorraine x

Kelly Neis said...

You tag is phenomenal! I love the faint face in the seaweed and water! Beautiful background and design. This is one of my favorite works from you!! We finally received a closing date 4 weeks from now for our MN house and now I am full gear packing and our first load leaves this Thursday! I have a ton of stuff! lol
Take care, Kelly

Sylvia said...

Oh Sandy, your tag is way beyond beautiful, I love it !! The design is outstanding, the eyes, seaweed, colors WOW!!! I went to Valaries blog and I agree with you, she is quite an artist. Her work is beautiful.
Hugs
Sylvia

Bonnie said...

I love the beautiful colors you've used on this tag and the shabby chic bow! And that art from your friend is gorgeous! What a treasure!

Lisa M said...

That sentiment you wrote was almost chilling, let me see... Oh here it is.."You dream about going up there - but that is a big mistake!" It's like the mermaid that wishes she had land legs; but gosh...does she really want to take that journey?
What a beautifully deep, gorgeous, and thought provoking creation you've made here. Not only is your work one to be admired, but you've certainly given us a smorgasbord of inspiration today with your friend's artwork!! I'm all gaspy over here. Let me repeat...gasPy..not GASSY! ;)
hugs to you!
me xx

stampingwithpeggie.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous tag. Love the ribbon.

Lori said...

Oh, my Sandy! Your creations are fabulous! What fun to see all of these. Such gorgeous techniques and design. Have a wonderful week!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Oh my Sandy what happened...what a lot of artwork...you surprise me in a nice way!!! :-)))
Kind regards and go with the flow, Alie

Marjie Kemper said...

Sandy, that is one fabulous tag. I can't stop grinning at the 'seaweed is always greener' sentiment. What a hoot! So glad you joined us at CC3C! And yes, you sure do have a beautiful album from Valerie :-)

MaryH said...

Those underwater eyes are really something special. Love this tag, and you are rocking, girl. Your water looked just right to me! Loved enjoying all these other tags and had to keep reading to realize you didn't make these. I'm thinking "WOW!" until I read further. Of course you know the last one with the birds will be my fav, and I loved the text meaning. She's a fabulous artist and will check out your link. Way to Go, Miss TH jr. You & Redanne are the best at interpreting TH I think. TFS & Hugs

Mrs.B said...

WOW Sandy, this is a fabulous tag, so atmospheric with those green eyes
gazing at the seaweed. Love your little quote.
A fabulous Journal from Valerie, I'm sure it will be a treasure.
Just had a catch up - wonderful take on Tim's tag and I LOVE your 'rummy' flowers.
Avril xx

Pat said...

I love your tag Sandy, such beautiful colours and a great design. Your treasures are stunning, again such beautiful colours,

Pat xx

Craftychris said...

Your tag is absolutely stunning! I love those eyes. Your friend Valerie's work is fabulous too xx

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

WOW! You lucky Duck! Valeries' work is exquisite to say the least. I'm sure you will enjoy using the journal and think of Valerie every time you do a page. Enjoy every little bit of everything. hugs and love, Donna

Pam Sparks said...

Hi Sandy! I don't have the book but I can see you did all kinds of cool, artsy things on your tag! Gorgeous work! Beautiful creating! I'm always amazed at what you've been up to when I visit! TFS!

butlersabroad said...

I absolutely love your tag and I'm hoping that I get to peek beneath the ocean in Mexico as we're taking snorkeling gear with us. The pieces from your friend Valeria are really beautiful too. Thanks for the anniversary wishes, we're looking forward to taking it slow for a bit!!

Hugs
Brenda 70

Cat's sCrap said...

Very original design. Mysterious and enigmatic... Bravo !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

cheryl said...

Oh hun there is always a treat for the eyes on your blog and these crafting items are amazing. Your friend Valerie work is amazing too and as for your tag its just lush with so many cool elements love hugs cheryl xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Sandy...are you the Sandy who's celebrating her birthday today?
If so...Big hugs and congratulations!! And of course all the best for the next year....
If it is a different Sandy...I still wish you all the best :-))))

Kind regard, Alie

Diane said...

Wow what wonderful designs Sandy.

Hugs Diane

Jules said...

Hi Sandy

Funny how cameras like some colours better than others.

Mine isn't a fan of blue tones either.

Loving your tag .. .. a lovely mysterious feel to it!

I hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx