Thursday, July 8, 2021

Another Tag

 Hi everyone.  I just realized it is already July 8th. Time please slow down.

We're back with more rain here, with more due tomorrow depending how close to New Hampshire the  remnants of what was hurricane Elsa track. It does look the the weekend is going to be nice however. 

Today I want to share another tag for Valerie's vintage challenge at Tag Tuesday

I started by stamping this number image on the base of the tag and then by rubbing some varied colored inks horizontally on it. I went back and lightly added some brown ink over the colors to get a more vintage look.

 I outlined the edges in black marker and white pen and also added a scrap of black metallic paper trim to the top.
I used this TH gentleman and then added some  word stickers and the vintage circle sticker. I finally finished my tag with this cigar label.  

Last week I went back to Bedrock Gardens. You may remember my walking friend and myself bought season passes.  The exciting news is we discovered there are lots of other gardens nationwide we can visit for free with this pass.  More to come there.

It was amazing how much Bedrock Gardens had changed since I last visited at the end of May. And not just the blooms.

I love these new birdhouses along the stone wall and all the new assembled "bugs".

Of course the blooms had changed also.
Can you see the honey bees at this one?

Last time we visited there were some people hanging some new art. We didn't get in their way, so we checked it out on this trip. One of the exhibits were these cool pod shaped wind chimes made of clay.

And there were also some ceramic mushrooms. They were big!

One of our not retired school friends joined us, and she explained this bent over and tied down tree. Native Americans did that to mark trails in this area . I didn't know that, but I can see how that works!

And the water lilies were in bloom.

More art!

And finally these pink flamingos.  Every time I have visited I have tried to get a good photo of them, and this time I succeeded.

That's all for me.  Thanks for visiting.


R's Rue said...

The pink flamingoes are darling and your photos are so peaceful. I hope Elsa spares you. Have a wonderful day.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great art and photos. The water lilies are beautiful. Time is flying this year, and I don't like it. Elsa might hit CT tomorrow. :-(

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh what a cool effect you made for your tag background! And I just love the shape! An overall winning design. The garden photos are wonderful. It looks like a lovely visit. Hugs, Autumn

DVArtist said...

I like this tag. It's very proper. However, I love the photos today. Seriously a great post.

Divers and Sundry said...

They keep predicting "maybe" rain here, and yet it doesn't come. A bit of rain would be welcome around here.

That garden is lovely, and I think the art features are fun to see.

Valerie-Jael said...

I love your gorgeous tag, the background is fabulous. Thanks for making another one, much appreciated! And Bedrock Gardens is a wonderful place to visit, I wish it was nearer! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love the tag, wondering if I will find time to make one - we have been out every day this week and have to be out again tomorrow! Wow to the art in the gardens - love those chimes! Water lilies always look so beautiful don't they?! Hugs, Chrisx

Annie said...

Great tag with this vintage guy! Love that cool background too. Graffiti comes to mind when I look at it. I like the fun different shape for your tag also. Beautiful photos.

CJ Kennedy said...

Wonderful dapper gentleman tag. The metal bug and bird sculptures are amazing as are the pink flamingoes, too. Stay safe and dry.

Iris Flavia said...

Wish all were like this gentleman - very beautiful tag!
The last bug looks a bit too real! ;-)
A beautiful garden and interesting fact about the tree!
Yupp, the flamingos look great, as do the beautiful water lilies!

Sandra Wright. said...

What a fabulous Tag, I so love that gentleman.
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Tag Tuesday x

Cath Wilson said...

Very arty gardens - love the bugs, very clever. Your tag is wonderful. The background looks great - perfect for the paper doll. Beautifully done, Erika.
Cath x

Cath Wilson said...

Very arty gardens - love the bugs, very clever. Your tag is wonderful. The background looks great - perfect for the paper doll. Beautifully done, Erika.
Cath x

craftytrog said...

A fabulous tag, and your photos are beautiful Erika! xx

Stevenson Q said...

Dearest Erika!!! I miss your blog so much! I haven't been blogging so much until I just got back before the end of June so I am so happy to be back here at your place! Oh this is a place that I will certainly enjoy! It's like a museum of different things set on the beautiful nature, to me these are two amazing settings fused together which I will surely be interested to visit! I really love that spot with two director chairs and a beautiful box of wildflowers in the middle :)

pinky said...

What a grand boy he is, love your tag Erika! I really enjoyed my walk through Bedrock Gardens with your amazing photos!! Thanks for sharing with us at Tag Tuesday!