Tuesday, 2 July 2013

' Z ' is for Zons

Hi Ladies and Gentleman!
It was so nice last week to see so many people joining in, so I really hope that this trend will continue now that we have new players and new themes starting next week.
 Today we have reached the last letter, 'Z' in our alpha tags. I think we can all give ourselves and each other a pat on the back for sticking through to the end! And I think we all had fun making them, and I am astonished every time over the variety of tags we all make.

For my 'Z' word I have chosen Zons, a little town near here, right next to the Rhine, dating back to the 7th century, and full of quaint little streets and houses, old towers, and dominated by the stone walls which still surround the town.
In my tag I have mixed reality and fantasy. The right side is an old photo of the 'Krötschen' Tower (number 3 on the plan), which I fussy cat, and placed on a painted and stamped background. I added some bunting, left over from the last tag,  and that was it. It is a pretty little place, and well worth a visit if ever you are over here.

File:Zons, Lageplan der Stadt - 2008 retouched.jpg
(Plan courtesy of Wikepedia)

This is a collage of pictures I took when I was there some time back with a friend. That isn't me in the photos, I was on the other side of the camera!

Have a good week, take care, and thanks for looking!


  1. Nice place you have chosen for your tag Valerie and love the photo collage.

    Chrissie x

  2. What a great collaged tag Valerie, and an informative post too. Zons looks like a really nice place to visit. That high wall is amazing. Very intriguing :0))

  3. Zons looks like a lovely place to visit Valerie.
    I love how you've shown reality and fantasy in your tag - so clever. Great picture montage too!

  4. Love the way you have assembled this. What a great place, too! Its nice to know a little more about tag friends and where they live. Carolyn xx

  5. Anonymous02 July, 2013

    Beautiful tag, Val, and I know Zons, it really is a pretty place! Hugs, Sarah

  6. Love your tag! Very creative!

  7. I love it! The pop of color and mix of styles works perfectly. Wonderful back story too.

  8. I love your scenic tag, and how it just took me on a trip! A travel tag! I have never heard of Zons--brilliant!

  9. Anonymous02 July, 2013

    Lovely tag, I love how you have combined the photo and the background! Hugs, Barb

  10. Beautiful tag, terrific place lovely collage! I want to visit now! X

  11. Your layout is just wonderful! My sister-in-law lives in Vienna, so I just might get to visit Zons one day!

  12. What a charming little town, and how nice to see a scenic tag.

  13. Zons looks lovely, thanks for sharing, love the sun and bunting, Jane xx

  14. Brilliant tag - so clever how you've mixed the different techniques to create the real/fantastic background and the colourful bunting looks so cool against the grey tones - just love it!


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