Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Rainy Day


Well, it’s definitely a rainy day in Bournemouth today!! As I made this week’s tag I was thinking of my two lovely daughters and the time we went to Oxford Street in June, a couple of years ago, for some shopping.     It was hot and humid and the girls were wearing flip flops and Summer clothes.  Suddenly, while we were in-between shops, the heavens opened and we were caught in a really heavy thunder storm.  Rosie had a big yellow umbrella and together the two teenagers danced arm in arm up Oxford Street,  singing and dancing in the rain.   It was all I could do to keep up with the yellow umbrella!  They really brightened up London that day, putting a smile on the faces of shoppers coming the other way!!

I started my rainy day tag by making some tag size silk paper with silk throwsters,  colour – 'storm clouds'.  
 To this I stitched on some antique glass bugle beads and other clear beads and sequins using Madeira 'Rainbow' metallic thread.   

I tried to keep the beads all going the same direction whilst at the same time keeping the threads on the back vertical.

Next I wrote on some vellum with black ink: “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass,   it’s about learning to Dance in the Rain”.  This was then trimmed to tag size.  The tags are joined together with a silver satin ribbon.

 Thank you so much for all your lovely comments about my tag tree.  All your Autumn leaves and acorn tags were wonderful, I am so looking forward to keeping warm and dry whilst looking at all your Rainy Day tags! 
Take Care, and bye for now,
Jane xx

20 comments:

  1. Well, someone is trying to tell me something! Two of you have used the same quote. Very thought provoking! Gorgeous tag too!

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  2. I think your tag would be a nice one to see for real, it's lovely.

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  3. This is gorgeous Jane! Nice to see we both like the same quote. I agree with Lynn about seeing this for real would be awesome :D

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  4. Love the different textures you have used.Great tag. hugs Mrs A.

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  5. Lovely, lovely tag!
    Hugs,
    Ivy

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  6. Lovely tag, and I can picture your teenies dancing along Oxford Stereet in the rain! Valerie

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  7. Great tag, I love he texture you have created, very atmospheric! x

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  8. Wonderful tag! Love the texture and the quote is one of my favourites.

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  9. Wonderful tag...love the quote! :)

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  10. Simply Gorgeous!!! May x

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  11. Wow Jane, this is a gorgeous tag! Who would have thought a rainy day would be so pretty! I just love the textures you have created
    Jane x

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  12. what a lovely story about your girls and what a beautiful textile tag, with lovely effects x

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  13. What a beautiful impression of rainclouds, love it :o)

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  14. Beautiful quote and I loved reading about those two girls..As usual, your tag is quite unique and inspiring..Love the beads and the fabric you tied one!Looks fabulous!

    Duaa

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  15. Beautiful quote and I loved reading about those two girls..As usual, your tag is quite unique and inspiring..Love the beads and the fabric you tied one!Looks fabulous!

    Duaa

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  16. Awesome Jane - the tag, the quote and the story - well done

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  17. You have great calligraphy skills. Blessings!

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  18. Lovely tag- kind of ethereal looking!

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  19. Beautiful tag Jane - great calligraphy skills too. Your silk work captured the grey rainy skies beautifully.

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