Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Letter S

S is for Syzygium ... In my series of Australian plants, this tag is my interpretation of Syzygium smithii which is better known here in Australia as the Common Lilly Pilly. We have one of these Lilly Pilly trees in our garden, an evergreen native small tree with pink/mauve edible berries (mostly used for making jam) . The photo shows some branches from the real tree too, but the berries are well past their prime and have lost of a lot of their colour. The fabric base of the tag is an Aboriginal design called Yalke, after a wild onion plant which is also bush tucker. The leaves are a purchased braid and I made the little berries from polymer clay.
Ooh , it's great to be back with Tag Tuesday ...

10 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL!!! I love how realistic your design is, and the colours are gorgeous. Awesome background fabric, and picking out the letter S like that is so clever. The name Common Lilly Pilly made me giggle though, sounds really funny to me.

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  2. Gorgeous tag, love the background, and love the idea of a plant being called a lilly pilly great! Valerie

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  3. I like this very much! The aboriginal backround is so pretty and you have made some lovely berries! Carolyn xx

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  4. Beautiful tag Wilma. That background fabric is perfect. It could be a Zentangle pattern!

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  5. Very pretty-- love the purple/lilac color!

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  6. So glad you're back! Lots of beauty as well as knowledge here, great tag. X

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  7. Really pretty Tag! Love the fabric design :)

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  8. Gorgeous colors with a wonderful design!
    Sandy

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  9. Super pretty tag Wilma. Love that name 'Lilly Pilly' :0)

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