Thursday, 13 June 2013

Letter W ...

... is for wicker, which is where I started with this tag, although it ended up being more about picnics and flowers!

Last weekend, we spent a few idyllic days visiting family who live on a farm in Northern Ireland. The sun shone for us every single day - even in Donegal, which apparently is a minor miracle! - and among many other wonderful memories will be the picnic we shared with my Aunt and Uncle, surrounded by blue skies, green grass and flowers ... this tag is to remember that happy day :o)

This tag didn't turn out as I intended at all - it was going to be just wicker tied with string and two tiny flowers peeping out, but projects sometimes seem to have a mind of their own don't they?

The wicker effect was just hand drawn with black fineliner and coloured in with pencils. Then a couple of tiny blossoms were attached at the bottom right with brads, and that was supposed to be that ...

But then I just thought I'd put a piece of pp behind the wicker to hide the brads at the back, and as it turned out I liked the touch of gingham and then tucked a scrap of doily in as well and decided it was now a picnic basket. So I tore another piece from that poor, battered old dictionary - this time with a definition of the word "picnic".Then added a lot more flowers. I used DI in Scattered Straw and Walnut Stain to ink the edges, glued on the wooden letters and finished with garden twine.

I think half my head is still in Ireland in the sunshine ...

Thanks for looking at my W tag - can't wait to see what you've all come up with now! :o)

Cheerio xxx

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  1. Nein, wie süß ist das denn.
    Ein wunderschöne Idee, unglaublich.
    Das inspiriert mich total.
    Danke :-)

  2. Great job with the wicker--I thought it was the real thing! Yes, projects do lead you where they want to go. :-) So glad you had a sunny day in Ireland. I so want to visit some day.

  3. I thought the wicker was real too! Well done! Love the twine too!

  4. Love your picnic basket tag, and sounds like you had a great time visiting your relations! Valerie

  5. What an idyllic visit! The wicker on your tag looks incredibly realistic - love it.

  6. Your drawing of the basket is superb. Blessings!

  7. Very clever tag, I would never have thought of wicker but this is just right! X

  8. Wow, how clever are you!?! Beautiful tag made with such talent & creativity :0)

  9. What a Wonderful tag! So clever. Sounds like you really did have a day to remember. Carolyn xx

  10. Fabulous tag, I thought that wicker was real... you have done an amazing job... Hugs May x x x

  11. sweet little summerery tag, pretty colours x

  12. Beautiful tag, perfectly captures the feel of a picnic on a hot summer's day. The wicker is so realistic!
    Jane x

  13. Really cute tag! love the wicker, it looks really effective. :)


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