Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Black and White

Hi Everybody!
I hope you have all had a good week. Although it is a bit cold here in Berkshire, the sun is shining quite often, and the Autumn colours are being displayed to their advantage.
I enjoyed your Kings and Queens tags. I didn't have time to do a tag last week as I have been busy setting up my Etsy shop. Thanks for your supportive comments, and forvisiting my shop, it is lovely to be part of a creative community (I don't know if we are arty or crafty, or both!)

 The first thing that came into my head for Black and White was to do an Art Deco Tag, as this movement used a lot of black and whiteI chose the Chrysler Building as it is an iconic symbol of Art Deco. I love the shape of this New York building, built in 1928-1931, and the fact that it was made to look like a car radiator in honour of the Chrysler company is just the sort of quirky fact that appeals to me. When I visited New York, I found myself  constantly looking out for the distinctive shape of this beautiful building.

For my tag I have made a collage from newspaper (a Greek one, brought back by my husband who travels a lot and obligingly brings me back useful things for my art work!). I have also used black paper, white card and fine liner pens. The edging is made from braid and ribbon.
Looking forward to perusing your tags now!



12 comments:

  1. Oh jane, this is so stylish and such a clever idea! :o)

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  2. Very clever idea, a great use of newspaper too! X

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  3. Beautiful tag, I love Art Deco, and this is very stylish! Valerie

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  4. Nice design! Well done!

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  5. Beautiful art deco image. How clever of you to use newspaper and how fab that your hubby brings you these things home for you :o)

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  6. Wow! This is truly a piece of art. Blessings!

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  7. you were inspired! a cool and clever idea for a great tag. xo

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  8. Terrific tag and you have captured the Era so well

    Chrissie x

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  9. It has a very Art Deco feel and the greek paper for the background looks terrific.

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  10. What a great idea - this has worked perfectly! Carolyn xx

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  11. HI Jane! I love how a cruise through TAG TUESDAY provides all sorts of tidbits of information. Imagine such an iconic building inspired by a car detail - love it!Your Tag is fabulous!

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  12. I love all your black and white magic, Diane!! wonderful stuff!

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