Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Insects

Hi everybody!
Our theme this week is insects - not my fave creatures, as I always think of little things creeping, flying and crawling around, but I do now how important many insects are for us, and some are really beautiful. I love watching dragonflies and butterflies, with their varied colours and shimmering wings, so I have them on my tags. I made 2 large tags, which belong together. The beaded dragonfly is one that Donna sent me from Mexico, and it made a nice decoration here.The tags were distressed with DI in crished olive, dried marigold and tumbled glass and then spritzed with water and dried. I stamped some little swirls in the bakground, but they are here hardly visible. The flower and dragonfly stamps I have used are from a set by Laurence and Morgan, and have been stamped in Archival black. I did a bit of colouring with prismalos and gel pens, and gave the wings some shine with Viva glitter liner. The large dragonfly is a diecut from TH, and has been made with hand-painted paper, the smaller one on the left is one that Diane made and sent me some time back, and fits here perfectly. The leaf and flower are from Prima. The lovely quote on the right tag is from Leonardo da Vinci.



Looking forward to seeing what you have all made!
Have a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by,

Valerie

16 comments:

  1. Such beauty Valerie! Both of these tags are incredible. The colours, layout, everything. So much to look at & so much inspiration. A perfect start to this weeks theme :o)

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  2. I think the same twinkle they are both fabulous tags Valerie

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  3. These tags are gorgeous, love the soft, pastel colours and the lovely images, they are very stylish. Hugs, Sarah

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  4. These tags are stunning Valerie with so much details and wonders to look at.

    Love Chrissie x

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  5. Terrific tags, love all these details on your tags.

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  6. Beautiful tags, love the soft colours and all the writing and stamping.

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  7. Gorgeous tags today, Val, love how you have stamped the dragonflies, they are really pretty insects. Hugs, Barb

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  8. So very pretty, Val! I especially love the translucent and pearl headed dragonfly.

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  9. Hi Valerie - these are really lovely! I adore your inky background and the stamping is so subtle! Lovely to be able to showcase your wonderful gifts, too! Carolyn xx

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  10. Hi Val, your tags are both lovely, gorgeous colours. Take care, hugs, Barb

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  11. i love these -- they make me think of field notes. only with lots of embellishment! xo

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  12. Hi Valerie. These tags are wonderful - beautiful colours and gorgeous embellishments

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  13. Your tags make me think of wonderful botanical drawings so carefully rendered against your pretty background.

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  14. These are stunning, you always know how to capture the beauty of everything and the quote is perfect! ~Diane

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  15. Beautiful tags Valerie!
    Jane x

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  16. Two amazing tags....the detail is fantastic...... Hugs May x x x

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