Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Lock and Keys

Hello All. It was wonderful to see all the beautiful Spring Flower tags last week. A big thank you for the comments on the one I made.

Must admit to scratching my head a bit about the theme for this week then I remembered a sheet I had won at Artfully Musing when Laura did a draw for one of her beautiful sheets of images.


The colours on this look a lot brighter than they really are as it was very bright and sunny when I took the photograph.

I used corrugated packaging and painted it with emulsion paint. I then stamped it with a stamp I got from a DIY store-supposed to be used on furniture so I guess a door is ok.

The lock and the hinges are from Laura's sheet of hardware and the key is from Crafty Emblies that don't seem to be in business now. I edged the accessories with white pen as they didn't show up enough on the background.

Do you remember when people used to leave a key on a piece of string through the letter box in case they were out when you visited--those were the days?

Have a great week

Chrissie x

9 comments:

  1. How true are the words. Yes I do remember the string and key at the back of the door. Also one under the plant pot outside the door. Even doors not being locked at all.
    Happy days

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  2. Beautiful tag Chrissie, and yes, we never locked up when I was a kid! Valerie
    Congrats on winning the prize at Craftroom challenge!

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  3. Love the doorplate and hinges! One of the nice things about living in rural France is that it is still very much like that! Carolyn xx

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  4. Love the rustic charm of this tag and the meaningful saying!

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  5. Beautiful tag and I love the quote you added to it, so true! ~Diane

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  6. Indeed they do.
    I love the colors, and for this quote fan, it's a winner.
    xoxo's

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  7. Excellent door tag. Clever use fo the lock/key hole & hnges. I too remember the unlocked doors or key on a string. Love the quote you used. :o)

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  8. Great quote and tag. My mum was always at home so we never had the key on the end of the string, or under the pot.

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  9. Laura's door hardware was perfect for this tag. She is one heck of an amazing artist. I love the wood texture of your background and the quote is quite special.

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