Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Spring flowers

Hi everybody!

I made my tag for Tag Tuesday last week, and then couldn't find it when as I wanted to take a photo of it. So I made  a second tag, and as I was rummaging on my table to find the ribbon, I found the first tag. Now I have 2!

The first tag has been made from scrap card from the recycling bin, which has been distressed with tumbled glass, faded jeans, dried marigold, wild honey and crushed olive. (The scrap card has been distressed, not the recycling bin!) I smooched it through some water, dried it, and repeated the procedure till the colours were right. I stamped it in layers, using the palest colours in the background and the darkest ones at the front to give depth. I started by stamping some foliage from a tree stamp (LaBlanche) along the sides and bottom edge with crushed olive. Then I stamped a layer of plants from a Stampendous TH set with Archival olive, and then did the top layer, with more stamps from the TH set using Archival black which I clear embossed. The flourish at the top, the butterflies and the quote were also done with black. I added a bit of colour with some gel-pens, some textile flowers, a beaded stem and a butterfly as embellishments.



  The second tag has a background of peeled and painted cardboard. The BG paper is one of Astrid's lovely Freebies which she generously offers from time to time. I added a vintage image, a TH bird, stamped and fussy cut, with a beady eye,  and lots of flowers. Here everything is flowering just now, even roses, it is really unbelievable, but lovely, and my tag is a tribute to it.





Here's wishing you all a good week, take care, and thanks for coming by!

Valerie

11 comments:

  1. Oh wow Valerie these are both so beautiful and with somuch detail. I love your work very much :o)

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  2. Gorgeous tags, Val, both are really exquisite. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Both wonderful tags Valerie with such a lot of work on each.

    Love the way you used Astrid's freebie and all the amazing flowers.

    Hugs Chrissie x

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  4. Wow, both of these are gorgeous! I especially love tag #2, a big wow on that one! ~Diane

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  5. Two beauties! The first one reminds me of a tag I made some time ago - I think we used the same stamps and inked a similar background - great minds think alike!! The second one is very stylish. Have a good week. Carolyn xx

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  6. Valerie, these are beautiful. I love an encouraging quote so the first is my favorite. I tried to guess which entry was yours this week and I guessed right. :)
    xoxo

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  7. Fabulous tags Valerie, love all the detail on them both.

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  8. oh my both are so gorgeous! the second one seems like a real 3 dimensional garden, wow! xo

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  9. Gorgeous tags, both are just lovely. Sorry, I haven't been about much lately, my Mum has been feeling bad again, and I have spent a lot of time with her! Hugs, Barb

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  10. Wow, Valerie, both of these tags are FABULOUS! I love the techniques, layes, colors, textures! AMAZING!

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  11. Great work Valerie. Both are gorgeous.
    Jane x

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