Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Summer Holiday and Bugs

 Hi Everyone!
I am a bit behind with my tags as I have had a busy and exciting week.
I attended a batik workshop. 
If you want to see what I made you can see it on my blog here.

The main excitement was seeing the Queen when she 
came to open the new look Reading Railway Station on 
Thursday. I was right near the front and got such a clear 
and close view of Her Majesty! She looked lovely
and her face lit up when she saw the crowd. She had
her photo taken with construction workers. They 
were all in bright orange, she in bright turquoise, a
perfect contrast!

I have been thinking about summer holidays, and for me
that means one thing- France and sunflowers.
My tag is stitched. For background I used a rough textured fabric, 
coloured with Inktense blocks. I added layers of
stamped sunflowers, and put in some beads for seeds.
The border is a pretty French braid from a flea market.
I photographed it on my Rough Guide to France.

Here is my Bugs tag, a week late, but I am sneaking it in!
I chose dragonflies, for their  beauty and jewelled colours.
The centre of the tag shows a dragonfly, on top of some
hand made papers, which I have drawn into and picked out
the raised lines, making it look like plants. This is set onto
an Origami paper base, with washi tape surround, a stick on
border, and all set onto cardstock for a contrasting colour.


  1. Lovely tags, and great that you got to see the Queen! Valerie

  2. gorgeous stitching! both tags are beautiful. xo

  3. Jane what lovely tags! And what a week you have had!

  4. Lovely tags and terrific that you got to see the Queen so close up

    Love Chrissie x

  5. I love the feeling of softness and nostalgia in your beautiful tag design. Blessings!

  6. Beautiful tags! The Queen does have a lovely smile, doesn't she! Carolyn xx


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