Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tag Tuesday Tag & a Challenge

Hi you all! It's Tuesday already, and time for another Tag Tuesday Tag.
The background of the tag is a piece of waste cardboard which I used to try out colours while painting last week. I added some floral rub-ons and a butterfly-creation. I found the decorative butterfly while clearing out recently. The body was unfortunately missing, so I replaced it with one of my little heads. Well, not one of my little heads; I just have one and it is rather large. But one I made in a mold and rubbed with Inka Gold in bronze. I fixed it all together using a hot glue gun, and this is the rather strange result....


And for the Artful times Challenge I have made a wall hanging. The theme this time is *a sea of greens* for the background. I used the chipboard backing from an old photo frame, painted it with different green tones, rubbed it with some perfect pearls medium and sprinkled on perfect pearls in green and bronze. After it had been heat dried, I added some stickles in green and bronze again; the bronze gives the green more depth. The cat is one of 3 chipboard die-cuts which I have had for ages. I grounded them with gesso, and then coloured them with DI bundled sage before adding perfect pearls in green and bronze again. Then I arranged the different embellies from my stash, and that was it. I have started a second one which I hope to finish later. I am also linking to Simon says stamp and show, where anything goes this week.



Have a good day you all, take care and thanks a lot for visiting!

28 comments:

  1. Both pieces are gorgeous, but the one with the kitty is my favourite! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. such stunning creations! breathtaking! xo

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  3. Happy Tuesday, I love the one with the kitty the best but they both are wonderful, Hugs my friend! xo Marilou

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  4. I've just realised Valerie that I don't need to go shopping for any new crafty stuff - I just need to have a tidy up and, like you, I'm sure to find an abundance of 'new' bits and pieces! I like the head on the butterfly (very arty) and love the kitty tag, the background and the bronze tints are fab. Have a good day - weather is wild and woolly here today! xx

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  5. Wild, windy and cold here, too, but at least some sunshine in between!

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  6. Oww Valerie goreous tag ! and love the rich colours and textures of your hanging stunning :)
    Von x♥x

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  7. Gorgeous tags, been catching up on the posts I missed, fabulous pieces, Cissie and Jason and the Iceland saga had me having a good laugh.
    Yvonne x

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  8. Oh Val I these are wonderful love the head on the butterfly FAB but your sea of green is my fave I love the pussy cat bless Love Dawn xx

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  9. Lovely as always Val! Suzie xxx :)

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  10. What an original, creative piece! I love the colours and the way the whole thing just makes you smile! I think I need to sort through my stuff to see what I can find too!!
    Lovely work here too!

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  11. wonderful pieces and both very unique

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  12. What a lovely wall hanging you have made. I love the background and the tulips are stunning. Do like how the cat is stalking through the undergrowth.
    Love the other creation too - the background is fabulous.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, neet x

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  13. Thanks for joining us this week over at Artful Times with your fabulous green canvas. I love the background and the way it sparkles!!

    Sam xxx

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  14. such beautiful work you have shown us today!Have a wonderful day!

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  15. I adore your butterfly Val! that head looks perfect! Your kitty is pretty cute too, lobe the stickles!

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  16. Nice Valerie, really awesome your work. You have such an imagination. Love your pieces. Adding the head to the butterfly really gives pause for thought. Nice job on both. Have a great week.

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  17. An unusual and very quirky tag Valerie but I like the effect.
    Wonderful wall hanging with lovely textures.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  18. These are lovely. Two very interesting projects. x

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  19. Oh! Be still my heart with the glitter! What beautiful work - Love the color in your tag and the whimsical world here with the kitten surrounded by coppers and greens. Looking forward to the next one ;) xoxo

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  20. you're going all '3D' today, nice effective work! And so impressed you rode a motorcycle!

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  21. Both your pieces here look wonderful. You are so creative.

    Hugs~

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  22. Oh wow! Both of these are beautiful, but I adore the one with the kitty! The colors in the first one are very pretty, too.
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  23. Love them both! Each is as lovely as the next! I do love the 3-D effect and to put a face on the butterfly is so clever! Have a lovely evening!

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  24. Super sweet, Valerie!
    You put a lot of work into these, fantastic. :]

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  25. Love your tag and wall hanging, fabulous backgrounds which set the images off beautifully. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  26. Beautiful tag and wall hanging! I particularly like the tag and all of the color and texture you achieved on such a small background. The butterfly with the human head as the body looks really neat against the iris. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  27. Theses are amazing. I love the butterfly piece with the face ,,,,stunning. take care, gerri

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  28. Wonderful creations Valerie. Inspiring as always. Must check out some molds.
    Regards Florence xx

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