Monday, May 7, 2012

Manic Monday and a Tag Challenge

Hi everybody, hope you have all had a good weekend. I stayed home - weather was bad - and as I still can't wear shoes it's a bit difficult with going out!
But I used my time to do lots of reading, writing and crafting. I am taking part in a postcard challenge, and got my postcards done. I can't show them yet, I want to wait till they reach their destinations. But I had a really sticky, messy and inky time playing with paper, gel, images, gesso, inks and stamps.

A new challenge is starting over at The Cheerful Stamp Pad, this time tags are being asked for. I used a vintage image from *Free Vintage digital stamps* - see link on my sidebar. I made a triptych tag, using some black card from an old calendar for the base, some scrapbook paper from Webster's pages, and added some school embellishments. I made holes in the sides and tied the pieces together with some silk twine. It was fun to make, and is now standing on my printer. The challenge will be running for two weeks, so plenty of time to have a go! You can make a tag, or something to do with tags - like a tag book, for example.


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

22 comments:

  1. Good to see you up and about again. I was wondering where you were! Love your pretty tag, great idea!Hugs, Sarah

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  2. wow loving your triptych tag with its terrific theme.
    Hope the swelling goes down soon Valerie, x

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  3. Wonderful vintagey tryptich tag. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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  4. Hi Valerie, love the school theme of your tags - super little embellishments. Hope you're not getting cabin fever being stuck inside! :o) x

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  5. That's a fun idea! :) Look great! Our weather has been terrible as well.

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  6. A really gorgeous triptych tag Valerie and love the vintage image.
    Hope your foot improves very soon as it must be frustrating not being able to go out.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  7. Can't wait to see the postcards you made! I love your triptych and how her bow is above the edge of the paper! I am a vintage school nut so this one just sings to me! (Sings the ABC's of course!)

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  8. lovely 'tag book', something different!

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  9. You are having such a difficult time of it Valerie.
    I so love this, the details are wonderful. This is a real favourite of mine.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  10. Fabulous tags, Valerie! Hope that toe is getting better :)

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  11. Wow!!! Valeria this is a beauty reminds me of my schooldays not only the letters but i used to sport a bow just like that one !! Hope you toe is a little less sore.

    Take care

    Marie

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  12. Fabulous tag Valerie - the images are so cool.
    Miserable weather here too..:(
    Hugs xx

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  13. Love your triptych tag Valerie! Such a pretty girl too!
    So sorry to hear about you little toe! Ouch! Hope you're hopping around soon!

    I have been lost in my "family tree" yet again! From one obsession to another!

    Wishes
    Debbie
    ^..^

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  14. Love your set of tags, and so prettily arranged like so too!.. As for your toe, it's just going to take time, and you'll have to be patient as it heals, but I hope it's at least not aching/throbbing otherwise. I imagine if you keep it propped up, shoes off, it feels o.k.?.. Just take good care of you, and hope it's better soon! ~tina

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  15. I really like your triptych, Valerie. The little girl is such a sweet image.

    Good to read you've been playing with paper, gel, gesso, inks and stamps - just what the doctor ordered!

    xx

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  16. Glad you felt good enough to get inky, hope the swelling goes away with the pain. Love your tag, that sweet little girl is so unexpected, flower in hand, with the pencil and blackboard. Perfect! Take care.

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  17. Now that sounds like ooey-gooey fun. So sorry to hear that your foot isn't better. But its a good excuse to sit and read a good book. I just love your tag here..

    Hugs~

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  18. WHAT a wonderful tag! I love all the details and your little school girl is adorable. Glad you got to get messy ;) and I do hope that you feel well, xoxo

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  19. Your tryptych is so sweet.... I really love it. I love all the cute elements you have used.

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  20. Love this tag book, Valerie!
    What fun...
    Thank you for sharing the link too :]
    Take care.
    oxox

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  21. Love your folding tag, great images.
    Yvonne x

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  22. I love the looks of this--especially the girl imege in the middle.

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