Sunday, 22 August 2010

A distressing weekend - or *I was a cardboard box!*

Was planning to craft at the weekend with my friend B, but she felt really bad, with a heavy cold and a temperature, so did a bit myself, and spent the rest of the weekend with Inge. We spent ages nattering, playing games, reading, cooking and generally enjoying ourselves. Today we went for a walk, the weather was sunny and dry this morning, and there was a flea-market in her little town. We strolled through, bought a book and some dried fruits and crystallized ginger, and looked at lots of strange things that nobody really seems to need, but usually finds a buyer....We also discovered a little animal sanctuary with deer and goats, which we had never before noticed, and returned home through the park, past the duck pond (but where were all the ducks?) and were happy to put our feet up for half an hour.
This evening I finished the tags that I started yesterday. The cardboard has been partly peeled, and then distressed with clear embossing ink and embossing powder in gold and bronze. After it had melted, I added another sprinkle here and there and some *perfect pearls* in electric blue, which I also melted into the embossing powder. Then I stamped a leafy swirl motive with *Stazon* in timber brown, and clear embossed it. The photos do not really show how lovely the colours shimmer and change. They have been decorated with some TH die-cuts of hearts and wings, which have basically been treated in the same way as the tag. Then a few fairy pics, and a metal ornament on one of them, and that was it. Was great fun to experiment again, and good to try something different. Thanks for looking!

11 comments:

  1. Terrific photos Val and adore your new tags. Have a happy week, Annette x

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  2. Wow! Your tags just keep getting better and better Val! Love these and the photos of your day - what a great way to spend a Sunday.
    Sue xx

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  3. WOW val, another couple of fab tags...

    love the photos of the deer park, it looks very relaxing, thanks for sharing...

    maria x

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  4. Thanks girls, it was a lovely weekend, and really enjoyed making those tags a bit differently!

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  5. Lovely tags again, sou really are the queen! Hugs, Sarah

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  6. Val that looks like an amazing the duck pond so restful, The deer park and deers look like a relaxing place Your tags as always are second to none

    hugs alma

    You seem to have the knack of just the right combination You should write a book about then and how to do it

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  7. Thanks Alma, but I don't know about writing another book, we'll see!

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  8. Fabulous tags, I love them! Very inspiring as ever! Well done Valerie!

    Hugs - Carole x

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  9. Thanks Carole, much appreciated. Hope all is well with you.

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  10. Lovel tags and beautiful views! Hugs, T

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