Thursday, 26 May 2011

Lots of Tags....

Good morning to you all! I hope you all slept well and are feeling fit. It's a windy day here, the trees are all being well shaken, but the weather men said that it will be blowing better weather our way, so let's hope they are right.
Yesterday I had a tag day, which was fun, as I enjoy making them. Over at the *Three Muses Blog* they are celebrating their second birthday, and the theme this week is blues, so I made a set of 3 blue tags in honour of the three lovely ladies who run the blog.




















I don't usually work much with blue, but when I do I am always amazed how lovely it is, and what a variety of lovely blues there are, so I think I will try to use it more often. I distressed all of the tags with DI in faded jeans, tumbled glass, stormy skies and chipped saphire.
The first tag has some random tea stamping on the background, using stamps from Artemio and Character Constructions. The table with the lovely tea cup is also from Character Constructions, and has been stamped with archival black and then painted with water colours. I gave the cup a gold rim with an Edding, added some blue floral rub-ons and some tea cup and tea pot buttons.
The second one has been stamped with a beautiful, dressy bird and some some small birds, also from CC. Mrs Bird has been stamped, painted with water colours, cut out and decoupaged. Her hat has a feather on it, and seems to be able to fly of its own accord. I have given her a bow to match her dress, and all the birds have beady eyes. The wings got added just because they were (1) left over from the day before and (2) a very pretty shade of blue!
The third tag has a background stamped again with script and flourishes, and then little boy blue as a motive. I wonder how little boys would react today of their Nannies tried dressing them in an outfit like that? No wonder he doesn't look too happy!

Then I made two vintage tags for the challenge at *The Rubber Cafe* where the theme this week is vintage. This time I distressed the tags in Victorian Velvet and Antique linen, before stamping the backgrounds with my beloved script stamp and some flourishes. Then I added some floral rub ons to both tags. The lovely lady was a freebie from ??? I've forgotten again, she has been printed onto acetate and then fixed to the tag with glossy accents. Added a shabby bow and some beads threaded onto a piece of wire, and some lace and beads at the bottom. Et voilà!





















The second tag has a vintage image of a little boy selling doves, I think he looks so adorable! The TH *Adore* adage ticket was just the ticket here.






















So, I did make some more, but I think that was enough for today, as I need to get ready to go out, Havea great day, take care, and thanks a lot for visiting!

31 comments:

  1. Your tags are super! Blue is a lovely colour isn't it. I think I like your little boy selling doves best - although there's not much in it. They are all gorgeous.One of these days, I must spend some time making tags ... sounds like fun. Hope your day is simply loverly. hugs, Donna

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous Valerie. Blue is my favourite colour.
    Hugs xx

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  3. Valerie, your tags are beautiful. You're right about blue, it's a colour I don't use very much but it always looks lovely.
    xxx Hazel.

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  4. All of your tags are delicious as always Valerie, but have to say making three tags for the Three Muses is a brilliant thing to do and they are so worth it, such great ladies. Annette x

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  5. Lovely tags, you know blue is always my big fave. Each one is lovelier than the one before! Hugs, Sarah & Kids

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  6. Gorgeous tags, love those blues it is a great colour for all sorts of styles and combinations. Your Vintage tags are just adorable. XOXO Zoe

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  7. Hi, These are lovely tags i love the blue ones (being a boy and all ) the vintage styles are really interesting and they have lots of details to look at!
    Thanks for your welcome
    Hugs Adam

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  8. Stunning tags. Love them all. Going back for another look!.
    Regards Florence.
    PS. Your family album on the previous post is gorgeous.

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  9. All superb tags but my fave is the teapot one x

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  10. They are superb tags, Valerie, you chose a gorgeous blue colour too, really eyecatching. Love the second vintage tag with the boy image, that really is lovely. CoB

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  11. Hi
    The most amazing details on your blue tags but my heart has been stolen by the vintage tags.
    Gorgeous work Valerie
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  12. The vintage blue is especially pretty Valerie!

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  13. Beautiful tags Valerie, I love Mrs Bird. Vintage ones are gorgeous, I particularly like the first one, she's a beautiful lady. Have a lovely day. xx

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  14. Oh the tags are spectacular, Valerie! So much detail and blue is my all time favorite colour :)

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  15. These tags are absolutely amazing!!! I love them!

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  16. You did have a good tag day didn't you! They are all gorgeous but the three blue ones are simply delicious. Thank you so much for your kind words and thank you so much for joining in this week.

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  17. Oh my gosh, your tags are gorgeous, Valerie!! These just stole my heart!
    XO
    Cindy

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  18. So many beautiful tags and all just super

    love Dawn xx

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  19. Valerie All the tags you made are Fantastic. I really love the blue! My fave is the Tea Tag.
    But the lady in Pink- Lovely! Hugs,Tee

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  20. Lovely tags again, Val, they are all gorgeous, but the blue ones are my favourites! Hugs, Barb

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  21. OOh You've been a very busy lady again:0) The first three tags are such a brilliant shade of blue it's delicious and the next two are just beautiful. I love the image of the lady she seems to melt right into the tag. Thank you for visiting me and making me laugh, so much fun:0) xxx

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  22. You have been busy while i was away. Beautiful tags such gorgeous blues and quirky images and the vintage tags are super dopper love the little boy with the basket.

    Marie

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  23. Oh my... these are way too cute!
    Really like the collage work on these vintage tags.

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  24. lovely tags for today! Blue is my favourite colour.

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  25. Hi Valerie, I love all your tags but the mystery woman is my fav. It is refreshing to work with colours that you don't do on a regular basis. Love your tea buttons, so cute. Must look for things like this, always a nice touch.

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  26. It is always such a pleasure to drink in all the beauty you create. These tags are all fantastic, I love all the wonderful details. The tea cup an pot buttons look amazing on that tag. Love the acetate one and the dimensional cut outs are fabulous!

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  27. Brilliant tags, and you're right about that gorgeous blue - it's stunning!

    x

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  28. Oh, those masks are wonderful. The colors just jumped out at me! :-)

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  29. I love the blue tags...these are really so creative...I love the tea party one...what do the tags look like when you start creating them? are they thick cardtstock? do you make them yourself? I think they are so fun! have a great sunday

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