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!