Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Two cards for less is more & some challenge Tags

Good morning you all! After the brilliant sunshine yesterday today is cold and overcast. Looks like summer's not here yet! But the main thing is that my coffee tastes good!
Yesterday I sent 4 mail art envelopes off at the post office. They were taken in frozen silence once again. This time it was Mr Grumpy. His comment *If this is your idea of a joke, it's not mine* Anyway, they are on their way, if Mr Grumpy likes them or not....
Then I discovered the tags I made a few days back for Dragon's Dream TIO, so I think I just have time to blog them! The theme is fish.























As I did not have any fish stamps, I just stamped some shells and the crab, and then drew the fishes and sea weed. I added dew drops for air bubbles, and some dried grass for more see weed, and a couple of glitzy stick on fishes.


For *Less is more* we need to make a square card, and put our motive into one of the corners or into the middle. I have used two of my lovely stamps form Character constructions, the little girl bird and the nest. I stamped the images onto the cards, and then again onto white paper and coloured hthem with water colours. I did some paper-piecing onto the front of the dress to make it look fuller, and the birds have beady eyes, and there are some blue glass beads and a pearl on the dress front. I then decoupaged the painted and painstakingly cut out motives over the stamped images, and that was it, then everything else was forbidden anyway!
So here's wishing you all a happy day, whatever you are up to Take care, and thanks for visiting!

36 comments:

  1. Good morning Valerie. I love your tags especially your hand drawn fish. Love your cards as well, I'm a big fan of the Character Construction Stamps. Have a good day.
    xxx Hazel.

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  2. You AMAZE me, Valerie! I was thinking to myself, "If I had to do tags with a fish theme, I would not have anything in my stash to even begin!". I read on .... you are busy hand drawing your fish. I laugh! I love them, by the way. The are so .. well .. 'fishy'. :o) The cards are pure delight .. of course I love little birdies .. especially ones with gorgeous dresses on. Hope that coffee was fabulous .. enjoy your creative day. Hugs from Mexico, Donna

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  3. Super fishy tags, reminds me of my holiday last year when I was brave enough to do a bit of snorkelling. Mrs Bird is looking very nice in her flowery frock and the little chicks are fab. Have a nice day. xx

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  4. oh wow !! these are all fabulous !! I love the tags and your cards are brilliant !! I LOVE the penguin and the chicks ,, very arty and gorgeous :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  5. The bird cards are fantastic, I think I may pop over to Less is More for a peek. x Julie

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  6. Gorgeous cards, love the birdie ones best, so does you know who, who is hopping up and down screaming *I want one* - np rest for the wicked! Hugs, Sarah

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  7. Good morning Valerie , love your fishy tags clever improvisations and such lovely work but have to say my jaw dropped open when I saw the birdies I think if I had false teeth they might have fallen out too ! Amazing , quirky and beautifully crafted you have made my day ( again )

    Marie

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  8. HI Valerie
    So there is a Dragon Man as well as a Dragon Lady? Thank goodness you are persistent and won't be beaten down by them.
    Wonderful fishy tags and the cards with the birdies are wonderful - especially love the birdie in the dress.
    Wishes Lynne

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  9. Hi Valerie, He he he, you really are having fun with the post office, love it LOL. Your cards and tags today are gorgeous, particularly love the fishy one and the LIM entries are all great but the colour of the baby birds is just beautiful. Have a lovely day today:0) xxx

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  10. Love those baby birds....how cute is that ?! ;)

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  11. Love Love Love your fish and fishy tags they are wonderful. Your LIM cards just crack me up I really want some of what ever it is you are on.

    Do wish I could have seen Herr Gump's face anyway what is the problem the address is clear and un-obstructed and German stamps will still go on top. Your envelopes cannot impede efficiency, can they? XOXO Zoe

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  12. Zoe I live off coffee and currant buns during the day, and mostly choclote or ice cream in the evening. You just have to remember that you need a balanced diet, i.e. a bun in each hnad, or coffee in one and choccie in the other!

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  13. Very unusual images! I love the colouring of the penguin, such an eyecatching design!

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  14. Oh the penguin is just so cute! I love it. :-)

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  15. Oh, I LOVE the LIM cards!!! Such fun images!

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  16. Fabulous fishy tags and I love the shape of the tags, Valerie!

    The birds cards are fabby too!

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  17. LOVE these projects! your bird and nest are fantastic, and they NEED the Less is More approach for them to receive the attention they deserve! fabulous! :)

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  18. Love your fishy tag, and how clever of you to draw your own fish! Now that is creative. And your LIM card is fab. It needs nothing more as it is a statement in it's own right. Thanks for joint in with us this week on Dragon's Dream TIO challenge.
    Wanda

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  19. These are all stunning Val! The tags are adorable, love your fish and bubbles and I love your bird with her dress, so cool! The nested birds are colored beautifully.

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  20. Your fish tags are so cool, and I am impressed you drew your own fish....well done!
    Your cards are totally gorgeous as well. I adore those stamps and the way you did your bird girl is so perfect!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  21. There's something fishy going on around here. Tee hee.:)) Your fish tags are just awesome. Your bird is so cute. You are really good at making the tags. Great work! Have a wonderful week.

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  22. You live in such a creative world VAlerie
    Extremely clever

    Thank you so much
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

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  23. Love your fishy tags but totally adore your LIM cards, these are fabulous Valerie. Annette x

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  24. Fabulous tags and LIM cards Val, you never stop to amaze me with your creations... Chris xx

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  25. Your fishy tags are fabulous... fancy you drawing your own fish, that's very creative!!! Thankd foryour dreaming with us this week
    Frankie
    xx

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  26. Love your birdie in her frock, she's just lovely!

    Hugs, Carole xxx

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  27. Valerie,
    I love your Mothers Day card... those stamps from Character constructions are great. You must be patient with all that tedius cutting on the nest!

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  28. Wonderful work...love the birdies best. take care, gerri

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  29. I do love the 'less is more' ones, but the fish tags look lovely too, with all the details.

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  30. What a sweet little bird! You make the neatest stuff for the Less Is More!

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  31. That penguin really brought a smile to my face!
    Thanks so much Valerie super work.
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  32. I just plain LOVE the blue card! As for the people at the post office - well, what did you expect? LOL.

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  33. Wow, Valerie! Such talent! Fabulous tags...and your cards are amazing!! Love it all!
    My card is HERE

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  34. Love your fishy tags and the bird is so cute!!

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  35. Ah miss birdie has babies, more miss birdies. hehe these are superb x

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