Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Tags and an album

Good morning you all. We had a stormy night here, with thunder and lightning and loads of rain - hope the farmers will now be happy -and even the birds seem to be tired this morning!
I had a crafty day here yesterday, couldn't seem to stop, but can't show you everything as some things have to stay hidden for a few days for one reason or other. But I can show you some tags, so here they are!
The first 2 have been made just for fun.





















Both tags have been made from recycled manila paper, and distressed with TH inks in stormy skies, Victorian velvet and forest moss. The backgrounds have been stamped with script and flourishes in green. Then I added some floral rub-ons, vintage scrap images and some little embellishments.
The next tag has been made for the challenge at *Blog Challenge Garden*, where the theme this week is *make it masculine* in honour of Fathers' Day in the USA. I have made a cardboard tag, as I cut up another empty box yesterday and made 15 large tags from it, which I *peeled* while watching Horatio Cane triumphing over the criminals of Miami....
The tag has been painted with white gesso, which I heat dried to speed it up. It smelled like burnt toast, but it bubbled nicely. I am now wondering what they put in the toast - cardboard and gesso? But I digress again. It has been distressed with Th inks in faded jeans, wild honey and forest green. The image used is from Crafty Individuals, the mini tag has been stamped with an artemio stamp, cut out by hand and distressed before being given the message. Then I added the masculine decorations, and that was it, quick and simple, but fun! I am also entering this into the Gingersnaps GC 106 *Use packaging materials*





















And I can give you a sneak peek at the little album I finished yesterday, don't want to show it all as it would spoil the surprise for my swap partner.It's a small album with a travel / Paris theme.



Okay, that was it for today. The parcel post just came and brought me something, so I'm off to open it....Thanks for visiting, take care, and have a great day.

38 comments:

  1. Loving your just for fun tags Valerie - very pretty.
    The masculine tag is good too - so agree with the sentiment!lol
    You know I love Paris so the mini book is right up my street. Have a good day (and I hope it was a stash parcel that arrived.).
    Hugs xx

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  2. Now there's a funny thing Valerie. Have a look at my new little book. Travel must be in everyone's heads at the moment!

    I like the corrugated card. Great idea.

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  3. it does truly amaze me how much you get done in one day. The masculine tag is 'subtle' .. ha ha. Love the embellishments and the texture. Always in love with your books. Little treasures. Have a wonderful creative day, Valerie. Take care. hugs, Donna

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  4. Hee, hee, love the sentiment on the male tag! Mini book has so much detail and I love the purple doily tag. Have a super day. xx

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  5. Tehehee, very cheeky MANLY tag!

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  6. Just love all theses gorgeous creations! We're going to be HOT in Iowa again today!

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  7. Lovely tags again, Val! Love the Man tag! Hugs, Sarah

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  8. Hi Jan, it's cooled off her, which is much nicer for me!

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  9. The first two tags are really pretty and the rest is very classy x

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  10. I love your color choices with tags and the book is just divine. :)

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  11. Hi there Valerie, gorgeous tags and your book pages are beautiful, Hope your day's a great one, Gay xx

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  12. wow, such wonderful creations!

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  13. Holy smokes, what a lot of beautiful creations you made again yesterday, Valerie!

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  14. Missed your blog and your creations!No internet for 2 weeks!:(
    Great work Valerie!Love the corrugated tag!!!

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  15. BEAUTIFUL! Love this collection of fantastical beauty! Thanks for sharing on the Wednesday Buzz! :)

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  16. Wow. This is a fantastic art day for you! Beautiful creations!

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  17. Hi
    What a wonderful crafty day you had. The tags are so lovely and the man tag has great use of recycling but it is the Paris book - WOW!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  18. Oh this is such beautiful work! :-)

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  19. I love having crafyty days. Yours was definitely successful!
    Hope you have better weather - eventhough sometimes a good thunderstorm is hard to resist! have a great day

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  20. Fabulous pieces Valerie. I love the mini album and the man tag and yes you deffinately need the Leonado Da Vinci stamps.
    xxx Hazel.

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  21. Hi Valerie, hope you are doing okay. You make such beautiful tags, such talent. I hold a tag up and look at it and wonder what will go on it. Tee hee. I never come up with something though. I've got to try it one day. The other day you asked what zuke's were and I don't know if I answered you, zukes are short for zucchini. Take care.

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  22. What would I do without visiting your blog? I just love it! And I really love your 3 wise men Manly Tag!! Ha! So True. Hugs,Tee

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  23. The album looks wonderful and some great tags too! ;0) Dxx

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  24. Not a good night then hopefully it will be calmer tonight. Bet you have been busy again today crafting, the things you are sharing here are all fabulous, as always. It is your little books that I love best of all so much work and so beautifully done. XOXO Zoe

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  25. Wow, a bumper post of Fab items, love your pages, so much work in them. Yvonne xx

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  26. lovely lot of work as usual val, love the little boots too, so cute, lol...

    maria xx

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  27. Again you have been a very busy bee and created some lovely pieces. Annette x

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  28. Wow, you have been busy. I especially like the tag with the 3 wise men LOL!

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  29. I have been getting A LOT of traffic on my blog today from yours! I'm really curious why that is so, since I see no links her to my blog, nor have I commented here (as far as I know) up to now. If you have any idea why this is happening I'd be happy to hear from you!

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  30. dear Valerie,
    Love the two romantic tags but that masculine one is a hoot!Love the sentiment. Your book peek is lovely too. You are a talented book maker, I enjoy seeing them.take care, gerri

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  31. Your tags are always gorgeous and your book is a work of art too!

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  32. Nice take on the challenge!

    Rebecca

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  33. What fabulous creations ... the texture of your cardboard tag is perfect for a masculine design ... and that sentiment made me snort ... so glad you joined our creating with packing materials at Gingersnap Creations.

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  34. Love your tags - especially the corrugated cardboard one - so colorful! Your book also is terrific and am glad you shared a peek! Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)

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