Monday, 19 September 2011

Monday Again!

Good morning you all, here's wishing you a good week. It's really chilly here, there's a definite nip of autumn in the air now!

I had another lovely, crafty day here at home; didn't have to go anywhere or do anything, so I didn't! I got some more tags done, played around with my journal, and had a good nap in the afternoon.

The first tag has been made for my DT piece at *The cheerful Stamp Pad*, where you have to use something transparent this week. You have 2 weeks to enter the challenge. I distressed my tag with TH inks, stamped the background with a collage stamp and a script stamp - both from LaBlanche - and added a vintage image from a German Ladies' Magazine from 1899. The image has been covered with a film strip printed onto acetate.


the second tag has been made for the *Dedicated Follower of Fashion* Challenge at the *Dragon's Dream*. Ever since I read about it, that song has been going round and round in my head. I distressed the tag, stamped it with what I call *sock pattern* in forest moss, and added an image from Graphics 45 and one from my old ladies' magazine. As embellishments I added some shoes and a shirt, and that was it!


For the journal pages I used a picture of my Great Auntie Fanny, as I have been thinking about her a lot these past few days. I used pink, as that was one of her favourite colours. She was a good friend to me, and I always felt good when I was staying with her.




That was all for today. Have a good day, take care and thanks a lot for visiting!

31 comments:

  1. Lovely work Val, love the pic of your Auntie, and the tags are great, too! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Your tags are great, however the one with your Great Aunt is very special I think. Wasn't she beautiful! Her inner beauty shows in her face. How lovely you are able to have those memories. Love the quote too. Enjoy your day, Valerie. hugs, Donna

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  3. Love the fashion on your blog today. :)

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  4. Lovely journal pages Valerie and those tags are beautiful.
    Hugs xx
    p.s. now you've got me singing it too!
    Hugs xx

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  5. Lovely journal pages Valerie, your aunt was a beautiful lady. Great tags, love all the little embellishments. Have a lovely day and stay cozy! xx

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  6. Very dapper and the drawn hand on those pages is excellent x

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  7. Thanks for the inspiration for the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge. All of your art is wonderful!

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  8. Beautiful tags Valerie! Love those men! I especially love your journal page with your Great Auntie. What a great keepsake! Beautiful lady!
    Wishes!
    ^..^

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  9. Super tags, love the dress in the film strip and added embellishments of the shirt and shoes on the other one. Your journal entries are fab as ever. Love the hand touching your Aunties shoulder. x

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  10. Great tag I love the folded shirt and the shoes! Thanks for sharing with us at the TIO this week. Elizabeth x

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  11. More awesome tags and creatively cool journal pages...YOU ROCK! Great stuff! Thanks for popping by and getting in on my Sock Monkey Pirate Giveaway! Ahoy! POP ART MINIS

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  12. Gorgeous tags and journal pages Valerie. Love the colours and textures on all.
    Hope you have a good day too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  13. Beautiful tags, Valerie! Your journal pages are wonderful as well.

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  14. Always so many great creations going on here!!! You are one busy lady Valerie!

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  15. These are all so fabulous! Those tags are so fun, I am really loving the shirt and shoes on the second one!!!

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  16. what a beautiful quote and such fun tags today. It's getting cold here in the mornings too, I need my warm duvet.

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  17. The tags and Journal pages are amazing but I really do love the tags.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  18. wow, you've been so busy,, such beautiful work you do,, each piece is another story,, I love them all

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  19. Deine beiden Tags sehen klasse aus. Danke für die Teilnahme bei TIO in dieser Woche.

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  20. That's beautiful work Valerie, I love your tags and the journal pages are just a complete tribute to your Great Auntie, what a brilliant sentiment you found. Lovely reward for your day of crafting, Gay xxx

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  21. Fabulous work Valerie and love the tags :)
    Von x

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  22. Sounds like you had a lovely day crafting Valerie. Fab work.
    Regards Florence x

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  23. These are beautiful, Val! and I love the one with the dress! Ohhh-la-la!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  24. Fabulous journal page today. Loved your sketches the other day too! take care dearie, gerri

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  25. Wonderful! Love that tag with vintage dress. Kim xx

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  26. Nothing better than an afternoon power nap! Love the distressed journal pages. x Julie

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  27. Fantastic journal pages! :]
    Really adore the tag with the "little shoes, how clever.
    Take care <3

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  28. OOO I LOVE them both... either one would be a fab dream for TIO... thanks fore playing with us this week
    Frankie
    xx

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  29. Wonderful tags, love them both - thank you for dreaming at TIO,

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  30. Lovely journal pages and I love those tags! Very clever to run the filmstrip into the dress, fabulous!

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  31. Beautiful tags and like your textures on your journal pages!! You are so creative!!
    hugs,
    Jen

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