Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Two mini canvases & Two Tags

Yesterday I had a nice, peaceful afternoon crafting. The weather was an exciting mix of rain, hailstones and wind; not really suitable for going walkies, but great to play around with paint and paper etc.

The 2 mini canvases - in twinchy size - have been painted with remnants of blue, green, white and gold acrylics. I added a large white daisy to each one, and then fixed them one above the other onto a white ribbon. I thought they would make a nice present for one of the nurses or therapists here.


The theme over at *Tag Tuesday* this week is vintage. I have made 2 tags, both with images Donna sent to me at Christmas. The first image has been fussy cut, partly coloured with water-colour pencils, and then placed onto a piece of vintage paper and a scrap of lace, all of which has been mounted on a tag cut from a piece of Anna Griffin card-stock. The second image has also been cut out. The tag is made of cardboard, covered with some vintage book paper painted with gesso, and embellished with a ribbon and another scrap of vintage lace.



Have a great day you all, take care, and thanks for visiting!

31 comments:

  1. Oh wow, I love them all, Valerie!!! Soooo beautiful!!!
    xo
    Cindy

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  2. Lovely work Val, those mini canvases are delightful! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Hi

    Your flower canvases are like a little burst of summer.... its wet and dark here today.

    Great tags, really pretty :)

    Karen

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  4. Oh I do love the twinchie canvases. Very springie and will make a lovely gift. Great tags too .. glad you are finding something to do with the images. Must have felt good to have an afternoon of crafting. hugs, Donna

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  5. Hi Valerie gorgeous art as always, love the daisy canvas so bright and cheerful would make fab present. Love your vintage tags too lovely images.
    Rain and wind here today...roll on spring!

    Maggie

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  6. Canvases look gorgeous! i love the idea of hanging them on a ribbon. Marvelous! :)

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  7. These are all just gorgeous Valerie and I'm so glad you had some crafting time - something I might be doing today as it's nasty and raining.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  8. Gorgeous little canvas hanging, it will be a perfect gift. The tags are super as well, so detailed. Its wet and wintery here as well.
    Yvonne x

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  9. Your canvases will make a lovely gift - the colours are fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

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  10. Gorgeous tags Valerie and I think your mini canvases will make a great gift.
    Hugs xx
    p.s. weather here today sounds like yours yesterday...definitely a day for crafting.

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  11. Love your canvases. They will make a lovely gift. Your tags are exquisite too. x

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  12. Those mini canvasses are some sweet! Now vintage is really my thing - the details on your tags are super.

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  13. Absolutely beautiful, Valerie!

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  14. Gorgeous twinchie hanging Valerie (I bought some of these when I was overseas but I've been "saving" them for a special project! Lol). Beautiful tags too. I'm not very good at vintage but will have to get my thinking cap on for the Gingersnap swap. Hope you've managed some crafty time today! Hugs. Suze xx

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  15. Gorgeous work- I LOVE the twinchie canvases and the way you mounted them; what a wonderful gift! And of course, your tags are amazing as always. Beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  16. great mini canvases! the flowers make me happy!!!!!
    Hail? wow, glad you stayed in to be creative!
    HUGS from across the ocean!

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  17. love your mini canvases, they'll be great gifts!

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  18. I LOVE the canvases and your tags are absolutely fabulous!

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  19. I love to paint when it's raining outside! it's so inspiring :)
    your canvases are so pretty, and the tags as well.
    xoxo

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  20. Love the mini canvases Val and the tags, well what can I say.
    Hope you are feeling better.
    Take care....Lesley xo

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  21. Love your mini canvases and how kind of you to think of your nurses. I'm sure they will love what you've made for them. Hope you are feeling better. You sound pretty good. Take care and have a great rest of the week.

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  22. Those canvases are adorable - they look quick to make but what a lovely gift they'll be! Thanks for the visits and encouraging words!

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  23. The canvasses are rich, someone will really treasure them. Love your tags too, glad you are creating!

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  24. Valerie, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the beautiful canvasses you made!.. I wanted to join in on the tags for this week, just to play along, but I'm waiting for materials/supplies to come in the mail, and am starting to get a little nervous as to WHERE they are! (sigh) I'm trying my best to be patient! (0; Love how pretty your tags are! The bow and lace on the second one are so SWEET! ~tina

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  25. PRETTY, PRETTY little canvases! :]
    Your alter tags are gorgeous.
    Take care ((hugs))
    Happy Tuesday!

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  26. You always have so many wonderful creations here on your blog.. I wish I found you sooner.. But so glad I can see all of them now!!!

    Hugs, Linda

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  27. Hi Val,

    when I watch your journal project I sometimes think about the main thing/idea of your journal. Recently I made a "Smashbook" for my mother to take with her on holiday and while working on that book I thought, that this "Smashbook" should be used as a travel journal - and then thought of your journal. As my mother does not scrap or anything like that she will not do such individual and different things like you (I hope she will use it any way).

    Hugs
    Kerstin

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  28. love your tags, so vintagy and super gorgeous. Those images Donna sent you are so pretty.

    Marie

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  29. Brilliant. Great use of the two mini canvases xx

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