Thursday, 12 April 2012

More Tags, a little Giveaway and a Cloudy Face

Hi you all! The week is flying by again, and the day never seems to have enough time to do everything! Yesterday I went shopping and bought a new mouse - for my computer. The old one was struggling hard to do its duty, but was on its last legs or tracking ball or whatever it is that keeps a mouse going. I had the old one for fifteen years, so I'm not complaining, as it outlived several laptops, but now it deserves to rest.
Yesterday afternoon I had a fun time watching birds feeding on my balcony. I discovered some fat balls in the cupboard whilst tidying, and thought the birds could do with some extra food as it's still very cold out, and they were queuing up and squabbling like kids waiting for sweeties! And while watching the birds I saw a strange cloud scudding across the sky. It was real April weather, wet, windy, cloudy, sunny and cold all at the same time, with plenty of variations. I really can see a face in profile on the left of it - can you?


And I made some tags, playing about with a nice stock of paper which I found while clearing up, and some stamps which had evidently gone into hiding!
The first one has been made with a trimmed cabinet card die-cut. The background has been stamped using the LaBlanche BG stamp that I recently unearthed, and resist ink, which had also disappeared. Then I stamped over it with a script stamp before stamping and clear embossing the image. I have just used Victorian velvet; the image appears darker because it has been embossed and then given a dust over with some perfect pearls in bronze. I added some lace, flowers and a ribbon from my stash.



For the other tags I have used distress ink again for the background, and worked in one colour - broken china in the first one and a pink from colour box fluid chalk inks for the second one. They are just experiments, I do like to just play around and get inky....



I am entering today's tags into the *Inky Backgrounds* RAQ at Unruly Paper Arts

I got a new follower yesterday, Julia Stratford-Wright, so would like to thank her for joining! And I have just seen that this is post number 666! And the first tag today was image 666 - I wonder if this is a special day?? So I will pick one of the people who leave comments today to win a little giveaway; some tags and a few surprises. Good luck! The winner will be chosen on Sat. 14th at 6:6:6 - six minutes and six seconds past 6a.m.

I will be back tomorrow with the next episode of Cissie and Jason. Have a good day, take care, and thanks for coming by!

28 comments:

  1. Ha! Yes, I can see the face in profile :)

    Gorgeous effects on your tag....

    Congrats on post 666!

    Enjoy your day!

    Karen

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  2. Hi Val, yes, I can see the face, too. Yesterday we saw a cloud like a dragon, the kids loved it and screamed when it went....Love your tags, too! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. I see the face too!!
    Loving your tags and all the techniques you're using..it's lovely finding stash you'd forgotten about isn't it?!
    Hugs xx

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  4. Morning Valerie. Oh yes, I can see a nose, mouth, one eye and a cheek. Love the tags and the effects you have created. Have a wonderful day.
    Regards Florence and the gnomes! xx

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  5. Lovely cloud, I can see that face - it seems to be the wind in person! Nice tags, too! Hugs, Barb

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  6. what a beautiful cloud photo, I see the face , yes !
    Your tag is lovely, I love what you do, have a wonderful day.

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  7. I see...a cloud pah! I could never 'see' anything in those 3d pictures that were all the rage a few (about 20 lol) years ago either. I can see your tags though, and they are beautiful. Congratulation on your 666th post- definitely an omen lol. Looking forward to Jason & Cissie tomorrow x

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  8. Ooh, spooky about the number and yes, I can definitely see the face! Beautiful tags, I love them in monochrome, you have some gorgeous stamps. xx

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  9. Beautiful tags! I love the subtle designs.

    Thanks for questing with us at UPA!

    Don't forget to come back and vote for your favorite entry on the 16th!

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  10. I'm back! Boy, I missed alot of your gorgeous creations, Valerie!

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  11. Gorgeous dreamy tags. We are having April weather too. Sunny then heavy rain showers! Have a good day. x

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  12. Fabulous tags! I love the monochromatic ones!

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  13. I LOVE finding faces in clouds! Thanks for sharing this very regal profile- SO cool!
    Also I am loving your ink play for your tags- I think the best ideas always come from just playing around and exploring and these are of course, wonderful!
    I'll be back tomorrow to see what Cissie and Jason have been up to!
    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  14. Love your cloud image and the wonderful face with the distinct apple cheeks! Beautiful tags too, your work is always gorgeous!

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  15. It is cold here and rained just after we cleaned windows! Don't like that! Yes, I do believe I see the face, but I can't tell if he is angry or just thinking! Love those inky backgrounds you have played with! Have fun!

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  16. I can see the face side to top left, looks as if its looking at the sky with the hair blowing in the wind, anyway thats what I can see. Gorgeous tags as well.
    Yvonne x

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  17. Not sure about a face but in the main cloud it looks like a monster.
    Loving your tags, Annette x

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  18. Not sure I see a face in the cloud today but they sure make fabulous shapes don't they and I love love the tags gorgeous colurs and stamping. Hugs Sandra X

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  19. Those flipping tags are so great!!! You blow me away with the great tags you do :0) I'm not seeing the face but I'll look again later adn see if my eyes work better.

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  20. Oh what a wonderful post... And such lovely tags, Valerie!

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  21. I can't see a face :( butI can see 3 beautifully stamps ones :) love that purple it really shows the images off nicely :)
    666 spooky !
    Von x♥x

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  22. nice tags today and I do see the face in the cloud!

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  23. Your tags are gorgeous Valerie! Fabulous technique!

    Have a great weekend!

    Debbie
    ^..^

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  24. Hi Valerie, Cloud is fabulous clever find:0) Love these tags, so pretty and such beautiful and different colours, Gay x

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  25. I can see the face too!
    Your tags are so lovely. Pretty spring colors
    hugs Lynn

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  26. Absolutely fabulous tags, love the inky backgrounds.

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  27. yep I can see a face - great pic! Love your tags...take care!! I haven't been by much, still too much working and not enough crafting!

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  28. Stunning, Valerie! I missed this the first time around. Beautiful stamping! So glad to see you over at UPA!

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