Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Tag Tuesday and more Happy Mail

Hi you all! Now, you won't believe this, but we had nice weather all day yesterday, with real sunshine, no rain, and a summery feeling. It should be really warm the rest of the week, too, although it will probably be getting humid and stormy again. Oh well, we just have to enjoy it while it lasts!

At Tag Tuesday our theme this week is rock-pools and beach finds. I found the photo, which I have used for the background of this tag, on Wikipedia. I mounted onto a piece of turquoise card, and then went to town decorating it. I added the sea weed on the right, and the shell cut outs at the bottom and left. The clam shell has been rolled round a pencil to make it curve, and been given a pearl heart. In on of the shells a tiny mermaid has taken refuge. Then I added some glass glitter for sand, a shell, a crab and a skull which has some fibres floating out of it. Perhaps I should have stopped there, but I added the fibre bow, the plant diecuts, a little glass bird - looking for fish? and some beads from an old earring. The line on the side says, 'Full fathoms five thy father lies', the first line from Ariel's Speech in the Tempest:

Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:
Hark! Now I hear them
Ding-dong, bell.

Sorry, this photo is a bit out of focus....

I had fun making the tag, even if I did get a bit carried away....

A couple of weeks ago I won a give away at Peggy's blog and she sent me this lovely metal cross, and the two magnetic tiles. I love the beautiful colours. Thanks a lot, Peggy!

I think that's enough for today, I am going out to enjoy the sunshine! Take care, and thanks for visiting!


  1. Beautiful work again, I love your extravagant rock-pool! Hugs, Sarah

  2. Its good to carried away sometimes... that happens when you are having fun :)

    Wonderful colours and 'bits'

    Lucky you winning the giveaway....

    the cross and tiles are beautiful :)

    Hooray I'm glad you finally have some sun too..... enjoy while it lasts. (Remember it is forbidden to now complain it is TOO hot!!!!)


  3. The tag is stunning! OTT and magical.
    Lovely mail art too.
    Hugs xx
    p.s. whisper it...we had a proper summer's day yesterday...and today is looking good too!

  4. Your tags are great Valerie. Whimsical and blue, its mid winter here and it would be nice to see a bit blue sky! x Julie

  5. Your tag is an underwater paradise Valerie. Well done on your wee win, those tiles are gorgeous. Enjoy the sunshine (we have warm but not much sun!) xx

  6. Wow your tag has so much detail. Beautiful creation. It's bright and sunny here. Hope it lasts. x

  7. Love your interpretation of The Tempest, beautiful work and loving the gorgeous cross with its fab tiles. x

  8. Wonderful tags, Valerie. The blues are just gorgeous and so are the tiny tiles!
    hope your sunshine lasts :))

  9. Congratulations to your happy mail ... your tag is gorgeous, the colours look so much like beach and holidays.

  10. Love the tags - getting carried away is what art is often about! The beach is my fav - can't get too much of it!

  11. Gorgeous tag, Val, love the blues and greens and all the little details! Hugs, Barb

  12. Your tag is gorgeous! Lovely colors and texture!

  13. Colours and textures are fab Valerie :) and what a fab day of unshine we have had too :)
    Von ♥

  14. Love how you went overboard on this one Valerie! The colors are awesome, the textures are rich and the tag has a very elegant look to it!

  15. The tag's great - it looks really 3D and reminds me of a stage set.

    Congrats on your win - those colours are superb!

    Enjoy the sunshine and make the most of it as I've heard it'll be gone by the weekend :(


  16. Love the tag Valerie! Yummy blues! Congrats on your win! A beautiful cross!

    Finally it's raining! We really need it. It has been very hot and humid. Expecting thunder storms to night


  17. Oooh, what a beautiful tag! I LOVE all the elements (not carried away when it's for under the sea ;) and the gorgeous blues! Congrats too on your lovely gift from Peggy ;)
    I also wanted to thank you again for all of your participation in the SOC - it wouldn't be the same without you, xoxo

  18. Gorgeous tag Valerie just where I would like to be by the sea now summer looks like it has arrived very hot today and the forcast is same for the week - yeah

  19. Love your version of the pool, great details. we have a bit of summer as well.
    Yvonne x

  20. your tag is beautiful, congrats on your gift too!

  21. I just love your tag. I am glad your went overboard. It looks great.

    Enjoy your sunshine my friend..


  22. I love the ocean and this tag just splashes summer ocean fun to me!

  23. Hi Val, so glad the sun is shining and it is warming up.
    Love your tag and great winnings. Those tiles are beautiful.
    Take care and enjoy summer while it lasts.

  24. Love the tag, Valerie!
    Wonderful embellishments... looks like you had a great time being "artsy". ~xx

  25. Brings back all those memories of last week. sigh..... Beautiful!
    Hugs Lynn

  26. Wonderfully creative tag Valerie. Peggy's cross is fab. Lucky girl! tfs.
    Regards Florence x

  27. Oh I do so adore this..sea themes are always dear to my heart. Great project my dear.


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