Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Tag Tuesday & More

At Tag Tuesday our theme this week is *seabirds*. My tag has been made from a strip of water colour paper, on which I painted the sky before adding the sand and water, for which I used torn strips of paper with edges inked in wild honey and blue jeans DI. The strips give the illusion of more depth. The deckchairs and beach huts have been stamped onto patterned paper and fussy cut before being fixed on. For the chairs I used foam squares to add more depth. The boat and the birds have been fussy cut and decoupaged, and then I added a conversation from gull to gull....




For week 2 of the *silhouettes* challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad I have made a very simple tag with a tree and owl silhouette. The tree is from Tim Holtz, the owl is a digi-stamp. I distressed the background over a small round of paper to make a moon mask.


I got some happy mail last week from Karen. Not only did she send a tidy packet of crafty goodies, but also these beautiful little tiles and an altered scrabble piece. They really are miniature art.works. Thanks a lot, Karen, they will be treasured!



So, that was all for today! Have a good day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!




21 comments:

  1. I just LOVE your seaside tag, gorgeous colours, and it just feels so sunny! R is in love with it, too! Have a good day, hugs, Sarah

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  2. Hi Valerie, Super seaside tag, I love the beach huts and deckchair stamps. Lovely little goodies from Karen too. We had glorious sunshine first thing this morning but it's clouded over already, hope you see a bit of sunshine today! xx

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  3. It's varying from blackest black to dark grey today!

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  4. Love the dimensional effect of your tag! :-)

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  5. thats a lot of work, The beach scene is beautiful, and I also love the black tree with the owl.The little bird is also so pretty.Lovely colors,

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  6. Wonderful pieces. I love the seagulls, that entire scene has a really nostalgic feel to it.

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  7. beautiful tags today, and some lovely gifts!

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  8. Fabulous tags, Valerie! Love your tiny gifts :)

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  9. All really gorgeous makes, I love the beach huts and the silhouetted tree
    Lindsay xx

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  10. Lovely work again Val, especially the beach tag! Love what Karen made you, too! Hugs, Barb

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  11. Hi

    Love your tags... especially the one with the sea gulls it made me smile... of course they'll miss the food!

    I'm glad you liked the bits and bobs :)

    Karenx

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  12. I sure did Karen, and am busy turning the revision cards into a book!

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  13. wow love both the tags val, very pretty, well done, love the depth you did on them too...

    wow you got some lovely bits from karen too...

    maria xx

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  14. Gorgeous tag, makes you think of summer in all the grey we have had recently.
    Yvonne x

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  15. Great tags (the seagull one is funny!), and Karen's inchies and scrabble tile are wonderful, happy mail indeed :)

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  16. What a lovely seaside inspired tag! Love the torn edges for such a great water effect! Both tags are fabulous! Enjoy!

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  17. These are great tags, Valerie! :]
    The beach huts are my favorite... very clever.
    I agree, those scrabble pieces, are a work of art. Enjoy... so beautiful.
    Take care ~xx

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  18. Such a wonderful tag. Makes me wish I was at the beach no matter what the seagull say..

    Hugs~

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  19. Fun, fun, fun - love the beach house scene. You're just so darned clever!

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  20. Great tags, those birds look fabulous too! Love how you have mounted the tree in the second tag off of the paper, looks fabulous! All of your art is fab!

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  21. Lovely second silhouette - have so enjoyed that challenge, so thank you for the inspiration over at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. And your beach huts are super!
    Alison x

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