Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Tag Tuesday and more.

Hi you all! I think I need to start thinking of some elegant titles for my posts; every time I start a post I forget all the ideas I had! It's Tuesday again, so time for a new tag. Last week it was the letter 'A', which means this week is 'B'. I think it could be 'C' next week....

My theme is B for Botany. I kept the colours simple, mostly in the brown/cream range, and the flowers look dry and brown - it's winter. The butterflies are a little reminder that spring will come sooner or later!




And I have made a shadow box for the 'Things with wings' challenge over at ABAC.

The box has been covered with strips of paper, painted with bronze and gold acrylic paint, and the edges have been dipped into gold glass glitter (Say that 10 times quickly!) I filled the background with some flowers and a leaf in turquoise, and bedded the larger head, with stamped and fussy cut wings in it. The gold thistle was left over from Christmas decorations. The large wings on the smaller head have been  cut with TH's dragonfly die from paper which has been hand painted and stamped. The heads were made in a mold and polished with Inka gold in copper. 




Here I have 'framed' my shadow box, together with some other strange, winged creatures.


Have a good day you all, keep warm or cool as the case may be, take care, and thanks a lot for visiting!


27 comments:

  1. Beautiful tag, Valerie. I hope you don't mind but I'll decline the offer to come shovel snow we still have loads here but no more has fallen today. Hurray. x

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  2. I am soooooooooo disappointed Aileen, I thought you would enjoy shovelling German snow for a change!

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  3. Love the tag and the shadow box Val! Take care, hugs, Sarah

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  4. Love the pretty 'b' tag with all its yummy details and dimension.

    and the the little winged creatures are so cute.

    Hope you are keeping warm.... it has been blooming cold here today but the sun has shined all day in the blue sky :)

    Karen x

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  5. Sunshine and cold here in Michigan too! No snow thank goodness! Lovely tag, the monogram is gorgeous and love that shadow box with the flying men! ~Diane

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  6. Brilliant! LOVE your framed artwork!.. As for the weather my way? We've had temperatures going up and down, with rain and snow. Today is dry, but still too chilly for me. No walking the dog today. I'm staying INDOORS!.. Stay warm where you are, and enjoy your day! ~tina

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  7. Wow Valerie! Your shadow box is totally awesome! I love it! Love your tag too. Very nice. Every day you grow more, you go girl! Have a wonderful rest of the week. See you on Friday.

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  8. Beautiful tag, Valerie! I love,love the shadow box, with all the winged creatures! very creative!!
    xoxo

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  9. beautiful botanical tag and shadow box!

    Oh did you get the 'Moses' question wrong for your fantastic 10 of 11 score on the smart quiz?

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  10. Great tag, for me the star in the post is the Shadow box and how you framed it. Absolutely Fabulous.
    Yvonne xx

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  11. The butterflies add just the right pop of color to your tag! The shadow box is really awesome and looks exquisite framed with the other winged creatures!

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  12. Wow, your framed shadow box and canvas are fabulous and the tag is so pretty. Keep cozy!! Xx

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  13. Valerie, I love that gorgeous tag - Love! Now the Shadow Box is out of this world FaBuLOUS! I so want to get more into this Mixed Media art form and may have to ask you some questions! Love your art! Hugs!

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  14. Happy belated New Year Val.
    Love the tag, very striking. I have missed visiting and blogging. I sure hope 2013 is a better beginning than the end of 2012.
    Lesley ♥

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  15. Loving the tag and the fabulous shadowbox, wow. Stay warm and well, hugs Annette x

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  16. OK, the next lottery I win (and I win them all the time) I am flying straight over so we can play. I love every piece you made - absolutely gorgeous, Valerie. xoDonna

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  17. Val---that shadow box is the coolest!!! You know I love it!

    And the beading on the tags makes them so great.

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  18. Oh my gosh, Valerie, your new art projects are gorgeous. Quite a contrast to the winter photo used for your blog background. It has been really cold here, not above freezing for over a week and we aren't used to that. It normally freezes but warms up during the day. We keep hoping for warmer weather. I've been cleaning out supplies -- tossing items I'll never use.

    Hope you are feeling a lot better and are off to a healthy new year.

    Big warm hugs,
    Carolyn

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  19. Both wonderful works of art Valerie your imagination knows no bounds.

    What a wonderful idea to make the tags reflect the time of year it will be wonderful to look back on whole alphabet.

    Have a wonderful day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  20. Love what you have made Val - the shadow box is my fave! Hugs, Barb

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  21. Gorgeous tag and I love the shadow box, Valerie!

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  22. Wow!! The shadow box are framing are wonderful!
    So is your tag.. :)
    Hugs xx
    p.s. I tried your tongue twister..gold glass glitter....lol!

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  23. Oh how gorgeous, I LOVE the way the butterfly POPS on your tag, and I hope you're planning a special spot for that shadow box- it's incredible!
    Stay warm!
    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  24. Wow das ist ja wirklich sehr "unique"...ganz wunderbar und mir gefällt das hellblau zu all dem bronze und gold...und dann der Rahmen der die Flügelwesen alle zusammenhält...einfach klasse...liebe Grüsse von Conny

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  25. Your tag is beautiful Valerie, I love your beads and the 'pop' of the blue butterfly. Your shadow box certainly has the wow factor - just gorgeous xx

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  26. WOW!! I just love these project my crafty friend. Stay warm!!!

    Hugs~

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  27. Very amazing creations!!! Thank you for joining us at Anything But a Card

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