Monday, 25 February 2013

Tag Tuesday

Where does the time go? Today is Monday, which means tomorrow is Tuesday, and time for another Tag Tuesday Tag. We have arrived at 'H' in our ABC tags, and I chose H for Hedgehog, and for me that means none other than Beatrix Potter's Mrs Tiggy-Winkle. She is busy hanging out the washing - a woman's work is never done - and sees that one of her littl'uns is trying to scarper off to play with his friends. I don't think he will get far!



This is a little book (A5) I made recently. The covers have been made from the back of a sketch block, cut in two, painted first in terracotta and then in cream, before adding a layer of crackle medium. I did some background stamping on the covers before adding the photo of Erika, an old lady whom I cared for till she died 4 years ago. No matter how old she was, she always had to be properly dressed, her hair set and her nails long and red! She loved lace and jewelry and everything that was pretty, so I put some lace around her picture. The images were printed onto canvas, which gives a nice texture.


This shows the reverse.



Have a good day you all, take care, and thanks for coming by!

24 comments:

  1. Love the tag and the book, two gorgeous pieces. Hope your weather isn't as bad as ours! Hugs,
    Sarah

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  2. Aww, Mrs TiggyWinkle is a brilliant choice Valerie. Such a cute 3-D'd tag.
    And as for your book - WOW! I love the effect of that crackle stuff and that vintage picture is really cute. A lovely memento of your friend :0) Mo

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  3. These are beautiful Valerie. Mrs Tiggy Winkle looks so lovely amid the flowers and the book cover is vintage gorgeousness.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  4. I love the Mrs Tiggywinkle tag so terrific and your altered book cover is fab. Annette x

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  5. The first one's so cute and a nice tribute to Erica!

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  6. Such a jolly tag to brighten a dreary Monday morning. It has so much on it that makes it a happy creation.

    The book is wonderful-a wonderful tribute to the lady who was dear to you.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. die fleissige Igelfrau ist entzücken und Deine Vintagebuch ist ein Traum Valerie! auf Canvas gedruckt.. hmm.. wie gern tät ich das auch ertasten!
    Kennst Du das , wenn man in einem Stoffladen ist..es macht mich glücklich Stoffe nur anzugreifen!

    lg Susi

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  8. Oh ja, ich liebe es, die Sachen zu ertasten und fühlen!

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  9. Your little book is gorgeous Valerie and such a bright tag to cheer us on such a cold and dull morning :)
    Von ♥

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  10. Love your tag and the sweet Mrs Tiggywinkle. The book cover is stunning, love the old vintage photo.
    Yvonne x

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  11. I love it lol the tag & book the thought of your friend with red nails bless her memory and with this wonderful book. I really liked the metal work post from yesterday as well :) Dxx

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  12. both so gorgeous, Valerie! You must be using a commercial crackle medium because I sure can't get TH to do that. /great pieces. hugs, Donna

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  13. The tag is so cute!
    However it is Erika who steals the show as this is absolutely stunning Valerie.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  14. Outstanding Valerie! I can't decide which I love more! The tag is wonderful with all of the details, the sweet little H and the fussy cut laundry on the line along with how you partially popped Mrs T's fussy cut up to give her more dimension. The journal with the beautiful photo of your friend Ericka is gorgeous, she was such a beautiful little girl and she looks perfect trimmed in that lace too! I love all the distress stamping you did to the cover too. Both of these are just marvelous! ~Diane

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  15. Beautiful projects Valerie. What a wonderful photo and I love that you framed her in lace especially after reading the story. x

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  16. Both of your projects are lovely. The quirky tag is fun, and the book is wonderful! Hugs, Barb

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  17. Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle is adorable and I am so glad it is she hanging the laundry and not me! The book with that lovely photo and crackle finish is gorgeous! Love these both! Hugs!

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  18. Great projects Valerie love your tag Mrs Tiggywinkle is my fav too!

    MaggieH

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  19. Great projects Valerie love your tag Mrs Tiggywinkle is my fav too!

    MaggieH

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  20. That is just the sweetest tag! We are settled in for rain, snow & sleet tonight--hopefully the rain tomorrow will melt it all away again!

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  21. Great covers! Love the crackles and that sweet image.

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  22. Your projects look wonderful. I love the old vintage photos you used. They go perfect with that crackled paint..

    Hugs~

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  23. Valerie, what a lovely book!
    Aww.. the "hedgehog" is absolutely adorable. :]
    Love all the embellishments too. A delight to see. ~xx

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  24. What a gorgeous Mrs Tiggy-Winkle tag Val, I love all the little details and the sparkly flower. Your book cover is beautiful, I love your crackling and the little hedgehogs again xx

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