Sunday, 16 June 2013

Tea-time Tag Book


Hi you all! It's been a wild and rather wet day here today, just right for staying home and playing!
Over at Out of a Hat Creations the theme this week is to make a tag-book.
I used grey coredinations paper to cut the tags, and some stiff cardboard from the back of a paper pad for the covers. The tags have been covered with some DP from DaisyDs, which I think fits well to the tea-time theme, and to the little tea-pot and tea-cup buttons I have used as embellishments. The alphas are from a giant packet of felt letters from the € shop. I fixed an eyelet into each tag to make the holes a bit more stable. I have only done the front and back covers, the rest will be for another time.



Inside front cover


Back cover



I made the album this morning after getting up. When I was finished I looked at the clock, and saw that it was just after 8 am. I think I must have woken up early! And this time the postman was not to blame!

I am also linking to Simon Says Stamp and Show - buttons 

And these two tags are for the FSC 'Tags' Challenge. The tags have been made from coredinations paper overlaid with some Prima paper. After distressing the edges, I stamped some French script over the background using forest moss DI, which is unfortunately hard to see. Let's put it positively - it blended beautifully with the background, as was, of course, intended. The next layer of stamping was done with archival black, using various French words and symbols - I don't know who these stamps are from, I got them from EBAY! The smaller images on the top panels have been stamped with a mini Paris set from Chocolate Baroque, and the Paris post stamp is from Artemio. The heart was made in a mould - mold for all on the other side of the big pond - using wax from candle ends, melted in the melting pot, and coloured with Inka gold in gunmetal grey. I hot-glued a large bead to it to thread the ribbon through. I usually get my challenges done earlier, but I was convinced that I still had another week, until I looked last night and saw the error of my ways. Convictions are not always reality!







The collage has been made from some pics I took this week on my balcony and window ledge.


Have a great Sunday, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!


34 comments:

  1. beautiful collection of tags and I love the collage!

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  2. Beautiful tags! Love the charms

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  3. The tag book is fantastic Valerie and the letters are a must I think so will be looking for some of those. So good to have you join in with us at the Hatters.

    The tags are super colours and images-what a great crafty time you had while the weather wasn't good.

    The photos on your balcony show your artistry as well with the beauty you have on there.

    Enjoy today

    Love Chrissie xx

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  4. Thanks Chrissie. I tried to make the best of my 2 tiny window-boxes! The Euro shops often have amazing little bargains for crafting.

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  5. Two beautiful sets of tags, love them both. Great idea with the tea time theme, too! Gorgeous photo, pretty way of combining the different images! Hugs, Sarah

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  6. Beautiful tag book, the colours are so fresh looking, love the tiny teapot.
    Hope you got your tags entry into FSC, they are a fantastic set. The photo collage is lovely as well, you find amazing bargains in £1 shops.
    Yvonne x

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  7. What a gorgeous post. Love those little tea cup buttons in your tag book. Just the ticket! The heart you made in the mould is quite spectacular. I have never tried that - perhaps you could instruct me? And the collage - beautifully colourful and artisticallly put together. Loved all the pieces. Hope you are having fun today, hugs, Donna

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  8. Wow these are all so gorgeous... I love the distribution on each tag too!! Anything with a heart on it has me swooning!! Good job!

    Hugs Giggles

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  9. I just sent you a mail from Tag Tuesday!

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  10. smashing tag book and tags Valerie and enjoyed your collage. enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  11. Hi Valerie, A fabulous set of tags, great buy with the felt letters.
    Love all the stamping on the Paris tags and the heart looks amazing.
    Thanks for joining our Tag Challenge at FSC
    Avril xx

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  12. Now Valerie, where in the world am I supposed to start! I love the tag book and am determined to make one. I am also going to try to find some of those tea buttons - they are delightful! Your tags are outstanding and I am particularly taken with the heart that you made. I laughed when you put a positive spin on your creative challenges!! Your photo collage is beautiful - such special things to see from your balcony.
    Sandy

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    1. Someone told me it was bad style to say that I didn't like some of my own stuff - so I tried to be positive!

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  13. Du bist ja wieder fleißig gewesen, liebe Valerie! Ganz tolle Tags hast Du gezaubert! Echt schön!

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  14. Wunderbar Deine Tags und Deine Collage ist auch ein echter Hingucker ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  15. Love all the tags you have made, and the little book is a great idea! The collage is very pretty, love those stone angels! Hugs, Barb

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  16. That tag book is just lovely - you always pay so much attention to detail. Really wonderful work. The stone angel collage is so eye catching - lovely composition!

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  17. Oh Valerie, die Tags sind ganz bezaubernd geworden! Von einem Tag-Buch habe ich vorher noch nie gehört. Schön, dass ich nun weiß, was das ist. :-)

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  19. great tags and fancy you living near the Mersey too..happy ppf

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  20. Your FSC tags are beautiful! Love the 3D qualities of them as well as your wonderful stamps.

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  21. Beautiful book! Love the blue and tea theme! The teapots and buttons are wonderful! Thank you for buttoning up with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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  22. Tea time...my favourite time! Your tag book and tags are all lovely. Some really great stamped images and photos to look at as well. Tracy:)

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  23. OOoh valerie,das tag buch ist wunderschööön geworden,mir gefallen die zarten farben und wie toll du die tags dekoriert hast,gaaanz süss die kleinen teekännchen und tassen.
    aber auch deine buildings atcs mit der Queen finde ich absolut klasse und witzig.

    GLG Jeannette

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  24. oh Val !!! Fabulous tag book, love your colour combo
    Thanks for joining us at OOAH
    Janet x

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  25. LOVE your Tea Time Tag Book, Val!! The buttons are an absolute PERFECT touch!.. Love the heart you made for the tags shown next! I once got the "fixins" to make my own molded charms/embellishments, but just never got around to DOING it. Maybe over the summer, when I have a little more time.... Have a great day! ~tina

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  26. I know what you mean - I let the 'fixins' gather dust for about a year before I did it!!

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  27. Gorgeous tags Valerie, I love those Daisy Dee papers. Your blog looks fab, loving the new look xx

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  28. Fabulous front and back! Love the sweet booklet. I just joined your GF-Connect... have followed you by email forever. Any chance of a Blog Lovin' option?

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  29. Stunning tags, all of them! I love the sweet tea pot embellishments, you totally rock with these tags! ~Diane

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  30. love the idea of a tag book!!

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