Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Tag Tuesday Tags and more

Hi you all!
It has been extremely hot and muggy here again, so did not have much mojo for crafting.
I am just showing my Tag Tuesday tags from last week - travel, and this week, weddings.
For this week's wedding tag I used a photo of the wedding of my great uncle back in the 1920s, as can clearly be seen from their clothes. My Mum is standing next to the bride. Her 2 sisters were also bridesmaids, but I couldn't fit them into the frame today, so they got cut off - sounds brutal!  The frame has been made from an old card that I found in my bit box. I wonder of they had a car like that back then?



The travel tag is an altered matchbox. The paper is from Graphics 45, and the dashing young men are on an image from gecko Galz. I glues some map paper into the back of the box , and the train has been stamped with archival in black and then fussy cut. I fixed it with foam pads. I cut a window in my tag, and a corresponding one in the cover of the box before assembling it. I wonder where they are off to?





And this is a piece with a history. I started out about half a year back or more, making 2 pieces for the covers of a journal, both were to be more or less the same. Well, I discovered the envelope with the bits to make this one, and have now finished it. But I can't find the first one....
It has been made from cardboard, partly peeled, and embossed with Utee gold. The image is from CI, and the paper beads at the bottom are some I made this week.





I am linking to OOAH, numbers (on the clock), Craftroom Challenge, Bingo (lace, pearls and brown)  and  Artful Times, let's ribble!
Now I will put this one away till I hopefully find the first one again!

Have a great day you all, take care, and thanks a lot for visiting!

36 comments:

  1. Lovely projects! That matchbox is striking (get it?) and I'm loving that gold UTEE on the corrugated piece with your handrolled beads.

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  2. Wonderful work Val, Marjie is right, striking! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. I'm really adoring the wedding tag - so nostalgic - guess I'm a sucker for old things and love. You are doing some brilliant work these days, Valerie. Perhaps the heat it 'heating' up your art work. hugs, Donna

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  4. wonderful work you have shown today Valerie, sorry you are still suffering in that heat. Remember when you were longing for some summer?

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  5. Stunning work Valerie I just adore the clock project the utee on corrugated is fab I am going to try that out for sure and the matchbox is brilliant. Thanks for joining us at OOAH. Hugs Sandra X

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  6. So much wonderful art to take in.
    Beautiful heritage card (what a fabulous photograph that is).
    Great altered matchbox and I absolutely love your journal cover.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    P.S. Still bedsocks weather for me!

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    1. I don't believe it - it is sooooooooooooooooooo hot here!

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  7. Oh poor you Valerie still having all the heat to cope with. A little cooler here as there is a nice fresh breeze.

    What wonderful makes in this post. Love all of them but the one for Out of a Hat is out standing. Always great to have you join in with us snd I sm sure the other bligs will be happy as well

    Love Chrissie x

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  8. Good morning Valerie. This post certainly holds some neat creativity! The wedding picture is lovely isn't it. The tag made with the matchbox really is a wonderful treat from the ordinary. I love the clock on the top and it makes another appearance on the bottom make but the times are different. Which brings me to your cover for a journal. Wow Valerie - I love everything about this! Could you comment on the clock? Off to do more sitting, and sitting, and sitting ..........
    Sandy

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  9. My mojo takes a serious hit in hot, humid weather, too! Both pieces are lovely--especially the wedding one. The flowers you used to frame the photo are perfect!

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  10. all beautiful projects Valerie, hugs Annette x

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  11. Goodness, you've been busy - so much gorgeousness going on here! Jo x

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  12. All gorgeous projects, loved the photo of the wedding, I think the car looked a great addition.
    Yvonne x

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  13. Gorgeous tags and journal cover, lovely work, as always. Hugs, Barb

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  14. Doesn't look as if all the heat and humidity has taking away any of your artistic "WOWness." Love these all and what a great family photo to cherish! Stay cool!

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  15. These are all fabulous, I agree, the heat must be getting to you in a really good way artistically! I love the wedding piece, the picture and frame are gorgeous, the car with the streamer is so cool! The dimension on the tag really rocks and I have seen the other journal cover on your blog so it must be there somewhere, lol. Hope you get a cool down soon! ~Diane

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  16. Stunning work on all three pieces. Love the wedding photo Nd I do like the men on th e next one - how they stand away from the tag (if you understand what I mean). Then there is the final one, great use of corrugated card. I do like the embossing.
    Thanks for joining us T Artful Times.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  17. Very **lovely** pieces, Valerie!! :]

    ~ such details and creative embellishments.

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  18. Oh my goodness Valerie. Your tags put my poor attempts to shame. They are wonderful pieces of art. I love the old photo you used with the vintage car and flowers. x

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  19. Wonderful, I love them all, especially all the bits and pieces you have added to the journal cover. Hope you find the other one!

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  20. Stunning projects Valerie, love them all, great to have you with us at OOAH
    Janet x

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  21. Hi Valerie,
    really striking creations, I always love the old photos of own relatives used like this, beautiful.
    Thank you for playing bingo at Craft-Room Challenge,good luck;-))m

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  22. How wonderful to have such beautiful family photo's, although I'm very drawn to your travel tag it is your entry to Craft-Room Challenge that I am here to thank you for sharing with us. XOXO Zoe

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  23. Such a great collection ;) Love the vintage marriage piece along with the interesting three adventurer :) but the last one is off the hock...so beautiful!! ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  24. Lovely projects Valerie.... I especially love the first one.

    Karen x

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  25. Wonderful Compositions The you have obtained, how beautiful, my favorite is the last one with the naked woman!

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  26. where to even start??? too much gorgeous ness :-) love them all, but I have to say I love the risque jpurnal cover... even if you can't find the first one lol thanks for playing Bingo with us at the Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

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  27. Lots of wonderful work Valerie :) love the ribbling it contrast so nicely with the lace :)
    Von ♥

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  28. Stunning projects as always - love them all ...Gill x

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  29. These are such beautiful creations, I love the family photo you have, Your entry into our challenge is stunning and so beautifully put together. Thanks for playing Bingo with us this fortnight at the CRC.


    Maria xx

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  30. I LOVE everything! The ribble is fabulous - lovely and strangely creative! Cx

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  31. Such beautiful creations, they all such have a gorgeous vintage feel, thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft-Room...Esther xxx

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