Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Locks and Keys for Tag Tuesday

Hi everybody!

Our theme at Tag Tuesday this week is locks and keys, which offers many creative possibilities.

I made 2 tags, as I couldn't stop once I started....


 The first one has a background stamped in various layers and then distressed, and mounted onto a second tag made from corrgated cardboard, partly peeled, painted, and 'rusted' with Viva rust. The sentiment is a stamp from TH, the flourish is from LaBlanche, and the background stamp is from EBAY - I don't know more! I fastened the tags together with a large eyelet, and added a heart-shaped lock from LaBlanche on a ballchain from TH. The key is a brad from my stash. I clear embossed the sentiment after stamping to give it more definition.



I am linking to Simons Monday Challenge, Transparent.

 The second tag has been made from a piece of card where I tried out some new stamps from TH that I got as a present some weeks back. I distressed the card with dried marigold and wild honey, and stamped with Archival sepia in a random fashion till the tag was full, The heart was made in a mould using candle wax remains, and coloured with Inka Gold in gun-metal grey and copper. The tags have been fixed together with a TH paper clip, and I added some tissue tape and lace in one corner.




Today started off cold and misty again, but got better in the course of the day. I walked along the beach, and enjoyed watching everything.

I love the different colours of green, each tree seems to have its own special shade.


In the afternoon I visited the horses, I sometimes wonder what they are thinking about when they are standing around all day.


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

23 comments:

  1. cute tags, I like the theme. Nice photos today too.

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  2. Fabulous tags Val. Both are so beautifully put together. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. Both Tags are Fabulous, Val. Love the colours, too, so soft and vintage. The photos are beautiful, too. Have a lovely day! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Awesome tags my crafty friend. I LOVE both of them. And your photo today are beautiful.. TFS..

    Hugs~

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  5. Deine Tags sind wundervoll! So liebevoll gestaltet! Schöne Details! Sie gefallen mir sehr!!
    LG, LonettA

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  6. ich kann mich gar nicht entscheiden welches ich schöner finde-die Tags sind beide himmlisch Valerie..mit so viel Liebe und Können geschaffen! Die Fotos sind super!
    schönen Dienstag !
    xxx
    Susi

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  7. Super tags Valerie. Love those hearts and keys. x

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  8. Super tags Valerie, love the heart embellishment you made. Weather very overcast here today, hope the sun shines for you! Xx

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  9. oohh was für traumhafte tags valerie,ich kann mich gar nicht satt sehen daran,seeeeehr schön gemacht,sieht sehr verspielt aus mit den hübschen schnörkeln und den Modelingherzchen.
    tolle Pferdebilder,das eine sieht aus wie bei Pippi langstrumpf*gg*das hätte ich zu gern bei mir.
    hab gestern noch ein bild gemalt,Elfentanz hab ich es genannt,hoffe es gefällt den Betrachter,auf jeden fall hatte ich viiiel spass beim gestalten.
    komme gerade vom Arzt wieder und später gehe ich hier im wald Spazieren,wir haben hier einen tollen Moorsee.da ist richtig wald drum herum,ein traumhafter Ort für neue Inspiration und ideen.
    hab noch einen schönen Tag,meine liebe :-)

    GLG Jeannette

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    1. Das Pferd vorne hat mich auch an Pippi langstrumpf erinnert!

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  10. Wonderful tags, love the details and images on both.
    Yvonne xx

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  11. love the textured tags and those photos are lovely

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  12. Fantastic tags, Valerie. Your tags always show so much depth with oodles of additions to make them so special.

    Hugs,
    C

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  13. Hi Valerie, Love your tags!! Great details. Your pics are wonderful too and what a fun design on the
    side of the boat. The horses look so at peace. Maybe they are thinking how wonderful to just be without worry or a care.
    Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back soon.
    Hugs

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  14. Your tags are absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  15. Gorgeous tags Valerie, you are always so inspiring! ~Diane

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  16. Lovely tags, the heart embellishments are gorgeous on both tags as are the keys. Lovely backgrounds too and I love your use of corrugated card . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

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  17. First of all - the main thought on the horses mind is food! Wonderful pictures and I love that ferry - so happy!!
    Your tags are wonderful - I do think making tags is fun. I also love the keys and locks - they might just be for the Secret Garden or the Mysterious Graveyard!
    Sandy xx

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    1. You could be right about those horses, they always come to the fence when they see someone there, and go away again if they don't get anything! Mysterious graveyeard would be a great tag topic, must remember that one!

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  18. Wonderful.... love the edges on that tag, and the embellishments, and your views. What a cool boat skimming on the river, so colorful. xox

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  19. Love these tags Valerie, your candle wax heart is wonderful xx

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  20. Love the stamping.... fabulous! And the textured bits and the heart, as well. Looks like you had great fun making these.

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  21. love the color palette on your tags

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