Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Tag Tuesday - Book of Kells

Tag Tuesday
Tag Tuesday
I chose the Book of Kells as inspiration for the lettering and decoration for my 'Book' theme this week.
I used tea and distress ink to age the torn paper pages and tag.  For the illuminated letters (which spell Tag Tuesday)  I used black and gold Uni Posca markers and Derwent inktense for colour.  I added a piece of plaited string to finish.
It was great fun to do and I'm very pleased with the end result.

Tag Tuesday

Book of Kells - Tag Tuesday

Book of Kells - Tag Tuesday

Book of Kells - Tag Tuesday

Book of Kells - Tag Tuesday

Book of Kells - Tag Tuesday

Book of Kells - Tag Tuesday

Book of Kells - Tag Tuesday

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Tag Tuesday - Poetry & Prose

This week for Tag Tuesday I made my tag using card offcuts from another project.  The tag was painted with acrylics and inks and sprayed with cosmic shimmer mist.  I painted the offcuts with various different purple mediums such as Derwent inktense, nail varnish, and acrylic paint. I also added a bit of shot silk and purple satin ribbon.  As purple is my signature colour, I signed it with a purple fingerprint.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Valentine's Day

 It's Valentine's Day this week for Tag Tuesday and I didn't have a clue so I started by having a much needed tidy up of my workdesk.

I'm terrible for keeping absolutely everything in case it might come in handy and I found a red paint covered wipe left over from a recent Journal Page which got me thinking. I distressed it with a heat gun which shrinks the wipe to the approximate size of my tag. I embellished it with various beady bits and bobs and a couple of wired tyvek beads and I added petersham ribbon with the wording.
The heat gun had turned the red paint a bit orangey, so I added a little more red paint here and there, glued the whole thing to a red painted tag and added a bit of skinny ribbon to finish. I'm quite pleased with the result.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

A few recent journal pages

Genesis tribute page
Love, light, laughter

This is a random page

Watch the birdy

Elephants never forget

Do you believe in Magic

Wednesday, 8 February 2012


The theme for Tag Tuesday this week is 'Hearts'
I recycled my tag from the bin at work, I crinkled it up a bit and painted it white. I dabbed purple ink on the tag and around the edges, added an inchie with a purple felt heart.
The big heart I cut from an old piece of kitchen paper that I use to wipe my brushes.  I added a tyvek bead, a tiny heart and a purple ribbon to finish,