There's lots going on again today. It's Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday;
it's time to remind you that you still have a week to
join in the 'hearts and flowers' challenge at TIOT ,
and at Tag Tuesday we are starting again
as a challenge blog, where everybody is welcome to join
in. Our first theme is 'Bookworm', chosen by Chrissie.
The first challenge will hopefully go live on Tuesday at 6 am GMT.
My tag is a little book-tag, 4"x3". The front and back were made
with images from a collage sheet - sorry,
don't know who they were from -,
and glued together to make a cover. I added some Frantage
distressed copper EP to make them look nice and sort of oldy-moldy.
The inside covers were covered with DP, and the pages were cut from
an 18th century book. I was once given a huge box of rather moldy
religious books from this time, complete with
worm holes, corners nibbled by mice and lots of moldy pages.
I threw out the bits that were too ghastly to use, had the rest
treated to make them hygienic
and now have a life-long supply of 18th century pages....
I sewed the book together and wrote a quote on each
page, adding a couple of vintage images from CI. I rubbed
some cream coloured soft paint from Pentart
onto the pages with a soft cloth, to give a
usable surface. I sewed in a bookmark, too:
There will be a giveaway at Tag Tuesday, and all who join in with a
tag come into the hat,and have a chance of winning this little book
and some crafty stash.
I am also linking to More mixed media, anything goes.
This piece is meant as a reminder for TIOT, and for Linda's
'50 shades of red' challenge at Art Journal Journey. I drew the grid in my new journal,
painted some squares red and stamped some hearts and flowers.
And last but not least, a hearty welcome to all of the T Gang.
Today there's lemon cake, so zingy and fluffy, and
cappuccino, so help yourselves Ladies!
Elizabeth is allowed 2 slices as she organises everything!
And just 2 sunrise pics today, this post is already tooooooo long!
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!