Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Roses, butterflies and library cards


Inspired by Mrs G I decided I would spend a couple of hours playing with something that isn't fabric based.
I have a few old library cards which I wanted to use, but have been waiting for that 'light bulb' moment, when I think of something brilliant to make with them. I decided to have a go at making some tags.
However, that would involve paint. My first stumbling block. I am totally not good with paint and collaging images. They look a little novice, but I think they do fine for adding to my families birthday gifts!
I have used tissue, paint and some gorgeous German scraps that were sent to me by Mrs G. I have used Mod Podge to seal them, I like the shine. I don't like the way gel medium leaves definite brush strokes when it dries.




I like the textures, the bold rich colours, and the transparent nature of the tissue. I must admit I quite enjoyed this recycling project!

Carole:)

12 comments:

Fleur de Boheme said...

Looks lovely! Happy New Year!

Bye Kirsten

Julz said...

The cards are gorgeous, excellent recycling and so pretty :) Hugs Jx

Doreen G said...

They look great Carole.

Linda said...

These are GREAT!

The Rose Room said...

They are wonderful! YOu are so talented!

Fancy finding my blog through Trade Me!!!

Wishing you the happiest 2010...

Rachaelxo

Jenxo said...

oh these are just beautiful Carole....have you tried using a foam brush so you dont get brushmarks? i use my fingers so i have my dna all over them! jenxo

Nathalie Thompson said...

These look gorgeous! you KNOW I love library cards!
I don't think your tags look amateur-ish in the least!
The brush strokes are what make them look hand made, although I'm not fond of the strokes in my own work either.

verification word, "flygrept".
Sounds like a character from a Harry Potter story. :)

Move With Me said...

They look awesome and not ameaturish at all... and very feminine...
cheers
A'isha

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

your tags are GORGEOUS Ms B !!!
Don't think you can say you're not good with paint !
oxo

Margaret said...

Direct from the mouth of Mrs G, these are FABULOUS!!! what are you on about woman?? amateur? non!! Love the way you've used the scrap, I really must do something with mine oooo.... I can't wait for NZ!!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Oh I love those roses ~ your tags make me happy at every look!
Blessings!

Mixed Media Martyr said...

Love the transparency! What a great idea for library cards! Beautiful!!