Tuesday, February 01, 2011

My First Tag Book.

The swap on the Art n Soul flickr group this month was to make a 4 page tag book. The only proviso was that each tag had to show at least one button on each side.
I have never tried to do tags before so this was my first foray (as with the ATC playing card challenge) into playing with paper.
The pictures are free downloads from a lovely blog owned by Jody of Home and heart.
Each Friday Jody hosts a selection of picture images that you can download to your computer and these are some that I spotted a while ago.
I matched up four flower prints and four images of girls and then delved into my stash of ribbons, lace and beads to embellish with. I really had fun making this and am pleased how the book has turned out. It has now been sent off in the post and I hope my partner will like it too.
I used thin satin ribbon and a pearl and glass bead trinket to attach the tags altogether at the top and of course each tag has a butterfly on it somewhere too.

Close up showing the tag fronts.

And the corresponding backs.
I am entering this into the following challenge
Anything Goes are asking for butterflies on your project.
I am also linking up to


Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- gorgeous project! I love the pictures on your ATC's.... you have embellished them beautifully! Happy Blogversary! And, I wanted to let you know my blog candy arrived last week- thanks again! {HUGS}

Ali said...

Gorgeous - love the vintage pictures xx

Tamara Morton said...

Gorgeous tag book love the vintage look and feel. Thanks for joining us this time at Anything Goes

Catherine said...

What a gorgeous creation ! The laces and embellishments complement to perfection the vintage photos ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Debbie said...

Really lovely Mrs A....What a great job youve done, they are super. Debbiexx

Unknown said...

I love them, the have a real victorian feel to them! I love tag books, and they make a nice gift too!

sue said...

love these vintage images lovely butterflies thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

oneoff said...

Pretties! Gorgeous complementary colours, and I love the butterflies.


JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh these tags are beautiful Mrs A! Love all the images and all of the scrummy lace and buttons!
Jan x

Annie said...

That is so pretty. I bet you had lots of fun putting it all together.
A x

Home and Heart said...

Oh they turned out LOVELY!!! I will post them on Friday if that is okay? I hope you can participate in the link up!

Faye said...

Wow! This is GORGEOUS! Not in your house naymore you say...?! ;)

Do What You Love said...

Mrs. A., WOW! I love the tag book - you are so incredibly creative - good gravy! I really love the fantastic color of the lace - I thought you had crocheted them - envy filled me...haha I am so amazed for your first try because you always take the top off and soar - fantastic! And you did both sides - super duper gorgeous!

Whimcees said...


I am so late in visiting! I have been reading all of your last posts that I have missed!

I love this tag book - beautifully done! I hope that all is well with you and your family! Did you ever get the puzzle put together? :<)

I will try to return soon! Wishing you a great weekend!


Barbara Diane

Jan said...

I've got this... it is all MINE!! and very beautiful it is too. Thank you Valery Anne. Jan x

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful creation, a great idea. Michelle had to evacuate .. and is still away from home .. but she asked me to comment on her behalf , hopefully she will be home in a few days .
Thanks for linking to make it monday

Lisa ;)

Shirley-Anne said...

Well Mrs A , Michelle's Mum here . I too would like to thank you for entering such a beautiful project on Make it Monday . I'm sure Michelle will catch up with you when she is settled back home .
The tag book would make a treasured gift idea .

Michelle said...

Hi Mrs A

I am so sorry I did not make it around to commmenting on Make It Monday this week.

We evacuated our home on Tuesday and only returned on Sunday night.

Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday this week with your stunning tag book. The details are so beautiful. A lot of work has obviously gone in to this creation.

Michelle :-)