Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Feeling a little Blue today!!!

Yes I have been a little blue in myself but I 'm dealing with it by crafting.  Here's a tag I made with some old  and new combined.  It will be part of another mini album from No 2 of my old worn out manilla style folder which is blue.  Used TH Lost and Found paper for the tag starting here. On Valerie's blog here, she used some old paintings, die cut into umbrella men and that was my starting point. Thank you Val for the inspiration,
I had great fun playing around with a mix of inks and stamps and die cut images.  The man was TH die cut which I embossed on the wrong side around all the joins in the image like the umbrella spines, man's hat, collar, seams etc.  When I turned it over I brushed an ink pad lightly over it to give definition to the embossing then decided to add some gold embossing powder over too. The reverse side has some TH diecut houses and stamped birds with my new Stampin up stamps.
Here's the old blue folder I'm using for the  mini book.  I'll post more when I've finished playing with the decoration stage.

Thank you for looking and for your comments, I really appreciate you taking the time.


  1. Sorry you have been down :( I loveeeeeee your tags! They are beautiful!!!

  2. These are lovely and such a good way to address the little blue in all of that we can have some day. Try not to focus on the stuff you can't control and make the most of what you can. Take Care

  3. Your tags are lovely. Great idea re-using the manila folder. I think I re-cycle the junk from everyone in our house! Sorry you have been ill, and down, and hope that you will soon be feeling better. Glad you found some inspiration! Umbrella man is my most used die! Hugs, Valerie
    PS Can you mail me your new address, I can't find it?


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