Over about the last week or so I have been trying to think of a project for myself - either long lasting or just for 2018. So in time honoured practise I went to T'internet to get some inspiration. Usually I end up trawling through the many many pages on Pinterest. Which I did again this time.
After days of searching & getting lost in all the wonderful things out there that very clever people make, I found something entirely new to me which has whetted my appetite - but this will need quite a bit of thinking about. Also something that I started doing back in 2010 that I had not tried for ages.
Yesterday I hunted out the book that I had started keeping tags in & took photos. Some of them were from tag workshops I had run, there were a couple I had entered into blog challenges & the rest were ones that just seemed to get created. I was very surprised by how my tastes had changed & look forward to seeing what I can do now - quite a time later.
Here are some of them from the book;
The one on the left was inspired by seeing some papers with Nursery Rhyme pictures on them & I created a pocket on the tag in to which I placed a little book with one of the pictures as a front cover.
The 3 butterfly ones were made using a CaroLines butterfly stamp & the fourth one is a little moment in time with a photo of my Mother, Grandmother & Uncle, when Mum was a little girl.
The 2 tags on the right were using a couple of saying stamps.
Then the other one is my family photo again with a different style.
On these 2 tags it would seem I have started into a different stamping style & ways to use inks.
The tree on the left is another of CaroLines stamps & the one on the right is off a "Seasons" stamp set
I think these 3 were made at a workshop - for basic paper craft - based around tags.
It really is quite strange looking back on work that you have done & seeing how your styles & ideas have changed. This happens of course due to new techniques, products & ideas from others being discovered.
So this is to be my first project - bringing my tag styles up to date. In the meantime I will give the other project idea some more thought & research.
Here is my first new tag;
Well! I didn't say I had actually started did I?
That is me for today.
I am hoping to get along to the Mold club meeting tonight for a little while - so I hope I will see some of you there.