I’ve been busy making spring themed tags for the “Thinking Spring Tag Book Swap” being hosted by Joanne at Vintage Dragonfly. When I think of spring I think of all my flowers coming back to life. I’m an avid gardener and winter tends to get me down. I can’t wait for spring and see everything back in technicolor! I love the green grass and new plants popping through the muddy ground. Then the beauty that follows the warmer weather…flowers! The icing on the cake! So I chose to make my 10 tags represent the flowers of the spring. I used some different techniques (different to me anyway). I taught myself how to make flowers with ric rac and ribbons, the fabric yo-yo’s and organza flowers I’ve made before. I started with water color paper and chose a springy colored painted background. I found it a tad dull, so I used Collage Pauge with sparkles to seal them and brighten up the colors. Then I went to work forming my flowers. In the end I still felt it needed something… I tend to “need” a visual boarder around my work (ATC’s, collage, scrapbook pages, tags…) I didn’t think glitter was quite right, nor inking. I finally decided on a stitched boarder! It really pulled it all together.
I’m so excited to see what everyone else came up with! A big thank you goes out to Joanne for hosting, making the covers and assembling the books. I know that’s a lot of work, but it’s going to cure spring fever for me :D