Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Just Tagging Along

I had promised a blogging friend to scan some pictures from a very old dictionary, just little engravings to use on tags. I had a lovely time going through the many pages and finding images which I thought were suitable. In the end I decided on bird images, they were just too irresistible.
I loved them all, so I printed them out for myself as well and started messing around with them -


Of course I spent so much time searching through the dictionary that I ended up having to take photos with flash, which I really dislike intensely. Still, it will have to do for tonight.

I only made a couple of the birdie tags, but I am going to make some more tomorrow morning, promise, lol! This picture is probably closest to the proper colours and shows that lovely gold metallic " Emperor's Gold " so nicely -


You'll have to ignore the flash reflections etc in the other pics , like in this one, for example, with the tags on a sweet little silver plated flat basket which I picked up a little while ago ( and haven't polished yet, lol )-




I also made one other tag today, to go with a lovely customer's purchase -


Thats it, a very short post for me, lol, and yes, I heard that sigh of relief!!!!

Toodlepip, xxx

17 comments:

Catherine said...

Your tags are lovely! So glad to see you used that incredible dictionary right away - these illustrations are gorgeous! Love the natural tones of your tags, perfectly complimenting these pretty birds.

manitoba stitches said...

I love the birds! The tags are beautiful- what a nice touch with any gift.

Annie @ Birdcages n Butterflies x said...

These tags are just lovely hun x
Such prettiness!
Annie x

Queenmothermamaw said...

Love the little birds for the tags. I had planned to do some of those but have not done it yet. I have so gift giving coming up, this makes me want to get busy.
QMM

Createology said...

Your tags do show the time you spent and it was so very worth it as they are beautiful. Happy creating...

Debby said...

I love your tags, really beautiful.
Debby

TinyBear said...

Love those bird images. Your tags are so beautiful.
xo Tina

Elizabethd said...

They are lovely, you have such patience and talent.

Dorthe said...

Hi sweet, no sigh of reliefe here,LOL -I so love visiting and reading, ---only not that good at telling myself.
Liz your tags are so very beautifull, love them all,also the one with the woman on. They all have the super gorgeus look of long lost times, that I love,
I can`t wait to use the immages myself, they are wonderfull, -thanks so much my dear friend.

Love and hugs, Dorthe

Florence and Mary said...

Look at those lovely wrapped parcels!

Victoria xx

Barbara Jean said...

Hey girl.
Those tags area wonderful, lvoely, and sweet!!
Thanks for sharing.

blessings

barbara jean

PS thanks for your visits too. Seeing you have been by makes my heart smile. =)

Serenata said...

I am always in awe of your beautiful work, the tags are just perfect and I love them.

Manka said...

Gorgeous tags, Lululiz!!!!
I just love those birds and the way you used them for decorating the tags!

Paula said...

Oh, your tags are just LOVELY! I am especially fond of the bird ones, as I am such a bird lover. I must also mention, that silver tray is divine ... it looks to be quite old. Perhaps an heirloom, or a fabulous find?

Thank you so much for joining my blog as a follower and for entering my giveaway! I wish you the very best of luck!

Have a lovely afternoon!

Diane said...

Liz, great tags and lovely illustrations to use on them! You've got a pile of treasures there!
Diane

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Those tags are STUNNING!
Wow, really, really beautiful!

Have a wonderful Thursday!
Anne

marie said...

Your bird tags are so beautiful. I love the scalloped oval.