Monday, 29 April 2013

Help, my bicycle has been quartered!

Yes, yes, I know, I am a day early with my weekly challenges post, but I got them done already, go me! I went to my craftavan this morning just to make the inchie for the Every Inchie Monday challenge, and somehow ended up making the tag for this week as well. Hence, once again, a very silly title trying to get both challenges into one sentence.

The challenge for the inchie this week is BICYCLE, and over at Tag Tuesday, we will be doing Q tomorrow. It was tempting to go with Queen, but that seemed so obvious a choice for Q, so I went with QUARTERS instead. Or QUILT, if you like, or even QUARTET! All three apply.

Inchie first though. Dang, girls, it is really difficult drawing a bicycle! Who'd have thought it would be so challenging, it would have me using bad words, lol. I really wanted to do a steampunk kind of bicycle, so I picked the tiniest little  bits, from my sewing box of all things, and set to work -

Next, let me show you tag for this week's Tag Tuesday challenge. The image on the tag is divided into four QUARTERS, presenting a QUARTET of religious figures, making a four-patch QUILT pattern -

I used vintage French Battenburg lace tape to divide the image into quarters. I really wanted a religious medal dangling at the bottom of the tag, but couldn't find any in the stuff I had brought with me from England. I had, however, just bought this beautiful silver medal of Ste Therese at Sunday's vide grenier, so I just placed that on the tag for the photo, as it is destined for the shop. As soon as I find a suitable one, I will of course attach it to the tag.

Well there you go, this is a first, lol, me being ahead of myself. Don't think it will ever happen again :-).

Have a great week wherever you are, toodlepip xxx


PetraB said...

Your bicycle is a real little beauty (lol) and the tag is fabulous!

lynn cockrell said...

Both projects are beautiful! You did a fabulous job on drawing that bicycle and you really achieved that Steampunk look. The tag is lovely, too! Blessings to you!

MorningAJ said...

A bicycle with press-stud wheels! I love it.

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Liz, the bike is adorable, and the tag is gorgeous, as always.
enJOY a sweet evening,

Dorthe said...

Dear sweet Liz,
your inchie is showing the most adorable little bicycle I ever saw, so cute with the sewing notions used--and the tag is just wonderful, with that beautiful medal,-Love it.
And Liz that rosary is so very beautiful, too- oh my!
Hugs from Dorthe

Sophie said...

Ein herrliches Tag :-)

Sophie xx

Createology said...

Your tiny little bicycle is very clever indeed. Lovely tag with the four patch quadrants. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

freebird7100 said...

love the bicycle, how inventive!! great job

froebelsternchen Susi said...

oh my gosh! The inchie ist just amazing and the tag is GORGEOUS!
became new follower!
fab ART!

xxx from Austria


froebelsternchen Susi said...

me again.. now I read that you have two RR´s also.. we too!
our boy is 7 years and the girl is 3 years old-
he is Livernose, she is Blacknose

funny and wonderful dogs are this -
wonderful to live with them! really!

Mom E. said...

Gorgeous religious quartet!
Your creativity is amazing! Love the pendant, and that sweet pink bicycele, yu drew VER well, I think! such a clever girl, using snaps for wheels! So much fun!
I am going to post again, when I can wake up...I am so tired from all the business! The play turned out great! Thanks so much for all your help and encouragement!
Hearts to you,