Tuesday, 13 August 2013

It has been such a long time

I don't know where the days and weeks have gone. It had been ages since I have spent some time in the craftavan. I really couldn't delay any longer, I was so behind with the weekly challenges, I had to try and catch up. Two tags and three inchies later, here I am with a few photos of the completed challenges.

Last week's theme at Tag Tuesday was WEDDING. Such a lovely theme, I should have jumped on that straight away, but I just wasn't in the right frame of mind. But yesterday, I finally made the tag with hours to spare before the new challenge was up.

I had this beautiful image of a very sad looking young bride and of course my imagination went into overdrive. Was she forced to marry somebody she didn't love? Was her beloved called away to war on the day of their wedding? What made her so sad? So instead of a happy couple I chose the sad young bride for the tag -

This week's theme is COMPLEMENTARY COLOURS and that had me way outside my comfort zone. I don't often use bright colours. What to choose? Green and red? No, I don't like primary red. Blue and orange? Yikes, no, I dislike orange a lot. That left yellow and purple. I managed to find a few purple and yellow bits in my stash in the craftavan -

A yellow bird, a purple butterfly, a yellow ribbon and purple flowers, all on a stamped purple background with deep purple swirlies.

And these are the inchies I should have made over the last three weeks -

For WILD I chose wild hair ( I do know somebody who had dyed her hair this fabulous shade of bluey green ) -

Next was EVIL, and the first thing which sprang to mind was this saying -

And yesterday's theme was GRAY. We are not having grey/gray day days at the moment, but I do remember them from a little while ago when we had plenty of thunderstorms. So the inchie had to be a gray day inchie with a dark grey cotton wool cloud and rain pouring out of it onto a grey landscape-

Just the photo for the Sunday photo word prompt to go, but I haven't done that one yet, bad me.

I am linking the first part of this post to the much loved Blissful Whites Wednesday party at Becky's TIMEWASHED blog. Do visit, you'll love all the gorgeous WHITE posts.

Thanks you all for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful week.
Toodlepip xxx


Denise said...

You are so very talented in making all these tags and inches.Each one is wonderful.Denise

Viola E. said...

Hallo Liz,
wunderschöne Werke hast Du wieder gezaubert. Aber Dein wedding tag ist ja wohl der Oberhammer. Sowas von toll. Absolutely gorgeous!!! :)
Noch einen schönen Tag und viele liebe Grüße,Viola

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Fabulous wedding tag, dear Liz! Lately I prefer images that are not so super cute, so I really love the picture of the sad looking bride. The bling and the pearls are perfect embellishments.
You are such a good girl to keep up with the challenges. Great job on the purple tag and the inchies.
Have a lovely evening!

Kelly_Deal said...

Lovely tags and inchies Liz!

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Liz, your creativity is back in full swing! The wild hair one made me smile.
hugs and JOY,

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Fun post, love the wedding tag, and great colors for the fun colours tag. I wish I could help with the time disappearing so quickly. I'm so far behind in every area of my life! WOW, but today is sunny and cool so I plan to enjoy the outdoors.

milissa d said...

sooooo beautiful

Dorthe said...

Hallo meine liebe Liz,-
You have suddenly been very bussy, with all those tasks :-)
Your bride, is beautiful, and I can imagine her in some of the lovely laces and fabrics,you used for her tag... what a sad beauty!!
The other one then very happpy and colourfilled,- a gorgeous tag, with the lovely bird on the lilac background!!I love your swirls!!
And then also all your inchies- so wonderful!! I know I have asked you before,---but what will you do with them all? make a picture where they are collected ???
Hope you still have lovely weather in France--her we started with cooler and wetter weather !
Hugs from Dorthe-xx

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Dear Liz, your tags are both gorgeous. And you know what? I actually prefer your purple-yellow one BECAUSE it's out of your comfort zone and still so wow.
Great inchies too, the first one made me smile a huge smile.
Hugs, Wendy (looking forward to your beautiful photos :) :)

morkaren said...

Hvor har du været flittig, fine ting du har fået lavet, jeg kunne ikke lade være med at grinne da jeg så det grønne hår, sådan en hårfarve stillede mit barnebarn op med fornylig, og han er en dreng. knus morkaren.

Anonymous said...

A wonderful variety of styles on show but it is the wedding tag which has my heart beating, it is exquisite.

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello Dear friend,
Although we are far away up in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales travelling for the week I have managed to take a quick peek using wifi at your latest tags and cards!
Oh the sad bride steals my heart!
No grey days here fortunately and hope there are none for you either and that you can enjoy beautiful sunshine in your lovely vegi garden and sipping wine in the evening at the outdoor table.
Sending big love and hugs from way up in the mountains soon to be on the coast.

Tracie Dean said...

I would love to know how you pieced the left side of the wedding tag and how you adhered the pearls.
I love it!!
You are welcome to send it my way :-)

Happy Crafting

2amscrapper said...

very productive time in the craftavan. all your work is fabulous! You know I love the vintage bride!

lynn cockrell said...

Looks like you have been having a fabulous time with all these wonderful projects. I have always liked the colors purple and yellow together. One cannot help but be happy when they see the combination!

Wilma said...

Hi Liz,
I love your creations !!
I adore the tag with the bride,
it is sooo beautiful!!!
And the sad face....I completely understand why you chose her !

Blessings and Hugs,
Shabby Royale.

Alexandra Eitel said...

Ganz ganz toll, das erste gefällt mir am besten gefolgt vom Lila ... sie sind alle klasse!