Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Mini book final part - the tags

Hello lovely visitors. Today I am sharing the final part of the little book I made. If you missed the other parts you can find them here and here
The little book has two pockets, just the right size for a #8 tag.
I made them in a similar style to the little book itself and chose the colours so that they would match the pages adjoining the pockets.
I used Pion Design papers that had been gathering dust in my stash and then altered them with Distress Inks, stamps, an embossing folder and in the case of this one, some lace.
I decided to stick with my flowers and butterflies theme. This little butterfly was fussy cut from another paper of the same collection.
Using the same background stamps and similar colour scheme throughout a project help to tie it all tog
gether I find.
Another fussy-cut butterfly from the same collection, but this time coloured a bit with Distress Ink (Scattered Straw)
Below are still a couple of photos of the tags together with the pages they belong too.

Well, that's it for today. I am working on another little book right now. Both are gifts for crafty friends I am going to meet up with in a few week time.

Have a wonderful week everyone and thanks for your visit!

34 comments:

  1. Wow these are really beautiful. I love the antiquated appearance.

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  2. Great stunning project!!! As always I love your work a lot !!! Great images !!

    Have fun!!
    MAria

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  3. wow I love your tags , so pretty and such lovely little details x gorgeous gifts x

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  4. Your tags are stunning Astrid x love the colours and beautiful layout, with those gorgeous butterflies. Perfect additions for your mini book.

    Huge hugs
    Annie x

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  5. Amazing little extras Astrid with so much beauty in a small space-magical

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. Loveeeee your tags Astrid, both absolutely delightful, wish you were meeting up with me soon lol xxx

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  7. Fabulous, so wonderful as gifts Astrid, like Brenda I wish it were me you were meeting :D :D xx

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  8. Stunning tags! Gorgeous mix of colors on the paper. I always forget to add to pattern paper color. Yours is wonderful and that mini book just gets more and more beautiful.

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  9. I love this tag book, Astrid! What a treasure! The tags (and book) are so beautiful. I never thought to use an embossing folder on the Pion papers as they are a bit thin but am happy to see how well it works.

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  10. Astrid... Your work always intrigues me. It is always so beautifully done. These tags are absolutely works of art! I love how everything you do has such a soft dreamlike quality to it. Tags are not a huge worksurface but you always create the most beautiful detailed perfectly designed tags. Your choices of colors always draw me in. Your books you have made are truly gorgeous and you should be so proud of them.

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  11. Gorgeous tags Astrid, and just finish off your little mini books beautifully. Your friends are very lucky as they are each going to own a little hand made masterpiece. What a wonderful gift for them. Mo x

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  12. These are stunning Astrid!! Lucky recipients! Nicola x

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  13. so very pretty - I adore these tags. The whole ensemble is amazing Astrid x xx

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  14. Fantastic as usual Astrid !
    Corrie x

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  15. Beautiful tags Astrid.
    Avril xx

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  16. Gorgeous tags, I love the results of inking and emobossing over designer papers, fabulous. The tags compliment your beautiful book so well. Thanks for the inspiration, Shirleyxx

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  17. Each and every piece is simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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  18. Wonderful tags, I'm fascinated your design is breathtaking!
    Hugs Anja

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  19. Oh my - I am so glad to have the evening to catch up with all of your wonderful makes....these tags are delicious! Am obviously starting off backwards.... but looking forward to indulging myself in your world. BTW, Paloma is off elsewhere (the accompanying address book notes unavailable times for folks, including you). So no worries, and safe travels if that is in the cards!) xxx Lynn

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  20. Oh my, Oh my, I have no words!! These tags are simply sublime!! Love the embossing and the rich colours .. stunning!! A perfect addition to your little booklet!! xx

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  21. They look so cute and beautiful!

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  22. Just caught up with the cover over at Shimmerz - lovely! - and now back to enjoy these two final tags. Glorious summery feel to both of them and the papers are beautiful, especially with your mixed media alterations. Lucky recipient(s)!
    Alison x

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  23. Best use of Pion papers EVER! Wow Astrid, these are amazing! A wonderful final step in the process of your mini-book. hugs :)

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  24. SUCH MAGIC:)))) thanks for being such an inspiration!!! love alice

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  25. These are gorgeous, and what a compliment to the already beautiful book. LOVE this!

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  26. Oh the tags are so beautiful, Astrid. lovely with the embossing, and your gorgeous colors, looking so dreamy- and love you added metal colors or paste, too.
    They are stunning, dear !!

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  27. Another work of art!! Lovely tags!

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  28. wow Astrid .. these are spectacular ... loving all the colors and texture ... beautiful ... so looking forward to catching up in July .... wonderful x

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  29. wow Astrid .. these are spectacular ... loving all the colors and texture ... beautiful ... so looking forward to catching up in July .... wonderful x

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  30. Wonderful stenciling on these beautiful tags Astrid! Julia xx

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  31. They are utterly delightful - just the prettiest tags ever. I love the butterflies, and the background and detailing are stunning. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

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  32. These are the most gorgeous tags ever! You truly are the queen of blending as I have always said. I can't figure out how you achieve this "Seamless" results so beautifully and fast too every time! If you don't mind me asking, would you please, pretty please share the technique on how you made these two specific tags. I don't know what the original paper looked like and what parts you stamped to make it this gorgeous. I hope you will be able to explain a bit more for a novice like me. Thank you for sharing and inspiring me, I am in awe.

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  33. Your friends are very, very lucky! Gorgeous art xx

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