Saturday, 6 April 2019

A tag and some minis

We have spent some time at our caravan, just relaxing mainly although we went into a blowy, rainy buy a walking stick! Yes, I have finally listened to hubby's suggestion, that on 'bad' days with my knee, a walking stick would help! I found that Timpson's made a fourfold one so it would be small enough to fit into my bag when I don't need it! So far I haven't!

I have sorted out my scrap bags and taken out quite a few things that I know I will never use!
I also made a tag for Tag Tuesday - Birds,Nests and Eggs
I had a tag with some blue textured dots that I hadn't used and it seemed just right for an egg style background.
I added some TH papers that I cut up and a piece of paper with a button pic on, that I covered with a nest! I made some feathery marks on the Dina Wakley bird using a Derwent coloursoft pencil.
I drew in some leaves and coloured them with Inktense pencils and a waterbrush which I also used to add some brown around the edge of the tag.

I have also been adding some pages to one of my mini journals - I am playing along with Birgit Koopsen's Instagram challenge 'Everything Circles'

I used some pages with backgrounds already in my little notebook, along with some doodling, scraps, stickers, handmade tape and words.

Quite typically, just as we are heading home the weather is wonderful and we are dragging our heels a bit! we will leave soon!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Valerie-Jael said...

What a lovely tag, love the pretty background and the sweet bird, thanks so much for joining us at Tag Tuesday. Lovely photo from the caravan. Weather is sometimes unpredictable - I had a long walk this morning, and the sun came out as I got back home! Love the little notebook, so pretty. Enjoy your weekend, I'm off for a run now. Hugs, Valerie

Caty said...

Your tag is just Amazing Chris !! I love this little bird, the nest and the wonderful background you have created !! Great !
I like very much too the lovely Art pages from your notebook, You are so talented !! And the view you have is super beautiful, all green !!
I wish you a very happy weekend,
Big hugs, Caty

My name is Erika. said...

Wow. Your spring is so far ahead of ours. Loving the tag and the circles. Happy days are art days, aren't they? Happy weekend Chris. Glad to hear you haven't needed the folded walking stick yet. (And hopefully not at all)

Divers and Sundry said...

"Be prepared" is always a good idea, and now you'll have the walking stick just in case :) Your scenic view would be hard to leave!

Helen said...

what a fabulous view you have! such a beautiful blue sky too! Hope your stick helps when you need it!

Meggymay said...

A wonderful tag and pages in your small album, its a good way to be using the bits and pieces as well.
Yvonne xx

Wilma Simmons (Empress Wu Designs) said...

The little bird on your beautiful tag is just delightful. Hope your walking stick will allow you to enjoy happily lots more adventures and beautiful places to visit.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Personally, if I had that view, I might never leave.

Having fun seeing you and Alison creating those circles. They are so clever.

And then there's the tag. It is amazing. I LOVE the eggs. They look very realistic, too.

craftytrog said...

Wonderful art Chris, and what a beautiful view!
Alison xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh Chris I will second what has already been said, I too would not want to leave that stunning view. Glad you have taken on board Hubbies advice, they can be a great aid walking sticks, treat it as your country walks stick ;) Lovely tag, that Dina bird is such a useful stamp. Tracey x
P.S Well done on having a craft bag clear out, I really need to do that!

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful tags! I love the designs especially the little bird 😁. Good idea to get a walking stick, our friend has just got one too and finds he can walk longer distances when he uses it which is great! That's such a lovely view too, I can see why you spend time there it must be so peaceful. Sorry I'm so late visiting, it was my birthday on Wednesday and I've been celebrating with family and friends every day since so I haven't had much time for blogland lately, just need to catch up on everything now 😉. Creative wishes! J 😊 x