Sunday, 19 January 2014

Mini Tag Book - Inspired by Julie Ann Lee

Hello Everyone

Getting in there by the skin of my teeth with my Paperartsy inspired project this week!  This week the special guest designer was the lovely Julie Ann Lee from magpie heaven.
Julie Ann made a wonderful casket but I decided to take one element from her make for my project - her tiny tag book.  To see her project in full click HERE to pop over to the Paperartsy blog where it was shown over the course of three nights.  Here is my take on the mini tag book which was inside the casket:

To start I smooshed five small kraft coloured tags through watered down Fresco paints in Irish Cream, Toffee, Mocha Mousse and Cinnamon on both sides and dried.
 Then I stamped on various images from Paperartsy's Hot Picks sets 1007, 1008 and 1009 using Orange Blossom and Potting Soil Archival inks:

Next I added a little colour and shading to the stamped images using my Inktense pencils.  I then punched some holes in the tags and threaded them with thick black embroidery thread:
 Here are some close up's of the individual tags:

 And here is the little tag book closed:
 And all finished:

 Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Claire x


  1. A terrific tag book, love the images & backgrounds.

  2. Very nice, I especially like the background smooshing, you created an almost marbled effect.

  3. Well done on getting it done in time! Love the tag book, you've chosen some great images and the backgrounds are fab.

  4. Lovely tag book, great choice of stamps!

  5. Love this Claire! The background and the images are fabulous! Thank you so much for playing along! Love the way you stitched it together with the contrasting thread, Julie Ann xxx

  6. Great make Claire, they look fab as a stand alone piece.

    Sam xx

  7. Great tag book, love the backgrounds and images.
    Avril xx

  8. Absolutely scrumptious backgrounds and stamping... this is a gorgeous make, Claire!
    Alison x

  9. Sorry it took me so long to comment ;(

    Stunning Tag book Claire, love the orange blossom ink it really pops especially when you add your Inktense colours, beautiful work :-) xxx