I've had a great time making this weeks vintage tag - I used a wonderful old photograph of my Great Grandfathers friend on a Penny Farthing. It was taken in the early days of the Raleigh Cycle company where they both worked. I've used it before in art work and just love it.
I also found a very old book called The Art and Pastime of Cycling that belonged to my Great Grandfather and I copied the title and a chart about cycling onto acetate and placed it above the collaged tag to add another layer.
Two genuine old stamps complete this happy, carefree image of the world being his oyster!
This weeks theme was 'white' for Tag Tuesday and here is my offering.
Detail of larger tag
I decided to make a nest for this weeks tag - I painted some small twigs and splattered an image of an egg with off-white emulsion paint. The eggs were fixed to the tags with Sticky Fixits to give a 3D effect and the twigs were sewn on around them. Small bunches of netting and silver beads were sewn around the nest and half a white flower was added at the bottom of the tag.
The smaller tag was embossed first and then had a twig, bead and tiny piece of netting added.
I am so thrilled to be part of Tag Tuesday, where each week we are given a theme and we make a tag - simple but hugely fun! It's hosted by the super-talented Carolyn Saxby (love-stitching-red), and if you haven't already visited her blogs I highly recommend them. You can also click the Tag Tuesday icon on the right to visit the blog and see all the amazing tag art being posted there.