Thursday 28 June 2012

Riverbank - Tag Tuesday

Hi everyone, thank you so much for the wonderful comments last week.  I am enjoying these challenges immensely!  A chance to make mini works of art and a theme to send you spinning in different directions every week!

This week it had to be the dragonfly for me.  I just love their iridescence and to see them flitting above the water.  Hearing the hum of their delicate wings as they skim the sparkly surface of the river.

I am making a set of workshop videos for this tag as I wanted to share how I made the Lily (no punches required) and my dragonfly.  The first one I made was too big so I am going to pop him somewhere in my craft room.  The tutorial will appear in my Etsy Shop soon so pop back if you are interested.

My dragonflies wings are made from some kind of spongy foam sheet that they put between crockery when they pack it.  It was perfect for the gossamer wings.  I want to try to make flowers with it next.

Another view to show the dimension of the tag.  I found these cute little beads in my stash that add great texture to my watery tag.  The sprayed background tag was one I discarded from last week as it was lighter than I wanted - this week it was perfect!  How's that for being green!  Off now to have a leisurely look at what you have all been making for this weeks Tag Tuesday.  Follow this link for more tag art inspiration.


  1. This is just so beautiful Helen! You are incredibly clever to be able to create such delicate items, and always so original too! :-D
    I'll be back for the tutorial for sure, thank you :0)

    1. Gorgeous tag Helen. so clever to use the packaging stuff. Belated Happy WOYWW! Di xx

  2. I love your dragonfly and how you repurposed packaging to make it. The rhyme you wrote is very poetic too. Blessings!

  3. Your tag is beautiful Helen! love your dragonfly, you can find out about the metal beads that you commented on, at my blog on the 'tutorials' page (at the top)(tomato tube beads)

  4. Fabulous tag! I love your lettering style and the placing of the individual words! Great job!

  5. This is stunning Helen, I love the dimension and materials you have used, brilliant tag. x

  6. What a beautiful tag, Helen - I am enjoying looking at the tags on Tag Tuesday, and seeing how people interpret the theme in different ways. This was a particularly lovely one to work on! It's gorgeous.



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