On a recent studio clear out I came across a bag of display folders which contained all the design work for each project in my City & Guilds Embroidery course, these were not lost but being stored but I found another folder I had forgotten about, full of decorated paper samples, from experimenting with all sorts of mediums.
I was delighted and used three different samples to make the tag for this weeks Tag Tuesday theme
The base layer is some waxed cartridge paper which has then been painted with watercolours
the dark waves were cut from paper painted with watercolours and salt added,
it has a lovely crystal effect
the third paper I used was thin tissue strips,
again painted with watercolour wash and iridescent medium
The embellishments are beach treasure!
Sea glass and pottery from our local 'Aberdour Black Sands beach'
Large shell was found on 'Mudeford beach' by my little girl Charlotte
on her recent trip down South with Daddy
The four tiny shells I found on a little beach near a campsite 'Dunbar'
The largest stone bottom left is actually pumice which I found on the beach in 'Crete'
and the blue and white pebble I found in 'Lulworth Cove'
I added a little bit of blue/green shot crystal organza for sparkle
and edged the card with green metallic ink.
Tie: Teal organza ribbon.
I was overcome with emotion when I came across a piece of embroidery I though I had lost about 8yrs, a little piece I did over 25yrs ago!