Friday, July 13, 2012

Summer by the Sea tags

My favorite part of the Summer by the Sea tag book is,
well, the tags . . . here are some pics of the tags pulled
from the book, showing some of their details:
all collage images from Altered Pages, the sea background graphic45
That crab and tiny seashell stamp--Rogue Redhead Designs

My favorite tag add-ons--lightbulb pins and railway tokens!
I like attaching several tags together, kind of like a mini book-
within-a-book.  I think adding the extra bits--real sea shells,
railway tokens, sequins waste, silky seam binding, etc.--gives
the whole thing an added tactile appeal, making the book
even more inviting to dig through, but maybe that's just me.
What makes an arty book inviting to you?

Okay, yes, it's Friday,but Brenda has invited us to join her at Tuesday Treasures.
Hey,  if I'm late to the party, you can be, too--see you there?

27 comments:

SusanLotus said...

Lovely tags!

Krisha said...

Great tags, makes me want to hold and take a long look at each one.

Debi said...

very cool Trish- I love all the colours, Debi x

Beth said...

gorgeous Trish and I just love your bathing beauties.

Jingle said...

Fabulous!

littlethings1 said...

Fabulous tags , love the book idea ! As always , so creative !!
Eunice

Ann said...

LOVE YOUR TAGS!!
I THINK THE FIBERS,TOKENS AND ALL ADD TO THE VISUAL AND TACTILE APPEAL!!!
I THINK IT'S THESE KINDS OF "ADDITIONS" THAT MAKES TAGS UNIQUE AND SPECIAL!!

lynne said...

Beautiful, vintage fun with colours that evoke summers from a bygone age - glorious.
Wishes
Lynne

Marjie Kemper said...

Now that puts me in the mood for summer! What a fun collection.

Sandra said...

Goregous tags! the vintage images are so pretty! Love all the layering! I wish I was spending my summer by the sea!
Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Hugs, Sandra

Sharon said...

Just gorgeous!!!

Shar said...

Lovin' the vintage seaside!

Lori said...

Fantastic collection, Trisha! Love the G45 paper, and the colors you put together are so summery!

Kim said...

Love your vintage girls! Too cute.

Redanne said...

Lovely collection of tags, it does make you think of summer, especially with the little shells, they really are lovely.

Jean M said...

The compostion is fantastic. GREAT pieces.

Terry said...

Just looking at these lovely tags, give me a cool feeling on a hot Summer day! Beautiful!

Leslie Turner said...

Love this tag book, Trisha! This is great! :D
Hugs,
Leslie

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I like all the layers you added to the tags. I agree that it makes them much more interesting. Blessings!

2amscrapper said...

Wonderful inspiration. Love how you layer tags as a bonus mini

cathy said...

Your tags are very pretty and summery. I'm behind on my blog and just read your comment. Did you get a chance to visit Red Lead?

trisha too said...

Oh good grief, Cathy--I forgot to check store hours (they're apparently only open on Saturdays), so was standing out on the sidewalk Friday late afternoon, gawking in the window like some kid at a closed candy store . . .

And then we left early Saturday morning.

But yes, technically, I guess I DID visit Red Lead!

Rush'd Lady said...

I wanna make! Are you going to the Rubber Stamp show this weekend?

Kate said...

Great tags!

** kate **

Kim said...

Hi Trisha: Visit me if you get a moment, there's somethin' somethin' there for you. :)

trisha too said...

Dolly! Yep, going to the stamp show--helping at Our Daily Bread Designs, so that should be fun. I'm looking forward to meeting the Lost Coast people, too.

:)

Brenda Brown said...

Such wonderful treasures Trisha, fabulous images, layered beautifully and embellished to perfection.
Thanks for choosing to share at Tuesday Treasures. Sorry I am a bit late with this but 'life' has got in the way a bit at the moment.
Hope you are having a great week.
hugs {brenda} xox