Thursday, June 21, 2012

blackberries and two tags . . .

Our big, scary blackberry hedge is in full swing right now.  Have you
ever tried to pick blackberries?  It requires a certain degree of caution.
Most blackberry bushes do NOT want to share.
Our giant thorn bushes.  I mean blackberry bushes.


I make lots of tags, but usually not big ones like these--generally
it's little ones, to fit inside other projects (such as the All Aboard
book, HERE and HERE, or the Sew Sweet book).

These were simple to make, and I'm thinking, why not use them
instead of a card?  It's not a card shape, but wouldn't it be fun to
find a big embellished tag inside an envelope?

Starbirds from Stampotique

Honeycomb and bee from Rogue Redhead Designs
In the mood for a challenge?
Starbird tag:
Stampotique Designer's Challenge--Twin Images
Stampavie and more--something with wings
Crafty Sentiments--use bright colours

Honeycomb tag:
Word Art Wednesday--use scripture or uplifting word/saying
Crazy Amigo Challenge--summer colours
Happy Daze--June Bug (used Antique Linen and Scattered Straw
Distress Inks, plus Jet Black StazOn) "bug" is bee stamped along
the seam binding

I'm feeling a little distracted today . . . as if I misplaced my
concentration . . . let me know if you find it, okay?


Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Trisha! Those berries are HUGE! They look yummy too. You got my mouth watering. Your tags are really great. I love making tags, but I never know quite what to do with them when I do. LOL Thanks so much for your continued support and participation at Word Art Wednesday. I am grateful to God for you, and for the way you bless us with your art and encouragement. I pray that you will have a great week.
Blessings to you,
Word Art Wednesday

trisha too said...

Thank you, Karen, you are always such an encouragement!


Whimcees said...


What beautiful blackberries! I wonder how they would taste with our cherries! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous

Valerie-Jael said...

Nice tags, lovely blackberries. Your concentration is probably under the bush! Valerie

SuziesImaginarium said...

Oh, yum! And your tags are very cute too!

Nikbee said...

The blackberries look very tasty. The tags are wonderful.
Nikki x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Well those blackberries looks divine!! Dangerous but divine lol.
Then your so cute tag with the little birds and I really like the honeycomb tag.

Karin said...

two beautiful tags!

Willy said...

Love your wish tag! Thanks for joining us at SDC 56.

Terry said...

We lived in NW Arkansas for several years and I grew blackberries on a chain link fence! The berries were easier to pick, but boy do I hear you! Both tags are wonderful! Love those backgrounds! Enjoy the weekend!

1CardCreator said...

Lovely tags, I had no idea blackberry bushes were thorny. I'll bet that is why they are so expensive too!

Anonymous said...

Mmm blackberries! Yum!
I like your idea of tags as cards. The ones you created are gorgeous.

Mynn xx said...

Scrumptious!!! LOVE blackberries! I also adore your tags--so pretty! Fabulous artwork! :)

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Wow! Look at all those berries! And your tags are great too!!!

Kaz said...

Such beautiful tags, thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

2amscrapper said...

Love that background! wonderful tags!

Caz said...

This is lovely, Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck.


Netty said...

Loving your beautiful blackberries and your two smashing tags. Thank you for playing along with us at Happy Daze Trisha. Annette x

Marijke said...

both tags are lovely

Unknown said...

Beautiful tag lovely and bright colours.... lovely fruit too

And thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments, big hugs Jo xxx

krcmasterpiece said...

I love tags. There is so much you can do with them.

I haven't done scripture on them yet-thanks so much for the example!

The colors are fabulous.

Thanks for playing with us @ Word Art Wednesday!

Sharon Sutton said...

Yum blackberries! Enjoyed your tags.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Both of your tags look wonderful.

Anne H. said...

Such a sweet bookmark!
An adorable image and beautiful colors.
And your blackberries looks yummy!
Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.

Gez Butterworth said...

Fabulous tags. Thank you for joining Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Hope you got your blackberries picked! We still have a couple of months to wait for ours!

Sam & Poppy said...

Those blackberries look lovely, enjoy!
Isn't Starbird the best?
Thanks for joining us at Happy Daze and good luck Trisha :o)
Sam x

Rhonda Langley said...

Great idea, tags for cards! Yup, picked a lot of blackberries at my Grandma's, only time to wear long sleeves in the summer!