Taggy Tuesday – Coffee Time!

Welcome to this weeks Taggy Tuesday!

I started this weeks tag off with repeating a process that I recently used in creating a journal spread. I love the process of cutting up the papers into little squares and gluing them in sequence. I wasn’t sure that all the papers would work well together but knew it was worth a try.

I am actually making this tag for me! I have just been loving all the gelli print play I have been having, I adore sewing and I need a new book mark. So the idea behind this was for it to be FLAT rather than FAT, but to still have texture and a focal point that spoke to me.

So, I went digging through my gelli pages that I had started to chop up for my journal entry and chose a pile of the scraps. I wasn’t looking for any kind of cohesion in the colours at this point, just that there would be enough of each pattern to work with the sequence I had in mind.

Next thing I did was glue them down with matte gel medium and let it dry over night. I then grabbed a punching template and my “stabby thing” (official term: piercing tool) and went to town creating the holes for my cross stitch pattern. I chose some embroidery thread that didn’t match any of the colours in the gelli prints but was part of the same families and started cross stitching every square onto the tag. I really loved the quilted look I finished with and thought I could just leave it like that…but then it would not have been very entertaining for my crafty friends!

Once I finished all the sewing I went looking for some sort of element that would make me happy every time I opened the book I was reading. I looked around my craft table and sitting across from me was a canvas board that one of my students had been working on. She had drawn a giant cappuccino mug and saucer right in the center of the board and I KNEW my bookmark had to have the topic of “Coffee Time”.

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Please grab yourself a cup-a-Joe and join me on YouTube for the play-by-play of “Coffee Time”!

 http://youtu.be/J5_MMMoq7Ok

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-Lizzie

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