Saturday 20 September 2008

Bind it All - Tag Book

I decided to spend a little bit of time making something for ME today.

I am accumulating some lovely works of art and although I find ATCs easy to store - I have a folder for them - some of the other swaps I have received have been on my 'Inspiration' Boards in my studio

Some were stored in a shoe box which I get out and look through, but after all the work that has gone into them, they deserved better than that, so I am going to make albums for all of them.

I have put a sheet of acrylic in front of the first page.

This is the first of many to come. It has my collection of tags in it. I need to make another one to accommodate the bigger tags too - for the ones I have and those which might come in the future.

I have purposely mounted them on totally plain card pages - to accentuate the tags.

They are all so beautiful - aren't they?

All different styles.

Because I made the book using a Bind It All machine, means that if the tags have embellishments on them, I can still put them in a book without any problems.

Almost all of them have wonderful embellishments, and ribbons.

The one above has a tag inside an envelope.

And this one, by the same artist is made up of several layers on a brown envelope, and threaded either side.

These two little ones have lovely fibres as well as stamping

I wish you could see them all in real life - they are all unique and just beautiful - each artist has her own style.
I have put the artists names on the back of each page.

I have more blank pages in this book to fill - for future tag swaps.

My next book project is to make a book for my 'Gothic Arches', another for the 'House Swaps' and in fact I think I will make books for any future swaps.


Anonymous said...

That looks great, nice to see you getting the benefit of your BIA for your beautiful works.


Anonymous said...

oh what beautiful pieces of art work you have there,and youve certainly done them justice in your zutter book.

sam21ski said...

Great idea Lottie and you have some wonderful pieces of art there xxxx

Zuzu's Blog said...

great idea Lottie.. and nice to not actually cut into the tags.. displaying them on card is a good plan.. nice collection!

x said...

Oh so many great tags...lovely...:-)

Rika said...

Wunderful art work!

Candy Bello said...

I love your tags!!


Mags said...

This is a lovely way to display the work, some wonderful pieces there, love the Carpe Diem one, must find that stamp!