We’ll start with a Basic (little) Tag … with a (little) basic art

Let’s pretend that you’ve never done anything other than written on a tag and added it to the gift you’re giving to someone.  If you’ve read the post about ‘Rules of Tag Art’ and ‘Starting at the very Beginning’ (below) then you’ll know that there are actually no rules to Tag Art.   But, that being said, it can be a bit daunting if you’ve seen some of the fabulous bits of Tag Art that are knocking around the internet – or on Pinterest!   Now I’m not here to daunt anyone, I’m hoping to perhaps get one or two folks making their own types of Tag Art, so I thought I’d start with something which isn’t at all daunting.

Basic Tag Art Yellow Flower

A small tag,  on which I used some coloured pens and a crocheted flower!     The plant pot with the stalk and leaves growing out of it are drawn onto a small flower shaped (or scalloped) tag with coloured pens, using my left hand,  (I’m right-handed but my right wrist and hand is out of [proper] action at the moment as I have tendonitis and can’t hold a pen properly) and I simply added that crocheted flower by gluing it onto the tag at the end of the stalk.

Ok … I can see you aren’t daunted – so let’s take it a bit further …

Basic Tag Art blue flower-1

A new tag, this time with a blue flower, but I’ve added a bumble bee bzzzzzzing his way to his date with some pollen!  We could leave it right there and simply add the tag to a scrapbook or maybe to the front of a handmade card.  Or … we could do something on that other little tag that you can see peeping out at the top of the photo …

Basic Tag Art blue flower 3

Awww …  he’s brought a couple of friends to join him for a spot of pollen collection!   …   they’re a little late  and they’re on another tag,  ….  but hey, that’s Sat Nav’s for you,  and … besides,  better late than never, eh?!

Basic Tag Art blue flower 4

These two tags,  teamed together,  ‘speak’ to each other, and to the person looking at them.  They kind of make you smile a little, don’t they.

You could use these in a scrapbook as part of the page – maybe a photograph of a picnic and these would fit the story being told in the photo.  Or you could use these on the front of a card – or even inside a card as a surprise.  You could pop these into your childs lunchbox so that they get a surprise at lunchtime when they’re at school, and get a little love with a message written on the back of them.  There are a million and one things you can do with Tag Art.  You’re only limited by your imagination.

This tag … is destined for a gift.  It’s going to a young lady who lives in Birmingham (England), and I’m pretty sure that when she receives it, it won’t be thrown away like the normal gift tags, but it will be removed from her package and put to use in some other way.  Maybe in one of her scrapbooks.  Maybe even popped into a box frame and used as a bit of wall art.   See ..  that’s the thing with Tag Art;   It’s so fabulously versatile.  And so fabulously fantastic too – both to make and to receive!

Basic Tag Art blue flower 2

So … how about you make yourself a little Tag Art.  I dares ya!

Cobs siggy smlp.s. … I’m right handed, but both these tags were drawn/made with my left hand because of Tendonitis in my right hand and fingers, so please forgive any ‘artistic license’   x

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10 thoughts on “We’ll start with a Basic (little) Tag … with a (little) basic art

    • Hello e1aine, Happy Wednesday! Thanks for the comment! Knowing that I’ve brought this fabulous bit of fun in art and crafting to just you alone is enough to make me feel I’ve done the ‘job’ properly! I’ve loved tag art for ages and can’t stop myself from making them – especially in those moments when I feel that I want to do ‘something’ arty farty crafty, but I don’t know what the heck it is I want to do.

      I’ve just got everything together to do another post for this category – this time taking it a bit further and using more embellishments. I’m planning to take photo’s of each stage this time, so that anyone reading can actually see how it all ‘happens’. Hopefully I’ll get the tag made later today and all the photo’s re-sized and loaded onto the blog within the next 24 hours, so check back and with a bit of luck I’ll have posted it.

      Big thanks for the comment e1aine. It’s brilliant to hear peoples voices and I love getting to know who reading and what they’re interested in. It makes the place so much more fun and a lot friendlier too!
      Have a blessed day my fellow blogger. ~ Cobs. x

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    • Aw Brenda, it’s truly lovely to have you here and thank you so much for your lovely comment! I too love popping to your blog when time allows and discovering things which are waiting for me to find.

      I have a new pair of Fairy Shoes to post – I hoped to have them on the blog today but I got involved in making a card and was enjoying myself far too much to stop, lol. So they’ll likely take centre stage tomorrow. They’re a bit ‘different’. A clue: They have something to do with {drumroll}pollen. (Bzzzzzzzzzz said the Bumble Bee) Oooo… and we were only just talking about Bumble Bees and pollen over in your blog! I wonder where I got the thought from. 😀

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        • I’m just getting a cup of coffee, then I’ll sit and re-size the photographs and get them onto the blog this evening. They’ll be in the ‘Fairy Shoes’ category which you’ll find in the ‘Land of the Fae’, on the menu bar at the top of any page here on my blog site. (a black bar just under the title) Hover over the words ‘The Land of the Fae’, and you’ll see two options open up for you. Click on ‘Fairy Shoes’ and magic happens. ;D ~ Cobs. x

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