Monday, 24 February 2014

V is for

Hello again, here we are in the last week with just five letters to go. I hope you are managing to stay the course and can finish the journey with me.

Today's letter is V and the word is 'Vision'. The common meaning of the word is the ability to see, and as this is probably one of the most important of the five sense we should all be grateful for this.  But what about those who have the vision to want to change the future; whether by some deed or invention. Leonardo Da Vinci, Charles Darwin, Ghandi and Martin Luther King are amongst those who had the imagination and determination to bring their vision to fruition.Great people with great ideas.

Sometimes we need vision when we are creating, and we also need the willpower to see it through; especially when it is not turning out how we planned. It is easier to throw it away than to work through the challenge, but trying to 'see' past the visual impression is often difficult.

Today's tag is yet another from my box of 'keeps'.

I sponged the tag with Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade and Forest Moss to create the background.

I used Potter's Clay Memento to stamp the border from Decadent Brocade. A variety of inks were used on the trees, which are from Woodland Design-a-Tree, whilst the blossoms are from Glade Design-a-Tree.

I die cut the leaves and ran them through an embossing folder before inking with Spiced Marmalade and Forest Moss.

The bottom of the tag was punched to give the elborate edge and the leaves were loosely attached with wet adhesive. I quite like the simplicity of this tag. Must use it.

Okay so the next time you find it difficult to turn your art vision into a finished article think of those who have suffered to bring their vision to the masses; and remember the many people who have turned their visions into reality. If they had thrown their ideas away where would we be. Possibly not reading this blog post for a start!

See you tomorrow


Doreen said...

Another gorgeous tag Lesley, I shall miss these next

Miranda said...

A lovely tag with an Autumn feel! You are right about the vision......I always think about the phrase'Insight without action won't give any change......I wish I had given more action to my visions, but than again we can start over again every day mmm?

jackiescrafts said...

What a gorgeous tag, I love the colours
Jackie x

rachel said...

stunning work again Lesley - the colours are beautiful and I love the tattered leaves x

vinny said...

another lovely tag Lesley, I too shall miss these posts x Lavinia

Gill said...

A beautiful tag with a definite Autumn feel. The colours are delicate but so evocative.

Gill said...

A beautiful delicately coloured tag evocative of Autumn. I love the fancy lower edge too.

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the way your decorative punched erg echoes the serrated edges of the die-cut oak leaves. The colours are gloriously autumnal & I love the glow at the top of the tag.
Paula (PEP)

Linda Simpson said...

Another gorgeous Tag Lesley! I love the background and the beautiful leaves. I am sure going to miss your insights too.
Linda xxx

Sarah said...

Super Lesley - and more beautiful warm colours. I have so enjoyed your posts and like the others will miss them next week. You'll have to come up with another theme LOL ... Sarah x