Sunday, 15 April 2012

Playing Tag

If it is Sunday then it must be time to craft!  So out came the stash,  but what to make?  Cards, no,  scrapbook,  no...  tag?  Yep.   So  I cut three out,  and settled down with new papers and new stamps. Oops,  best say that I had a horrible week so a visit to craft shop was necessary,  I got two sets of Indigo Blu stamps,  it would have only been one set but when I had made my first purchase I had filled up my loyalty card, so had more money to spend :-)     And got a pad of British papers, union jacks and stuff. 
So off I went. Started with the prep work,  cut some of the paper to fit, then tore down one edge,  inked tag with TH distress ink pad, green,   used stamp to add effect,  then stamped the hand with pen on to plain card and cut round it.   Found a few more bits to add, some Kanban toppers,  and some ribbon strips,  was experimenting with the cog stamps...  then I stamped the sentiment I was going to use and cut round it.   Moment  I saw these sets of stamps I knew I had to have them, if only for the fab sentiments! 

So with everything inked, stamps etc,  it was time to put it all together.  I did go with the cog stamp, but as part of the background, so I just did some random stamping using the espresso ink pad,  and stuck down some of the tissue tape.  I also recoloured the strip of faux ribbon, wanted a grungy feel to it all.  Inked the Kanban toppers too,  just to get rid of the clean look!   And here it is,  a finished tag, without its ribbon,  had a job finding some, again I had to recolour it.  The hole protector is actually part of the faux ribbon,  I just cut one bit out, seemed to work nicely.   Just finished it off with a butterfly,  Anita's peel offs, and a small metal flower,  I cut up an existing topper. 

Was very happy with the end result. I was also watching the film 'A Night To Remember' which is the original film about the Titanic disaster.  I think it still holds up today,  I wasn't keen on the James Cameron version, it was far too long.   Even now I can still feel angry about the arrogance of the White Star Line, believing that the ship couldn't sink so not having the correct amount of lifeboats.

I'm relieved my week from hell is over,   a nice week to look forward to ending with the wedding of my Goddaughter. 

All for now, hope you all had a lovely weekend, and many thanks for stopping by, your company is much appreciated.

1 comment:

Julia S-W said...

Oops!! I missed this one last time and there is a new one that I haven't looked at too! Wow Cassidy, I really love the background you've created here. I read somewhere that the background can make or break a design - this one is fab!! You really should enter some challenges you know. . .