Saturday, 5 October 2013

The One Legged No Eyed Deer

Hello and welcome.  There are many things I should be doing today, no must do today, but decided I just wanted to finish this tag I was working on and share it with you.  Over at PaperArtsy Jo Myhill has been sharing some great projects, if a bit out of the comfort zone.  This quarters guest designers are certainly challenging us.  Anyway after being totally bamboozled by the whole I decided to pick one element and just get started.  Somewhere along the way it all went a bit strange, in a good way, and this tag is the result. 


I was looking at Jo's first project which had quite a lot of elements but I decided to start at the tag.  I coloured my tag with VersaMagic Chalk Inks, my coffee and cake combo of Jumbo Java and Gingerbread.  These two are delicious together.  Then I stamped with the round stamp from LPC001.  Actually I have used a surprising number of stamps on this tag.  Jo had stamped on crunchy wax paper so I did that with the line of circles from SIBM4.  Then I cut it into strips, pleated it and stuck it down.  Then I went looking in the chipboard box for a heart to stamp and found a very nice rocket!!  Yeah, now it starts to go a bit off track. 


Since my colours were looking a bit blokey I thought OK on the rocket.  I've coloured it with Pea Coat and Inky Pool.  Then I stamped Winter Wonderland Plate 6 in Limelight.  Her eyes are just under the 'it's your' but don't damage your eyesight trying to make it out.  I went round the edge of the rocket with a gold ink pad but it needed something so I went around again with the Gingerbread.  That reminded me of my favourite little circles stamp from SM12 so gingerbread circles all over.  Then the sentiment from SIDD5. 

I stamped the saying 'what is today but tomorrow's yesterday' from SIDD1 on crunchy wax paper and cut it out.  I stuck the first three words at the top and the last two at the bottom and threw away the but.  Some nice fibers for a tie and my tag is done.  Really like the pleated wax paper.  I mounted my rocket on sticky pads so it sits above the pleats.  

Joining the fun at
PaperArtsy
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Going Dotty 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Say it with Stamps 
ALBC - A Little Bit Shabby 

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14 comments:

  1. Hi Gail, love the colours and it's all about taking a bit and making it your own which you have! Jo xx

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  2. Really nice tag. Like the colour chose :) the rocket really stand out in the pea coat colour.

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  3. Fab the birthday tag. Rocket is so cute!

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  4. That pleated wax paper looks really good, I must give it a try! A lovely fun tag. Julie Ann xx

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  5. Beautiful! Love the soft colors! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  6. Love the tag, great rocket!!

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  7. Love all the stamping you did and the crunchy wax looks great too!

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  8. Fab tag, love it. Thank you for playing along with us at ALBC & good luck. Jane x

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  9. Great b'day tag, Gail! I will definitely try the "crunchy waxed paper" technique because it just adds so much interest and texture. You took a good idea and made it better, in my book!

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  10. lovely tag and unusual color combo. great job
    bibiana

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  11. Wonderful birthday tag, love the stamping and colours, what a super rocked.

    Sylv xx

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