Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Tag


Today it is Maureen's birthday - she is 21 again. LOL
It was Maureen who persuaded me to move away a little from 'safe' card making and to explore altered stuff.... she keeps finding me 'large things to alter'. Amongst other things she's sent me massive match boxes, huge jigsaw pieces and enormous playing cards!
Some time ago she sent me a very large luggage tag so I decided she would get it back - can post it now as she's opened it! I sponged the background then added various mica powders in blue, green, gold and copper. I tried to give the background a smooth textured look so dotted 'blobs' of the mica powders and heated with the heat gun.
I thought the little mermaid's expression looked like she was dreaming of doing other things - maybe being able to stand selling sea shells instead of just swimming amongst them? Out came the 'shell' box - some of these shells were brought back from Florida - and I figured if they'd survived travelling that sort of distance they could survive Royal Mail!
I edged the image with gold ink and stuck it on the tag then stamped the words.
I stuck some blue, green and gold fibres along the bottom of the image and put a small pearl bead next to the large shell.
Finally I embossed the entire edge of tag in gold, adding some more tiny blue and green beads, a moon snail button and little gold starfish and of course some more shells. Please enlarge the pic for a better view!
Happy Birthday Maureen!!!
(Oh - and I have entered this into Wednesday Stampers theme of 'Colourful' and I hope it also is acceptable for the challenge of 'friends' at Tuesday Taggers)

24 comments:

  1. this is grat!! love the colors and the tiny shells!!

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  2. Wow this is amazing.
    Really lovely and colorful.

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  3. That's amazing - the shells must be really tiny but they look great on the tag - happy Birthday Maureen too

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  4. Stunning tag Viv and it fits both challenges just perfectly!

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  5. lovely tag Viv. You look like you are taking to altering like a duck to water. Thanks for joining us on TT's. Emma xx

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  6. This is so pretty and so beautifully done Viv. What a great birthday gift.

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  7. Love your tag, the seashells are a perfect touch too!

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  8. A beautiful piece, just love that mermaid.
    Yes I do remember the "bitty" lemonade!

    Hugs Sandie x

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  9. It is so cool!! Lucky Maureen!

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  10. Oh wow!! Great colours and image Viv.

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  11. Lucky Maureen - aren't I, thanks Viv I love it.

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  12. A totally beautiful Tag Viv, love all the detail and your friend was right altering definately is your thing! Thanks for joining us at TT this week.
    x Michelle

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  13. This is amazing. I know she loves it already! Great job!

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  14. That's beautiful. Gorgeous image.

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  15. Beautiful work ! Dont forget to add the little CE button if you'd like a chance to win this weeks prize, thanks for playing, Katy x

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  16. Fabulous tag! I love the mermaid.
    Hugs, Vanja

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  17. Fabulous colours and such a beautiful image. Love the tiny shells too!
    Sylvia

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  18. Amazing tag!!! Love the theme!!

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  19. Oh this is beautiful! Lovely summer sunshine tag - where has the sunshine gone btw?

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