Wednesday, 22 December 2010

'Nother Tag!

Now that Jan has received this, I thought I could share it!
(Although if I find out she's opened her pressie as well she'll be in DEEP trouble.....lol)
This is a variation on a tag that I made for Maureen.Used Victorian Velvet Distress Ink on the music script paper and coloured me flower with red acrylic paint and a bit of glossy accents.
Was quite pleased with myself 'cos I managed to stamp AND emboss a greeting onto a small piece of acrylic which started it's life as tag shaped but became more rectangle when I ran over it with the wheels of the chair....... (the other bits are embedded somewhere beneath the desk or ground into the mat). Anyway I rescued the largest piece and with the use of a trusty file smoothed off the edges and made it into a rectangle thingy shape.
The numbers are little wooden ones I bought at the NEC.... when I got home I spent 5 days looking for them - I was moaning to Maureen that I'd lost them and wailing 'what am I going to do now' 'cos I was convinced I'd thrown them away with the carrier bags when trying to hide the evidence(till receipts) from DH......
I found the little blighters nestling away in the corner of my (cavernous) handbag - (which Mum used to call a 'port manteau') when I was searching for a lip salve!!! So although they tried to make a bid for freedom, I prevailed!!!!!! ...... And glittered them for punishment for trying to escape.
Challenges -
Creative Belli - Christmas
The Artistic Stamper - Jens Tag Withdrawal Challenge

15 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Love your elegant tag!

Jan said...

Crikey .... I didn't realise you went through such trauma to make this! I am even MORE grateful! It is beautiful.... thank you again xxxx
Still haven't opened the pressie but whatcha gonna do about it if I DO? I wouldn't tell you anyway lol!!

BelleSouth said...

Just lovely!

Merry Christmas!

Rebecca

Sherry Edwards said...

LOL at Jan!

It's a beautiful tag Viv, I like the stamping on the survived acrylic piece! The sparkly gold flourish is fab too.

I've done that many a time too - run something over with my chair!

Evelyn S. said...

It's a beautiful tag, Viv....and I love the story behind it. ;-)

Netty said...

Wishing you a Happy Christmas Viv and that is a gorgeous tag.
Annette x

Shelly Hickox said...

Love your story - you sound just like me! I also love your tag. The glitter really makes it special.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

It's a gorgeous tag! Always love gold swirls:)

PetraB said...

Very stylish and elegant .... love the colours and the glitter.

Lynn Stevens said...

Well I hope for her sake she didn't open her gift yet! A beautiful tag!

Kelly said...

beautiful tag!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful, love the paper rosette.
A Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Gorgeous tag!!

Laura said...

Another great tag! Thanks for sharing. I love it. Merry Christmas again.

Shazsilverwolf said...

This is a gorgeous tag Viv, I love it.