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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

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2/18/2011

Tag Tuesday Challenge - Friends

My 80 year old 'Mama' has been here to visit for a few days, and so my crafting and computer time has been limited.  I took her home yesterday afternoon, and last night began my project for this week's challenge over at 'Tag Tuesday'.  The theme for this week is 'Friends' and I had this image from Crafty Secrets that I had been saving, and this seemed just the perfect time to put it to use!  Here is my tag for this week's challenge . . .



I love using opposites in a project!  You know what I mean - the plain of the kraft cardstock vs the girly modern of the patterned paper and the Stickles; the modern paper vs the old vintage buttons!  (I scrubbed that white button, but those marks would NOT come off!).  The vintage looking lace vs the more modern crinkled seam binding.  It all works so well!  The 'hardware' was found in the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby ages ago.

Here are more close up pics . . .



For the ruffle I cut a strip of the patterned paper about 1 1/2" wide, wet it with warm water, scrunched it up, opened it up, then pleated it and dried it in the microwave for about 45 seconds on high.









I have a friend who is having some health issues and isn't able to be out and about much right now.  I'm going to visit her on Monday and think I'll take this to her when I go - maybe my camellias will be blooming enough that I can take her a few blooms, too.

Thanks for visiting today!  Be Joyful Always, Becky

8 comments:

Sue said...

This Tag is really special.
What a great idea to dry off in the microwave.
Lucky friend who receives this.
Smiles:)

Jacqueline said...

I would say this is bright and beautiful!

Wooded Solitude said...

So much to look at! Very festive - love the hardward!

JannaStamps said...

Your tag is really nice! I have never tried the whole wetting the paper, putting it in the microwave thing...something new to experiment with! Love learning new techniques! Thanks for sharing!

Lynn Stevens said...

That is one darling tag, so much fun to look at and Love the latch accent!

Linda R. said...

Oh my goodness.. This is such a cute tag.. It just makes you smile doesn't it!!

Hope you are having a happy day!

Hugs, Linda

Ellen said...

what a lovely mix of old and new
love that skirt you made on it .
never heard of doing it that way so must go and experiment.
I don't like cooking but this sounds o.k.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Becky, you have dolled up that girlfriends image so fabulously! I love your gold hinge at the top and the trim at the bottom of so original and colorful!