Sunday, 21 April 2013

At Last - Another Post!!

I didn't realise how long it had been since my last post.  I haven't managed to do any crafting for a few weeks; don't ask me why.  The time just goes, I'm too tired or I don't have an idea in my head.  We all go through the crafting doldrums at some time or other and maybe it was just to do with the wintry weather but at least now the skies are bluer, the sun is brighter and temperature warmer, so I hope I'm back on track.

Here's a little tag book made from the bits left over after hot laminating an A4 sheet in an A3 laminating pouch.  I used StazOn inks in black, orange, red and yellow, a piece of ball chain and a 1/4 " corner rounder.  The sentiments are from the Tim Holtz 'Stuff to Say' Collection.

First I inked one side of each tag with the StazOn inks to give a light, patchy background.  When dry I turned them over and stamped the sentiments on the other side.

You need to be careful when stamping onto acetate or laminated sheets as the image can slip and smudge but I felt it added a quirkiness to the tag so I left it.

Each image is using one of the free stamps from Craft Stamper Magazine.

When the tag book is closed it is still possible to read the sentiment on each tag but you get a tantalising hint of what's underneath.

This tag can quite easily be attached to a key ring, bag or tucked away to be brought out on a rainy day when you need something to stimulate those 'little grey cells!!'

I'm entering this into two challenges:

Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Sentimental
Craft Room - So Sentimental

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Dagmar said...

This is a wonderful compilation of Aphorismen quite nice - I like it very much as you are presenting to the transparent tags

Claudia said...

Wonderful Idea, Gorgeous.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous project, the quotes are wonderful. Thanks for joining us at FSC.

Zoe Sanderson said...

Hi Sue, great to see you crafting again. You are right we all have periods when our inspiration goes into hiding, you just have to carry on with everything else while waiting for it to return.

Fabulous tag book, so zesty great way to use your C.S. images. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge XOXO Zoe

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Sue, hope your mojo is coming, we miss you!
these tags are fabulous, love each and one text too.
Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room "So Sentimental" Challenge, good luck and welcome again;-))m

Brenda Brown said...

Lovely sentiment tags and gorgeous bright colours. What a great idea to use acetate. Thanks for linking to Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Esther said...

Well I would say you are definately out of the crafting doldrums - your tags are stunning,love the fresh bright colours - thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room and FSC...Esther xx

Terry said...

Love all these fabulous sentiments! Great collections of tags! Thank you for joining us at FSC!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the tags stamped on the acetate. I've used Staz On but not on acetate.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"