Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Tag and A Necklace

I really do love NY, which is a good thing, since I live there.  Here's a NYC-themed tag I just finished:
The background is part of a NYC subway map (I live in the upper left hand corner. The blue on the edge...the blue that is part of the map, not the chipped sapphire distress ink blue I used there...is the Hudson River, and I can see it from my windows).
Anyway....the NYC skyline is a Tim stamp and it looks grungy, purposely, of course, because it was inked and embossed with black distress ink/EP.
The Statue of Liberty surrounded by scaffolding is a Stamping Ground stamp inked with olive pigment ink.
The banner is one of the elements on Tim's Regal Crest die.  I found those faux typewriter keys in a dollar store and scooped up every package they had.  I made the heart disc by gluing a tiny blue paper heart to the back of a black bingo piece, edging it with a gold pen, and covering the top with Glossy Accents.

I recently admired the fabulous charms my friend Val makes and uses to create gorgeous necklaces.  Next thing I know, she's asking me what colors I'd like my necklace to be.  Val's enormous talent is exceeded only by her generous heart.  I asked for black and white with only a little pop of color (hey, I'm a New Yorker, and to steal a line I heard once in a movie -- and no, I can't remember which one-- "in NY we wear black, and will continue to do so until they invent a darker color.")
Check this beauty out.  Click on it and admire the charms.  Each different, unique, and fabulous.
Well, that's all I've got for today.   Go make something!

22 comments:

scrappin-scrappin said...

Beautiful tag!! Beautiful necklace!! You and your friend are very creative!!

Tammy D said...

That is one seriously gorgeous necklace and the tag is really cool too.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Beautiful tag you've created and that necklace????? Swoooooon!

Wanna see what my work space looks like today? YIKES! Stop by when you get a chance, but beware and tread lightly. Some things may have fallen on the floor. LOL!

Lori said...

Wow, awesome stuff today, my friend! Love the tag! You mean there is actually a stamp depicting the Statue of Liberty with SCAFFOLDING around it? Funny. And the necklace is flippin' awesome! I assume I'll get to see that in October? lol Totally cool.
My word verification is deadst. As in, I didn't get much sleep last night and I'm the deadst ever.

Diann said...

I'm fasinated with the Statue of Liberty and want to see it in person before I die, so you know I love the TAG! Great job with it, Eileen and even using the map of where you live in the background...yes, I'm impressed! The necklace is wonderful...I know its a treasure to you! Enjoy!
Diann

Tamara Putvin said...

You've wowed me again Eileen I just love your work gorgeous necklace and fantastic tag

Penny Duncan Creations said...

GORGEOUS Tag Eileen and I just LOVE Valerie Brincheck her ART Is AMAZING!!!!!! The two of you are a PERFECT pair!!!!!!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

FABULOUS tag, Eileen!! :O) and your necklace from Val is GORGEOUS!!!

Anonymous said...

Great tag, Eileen! When I lived on Long Island (East Williston), the Statue of Liberty had scaffolding like your stamp and unfortunatly for me, was not open to visit... so I still admire her from far... really far now that I am back in my birth state of California!
Enjoy that wonderful necklace~BEAUTIFUL!
~Erin Glee

Nancy Lynn said...

Beatutiful tag and that necklace is wonderful. Thanks for sharing. I loved New York when I got to visit and some great memories........way too much fun and excitement and had to go to the Fire Station down by the Waldorf Astoria.....where the paramedics saved me from having to go to the ER.....it was a freak bar accident....way too funny now.

Kerry said...

Eileen -love your tag. Perfect for a New Yorker! Even after all these years I'd love to live in NY! Love the necklace - she doe's spectacular work. The necklace is awesome, just awesome. Thanks for sharing. Kerry P.

Helen said...

Gorgeous tag, lovely necklace, wish I was going on the cruise!!
I would love to go (come?) to New York... ah well, one day!

MarleneMAZ said...

Gorgeous tag Eileen! What a great friend you have to make you that fabulous piece of jewelry. I would love to be able to make stuff like that.

Scrapping Mom said...

Oh my Eileen your tag and necklace are both absolutely stunning.....
Love Love them

Sue Young said...

Wow,Eileen!It's so beautiful!Val,you are amazing! XOSue

patricia smith said...

That is so great! Thanks for sharing. You NY gals have lots of talent!
Hugs,
Pat

jonaks said...

oh my, both are gorgeous!!!

Bethan said...

Oh I Love New York too....only been once but can't wait to go again! Fab tag!!
Stunning necklace!

Sandi M said...

Cool idea - making a tag that has where you live and what a cool place you DO live in! Gorgeous necklace - love the intricacies of each charm!

Dorothy said...

Wow, both are very nice!!

Patzee said...

What a cool tag! Who doesn't love New York and the subway? Great stamp of Lady Liberty having a little body work done! The jewelry from Val is stunning--I've been checking out those charms--each one is a beauty!

Valerie B. said...

Thanks Eileen for posting the necklace. (I have to do that yet on my blog.) LOL!!! I want to thank everyone else who left a comment about the necklace too. It's so wonderful to be loved!

Valerie B.