I'm in a tag swap where I'm to create a tag that showcases me, who I am, my personality. Tall order. My problem wasn't what to include, but more, what to omit. Don't want the tag to be too busy now, do we? Anyway......what I decided on, was to include some photos that tell a bit about me, (BIG thanks to Lori who helped me out with this idea) to include some embossing, since I love the look, and most definitely to include a bit of machine stitching, since I am very proud of my new found ability to thread and then actually use, a sewing machine. Because of my recent eye surgeries, I also needed to say something about that (without actually saying anything about it at all), and I'm pretty sure I managed to do so. And no work about me would be complete if I didn't include Tim. I'm quite sure he can talk about himself without a nod to me, but the reverse is not true. So, before I put you to sleep with all this blah blah blah......
The embossing folder is Clockworks from Cuttlebug. First I sprayed the tag with lettuce color wash and heirloom gold perfect pearls mist, blotted it with a paper towel, and when dry, highlighted the raised areas with walnut stain distress ink.
The eyeglasses are a rub-on recently snagged in the 50c bin at Michael's. I cut the filmstrip with Tim's die, just using some random pieces of scrapbook paper. In the strips: Tim and I on the Mexico cruise, me on a boat approaching the Statue of Liberty (which didn't fit in the frame), me, all dressed up with my finest devil horns, Halloween '09, at my friend Heidi's place, and finally, Pat and I, artfully sketched by Pat herself, from the sign adorning our cabin door on last year's cruise to Canada and New England. (And notice the near perfect zig zag stitching on the left. Gratuitious, I admit, but I needed to showcase my enviable sewing skills).
I used a fragment charm for the ribbon embellishment. That's a Red Lead stamp on a scrap of Tim's paper. As for the tickets on the bottom.....the top one is from the Lost and Found salvage stickers pack. The bottom one I did on the computer (with the fabulous bleeding cowboys font), then cut out and distressed. Both are stapled with Tim's tiny attacher.
And now, for my request....many of you are participating in The Sketchbook Project, (the link is one my sidebar if you'd like more information) and I've read several comments on blogs and in groups, that some of you are sad that you won't be able to see any of the books in person. Well, I'd like to be your representative in NYC. I plan to visit the library in Brooklyn when the tour begins, and I'd love to pick up your book, hold it in my hands and enjoy each and every page. If photography is allowed, I'll take pictures too. So, if you're reading this, and you're in the project, please email me with whatever information will help be locate your book amongst the 28,000+ others that will be on display. I'm thinking, your name, the name of your theme, and the ID number we were given will be all I'll need. Please click on the "email me" logo on my sidebar and send this information so I don't miss your book. Thanks!