Wow, this one just about threw me, but after thinking on it for a week, I remembered some Africa-themed, clearance-bin cards in my stash and set to work. I wanted this to look like a postcard, so I trimmed the card to a tag size, stamped the back, aged it a bit, and added a Cape of Good Hope stamped image:
To change up the front a bit, I added a piece of transparent paper tape from Tim Holtz, which looks like newsprint, another Cape of Good Hope stamp, and a heat embossed image in deep red:
For starting with such little inspiration, I'm really happy with the result. I hope your recent creative endeavors have been fun and fruitful!
I am just barely keeping up these days, but hopefully I'll be "back in the blog" soon. For this tag, I combined the themes from last week and this week to make a "Fantastic and Strange" tag with an "Egg" in it! I love to make these quirky paper dolls. The woman's body is from Mad Rat Rubber, and the beehive is from Character Constructions. I stamped them, used watercolor pencils to give a nice tint of pastel color, and then trimmed. I finished with velvet ribbon and a piece of vintage tatting.
I am so sorry, my friends, to have been a party pooper last weekend. Life has been a little crazy, but is leveling out a bit. I will be choosing some of your party posts to show on Sunday when the new party starts. Despite the craziness, I was finally able to finish a tag on time for Tag Tuesday for the School Days theme. The wood grain stamp is from Stampin' Up, and it has become a go-to for me. I stamped the girl on mixed-media paper, and then fussy cut and colored with water color pencils. The paper is very heavy card stock and has a flat surface made for water or emulsions. This is the first time I've used it, and I really like it!
Thank you for looking. See you this weekend at the blog party!