Thursday, December 2, 2010

Artistic FREEdom!

First things first... now I have every intention of working on my next essay for College today...but I decided to have a little 15 minute play to make a tag for day two of Dyan's challenge (got to get my priorities right people!) 15 minutes is only 15 minutes! I don't know whether I will post them on my blog every day but my intentions are good :)

When I saw what was in the bag I'd picked for today, I decided to substitute the charm for these little bells which I got from Paperchase last year...you'll see why when you read the quote. I think I may be breaking the rules slightly - you're supposed to go with what you 'pull out of the bag' But I'm on a journey of learning to be FREE ... and I felt free enough to do this, so there you have it!



I have the idea to hang these tags on the tree (hence the 'handle') and I have a colour theme of red, green and gold so I think maybe I'm going to stick to those colours throughout...but you never know what being FREE might bring...



So here is today's offering...



I used Fired Brick and Frayed Burlap DI's for the background, stamped the fir trees from Tims Reindeer Flight plate, stamped Dyan's fir branch (Blonde Moments Just Plain Xmas plate) around the edges, splatted white paint, stamped the stitched border (Dylusions Around the Edge plate) Then I cut out and stuck Mr long Beak and the quote, threaded the bells with wire, curling it a little and attached them by poking the wire through the back and adhering it with lots of tape. Backed the tag and titled and labelled it on the back. Job done - 28 minutes - so yes - still outside the time limit - but you know what - I feel FREE!



So I hope I'm forgiven in my bid for freedom! I thought of the bells immediately when I read the quote for today - I couldn't resist and they are kind of charms aren't they?

13 comments:

  1. Ha ha nice one babes. Its not like you to "break the rules" !!! I don't care what you do as long as you having fun. Mwah nice idea to hang them on the tree xx

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  2. HAHAHA! Brilliant - I absolutely love this!

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  3. Love it, what a brilliant idea and I love the text. Brilliant xx

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  4. You've jingled your own bells - good for you!

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  5. Brilliant tag it made me smile but there's a word missing from that text. Love those bells, would go to Paperchase to buy some if I wasn't snowed in.
    Pat xx

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  6. I love your tag!! And the idea that you cheated a little (I did too), but mostly because it's brilliant xx

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  7. Ha ha ha, Brilliant!!!!!!!!! Love everything about it! x

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  8. Absolutely brilliant tag. Love the bells. I think you have tempted me into playing! Hope you are keeping warm. Hugs, Gez.xx

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  9. Absolutely fantastic Sandy..love it! X

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  10. Ha ha ha ha ha this is hilarious :-)

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