Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Love in the key of SCD

It's Gez's turn to set the challenge over on Something Completely Different this week so I really couldn't let the week pass without having a go. This month's object is the tag and Gez's theme for the week is "hearts".

I picked up an old book of music in a charity shop (goodwill store for my American friends!) a few weeks ago and thought this would be the perfect project to use a little of it as it gave me the opportunity to pun off the word "key" and although Kathy is the queen of puns I think I may be second in line to the throne ;o) The keys are stamped over the hole in the tag so it looks a bit like they're swinging from the chain and I found the space between the staves was perfect for the sentiment!

My heart is hand cut from some packaging - it had the corrugated texture showing rather than being laminated with another plain sheet which made me save it. I grunged it a little by rubbing some gesso in with my finger. The wire was saved from the 'cage' on a bottle of Rioja, the lace is vintage and the chain is from a broken necklace so all in all I did pretty well on the three Rs here, huh?

Stamps (all Cornish Heritage Farms):
Key Elements (All Things Considered line)
Key Expressions (Mona Lisa Moments line)

Vintage sheet music
Recycled packaging

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Tim Holtz Distress by Ranger (Vintage Photo)

Vintage lace
Recycled wire
Nail art gem

Thanks for the challenge girls and thanks for stopping by to take a look, hope you liked it! Don't forget to check out CHF's Summer Stamping Star contest if you have CHF stamps to play with!


Carol Plume said...

wow great tag Joanne - love the corrugated heart...and the background paper is lovely. Thanks for joining us this week...hope to see you again soon...xx

cookcreateread said...

Lovely tag Joanne! How come I never find old sheet music in my charity shops?! Love the little butterfly.

Janice said...

This is lovely and all the better for all that recycling!

sam21ski said...

Oooh lurvley tag Jo and what a great find in your charity shop with the music xxxx

Kaz said...

Oh that's just plain gorgeous Joanne. You have a much better class of charity shops locally!!

Anonymous said...

love how youve stamped the keys over the tags hole,youve got such an eye for detail.....and such small details like that really makes the tag.Totally gorgeous!

Karen said...

WOW so much recycling...clever you Joanne! Its all made a gorgeous tag! X

Dawn said...

This is so beautiful and vintagy - love all the elements together..

Thanks for joining us this week


Ang C said...

Such a gorgeous tag - love the heart!!!

Darlene said...

I love this tag!!! Great use of recycling items! Love how you stamped the keys ... very clever!

Sid said...

Love your tag, lovely combination of great elements and very effective !!

Isabelle Norris said...

this is beautiful and elegant!

Minxy said...

What a beautiful tag x

Gez Butterworth said...

Very well thought out tag Joanne. So lovely to see you joining us this week. Thank You.xx

You can take your stand next to the throne very well!

Kathy said...

Love this, Joanne, the stamping, the colours and all the extra bits and bobs look fab together

Traceyr said...

wow Joanne you certainly have used all of the three r's in this project. Well done. :)