Friday, 9 July 2010

Are you sitting comfortably?

It's time for a new challenge over at Something Completely Different. Our tags this week have the theme "Are you sitting comfortably?". As an avid reader from before I started school, there was really only one response possible from me! The next bit of the phrase has to be "Then I'll begin" and the story follows!

I found Oscar Wilde's story The Selfish Giant online and printed out a section of it to use as the base of the tag. I had the idea that the little reader should be "lost" in the words so he's stamped straight onto the text and not coloured in any way. I stamped again on plain card, coloured the book and cut it out to add over the top of the image. The sparkly circle of tiny gems is the magical, enclosed world created by losing yourself in a good story!

A bit of sanding and inking give it a shabbier feel and because it's flat I think this will make a good bookmark!

Stamps:
Story of Me (Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps)
Story Book (retired - Cornish Heritage Farms)
Time to Stamp (Cornish Heritage Farms)

Paper:
Smooth white

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

Other:
Gold detail embossing powder
Copic markers
Acrylic nail art gems
Sanding block
Silk ribbon


Thanks for stopping by, do come and join us at SCD if you fancy playing with a tag this week!

24 comments:

Paula said...

a beautiful tag,so well designed,stamped and coloured....just so charming.

Andrea said...

this is the most brilliant bookmark/tag I have ever seen, it is beautiful, interesting, cute and wonderful all at the same time, well done x

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous, love that he is lost in words know just where you are coming from with this. Love it.

danemi1 said...

oooooh that is lovely - I remember that phrase too - then I'll begin - lol - memories!!

Kaz said...

Beautiful tag Joanne, I love it xxx

Di said...

Gosh this is so gorgeous Joanne, I love it x

Marcy said...

Love this tag, Joanne! I especially like how you stamped him over the words. Enchanting!

Karen said...

Oh Joanne...I love your thinking behind this tag! That little circle of gems is a brilliant idea and the whole tag is gorgeous XX

Sid said...

Fab Tag !!

Hels Sheridan said...

Totally love this tag hun, tis gorgoeus x

Janice said...

Lovely tag Joanne.

Carol said...

totally gorgeous tag - really love the depth behind it. definately a lovely bookmark xx

Dealbaida said...

Doubly good to have something that is both beautiful and useful. Thanks for reminding me I have this Crafty Secrets stamp, and the inspiration to use it!

Marion, UK

tracy said...

thats beautiful joanne :)

Gez said...

STUNNING tag. Love your thinking.xx What a cute image. :)

Lucy Edmondson said...

Love it, so charming!

Lucy x

Mari said...

This is awesome! I completely feel like this when I read! What a lovely idea & gorgeous colors. :)

Dru said...

Beautiful Joanne, I especially love the gem circle and the gold fleur de lis down the left side - really lovely.

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous tag...a great bookmark too :) love all the detail
xoxo Sioux

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Stunning tag !!!!

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous tag! Love that image! x

Carol said...

Cute concept and lovely choice of image. Love the "Once upon a time" superimposed on the text.
Thanks, Joanne!
juno
xx
Juno's Place
Cards by Carol

HappyCrafter said...

This is beautiful! Wonderful job with the distressing.

sam21ski said...

This is just so, so cute, I love it xxxx