Toys, tags and slides!

I’ve been meaning to play along with the Weekend Taggers for a while, but my ‘other’ projects have consumed quite a lot of my time, but last night – along with my Clive barker/Fatma moment! – I put this rather complex tag together. It combines a slide mount with a vintage card/bookmark about Toys, so it works well for Theme Thursday, which is where the inspiration came from.


The tag is one my friend Jan cut for me, covered with a distressed “SaltRock” (surf shop?) flyer, which I cut down to fit the tag. I discovered that the plastic slidemount, (blue frame, white inner), can be coloured with permanent markers. Because of the way my markers work on plastic, I had faint colouring lines, so I made fat dots on the orange ink and they sort of ‘puddled’, so I got a rather cool rainy/bubble look!!! I love when I have these ‘happy accidents’ – 😉

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  1. Stunning composition and design and love your “puddles” of colour! Just gorgeous, SO glad you found the time to play along this week, hope you manage the new challenge too 🙂

  2. beautiful!!!!!

  3. Sandy

     /  May 2, 2008

    Oh wow this is fantastic. Amazing tag.

  4. That is really cool!!

  5. great tag!

  6. I love those happy accidents too. This is fantastic. I love the history you added. Your art is so beautiful and I always enjoy visiting your blog.

  7. WOW! This is so much fun! I remember those Jack-on-strings toys! The bubble effect really works! It’s great!!

    Today’s workshop was FAB! Kelly Kilmer is an awsome instructor and we had a lot of fun getting paint all over ourselves, and getting very, very inky! Got only 1/4 of the pages done and am exhausted!! Will finish the book sometime next week, then post about it!

    You MUST make a pirate for TGIF!!!!! I’m waiting. . .

  8. OMGoodness! I nearly missed this!!! This is just soooo wonderful Rosie!! Is that slide set in a metal frame? It’s glorious, and the whole tag is amazing!! Thank You sooo much for playing with this theme! :o) x

  9. carolann

     /  May 4, 2008

    Absolutely stunning work Rosie its lovely


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