House of Cards

Weekend Taggers are such lovely people, I can’t not join in!! This week the theme is ‘Our House’ and I have made a ‘House of Cards’ tag, because often in our house, that’s how it feels… we daily juggle so many causes, hopes, ambitions and emotions, it all feels as tenuous as a house of cards – one puff and it’ll all blow down and we’ll start again! That’s the price you pay when you have a husband who works for us and all the disabled and less able anglers who contact us, a child whose greatest passion in life is to dance and my compulsion to create some kind of ‘art’ every day in between all the turbulence in the maelstrom of our home!!!

All that aside, here’s my tag!

Background – smooshed distress inks and a bit of Perfect Pearls chucked onto the inks before smooshing! I used black soot to stamp the faux brickwork/basketweave (one of my lino stamps) all round the tag. Then I took a mini playing card, edged and embossed with black ep (which I didn’t worry about brushing off perfectly). I then made the roof by patting the pads to the matboard piece (leftover from Donna’s house!) and just edging with black ep.

I mounted the house onto a scrap of vellum so that the background would show through and added the vellum sentiments (thanks Tracey!) with invisdots – really good stuff! I made the beaded butterfly and adhered that with a drop of diamond glaze and added the heart brad and some ribbon and fibres. Et voila! House of Cards Tag!

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  1. Phew! That was some read Rosie!! I think you do so well to achieve your daily art call, and I feel so very, very proud that you’ve included our challenges among your other gorgeous art work. Your take on this week’s theme is breathtaking – literally! It’s so ‘from the heart’ and it shows. The detail you’ve put into this is fantastic! Thank You once more for playing along with our theme (((HUG))) xx

  2. Oh my gosh, I LOVE the story behind this tag, what a truely heartfelt statement .. and so true! Your tag is pretty fabulous too … I particularily love the little butterfly charm! Thank you so much for finding the time to take part in this challenge and definately hope to see you next time too 🙂

  3. Rosie, your tag is absolutely beautiful. Obviously, a lot of thought has gone into creating it … and it shows. Super work! 🙂

  4. carolann

     /  May 28, 2008

    This tag is fantastic you put so much work into your creations Rosie I am a big fan xxxx


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