You may, or not, have noticed that I have not been taking part in the tag challenges over at Dragons Dream Tag It On very often of late.
I have struggled with the letter part of the challenges, mainly. That, combined with putting my time and energy into my exercise/weight loss effort, means that I just haven’t had it in me.
I did actually complete #163 – The letter Z and a face but didn’t get a blog post written in time to link it up. I will pop a photo in at the end of this post though, just to show what I came up with.
This fortnight May has set the challenge as “The letter S and the Colour Blue.” Now this one was so much easier.
I trimmed the bottom off a Prima tag and added some lace and bakers twine. I used a stamp (no idea what brand it is) that has some sewing pattern references. I resized and printed off the spool from a Kerri Bradford kit that I have and wrapped it with blue sewing thread. I added a doily stamped on blue canvas, a blue hat pin and the wee blue rose. The tape ribbon is from Typo and the zipper pull was floating around on my desk (how fortunate).
As for the non-entered tag ….. I really struggled with this. A version of my original idea had already been entered and being stubborn (who, me?) I wanted to come with something else. This is what I eventually made.
I even had two faces, hehe. I had fun paper piecing Tilda’s clothes and hair. I coloured the birds and the giraffe with Gelatos and a water brush. The stone wall is also stamped and then shaded with Gelatos.
So, there you have it. Two challenges in one – so to speak.