Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Bedtime Tag

I sat down at my desk as I waited for the kids to finish fiddling around and get into bed (they suddenly remember 15 things to do right at bedtime- can you say ,"stall"?)
Sitting at my desk is a dangerous thing. I find things that suddenly relate and beg to be glued together. Doesn't matter that it is past the kids' bedtime. The untidy mess on my desk beckons.
I scanned the mess of clippings and scraps and rubber stamps that didn't quite get put away. I picked up an old newspaper scrap from my desktop, pulled out a scrap of scrapbooking paper (from a box) for color and glued them both down to a manilla tag. I stamped a diva (dug out of one of the 4-5 boxes of rubber stamps I own), found she was obliterated by the newspaper type, so restamped her onto a piece of yellowed paper, tore out just her face and placed it over the original stamped image. I found the manuscript words in my handy dandy mystery novel, decided they described "Beauty" so stamped that word above, but not before I had run across a butterfly postage stamp (in a drawer while looking for something else) and glued it down (almost any design can use a butterfly!) The diva I chose is not smiling, but she does look introspective and wise. I added some fibers and DONE- in about 20 minutes. My washy watercolor scan background is curtesy of soon to be 4 years old, Rebecca. It was another piece of clutter on my desk. Not everything on my desk is dumped there by me. :)


Margaret said...

Hi Nathalie
I love both your tags and am itching to get crafting, thanks so much for the mini-tutorial. I don't have Diva but I do have a Dame and she's harbouring a deep secret... I've already found the text, I'm on it! M:)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Love your tags, your collages are wonderful and your addition of words is the perfect touch!

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

So pretty! I love it the best.
xoxo Nita

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

P.s your kids are lucky to have a Mom like you.
xoxo Nita

Donna said...

Precious!! Your work is always SO beautiful sweetie!!! Happy night!hughugs

Linda said...

I need something new to read.