Monday, October 10, 2011

TAG TUESDAY ~ TATTERED ROMANCE

Well I don't know what I did but I was typing madly away and hit something and everything disappeared. I mean everything. Even the so called 'saved stuff'. I guess this rates up there with the disappearing comments.  Oh well, one more time.  Here is my entry for the current Tag Tuesday challenge http://bellesouth-blogchallengegarden.blogspot.com/2011/10/tattered-romance-tag.html

I did my own ripping and tearing to get the desired look of 'tattered'.  The image I used is from http://intothemagpiesnest.blogspot.com/ . She has some great freebies collage sheets and images, plus great tutorials and some beautiful original artwork. She also has great collage sheets for sale in her ETSY shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/MagpieMine?ref=ss_profile   It's worth the trip to stop by and check her out. Of course the image I used was a freebie.  Perfect for the tag.  I did my first distressing which is a whole different story all together.  NOTHING I do does right the first time. I guess it is always the old learning curve at work.  The biggest problem was the blue copy paper did NOT want to tear.  LOL  I mean it just did NOT want to tear.  And the stamp pad I was using to distress with was 99% dry.  I finally got enough off to color the edges and color bits of scrap paper to make the little torn hearts.  The stamped letters are some of the new stuff WalMart has for $.97 from Studio G.  Can't beat that~the whole alphabet for $.97. They are mounted on wood and you do have to use a knife or small scissors to cut them apart.  I also had to trim the 'r' because it looked like a 'n' or else they put 2 'n''s in the package. The fuzzy soft stuff is torn dryer sheet ~the same one I used to distress the edge of the heart.
I guess that is about it tonight. I have to go fix supper for the hubby now. Check out the other entries at Tag Tuesday and throw together a tag and join us.  Til next time.
Mary

3 comments:

Dawn said...

Fab Tag!

Chris x said...

It's a lovely tag Mary and worth all that effort.
Hugs n' Smiles
Chris xx

Cheryl said...

Your tags are lovely :-) Hmm walmart has the whole aphabet for 97cents? I must investigate LOL