Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Just the ticket

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 

I've just come back from a lovely 5 days away at my 'home away from home' on the scenic Central Coast.  I'm lucky enough to be able to spend the beginning of each year at my BFF's home where we spread our craft stuff over her lovely big table and relax and play.  We visited her local scrapbooking shop (5 minutes from home) and spent a couple of $$$ or so, went to the cinema to see The Secret Life of Walter Mitty which we both really enjoyed, had brunch at The Entrance (mmm... yum), watched some Midsomer Murders and Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries, and generally had a relaxing time.  I really look forward to spending this time with her family each year and hope it can continue for more years to come.  

Once I got home, I checked on the different weekly challenges and thought I'd join in with a couple of them including Tagalong and SundaySketches.


The challenge at Tagalong this week is "Tickets" and although I looked in my stash, I couldn't find any tickets, so thinking outside the square, I realised I still had the cinema ticket in my bag from last Friday.  

I started with a blank tag, coloured it with 'tea dye' distress ink and then using my new Tim Holtz stencil 'burlap' went over different areas with more 'tea dye' and for more colour added some 'stormy sky'.  In keeping with the sketch at SundaySketches, I added some dotty rub-ons, hopefully at the same angle as the ticket.


I stamped 'Heart Throb' onto some ivory cardstock and added the same stencil background.  He is coloured with watercolor pencils and the panel is edged with more 'tea dye'.   Since cinema tickets never have the full name of the film on them (probably as the name is too long) I decided to add the letter stickers to both the panel and the tag "Walter Mitty".


To finish off, a couple of arrow paperclips (SU) were attached at the top and bottom, the tag was mounted on co-ordinating cardstock and some yarn threaded through the top.

I'm entering this tag in the following challenges:


Thanks for visiting and I'll be back soon to show you the project I was working on while I was away.

Happy crafting!

16 comments:

  1. Fabulous tag, it will always remind you of the relaxing treat at your friend's. Thanks for joining us again this week at Stampotique.

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  2. Wonderful tag and I just love how your used your ticket from the movie and made a Walter Mitty tag. Thanks for joining us this week at Stampotique

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  3. Gorgeous tag-love the image and the use of the paperclip and ticket on this. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week.

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  4. What a wonderful time you had with your friend... xx
    Sarinda

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  5. This is so awesome Helen! Great idea. And he looks a little bit like Ben Stiller :D
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week.

    xx Arwen

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  6. Lovely Tag and Heart Throb looks lovely, his one of my favourites, thank you for joining in with Stampotique this week. Carol x

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  7. It sounds as if you've had a lovely visit with your friend Helen and I can almost feel the relaxed vibes coming out of my computer screen! What a great momento you've made with this tag - I always love keeping menus, tickets and programmes and this is such a good way to present the ticket. By the way, does $$$ mean you both spent a couple of hundred dollars each lol?! Vicky x

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  8. LOVE this tag, Helen! It's soooo clever. Great Job!! Thanks for playing around at the Stampotique Desinger's Challenge this week. Hope to see you again.
    Tanja

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  9. Brilliant tag Helen. Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :)

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  10. I love your Walter Mitty tag, Helen, and it will be a great memento, Helen, of this year's trip to see your friend and her family! Your little details, like those classy arrows, finish it off nicely!

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  11. Love the tag and adore the heartthrob. Greetings from a grey UK. X

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  12. fab tag! Thanks for playing along with us at SS&S - hope to see you again soon x

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  13. Great tag and use of the ticket. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week !

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  14. Lovely tag, and use of the ticket. Great character and colours too

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  15. Such a fun tag! I love the ticket, the clip, and of course Heartthrob.

    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Challenges.

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  16. Now that is thinking outside the box! Love your Tag it is beautiful :-) xxx

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