Year 2013 & Year 2014 2

Year 2013 & Year 2014 2

Thursday, January 29, 2015

"Me & My Camera" Tag : Compendium of Curiosities Vol.3 Challenge #20

                                 Whew! That last Challenge (19) went by fast, and the 20th came right on its heels. I didn't think I'd get done since I have a few other things still waiting to be done piled up on my desk here. But, where there's a will....  ;)   It didn't take me long to figure out what I would do, because my fave set of stamps is really the set I won from my February Tag: the 12 Tags of 2013- the Camera Blueprints. Below, are a couple of close-up shots so you can see the details of the front. 

     The idea of the foil backing came to me as I was thinking what to use to help make the color of the camera to 'pop' more, and my brain started going through the purpose of the camera. Since I always have at least one camera with me, the thought of the lense acting like a "mirror" of what my eyes see. So foil is a natural type of mirror substance, and easy to craft with as well. It all kind of fell together after that- the MiniClip with Keychain holding a Monocle, Gears & Spinner connected by a Long Fastener stand for the work that I do on photos (both during the time taking them AND the work on computer afterward); the Filmstrip Ribbon with a RubOn of "collector of memories" and the Twine holding Alpha Parts "Seen & Noted" tell  why I take so many photos (photos document life, tell a story, and keep memories alive); a few Chit Chat Stickers outlined with Fired Brick Distress Marker; and lastly, the Clock Key which I cut from my TH Alterations Movers and Shapers Clock Key die. That little piece- which I colored using Silver Mixatives Alcohol Ink -gives the perfect whimsical touch to my tag! I think my ChiefHubby will probably laugh over it, and others who know me will definitely understand how I get 'wound up' once I am doing any photo work. I tend to 'overdo it'. A lot. (And??? Oh well!)

And, let's don't forget the BACKSIDE to the Camera Tag. This one called for a simple backside- so I chose one of my new papers I just got last week. I decided to run the paper through my BigShot using the Alterations Bookplates & Tag die (which I use for all my tag-making...let's just admit that it is very, very well used), and then wanted to continue the "Camera Theme" but this time, with places my cams go with me to. The TH Texture Fades- Travel Signs. I then sewed the front and backsides together before adding all my embellies. The white ribbon highlighted my water-coloring.

There is one item on the Challenge Page- the very top item made by Linda Ledbetter, The Hostess of the COC3 Challenges as well as Social Media Coordinator for Inspiration Emporium (here's a link to her blog on The Funkie Junkie Boutique:   )which used the World Blueprint stamp and she made her theme from "And I Think To Myself; What a Wonderful World!" which is a lovely song that plays over and over in my head. (Thanks to SOA series end- I don't care for the explicit scenes, bad language, or's the STORYLINE that I liked and followed! And I cried my eyes out several times.) I fell in love with that song after I was able to get it subtitled so I could hear the words and music. Linda's card is SO ADORABLE!!! And I couldn't let it get away without my own ! I won't be using this in any contest, and Linda is the originator of the idea. But this one's just for ME. I started with one of the new papers like I used for the back of the Camera Tag, and added a cut of frayed real burlap, then a frayed cut of TH Eclectic Elements, saving a thinner piece for the Tag's ribbon at the top. And I went so far as to do another heart and pin it to a tiny cork piece of Indiana with a Mirrored Star in mid-north (Logansport), for where I am. My coloring added 'lights' in Fired Brick Distress Marker- as if you were looking down from outerspace and saw the twinkling of lights. I added a Trinket Pin "Secrets" and a couple of seashell buttons with an IdeaOlogy Bauble Pearl....
if the world is MY oyster, then I am gonna have a PEARL out of my oyster!! ;)
The Compass Piece, Mini Gear, & Spinner (connected by a Long Fastener), ChitChat Stickers outlined with Distress Markers, and regular binder twine tying the Alpha Parts "Wonderful" brought it all together on the front side of the World Tag. Like the Camera Tag, I cut the Tag out, embossed it with the same Travel Signs, sewed a few odd places, and then sewed both sides together. 


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Candy C said...

Oh my goodness, Lyla. Your two pieces are so cute! I am so glad that you found such inspiration from Linda's piece for your second pocket tag. It is darling! Great job on both of your tags....lots and lots of effort and work went into them. Your first tag is such a cute theme and with lots of Tim products on it. Love the baker's twine wrapped around it. Love the collage that is seemingly held together by the hinge clip. Very cute! Your blueprint world and camera are very nicely watercolored. Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Marjie Kemper said...

So many cool details here! Love that you included your own self and how sweet the lyrics are on the red heart. Beautiful coloring throughout. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

Anita Houston said...

I lOVE that Linda too! Gorgeous pic of you, and love the colors on the camera! Very cool tag, and love that you did the back too! Thanks so much for watercoloring with us this time at CC3Challenge!