Wednesday, 20 April 2011

April tags...

OK so its nearly May and I'm only just posting pics of my April tags - truth is I didn't read the instructions properly and got carried away with a design that was totally wrong... Netty had said "On 26 April 1923 the Duke of York married Elizabeth Bowes-Lyons more commonly known to us all as Queen Mum. This month we also celebrate the Royal Wedding between William and Kate.


The theme for April is "DIAMONDS ARE A GIRLS BEST FRIEND" Your tags this month must have an image of a woman/women or girl/girls on them, plenty of blingie diamonde/diamante/crystal embellishments and the twist this month to bring in the royal theme - somewhere on each tag you must include a CROWN."

So I went off like a bull in a china shop and dug out a head & shoulders stamp of a rather distinguished man... wrong wrong wrong!!

So, without further ado, here's Betty Boop - who I can distinctly recall singing "Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend" in one of her cartoons... I made a slit across her printed dress and slipped some sparkly fabric thru, wrapping it around the edge of the picture... fiddly but I rather like the effect.

The background was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and the diamonds were picked out with a silver pen, then further embellished with a diamante blingy dot. The crown was stuck on with Glossy Accents - makes a fine glue...

Out with the TH ticket die and matching stamp set again - mainly because I'd left the first couple of finished tags out overnite on my craft table - and my cat decided to investigate - and put a hole thru one of the tags wth his claw...

Looking forward to receiving my April tags back - I've had a sneak peak at one or two on peoples blogs already and they are looking rather lovely - just hope ol' Betty here can hold her own!

2 comments:

kjjc said...

this is fab. Love it

fatmonica said...

Love it!