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Saturday, 17 January 2009

A fun tag.

Hi everyone :)

Tonight i wanted to make something fun for a change, i really enjoy making the more dainty things for my kids, but sometimes it's nice to have a change.

This evening i laughed harder than i have in a long time! It was the ultimate belly laugh which almost stopped me breathing it went on that long.....so in honour of the funny, yet near fateful moment tonight, i did this tag......


My girls had finished their homework, and they wanted to play charades, so we did. Now my two, as I'm sure most kids do at their age, change the rules or get them wrong from time to time.

Well you know when you start off, you have to do the action for a book, a film or a song? Well my eldest was doing some kind of strange "pushing" motion with both hands, as if she was posting something through a letterbox or something?

She assured me it wasn't a movie, a book or a song...but kept "pushing something in". In the end i asked her what it was, to which she replied, "It's a DVD!" She was doing the actions of putting a DVD into the player lol. :)

That well and truly made me crack up laughing......i had tears streaming down my face. :)



I enjoyed this tag, it turned out better than i expected. First i stamped some paper with a fantastic new background stamp from Jennie at The Artistic Stamper. She'll probably clobber me for saying this, but i couldn't remember if it was a snakeskin or a cracked wall texture, so i decided it would go well with a "cracked" theme. *Edited to say, i just looked it Jennie's shop and it's "lace". I knew it. :)

Some blending with Distress Inks for a bit of colour, followed by a real hash job with Copics on the image. Maddy will shoot me when she sees this lol, she taught me some real cool techniques with Copics, but i managed to mess them up tonight. Maybe next time. :)

Best bit about this was the words, i drew them myself and thought the cracks did them justice. I thought they looked pretty cool.

So there you have it, one fun tag. Hope you like it.

Night all. :)

13 comments:

Jennie said...

LOL! crackle, lace,does it matter, love the tag, sounds like your girls are like you:) no surprise there then...
Hugs xxx

cardesque said...

that's brilliant Calv - I love your blending and bright colours, not to mention your fab lettering and cracks :)
Jackie

Ellen said...

I would have said crackle as well. what a beautiful background .
What will they come up with next at charades, good find.

Ruth (ooffee) said...

LOVE IT! Love the cracked words ... excellent touch - I need lessons from you and Maddy!

mamaluke said...

hehehe that's so freaky... in a good way! lol

Rachel said...

Love the tag Calvin :-)

coloradoleen said...

I absolutely LOVE this tag and the cracks in the words top it off perfectly!!!

Tonniece said...

Totally unique Calv.
Everything is done to perfection.

artycrafty said...

Love the tag very good. Love the little dude stamp!

Hey I love your blog so much that I have given you an award....

http://artycrafty.wordpress.com/2009/01/19/award/

Tami B. said...

So fun, and your coloring looks wonderful to me.

seedlings mum said...

Love the tag - and the words are fab!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fabulous tag Calv ;)
Anne x

Jessica said...

Love the letters Calvin and love your blog in general. You're an amazingly talented fella! TFS