My blog post today is 'Seeing Stars'....the new Simon says challenge. I struggled with this one I must admit. My first idea was film stars but with the computer down and out I was stuck for images. Then the nursery rhyme 'Twinkle twinkle little star' kept coming back into my head...I adored singing to my children when they were babies (I still do sing with them now!) and the idea for a baby themed tag came into my head - quite appropriate really as it is major baby boom time amongst my friends and relatives lately....
So here is my tag -
I apologise for the photo quality - I use natural sunlight for photos but the amount of white in the picture has left everything with a bluish glow and getting the exposure right with the dark brown teddy has been quite a nightmare - Anyway, moving on........
I used a pale yellow paper background that was printed with various words. Then I tore a strip of night sky paper with pale yellow stars and stuck that down the side of the tag. The white edges of torn paper were inked with Shaded Lilac DI. The nursery rhyme words are pale blue letter stickers.
The little teddy bear (whose name is Tim by the way) was made from a brown pipe cleaner. The bed cover, pillow case and sheet were all made from my dolls house material supplies. No sewing, the material was cut and then folded over wadding and glued - held in place with pegs until dry. The white daisy ribbon was glued to the pillow and for the sheet I pulled out some threads to give it a slightly frayed edging.
The bed was constructed out of the Tim Holtz hinge and key die-cuts and attached to the tag with glue and a white painted brad. The base of the bed was white card folded around the bottom of the tag and covered with lace die-cut to look like a lacy valance sheet.
A yellow dotty ribbon was added to the top of the tag. I had thoughts about dangling a safety pin or dummy from the ribbon but I wanted to keep the tag as plain and simple as possible.
So there is my 'Stars' themed baby tag - I hope you like it
Thanks for being here
I am entering this in the following challenge -
Simon says stamp and show - Stars