Friday, October 07, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Day 7

YAY- Alex is in tag mode again today and I just looooooooooooooooooove Alex in tag mode. She is super happy when she plays with the tags. This one required some very colorful language and I stayed back a bit for my own safety, but Alex's stubbornness prevailed and she was smiling when it was finished.


Alex used the Betty Addams image from Simply Betty Stamps.  She thought it would be just lovely paper pieced, and it is.  However, when selecting the paper, Alex was more about the end result that actually being able to see the lines to cut on the paper.



Alex first stamped the image on her tag and colored it. She then stamped it on some Bo Bunny Father Christmas paper for the dress and began to cut it out.  Many swear words later - due to the darkness of the paper with the black ink and Alex's failing eyesight - the dress was glued onto the image on the tag.  The rose was cut and pieced as well.  Alex used her markers to create a bit of additional shading on the dress.  Distress inks in a couple of colors were used to color the tag.

I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do.  It is already in the mail on the way to a new home.  Alex keeps most of her tags and I love looking them over and over.  This one, however, will be loved by someone else.

Happy Halloween!
Edgar

20 comments:

Susan said...

Edgar, just be happy YOU weren't the cause of her colorful language! LOL
but you are right, she prevailed to a successful end! This tag rocks :)
Tell her I said so!
Susan

ike said...

Super tremendous job - LUV it :-)
Hugz
Ike xxx

DonnaMundinger said...

Yeah, that paper piecing can be a bitch, but the end result is well worth it! Fabulous! xxD

Sharon Sahl said...

This is such a pretty tag I'm sure it is worth all of the work and colorful language you put into it! I know what paper piecing is in quilting but not a clue what you could mean with stamping and I've seen numerous references to it.

Kristina said...

Ooooh I love that image she is so pretty! Love your tag!
Peace,
KristyLee

Jane said...

Love your tag it looks fantastic
Luv Jane xxx

monique said...

love the tag, and the image looks great

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

LMAO... Edgar... I hope you don't decide to repeat those words back to Alex; because I bet you will not be able to play next year!!! LOL! Alex... I love your tag and can see why you would have trouble paper piecing that dress!!! But all in all, it looks marvelous!!! Congrats a beautiful tag!!!

Laura B said...

This turned out gorgeous! I can only imagine how tricky cutting out the dress was, though!

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Sugar said...

bahaha! poor edgar's ears! lol
awesome tag!

DK Spins said...

It's absolutely lovely! Wonderful work.

MaRyKaY said...

glad she prevailed. very cute tag

Steph said...

Gorgeous! I'm not sure I'd even have the nerve to attempt paper piecing that dress. If any other tags need a home I'd be happy to pass along my addy :)

jennifer said...

great tag, love the image and coloring.

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Just gorgeous, and the paper piecing looks wonderful!

Scrap Vamp said...

Gorgeous! I love that stamp! And I love the pattern you got onto her dress!

bonniebluedenim said...

Betty Addams is the best!!!

ldfdesign said...

your coloring on the image is fabolous! lovely tag!

I Don't Do Straignt said...

I'm with Edgar.... this s gorgeous! I've never done paper piecing, think I'll give it a try, but I will learn from you and use a lighter colour LOL