Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Extra Extra Read All About It!

Welcome to the Artistic Outpost Monthly Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring Masculine projects.  My DH has a special birthday coming up and I wanted to create something special to celebrate.

I started with a leftover paperbag that I thought would be fun to use as a big pocket for a series of tags.
I asked each of my kids to write down a series of memories they shared with their dad and I filled out the remaining ones to equal 50 special moments of time.

I cut out pieces of lined paper to use on the front of the tags.  I sprayed gold glimmer mist over stencils on the white paper to give different patterns and effects.  I stapled the paper to tags which were glimmer misted to match.  I distressed all the edges with brown dye ink.  I stamped the Paperboy in the bottom corner and colored with the image with watercolor pencils and waterbrush. I added a few stamped Extras randomly.

Each tag has stamped images mixed in with the journalling. 

The bag uses a combination of Glue Paste and gold Glimmer mist.  I stamped the boy from the PaperBoy onto the envelope.  I added a mix of the Newspaper words from the Paper plate and the ledger plate from Ephemera Backgrounds. I added the clocks from Auld Lang Syne along the top right of the pocket.

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  1. wow it looks beautiful and what a great idea!

  2. very beautiful Suzz. Happy Birthday to your hubby. Love the idea of the kids writing their memories.

  3. What a lovely idea to write down a series of memories, your hubby will cherish this. Hope he has a fabulous birthday. Wonderful tags and Imlove that you created a bag/pocket to,house your tags too. Lovely. Tracy x

  4. Fabulous, love the paperbag, its WOW you have decorated it beautifully,what a brilliant idea to get the kids to write on them, it freaking wonderful,its soooo special, thanks for sharing all this creativity and Dads gonna love it..

  5. What an amazing, personal, thoughtful gift - and so beautifully done - wow!
    Alison x

  6. You NEVER fail to wow me, Sue, but this is just over-the-top wonderful. The artwork is second to none and the thought and meaning behind it is incredibly special. What a wonderful gift for a loving husband and father! Thanks so much for sharing.


  7. What a special creation for a special birthday! Love the idea of filling the bag with written memories. Tags and bags are gorgeous!

  8. Cute idea with the bag, but the 50 thoughts, that is sweet and thoughtful!

  9. Always love your creativity! Fabulous idea to recycle the bag into something wonderful! Love the idea of added the 50 Thoughts to the tags - I'm sure it will be a treasured gift!

  10. Love, love, Love this! Your stamping and mix of colors is amazing, as always! Great idea to house the tags inside the bag!

  11. What a beautiful project and such a thoughtful idea,
    Rosie x

  12. The bag is awesome, and the tags too cool! I love the designs on each one! Fabulous work!

  13. oooh...grungy masculine and so cool..love the dimension...
    Tags are my fav...you gals have done an awesome job on this blog hope..


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