Friday, March 7, 2008

Tag Book & New Backgrounds in Process

I've had this accordion tag book in my drawer for a year. Suddenly last night, it leaped out and got me in a stranglehold, a full nelson, I had to say UNCLE! UNCLE! twelve times and promise I'd get directly to work on it. True story, I swear! The violet medallion is embossing powder on Mica ... boy do I like how that looks! I also have a plan for taming that wild ribbon, just didn't get that far last night. The sad-faced girl is stamped with permanent ink on a piece of palm bark, then embossed. And that little urn will have flowers growing out of it, too, or possibly a topiary.

Also began two backgrounds on pieces of cardboard I had laying around. This is how I'm learning to circumvent the dreaded 'drying time' -- just have 25 things to work on at once, and rotate them in front of the fan. Love the subdued feeling of this. I used some glass texture paste around the edges (click on the pic to enlarge and then you can see it), trying to create the sense of looking through a window. I have an idea, now, what this might become. I don't even know where this is headed -- and that's the part I love!

And here is today's message from the Universe: "Thinking, Antonia, is life's only variable. Everything else was settled a long, long time ago. Sittin' pretty - The Universe"

7 comments:

Laurel said...

Wow, I love that tag book! Very detailed, it was worth the wait!

Beth said...

ohhh....I love that sad-faced girl stamp best !!!...and your backgrounds are really cool !

{and yes girl, we were "stylin" with our perms !!}

Carla said...

I can't wait to see wht this becomes! Visiting your blog is such a delightful adventure!

Carolina said...

What an adorable tag book in progress...so much inspiration to draw from! Love all the backgrounds - is the last one stamped with ink or is it paper treatment? Love how it came out!

Love your idea of altering the Target pink buckets into baby gifts...too cute!

Beth said...

toni...

not sure which horrific picture of me you want to use....but you have my permission !!

Veronica said...

oh shoot T... you have gone and done become amazing not that you weren't before but oh my gosh. THESE ARE BREATH TAKING. I love them. wow simply is an understatement

Jeri Aaron said...

Toni, I love your accordian tag "book"!!