The next week's theme was "Eyes", and, since Gretchen had just gone away to college, I made this tag with her in mind:
She called with a funny story: while carrying her tray in the college cafeteria and minding her own business, a hulking refrigerator-sized football player walked toward her. He stopped dead in his tracks, then hopped backward, stared at her and remarked, "Damn...those are some crazy eyes"! And then he abruptly walked away, leaving her standing there, wondering if she had just been complimented...or just the opposite! (It's hard waiting till Christmas before I can see her crazy eyes again!)
The following week's theme was "Wings". Since I was short on time, I kept the tag really simple, using a print from one of my angel paintings. A bit of fine glitter was sprinkled here and there on the outspread wings for a little twinkle, and sheer, sparkly ribbons were added for the ties. Easy, peasy, and done:
Last week the theme was "Beads, Buttons and Bows", and this angelic photo got a little halo of old pearls, shell buttons down her dress, and a big bow from buttery ivory satin ribbon:
(I just love that vintage image! She is so demure and precious, and the dress is gorgeous).
At the bottom, I've put more frayed binding, laced through a wonderfully rusted heart-shaped metal buckle. I found that buckle in the street one day, and practically squealed! (Rusty, crusty stuff gets me giddy...I'm weird that way).
The bottom of the tag is fringed with scraggly crocheted trim, to add one more "Tattered and Torn" element (because we all know more is more:-))
And speaking of MORE, thank goodness there are NO MORE tags to show you.
Until next week, that is.