Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Tag Tuesday - Happy Easter

It's Tag Tuesday again and this weeks challenge is "Happy Easter" not a difficult theme at all, but the more I pondered on my design ideas I realised that I haven't got anything bunny, egg, daffodil related, in fact I had nothing from my vast rubber stamp collection that I could relate to Easter at all. Time to ponder a little harder.  As I trundled round the house Tuesday evening I found myself singing "on my Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it"......... (over and over as I only know the first 2 lines of the song) and my idea was born.

Easter Parade
 I started by printing the sheet music from the internet and stuck it to card before running it through my vagabond with Tim's tag alterations die (a must have purchase). It was then distressed with scattered straw, spiced marmalade and vintage photo, applied a decorative mask and applied more spiced marmalade. I then set about making my Easter bonnets. I had a red 1/12th scaled hat which I cut in half and painted with a straw coloured Fresco paint, then decorated accordingly from flowers from my stash. My willing models were cut from Artchixs printed sheets. I then returned to the internet and downloaded the lyrics, I at least now know more than the first 2 lines........, cut them out and added them to my tag. The feather was freshly pulled from a very unwilling chicken, who will probably now refuse to lay in protest. Well if nothing else it might reduce my current egg mountain, who would have thought that 12 chickens could lay so many eggs!!!!!! current egg situation is free eggs to all who know me, I digress..........
finally 3 Tim Holtz fragments and ribbon from my stash.
Does anyone still have Easter Bonnet contests? reminds me of my childhood.

You can see in the 2nd photo the dimension that the hats give this tag.

Also just like to wish everyone a happy Easter,


  1. Yea to perseverance! Turned out very well!!


  2. Love the Easter bonnets...Happy Easter! Diann

  3. Hello Amanda. How beautiful. Love the images and its just perfect for Easter. You have me singing that song now, haha. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
    Sandra x

  4. What a fabulous tag. It's so refreshing to see something other than chicks and bunnies at this time of year. Love those hats. Thankyou for sharing this with us at Tellen's Place this week

  5. I just adore this lovely tag Amanda. The colors are so wonderful and the hats are awesome! Thanks for joining us this week at Tellen's Place for our "Easter" challenge. :-)

  6. WOW, this is very beautiful and stylish. Such lovely ladies. Love the hat.

  7. Lovely tag thanks for playing at Tellens Place
    Luv Jane xxx

  8. Hi
    Oh I love your style. Fabulous tag.


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