Wednesday, September 1, 2010

CCC#12



Woo Hoo, got it done before the weekend again! Continuing with the lovely Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge................#12: Chipped Enamel Technique from page 14 of T!m's book. I did a quick and simple tag this week.
I was going for a sunflower look. My kids start school the day after Labor day and I always associate this with sunflowers. My explanation: On my son's first day of kindergarten (5 years ago) I sent him off on the bus only to find myself unexpectedly burst into tears (he is obviously my first born). My first reaction was to grab my then toddler daughter and jump in the car and run down to the school to see him get off the bus. I was not alone in this sentiment, as there were moms in minivans actually following the bus;) I still remember waiting in the school parking lot where the busses drop the kids and my daughter being mesmorized by the tall sunflowers along the wall of the school. The elementary school has a tradition every year of holding 'sunflower day' where they dress in yellow, green and or brown and each class goes outside at some point during the day to plant sunflower seeds. So, enough of my sentimental blah, blah, blah..........What images does back to school conjure up for you?????
Here's what I used:
**Distress inks as well as Distress Embossing powders: Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint
**Embossing Distress inkpad and heat gun
**tag by Stampers Anonymous
**metal flower and leaf by Milestones (metal shapes)
**adage ticket by Tim Holtz
**water to splatter over final project for water color effect
**Birds and Swirls embossing folder by Cuttlebug/Provo Craft
**misc fibers

22 comments:

Penny Duncan Creations said...

What a GORGEOUS Tag......Love your leave and flower...I have the same ones...I bet you found them in the gardening stone making area?????? Just some FYI....Tim's Tonic scissors WILL cut the metal like it's butter!!!!

Nancy said...

VERY pretty!
I'm glad I'm not the only emotional mom ... lol

Angie Hall Haviland said...

How BEAUTIFUL, Deanna!! Love your tag!!

Netty said...

Beautiful tag and great enamel. Oooh I remember well sobbing when my first born started school and when the youngest one went I was devastated. But not for long as when they all came home from school my kitchen became like a takeaway......... aaah happy days. Annette x

Christine said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I {heart} when people leave me comments!

I had a look around your blog and LOVE your work!!! I'll be stopping by regularly!

xx

My name is Toni said...

OK... hold on while I get a kleenex.... I too remember my (now 25 years old) going off to kindergarten and BOTH of us were crying, ahhh but now she's all grown and when she has to leave and go home I still cry.

The tag is gorgeous, just love those colors. The chipped enamel turned out great on this. Thank you for the walk down memory lane....:)

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, Deanna, your story about your baby starting school and the significance of the sunflowers is WONDERFUL! I can just see the convoy of moms following that school bus. So sweet! :-)

Your tag is sweet too, and utterly gorgeous! The background is gorgeous and the chipped enamel sunflower couldn't be more wonderful if it tried!

Thanks for sharing that lovely memory, and your always-fabulous art, too!

Minxy said...

Loving your tag colouring and texture effect, works well with the flower

CuddlyBunny said...

Aww, I think your sentimental blah, blah, blah is lovely!

And, your creation is just as wonderful!

RosC said...

Great story about your kids and the association with sunflowers. And the colours in your tag really match the sunflower idea - I think that sometimes DIs can get very dark and muddy but you have kept these colours clear and light.
Smiles, Ros.

Kathy Eddy said...

This turned out great! I really enjoyed this one and will be using it again.

Julie Forest said...

Wow! this is beautiful! Love the background!! :)

Zoechaos said...

Great tag, love how you used the embossing folder and coloured the raised area. Your chipped enamel flower is fab. Sunflowers always make you smile they are so warm and happy LOL thank you for your kind comment over at my little place. xx Zoe

donna said...

Very beautiful!

MarleneMAZ said...

Very petty tag, love the colours you used.

Shawn Caro said...

This is So Sweet! I love to hear about what inspires every one to make their piece! I wish I had a beautiful image like a sunflower to remind me of school. I'm afraid one of my images would be black top! Thanks for sharing--Shawn

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful tag and I enjoyed your story about sunflowers! and what a great tradition they have at school!

Sue West said...

I just love your tag, its really beautiful.

Nan said...

What gorgeous color combination you used! Beautiful tag. Enjoyed your tale of the first day of school too :) Nan

inge said...

Hello Deanna,

I completely understand your feeling at your son's first schoolday, but I also had to smile imagining all those cars following the schoolbus ! :)

Nice background on your tag : I like the embossing and the splatteres on top.

greetings from belgium
Inge

Shirley said...

Hi Deanna, your tag is beautiful! I absolutely love the colors and they look so good with the background. I cried also the first day (ok maybe a few days). I was lucky enough to stay home with Amber for the first few years and we never went anywhere without her. Great tag!

Yelowflower said...

I love your tag, and your story!!! As you might imagine, with a name like Yelowflower - I LOVE sunflowers!!!