Monday, January 2, 2012

Stripes with New and Old

 I am trying to start off the New Year right... trying to do more with less .... like entering two challenges with only one tag... or card or project... have to make room for all the things that I have stacking up in my studio...LOL... So this tag is for two challenges... 

Simon Says Stamp and Show... which this week is something NEW and something OLD...  My something new is this really fun stamp and embossing folder by Hero Arts...  you stamp it and then emboss it... love the little flowers popping up... really a fun look. My something old is the theme of Alice... which the story is so wonderful ... and it is a vintage story.  Yikes... love it though... and the paper flowers are made from a very old book...  from the 20's...  

The other Challenge is Altered Alice... to use stripes... so I striped the tag using my Victorian Velvet and Tattered Rose Distress Stains... and also Alices little legs...  
 Here is a closer view of the Rabbit and Alice...  and also of the embossed flowers on the background paper... 

And a close up of the lower section with the seam binding ruffle and bows...along with the pearls...  

I also used a very old punch along the bottom of the tag  but it is only about 3 years old... so that is not THAT old???  But to me it is... LOL    <3 it...  

Well.... that is it for right now... I do hope you have a wonderful creative day... I am going to go and do some errands... go to friends house so I can view some videos....   since I am on dial up and can't see them... I need to see some of these fabulous things that people are creating... and also make a Birthday card for our friend Tim Holtz...  
Thanks for stopping by... see you sooner than you think...  
Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie 


  1. Lovely tag, the punched edge at the bottom is lovely. The striped background works very well with the Rabbit and Alice . Thanks so much for joining in The Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge and The Altered Alice Challenge. Tracy x

  2. This is beautiful Bonnie!! The colors are wonderful together!!

    Love from The Netherlands,

  3. Thanks so much for playing along with The Altered Alice! Love the tag, the soft stripes over the text is particularly effective! Love all the dimension and flowers too.

  4. Hi Bonnie. Your entries into this week's Simon Says are really nice! I particularly like this one...but I love Alice. :): I love how you striped the background on this tag in the pink and then popped the Alice characters. Your little flowers are exquisite and I love the ribbon at the bottom!! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  5. Oh Bonnie...this is such a pretty tag! The pretty flowers and gathered ribbon along the bottom is so soft and feminine

  6. Bonnie, you alsways come up with the cutest projects. Adorable tag. The details are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at The Altered Alice. xxD

  7. As always Bonnie your creation is absolutely lovely!! This one has me thinking spring with the pretty pink stripes and the itty bitty blooms around the tag. Such a beautiful tag!

    Thanks for playing with us at the Altered Alice!