Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tag Tuesday: Starry Night

This was a special challenge for me as it marks my first time using the "Christmas House" stamps as an official member of the Pink Persimmon Creative Team!  They have wonderful photopolymer clear stamps that cling to clear blocks and take ink amazingly well. I am so happy to be making projects with their fresh, vintage designs. (Two of my previous tags were made with these here.)

I envisioned this tag looking like a 1950s Christmas ad or ornament box design. The "gray" stars are really silver glitter that doesn't show well in the photo.  It was simple to put together, and here it is displayed with some Christmas boxes: 
 
And here is a higher-res version:
 

I also have a bonus tag to show you. My beloved job is to teach reading to dyslexic students.  Most truly dyslexic students are extremely intelligent and/or extremely creative.  The students I currently have are both, and they love my craft room.  My twelve-year-old student desperately wanted to make a shaker tag, and it had to be a French girl holding a bird, an Eiffel tower and stars--good thing my craft room is bursting at the seams!!!! :-)  So with only a slight bit of coaching, she made her idea into this tag, which I thought was perfect for the Starry Night theme:
She made it as my Christmas gift, which I didn't know until she had finished. I just love it!
Wishing you and yours peace, love, and joy in the simple delights this holiday season.
Laura

4 comments:

Debby Ray said...

You are so very talented, sweet Laura! Just beautiful!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Congratulations on your new DT role, I am thrilled for you Laura, your tag is lovely and what about that sweet gift your student created for you, I sure that touched you deeply.
Festive Wishes
Lynne

Aimee at Refresh-Renew... said...

The turned out beautiful Laura! i so love that you are mentoring and teaching and passing on your gift for creativity! Merry Christmas! aimee

Susan Clayton said...

Omg. I LOVE the stamp and love your tag! The colors are perfect. Your student's tag is darling. December has been crazy hectic and we've had cable issues - internet Sooooo slow constantly getting hung up. Trying to post or leave a comment has been frustrating. Hoping cable co has it resolved now. Have a very merry and blessed Christmas!