..the theme this past week for Tag Tuesday was MEN. Now, keep in mind, if you please, that I did this in about 10 minutes, and it had to serve double duty as my nephew's birthday card. lol This was one of the FEW man/men stamps I had.
I slathered on Vintage Photo crackle paint as a base, inked over with VP distress ink, and stamped the design that resembles the stitching on blue jean pockets repeatedly over the background. Stamped and colored the cowboy, who I shall name Rusty (Hinge, hee hee), and edged the image with Black Soot distress ink. Stamped and cut the Sheriff star out of metal, attached with a star eyelet. Made a fringe out of denim for the top of the tag, attached with the same star eyelet.
Rusty is the Sheriff of an old western town called Pine Needles, Wyoming. His horse is named Wild Honey.
And now, the junkin' report. Went garage sale-in' Saturday morning. As I explained in my post on Friday, there was a 100 mile stretch of small towns around here that were having garage sales. They've done it about three or four years in a row now, and it keeps getting bigger. A lot of "out of towners" come check it out. I only went to the town nearest me, and one other. That was enough. Here's the stuff I got:
A little iron hanger with leaves that I plan on adding some grungepaper flowers and stuff to, a little wood box that I thought was unique simply because of the slant of it (covered with metal, perhaps?), a bag of vintage trims, some upholstery fabric to die cut, a folding ruler that I plan on cutting for altered projects, a couple of paper measuring tapes, and those two surgical type tools leaning up against the box? I will use those to scoop perfect pearls into mini misters, they'll work PERFECTLY. hee hee They'll also be good for scratching surfaces, picking lunch/supper from betwixt my teeth, etc.
How about these old stamp sets, huh? They're awesome, and a grand total of....$8. Sah-weet!
Some old jewelry, and BINGO! chandelier crystals! Freakin' awesome.
Game ON! Old wooden Chinese Checkers board, Parcheesi, Monoply and a Sorry game. If I had a game room, would be awesome to make huge altered wall hangings out of the games, but since I don't, I'll settle for cutting them up for altered books, and the game pieces for other altered art, jewelry, etc. By the time I had rifled thru things for these items, I was getting tired of, well, rifling. So I called it good and headed home. I was quite pleased with my results for only a couple of hours of "rifling". Oh, and, sorry Eileen, I didn't find an old globe.
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