Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Fashion, Beep Beep, Fashion!

   Well! little did I know when I started making this tag, that a song would get lodged in my head and would end up changing the making fairly substantially. Recently, there have been a series of David Bowie concerts and documentaries on the BBC and I've watched them avidly as Bowie was such an influence on me during my teens and twenties. Still love his music now actually. Well, as I was hunting out the glitter card and my T!m Holtz dress form Die, the classic song Fashion (1980) popped into my head and got firmly fixed there, it's still there, I even Googled the lyrics! I tend to roll with these things, so I wrote chunks of them all over the tag and totally changed what I was going to do. I'm delighted with how this tag turned out and I'm still quietly singing that song... 
    I started with a plain white tag and covered it with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink using a blending tool and then flicked it with water a la T!m Holtz. The background was then ghost stamped with a Rogue Redhead Designs Stamp and Picket Fence Distress Stain (I am totally hooked on stamping with this at the moment) I hand wrote lyrics all around the edges of the tag and added 3 T!m Holtz dress forms. I wanted to keep the tag simple as it didn't seem to need much else in the way of adornment. 
   I am entering this into several challenges, one of which is new for me. It fits nicely into Hels' Sunday Stamper Challenge 'More than words' as well as the Die Cut challenge at another of my favourite sites, Bloggers Challenge. I am also entering this into the Analogous colours challenge at Make My Monday (Oh yes, I now know what the word analogous means!) and the Hey Girl Challenge at the lovely Simon Says Stamp And Show.
   It's been another lovely warm day down here on the South Coast... Summer is outside the building! I had such fun making this tag and I was so pleased with the outcome, I'm still thinking of songs... mmmmm.... might be the B52's next, that, or GOTYE... or both!

Make My Monday Challenge
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Hey Girl



Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Gotta love the David Bowie music!!!! So cool it inspired you! The blue has my creative's one of the IN fall fashion colors this IN STYLE!!! So gorgeous and sparkly and that background is fabulous! Love your writing.

Dan said...

Lovely tag! Of course, now I have that song going round and round in my head! lol Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Redanne said...

Oooh David Bowie your talking! Love your gorgeous glittery dress forms on your equally gorgeous tag! Very happy for you to share my light bulb moment - they don't happen very often!! LOL. Anne x

Jenny Marples said...

This is so inventive Anna! Loving that background. Good luck with these challenges. Hugs, Buttons x

Dr Sonia S V said...

It is so stylish Anna!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A cool, a fabulous tag, great colors.

Sandra said...

Love your glittery dress forms! And the background looks so cool! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

TonyR said...

gorgeous colours and great design!!
i watched all those bowie documentaries too -- he was such an influence on my youth!!
xx tony

Art From The heart said...

I love Bowie music and your tag is lovely!
Happy to have you as a follower,I'm following you now.
Hello from Michigan,humid and warm !
Hugs, Amy jo

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the glittery dress forms! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Mynn xx said...

This is oh so cool!!! LOVE those glittery dress forms! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Cazro said...

Wow Bling, Bling, such a pretty set of dresses. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday - 3 Blues Caz

Hels Sheridan said...

I loves Bowie too... grew up listening to his music :O)) Fab tag, Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper and apologies for my late arrival!!! x

Fliss said...

This is gorgeous Anna. Fabulous background and just love the glitzy mannequins.
Thanks for sharing this with us at the MMM blues challenge.
Fliss xx

Val said...

Lovely tag - very stylish. Thanks so much for joining us at MMM.