Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Puppy Love Tag Swap

I sent my tags off on Monday for the Puppy Love Tag Swap.
As usual, I was late, so I had to send them priority mail!
I was assured them would get there by Thursday!

My husband is a musician who also teaches at a music school,
so I asked him if he could get me sheet music for Puppy Love
I knew the song, but it was fun to learn Paul Anka wrote it.
I copied the music onto cream coloured card stock,
then cut out the tag shape.

I aged the tags with walnut ink.
Then I added vintage wallpaper to the other side.
I added puppy or young love images, buttons, cut-out hearts, beads, lace, rick-rack. Some of the tags have the music on the front, some on the back. I didn't make any two alike,
it was so much fun to come up with new ideas!

In the process of getting the materials for this swap together, I discovered all sorts of wonderful ephemera, old photos, old snapshots, scrap, etc.

This is my first art swap,
and I loved doing it.
Thanks Karla, this was way fun!

3 comments: said...

I didn't know that Paul Anka wrote that either! And how cool that you used that sheet music. I'll be looking forward to them.

Three Shabby Chicks said...

Hi Marilee, What a beautiful blog. thanks so much for sharing with us. Your Tribute blog was so touching, thanks so much for sharing that. Looking forward to future blogs. Robin, Niki, & Marlo

Kathy said...

Oh, LOVE your tags!!!