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Monday, May 16, 2011

We're Talkin' Old Wives' Tales


We have such a fun challenge for you this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!  We want you to make a project representing an old wives' tale.  If something doesn't come to mind, here is a great website listing and explaining many old wives' tales.  You have to stop by our challenge blog to see the cute projects my team mates have come up with for this challenge.

I had fun reading through a number of the tales.  There were several that I was considering when I came to the one about waiting an hour after eating before going in swimming.  It really cracked me up.  Honestly, my family lived by that one.  I grew up in a town on Lake Ontario and spent a lot of time at the lake as a kid.  I remember always having to wait that hour before I could swim.  As soon as I came across that one, I knew I had to use it as my theme.

I created a tag out of vanilla card stock and ran it through the Cracked Embossing folder, then ink distressed it with Antique Linen DI.  I tore several shades of blue paper to created waves and rubbed a little Snowcap acrylic paint dabber across to look like foam, used two images from the internet, the bathing beauties and the This Way to the Beach sign, and created my own little sign warning people to wait that magic hour after eating before swimming.  I made a very simple embellishment with corrugated cardboard cut with the Tattered Florals die and edged with Vintage Photo  DI, rubbed with gesso and topped with a  Foliage hardware piece and a button, then finished it off with a stamp from the Odds and Ends set.

What's your favorite old wives' tale?  Show us what it is by making an art piece and entering it at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week.  You must might win that $50 gift certificate that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp gives away on the blog each and every week.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I love to hear from each and every one of you so don't be shy!

14 comments:

Margreet said...

gorgeous Linda....I remember your story so well!!
xxx Margreet

Suzi said...

Wow!! what an imagination you have my dear. Wonderful creation. I'm off for a week in the "sun" tomorrow so won't be around to see you for a week, I'll remember not to swim for that first hour. lol.
Hugs
Suzi x

nessy said...

oh stunning ~beautifully made!!
vanessa xx

Nancy Wethington said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Tanya said...

This is just adorable, so fun! I love that photo. I remember the no swimming for an hour too!

sasa said...

Linda, I soooooooo love this. It has such a great retro feel and those divas look truly fab. I love the way you have put all the layers, details and colours together - it's a creative feast on a tag...
Swam at 7.30 this morning so I can eat all day! Hope the Etsy shop is dong well...
Sarah x

Candy C said...

Hi Linda. Your tag is beautiful! Love the vintage image of the ladies and the little sign you made about waiting an hour to swim! Great old wives' tale! You displayed it really neat, too!!! <3 Candy

Linda R. said...

Oh my goodness... This is amazing.. I just love it.. My Mom always said that to us..

Hugs, Linda

Beverly Gotthardt said...

I remember those days. Great tag, love your shells.

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Linda. A beautiful make and wonderful embellishments
Clairex

Conniecrafter said...

Fantastic collage tag, love your waves and how the sentiment is on them

Lori said...

This is so cool, Linda, I almost picked this tale, but I didn't have a good pic to use...yours just turned out spectacular! Love it!

Marjie K said...

This is fantastic, Linda. I love what you did with the different but related sign images and the image is perfect!

PsyPenguin said...

Lovely tag! The images you've used a great fun and give it a really funky retro look xx

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