I have a few tags to share with you today, so this post is a little longer that usual. This week I am playing along with Tag Tuesday, and the theme is "Books" As a teacher, and avid reader, this is a subject that is close to my heart. I spent many happy hours reading as a child, and remember walking the half a mile or so up to the town library by myself to check out books when I was about 8 years old.
The first tag has a school photo of my Dad on it. He looks like he is about 10 or 11 years old, and is holding a book. As soon as I saw the week's theme, I knew I wanted to use this photo. I stamped the tag with a clock stamp, and sprayed a little Smooch Spritz on in with the same tones as the ink. I found an older Stamping Up sentiment stamp that has many words that I associate with books and reading, and I stamped that above the photo. I knew I wanted the word "read" on it somewhere, but I couldn't find my alphabet stamps, so I stamped "dream" again from the sentiment stamp and cut it apart. I like the way it looks, I feel like it fits because it is printed with the same font as on the big stamp.
The second tag includes my photo of a statue of a fairy reading. I found her at the butterfly conservatory last weekend, and loved the way the two butterfies were resting on her. Their bright colors really pop against the muted colors around them. I imagined that she was engrossed in her book and enjoying the solitude of reading quietly in the garden, so I used part of two different stamps to write "Treasure Solitude".