May's Inked Stamper 10-tag swap theme was Fairy Tale. Twinkie Stampotique makes the perfect little Pinocchio and once I decided Pinocchio was the direction for the swap the rest of the tag design fell into place very quickly.
I die-cut tags out of pearlescent black paper and bricked-up the stage backdrop with my trusty brick stencil, gel medium and acrylic paint. The curtains (memory box) were die-cut out of a re-purposed dollarstore copy of Pinocchio. Twinkie was coloured in with pencil crayons and markers and his nose was trimmed from a fallen branch I picked up at the stamp retreat outside of our workroom. I borrowed the leaf die-cut and green mirror paper to add the perfect final touch to his wooden nose and added fishing line for Pinocchio's strings.
I cut, embossed, distressed (vintage photo) and folded the bottom of the tag to resemble a stage.
I am entering Pinocchio into the following three challenges:
1. Anything But a Card Mini-Challenge this week is Hang It. Pinocchio is hanging about and finding his way to becoming a "real boy".
2. The Aviary: paper wings productions anything goes and
3. Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC 147: Tags