Sunday, 25 May 2014

never trust people who promise to make you rich in a day. they are generally crazy swindlers ― carlo collodi, pinocchio

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 PinocchioTwinkie 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


  1. You're right. Twinkie makes the perfect Pinocchio.

    What a great scenic tag!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges.

  2. What a great tag. I love how you have your Tinkie/Pinocchio 'hanging' onto the stage set. Thank you for taking part in my mini-challenge at Anything But A Card. Cheers, Di

  3. Awesome tag. I love all the details and how it all comes together. Good luck in your challenges.