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Sunday, 1 April 2012

Titanic Tags

What a rotten week!  Couldn't even blog but did manage to get some crafting done and as I am a massive TITANIC fan I just couldn't let the Centenary pass without doing something so made two tags ... one for me and one to send to another Titanorak ... an internet friend that I met briefly at the Titanic Exhibition at the Science Museum in London in 2003.
They are just my "standard" tag size ... distressed with various shades of blue (couldn't be any other colour really ... it's supposed to represent the ocean!) And I added some swirls and flourishes, some of which I dusted with gold perfect pearls to represent the waves.  Absolute artistic licence, of course, as there were no waves that night.
The clock shows the time the Titanic sank (I am having to explain that to just about everyone who sees them!) and the bow of the ship was a challenge but all the effort was proven worthwhile today when daddy saw them and asked where I bought them from!  I scored down the back of them and bent them a little bit and then covered them in glossy accents and just hoped it wouldn't all slide off as they dried.  I Walked Away so not as to fiddle with them and then when they were nearly dry teased them into the pointy shape I wanted.  Only problem here was I couldn't then attach the bottom edge of the ship to the tag and didn't want to rely on the great blob of silicone glue behind to hold them into place.  Super-sticky "red" double sided tape to the rescue and I "encouraged" the bottom edge of the ship flat and then quickly stuck the message label on with more silicone.  Seems to be holding so far so think I have got away with it.
Wasn't sure about the red flag and label and experimented with grey and white but eventually came back to the red ... it seemed all too wishy-washy otherwise.
They didn't turn out quite as I imagined in my head at 2am when I was thinking about making them but they will do as a little memento of the Centenary and I just hope my friend likes hers which will be in the post in the morning!


  1. What Wonderful Tags. Such a sad occasion that still leaves lots of people very emothional. TFS Debbie. Hugs Rita xxxx

  2. ...Debbie how wonderful are these...a great tribute to a great ship and putting the time of the sinking on the clock pulls it all together...marvelous work...Mel :)

  3. Fabulous Tags well done hugs Elaine

  4. These tags are gorgeous, I love all the detail that you have included, they look really great :)

    Luv Karen xx

  5. Those tags are seriously complicated and a worthy tribute to those who lost their lives. xx Maggie

  6. I really really love these tags as I said when I commented on facebook. Fab work xx Cath xx

  7. What wonderful tags. I think you were right to go with the touch of red. I'm just getting to the Titanic bug really want to go to Belfast to see the exhibition there.