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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Stacked - Tuesday Alchemy

Tuesday Alchemy Photo Inspiration Challenge
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Theme - TRAVEL (with suitcases)
This week at Tuesday Alchemy we have a photo inspiration

 The word Alchemy means to extract something extraordinary from the ordinary.
  So I interpreted this photo as:
Image by Floppy Latte
I pulled some of the colors from the suitcases, but my main design aesthetic is things stacked on top of one another.  All of the embellishments are mounted on foam dimensionals.  The stacked books are, I suppose, the primary element that relates back to the inspirational photo.  The books are the suitcases.

My mother was an avid reader and she taught me that the greatest Travel on earth could be done in a book.  She was a bit of an Anglophile and I became a huge fan of British Authors.  Growing up, I traveled all over the world without ever leaving home.   Later on in life, it was fun to actually visit some of the places I read about and find that the writers had painted such an accurate picture, that I felt as though I had been in these places before and my journey was a return trip.

I try not to be too literal when working with photo inspiration.  It wouldn't matter, anyway, because my mind has a mind of its own and would never allow me to engage in Literal Interpretation.  What would be the fun in that?  Hope I didn't get too deep for ya!  :D)  

I am having the best time making crinkled ribbon and coloring it with my Ranger Re-inkers.!!!

Thanks for taking a look!


  1. Gorgeous tag, Chana! Very creative design! Love your wrinkled ribbon!

  2. A clever interpretation, Chana. And you're right - that wrinkled ribbon is the bee's knees!
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  3. The wrinkled ribbon is definitely a stunning embellishment. I love the image and your distressing. This is a great tag :)

  4. What a wonderful tag! Love the design, the image, the distressing, ribbon and embellies! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. Thanks, so much, Carla, Asha, Penny and Sheila! You ladies are too kind!


  6. Fabulous tag Chana!
    Claire xx

  7. I love your tag & what I loved most of all was your explanation. I loved listening to your mind. Those thoughts are what makes our art set apart from everybody else's. It was wonderful to me. TFS Hugs Girlfriend~Patti

  8. Love this! It looks so great with that old-fashioned feel to it and so neatly done :)

  9. Wow, this is such a fantastic idea!! I´m totaly thrilled! Thanks for visiting my blog last week and your lovely comment! Renata xx


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Hugz, Chana