Thursday, May 25, 2023


 Hey there, hope your week is going well. I've not felt well for the last two days and didn't post a couple of things for challenges, so I've told myself I feel better today and will be posting more than once today.
Honey and I don't travel any more for pleasure, only when we have to, for multiple reasons, one being we don't really want to. So, for Valerie's current challenge at Tag Tuesday I was at a bit of a loss because I make tags for my corner tag tree and they need to mean something personal. I was talking about it with Honey (since they are his decorations too) and was about to just use some of the spots we've been to in our past travels, but then we got to talking about what would be our fantasy travel choices, just off the top of our heads and dependent upon our moods right then. He replied, African or Australian Safari. Not to shoot any game, just to see them. Well, I decided to make a tag for each of our choices. (I will post mine separately to get both in the challenge.) This is the tag I made for him.
After showing him the stamps and stickers I had, he liked the giraffe and the zebra on this really old sticker sheet I had in my stash. 
I decided to cut the tag using some nested notched stitched square dies I had bought on Amazon. I think using dies for the tag base is a fun alternative to a shipping tag. So, I cut the green base out of SU card stock and the smaller patterned paper layer from a sheet in the Carta Bella 6x6 Old World Travel paper pad. But before I adhered it, I stamped a Deep Red Stamps rock border with Fallen Leaves Versafine Clair ink. Then I colored the area above and below with a, ochre colored pencil and drew grass with light brown and green pencils. I also ink-distressed the edges with some Pesto Versamagic Chalk ink. Then it was just a matter of adding the 3 stickers and done with the scene. I used an SU tag punch on some of the green card stock and attached it to the back at top so it would look more like a tag.

That's it for this post. Have a great day and thanks for the visit!

Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
I like making both! 
But I really enjoy making my husband something he wants or likes and that's usually masculine.


Valerie-Jael said...

Hi Aimeslee, I LOVe the beautiful tag you made for your Honey and for my challenge at tag Tuesday. I love the stickers you used, sometimes we really find treasures in our stash. Hope you are feeling better! I haven't been feelig well today, either. Thanks again, dear Aimeslee, hugs, Valerie

Caty said...

This is a wonderful tag Aimeslee ! The background is really beautiful, and I love the giraffe and the zebra that you added. Since it is a beautiful paper, it does not need much decoration, and it looks great.
I wish you a lovely Friday and weekend
Big hugs, Caty

Helen said...

Gorgeous tag! LOVE that background for your animals! So cool! Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday!
Helen DT

Bonnie Lynn said...

Fabulous tag!! I so want to go to Australia as well but that's not happening for several reasons health being one of them. I'm sorry you haven't been feeling good lately. I'm hoping you have some better days ahead.

Donna Scholz said...

Oh, Amislee, I absolutely LOVE your tag and the idea of commemorating your travels (and those still on your bucket list)!! Your composition is just perfect with the African continent in the background and that wonderful grassy plain you created with your pencils!!! Thank you so much for sharing your tag with us at The Male Room for our "animals" challenge!!!! -Donna

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So beautifully put together Aimes, a beautiful background and I love hubby's choice of animals. They fit so well on the tag. Love it.
Sorry to hear, you've not been well, I hope you are better now. Bug hugs
Faith x

Heather said...

What a gorgeous tag! I love the shape of it! Thanks for playing with Critter Crazy Challenge.

pinky said...

Absolutely gorgeous scene and the shape you are using for your tags is just brilliant! Thanks for sharing with us at Tag Tuesday.

Fiona said...

Oh I can totally relate - I just feel as thought I don't want to travel too far any more. Africa was always a place I wanted to visit but I'm a stay at home girl in Wales now! Love your tags though - just perfect to bring the animals to life. Thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room challenge

Pat said...

I adore this Aimeslee, so beautifully put together with the map background and the cute giraffe and zebra, and the stamped rocks and pencilled grasses it looks fabulous. I hope you are feeling better again now. x

Sandra Wright. said...

I love the inspiration behind your tag, it's not always about boats trains and planes for travel.
The images are just delightful, an amazing Tag.
Thank you for joining us at Tag Tuesday x

My name is Erika. said...

I had to come back and check out the hubby's safari tag. i'm with him about that being a dream vacation. Of course I like to go just about any place so my dream vacation list is pretty long-smile. These are fantastic stickers, and they make a super tag. It's too bad Valerie's theme came when it did as I could have made a lot of tags if I'd had more time. I hope you're feeling better and having a nice long weekend. hugs-Erika

Helen said...

Amazing tag - love the background you created.

Thanks for joining us at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge.

Helen x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Gorgeous tag Aimeslee - Africa would be great. I love these animals. Thanks so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, hugs, Chrisx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Very manly tag. I LOVE how you colored the rocks and the grass. Brilliant.

AndrejaM said...

Beautiful masculine card. Thanks for sharing at The Male Room

Goga said...

Fantastic animal card. Thank you for joinig us at The Male Room. Goga

Andreja said...

What a fantastic card :-))
Thank you for joining us at The Male Room ❤️