Thursday, 20 June 2013

My bleeding heart…

You every have one of those days? You know, one of THOSE days? The ones where nothing really works out for you? Yeah well, I wrote an entire long post for this tag and come back this morning to finish it off and publish. Low and behold, everything I've written, every. single. thing.... Is gone. All of it! To put things lightly Im just a little annoyed at that.

So anyway, because of that I apologize, but  it will only be a short post today. If I get time later on I may come back and elaborate but for now here we go.

This tag was one of many sitting in a pile that was started and left for a long time. I was actually working on a different tag when I made the top layer of this one. It didn't work for the tag I was working on so I raided my stash of unfinished ones and these 2 matched up. The inking I did on the clear packing tag looked a lot like dried blood (gross, I know but it was a cool effect). So my thought process went a little like this *blood - dripping blood - blood dripping off a heart - bleeding heart - bleeding heart quote.*.  Sounds quick and it was but things are rarely that easy. It took me weeks to find a quote that I liked enough to put on the tag. I finally found one and it was this quote by Countee Cullen:

So in the dark we hide the heart that bleeds,
And wait, and tend our agonizing seeds

I shortened it to fit the tag and I think it works. So I hope you like my tag.

See you soon for hopefully a longer post that wont actually delete itself!
Happy Crafting!
I would like to enter this into Dripping with Smudgy Antics Challenge


  1. Awesome tag Sam! I love how you build up your background and the heart and senti work great together :D
    Thanks for entering another piece with us at Smudgy Antics xxx

  2. Wonderful tag! Great drippy goodness! Love the senti! Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics!
    (SA DT)

  3. The tag turned out wonderfully in the end, didn't it. I have a pile of bits like this that the base didn't fit for purpose at the time but then fortune turns and it's good for something else. Love the quote. Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics

  4. awesome work! I love all that you have totally looks like blood on that packing tape! thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics!

  5. Oh yes I have many days as you are funny. Your sentiment is wonderful and the tag is amazing. I love the coloring.
    susan s

  6. Back for more awesomeness I see :) Beautiful tag! Yep, at Smudgy Antics we see something dripping with blood and call it not only art, but beautiful :) You tag is stunning and your sentiment is perfect! Thanks for playing along with us again :)

  7. Gorgeous Tag, great image and sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics :)


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