Having exhausted all my ideas with the above - none of which I was happy with - I kept coming back to the word grammar. It's not suprising for my husband has a passion for ancient greek & also architecture both of which involve grammar of one kind or another, plus I have several books by Owen Jones concerning the grammar of ornament.......... One thing led to another & my tag became an expression of various aspects of grammar, including plainchant musical notation, using a number of Chocolate Baroque stamps.
|front of tag|
|close-up of upper section|
|close-up of lower section|
|close-up showing texture of hammered gold cardstock|
used for mounting dictionary definition
|back of tag|
|close-up showing paper piercing of theme panel|
& inking of the various cardstock edges
Stamps Chocolate Baroque UA4SP0365 Echoes of Italy (gated arch), UA6GW0350 Mini Scripts (texts), UA5SP0363 Musical Fanfare (music) & UA4SP0371 Texture Fragments (ornamental stonework).
Inks Encore Gold; Memento Rich Cocoa; VersaFine Vintage Sepia; Antique Linen, Old Paper, Pumice Stone, Scattered Straw & Vintage Photo Distress Inks.
Marker Staedtler Triplus Fineliner.
Cardstock White, cream & hammered gold from stash.
Die Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die - Tag & Bookplates.
Punch Woodware (scalloped squares).
The brads are from stash & the distressed seam binding was a gift.
The seam binding was distressed by Bev Rochester as in her tutorial HERE.