Having no papers or stamps, embellishments, nor even any graphics on hand to go with this theme, I then began thinking to look upon songs, poems, or quotes. I found a quote that inspired me, by Terri Guillemets, at her website, The Quote Garden...
"Strawberries are the angels of the earth,
innocent and sweet,
with green leafy wings reaching heavenward."
Isn't that sweet?.. Well, from as young as I can remember, I always loved to draw... pictures of all kinds. There was a particular set of little characters I used to doodle all the time, I remember, so I decided to use them in my tag. However, this time I would not be drawing them, I would be paper-piecing them together... everything, down to their little noses, is cut by hand. Now, of course, they don't look exactly like the little drawings I've done, but I'm happy with the paper-cut version! The technique was fun!
Here you see my own artistic take on strawberry angels. I didn't add halos, but I made their bodies and caps to look like strawberries, and then gave them their "green leafy wings", all set against a starry, sort-of-heavenly, background. You can't tell in the photo, but the strawberries in their hands are raised for dimension; and the one thing I was sorry I forgot, was to glimmer mist the one little strawberry angel's wings, on the bottom left of the tag. But here you have it.. I hung it in my kitchen window, just above my sink, and it makes me smile!
Well, as it so happened, Dear Daughter was coming for dinner last night, and for SOME reason, I had a craving for strawberries.. So I put on my Strawberry Shortcake apron and I whipped together a Strawberry-Pretzel Pie!
While I was at it, I baked a Banana Cream Pie too! Both were delicious, and by the time we'd finished dinner and dessert last night, I'm surprised I could even MOVE! With that, and the exception of the allergies I'm still suffering, all in all, I still couldn't have wished for a nicer evening with both my kids!
Special thanks to Rebecca for hosting Tag Tuesdays,
and thanks to all for stopping by today!