Monday, 13 August 2012

Casino, Amusements and BINGO!


I just about made it this week!  I taught classes on Friday so the whole week has been taken up with prep but I didn't want to miss out making this weeks tag.  I started out wanting to make a one armed bandit but when I looked at a few photos on the internet it all looked a bit complicated and then I saw this.....


.....I remember playing on these when we visited the beach when I was a child.  After a day on the sand we would all dress and then set off for some tea.  I didn't much like the feeling of salt dried on my skin as I pulled on my clothes nor the vigorous rubbing of my feet to get off the worst of the sand before putting sandals back on.  Still it was a small price to pay for all the fun of the beach.  After tea we would sometimes visit a Penny Arcade and I used to love flicking the ball around the metal spiral to see where it would end up! So here is my tag version of this old Penny Arcade Game......


Why are small versions of things so darn cute?!  If you want to know how I made it then please follow this link.


A bit closer on the details.


I couldn't do this with the Arcade games of my childhood!!  I feel like a giant!  Hope you like my tag.  Thank you everyone for the lovely words of encouragement last week.  I plan to spend an hour or so in the morning catching up with what you have all been making this week.  I'd better dream up next weeks tag tonight as it is Tuesday again tomorrow!! ;-)

I'm off to bed now - Night Night, don't let the Bed Bugs bite!! 

15 comments:

  1. Helen, this is amazing. It looks authentic and the details are spectacular.

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  2. Cool, Helen. Your paper engineering techniques are amazing. Blessings!

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  3. And don't forget to turn out the light!

    LOVE your tag. What a beautiful rendition of a childhood memory.

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  4. Fab fab fab tag! Love all the details, and such lovely memories. x

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  5. Wow! How clever are you? It looks like the real thing but in miniature.

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  6. I think your very patent and I also remember these fab tag hun (very skilled ;0)

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  7. Wowee Helen! You are one super crafty lady! FanTAstic tag! :0)

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  8. This is fantastic Helen...You are soooooo creative...LOVE IT!!
    Jan x

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  9. This looks great! Mini versions of stuff are brilliant!

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  10. Fantastically clever! I'm so jealous of your skills and patience.

    Pat x

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  11. Helen, Your tag is truly a work of art! Beautiful and really inventive! Great job!
    Hugs
    Ivy

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  12. What a fantastic Amusements tag! the silver/brass trimmings are great, espcially on such a small scale; and a lovely colourful image and tie, Jane xx

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