Saturday, 4 June 2011

Vintage style tag

I'm off to the Craft Barn today lots of exciting demonstration's going on there including Di and Karen from Tando, Andy Skinner and Liz Welch with her Friendly Plastic Magic.   So excited been looking forward to this for weeks!

I really struggle with this style soft feminine vintage lace and ribbon and pretty.   So this was a bit of an adventure, kinda lets pile it all on and see what happens project.

Inspired by
City Crafters - back to basic use paint and recycled cardboard.
Tag Tuesday - Soft Pink and green
Crafty Individuals  - Vintage with a heart somewhere.
Dutch Dare - Picture inspiration a lovely pink and green soft romantic bed

Stripped back some corrugated cardboard and painted it with acrylic paint mixing sap green with white and dark crimson with white.  The lacy point at the bottom of the main tag is cut out from a place mat, got a set of these lacy place mats from one of the £1 shop places.   More lace along the top.    Pink tag attached to the green one by a string of pearls.   Lady in pearls is a Crafty Individuals stamp as are the butterflies.   She is stamped in Memento and coloured with Promarkers.    Butterflies stamped in lightening black on vellum.   Oh yes the heart its a little paper cellar button on the corner of the stamped image of the lady with pearls.

32 comments:

  1. you made a great tag, it's lovely. I struggle
    also with the vintagestyle, still thinking about it to make something, but this is inspiring.
    thanks, Carla

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  2. Love those butterflies, such a pretty tag. I love vintage, and crafty individuals are perfect for this
    Sharon xx

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  3. Another exceptional piece of artwork Zoe. Enjoy the Craft Barn.
    Julia xxx

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  4. A lovely vintage tag, lots of textures and things to look at.

    What a shame about the Craft Barn. I'm going tomorrow, it would have been nice to meet you.
    xxx Hazel.

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  5. i struggle too.. but i think you made it look easy with this pretty tag
    Lisa x

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  6. Lovely Tag! I love Vintage, probably because of my age.....Hugs, Valerie

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  7. Now that wasn't so difficult was it? Great job, love the elements and image and the colours are gorgeous.
    Have a great day at The Craft Barn, I hope to go tomorrow as my son plays cricket today and it is a home game.
    Have a great weekend Zoe and enjoy the sunshine.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  8. I think you tag looks lovely Zoe - the lace looks really good. Maria x

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  9. oh love this hun great detail on this,really stands out beautifully have fun at the craft barn hugs cherylxx

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  10. Beautiful project Zoe. Lucky you off to the Craft Barn. Have a great time.
    Regards Florence.

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  11. Weel it looks to me like something lovely happened...very pretty..I lvoe Crafty individuals, off to have a play for this challenge myself today! Hoep you enjoyed your day...Esther xx

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  12. well the struggle paid off the finished piece is very pretty!

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  13. Hi Zoe,
    Your tag is beautiful, the colours are so subtle! Lots more lovely work when I scrolled down...sorry I haven't been around much..but I am still looking and commenting when I can get a moment!

    Sue
    x

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  14. This is beautiful a really lovely vintage make!

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  15. It's very soft and I love the lace!! I love to use lace and I am always looking for very old vintage lace for a good price!!!
    Have fun at the Craft Barn, now is that a shop there in the UK or a craft show?

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  16. A very gorgeous vintage tag 'with a heart' Zoe. Thanks for joining us in the challenge, Jean

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  17. Very lovely tag, love that vintage image, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  18. Such a very pretty tag. I love the mix! Have a great Sunday. Hugs, Kim

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  19. Beautiful vintage tag Zoe, loving your new style. Annette x

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  20. Oh what a gorgeous tag, Zoe and I love your "Anything but a Card" entry too--WOW!
    XO
    CIndy

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  21. What a lovely tag ... doesn't look like you struggle at all ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB and enjoy the Craft Barn!

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  22. This is just so pretty!!!!
    Zoe I downloaded Google Chrome like you suggested and it's worked. Thank you my friend.
    xx

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  23. lovely tag Zoe, such pretty colours and love all the lace and pearls

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  24. Wow, I think you totally achieved the soft, feminine look!

    Your tag looks like a Victorian woman's evening purse!

    Awesome!

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  25. Hooray for trying it and I think it turned out very well!!

    Rebecca

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  26. This look wonderful.. Well done!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  27. Such a lovely tag! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!

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  28. Very beautiful...love the soft side of it and all the details you put into it!

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  29. Great tag! I love the soft colours!

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  30. Oh how totally delicate AND beautiful, Zoe!!! I love it. Thanks SO much for joining the party--Your creation is completely "ohh-la-la!"
    XO
    Cindy

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  31. Hi Zoe
    This is a style I simply adore.
    Beautiful use of the CI stamp and love all the elements.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  32. Stopping by from Cindy's Oh La La Link Party. What a delightful shape for your tag!

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