Thursday, June 10, 2010

My First Vintage Tag!!

I am thrilled with how my first tag turned out!!! This was a project just for me to hang up in my crafty room as inspiration. It might go in a scrapbook or something someday but for now it is hanging up on my corkboard as you can see in the second picture!

....and I thought I would show you a closeup of using crackle accents. I have never tried it before and LOVE the effect! I have tried glossy accents a few times but my paper always warped real bad...I think the key is to let it air dry instead of using a heat gun.

Just a bit about the tag...I used tea dye distress ink for the background and a faded text background from Stampabilities. The chipboard is covered with Martha Stewart glitters in onyx and garnet. The green flower with bronze button is something I made!! :) They are called yo yo flowers and you can find a tutorial here. *Thanks Courtney!!* The pearl pins are recycled from a card I received with blog candy and the pearl hanger is cut from pearl string my mom brought back from a yard sale. The heart with wings stamp is bought from the dollar store (one of my favs!) and I colored the hearts in with Stampin Up' chalk and just put crackle accents over top....and VOILA!! A gorgeous tag! I'm so proud of myself for going outside my comfort zone! HEHE! :)

Hope you also enjoy this little project!
Now for some challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Anything but square
Etsyinspired - Inspired by this item here with the vintage style and pearls
Allsorts - Strawberries and cream (I used red, chocolate, cream and green from the photo inspiration)
Stamp,Scrap and Doodle Saturdays - Use a handmade embellishment
Corrosive - Die cuts (I used a circle nestie die for cutting out the green fabric to make my flower)
Cupcake Craft - Dazzle us (lots of sparkly glitter on that chipboard!!)
A Crafty Little Place - Anything but square
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Floral Delights (hopefully a fabric flower counts!)

Have a great night!


Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Stacie your tag is fantastic. Something to use in a decor way that should go on a gift. It is so artistic...wonderfully done!

Gwen DTC @ A Crafty Little Place

Anonymous said...

this is totally awesome!!!!!

well done hun, you rocked it!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Wonderful tag!! Thank you so much for sharing it with ACLP!!

brenda said...

Hi Stacie

Your tag is great, thank you for joining in my Strawberries and Cream theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

de said...

Love this vintage style tag! Beautiful!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

LORi said...

WOW...sensational work!! Too cool!!
Thanks for sharing with ACLP this week!!

Crafty HUGS - LORi

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous tag. Love the embellishments and the colour scheme is stunning. Thanks for joining in with my "dazzling" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Great job on your first tag! Thanks for sharing it with us at SSDS this week! :)

Cara said...

Gorgeous tag, Stacie!! Thanks for sharing with ACLP!!

Kruemel said...

What a beautiful tag! Love the colors and that vintage look you´ve created.

Thanks so much for joining us over at Cupcake Craft this week.

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Merry said...

Beautiful the tea stained effect. Thanks so much for visiting over my way.....I do think of you lots. Just not getting to the computer as much. Thanks also for letting me know about my blog, I think I have fixed that now.

Crystal said...

Oh WOW your first vintage tag came out beautiful!!! The colors and your stamping is BEAUTIFUL!