Vintage Tag

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Two more of this week’s hoops and hurdles successfully negotiated. I managed to get my fruit tea breads made in time, although it was touch and go especially after I missed my bus home! I did say I would take a picture to show you but it completely went out of my mind, I’m sorry. It was very well received by our course delegates who all took the recipe (and extra slices) away with them.

Today I am sharing a tag that I have made for this week’s Sunday Stamper’s challenge that has a vintage theme:


This started life as a plain manilla tag which I coloured with Old Paper and Brush Corduroy distress stains. I splodged some stain on to a mat and then just swept the tag through it a few times. I built up the layers gradually, drying in between coats. I wish I had taken a picture as I loved the effect and I hadn’t realised how fabulous Old Paper can be, I ‘ve only ever used it for edging.


Can you spot anything odd about the ‘photo above? There was bright sunshine when I took it! I’m just not used to this, so to me it really stands out. I used a script stamp and Vintage Photo ink on top of the background, then used a fab vine stamp, by Lavinia Stamps, and black archival ink.


I used more Old Paper and Brushed Corduroy distress stains to colour up some white seam binding, again I just love the colour and effect that this has produced.


I also did the same with a little Graphics Fairy butterfly image and popped it on top of a scrap of lace together with a teeny brass key.



The final touch was to add some rosebuds and the dream sentiment, which is a cut down raffle ticket.



I shall definitely be using this colour combination again, it’s my new favourite!

I am now on my knees having been up at daft o’clock in order to set up our training event and then unloading and reloading the van before wending my weary way home on the train.  I had just about enough energy to eat a bag of Millie’s Cookies (more cost effective than a single cookie, obviously) as I did so.



Vintage Tag — 7 Comments

  1. Your baking always sounds so delicious, if I close my eyes I swear I can almost smell it!

    Gorgeous tag my dear, I love the vintage look at the the lush embellishments.

    Dionne xx

  2. Hi Lisette. Thank you for your lovely comments. I had a look at your pegs. They are beautiful. Love your vintage tag. The colours work so well together. The vine stamp and flowers are great. Have a great rest of the week. Cheers, Di

  3. I’ve loved many of your posts but this one really gets me. So beautiful. You just keep on getting better and better. What a talent you have. Happy Days

  4. Ooooh, I love this very lots, colours are right up my street :O) The sound of fruit bread has me drooling… nomnnomnom! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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