Today, I spent the day in shear joy in my closet creating this vintage tag with inspiration from the Vintage Master--Tim Holtz.
You can see details of Tim's fabulous inspirational tag and follow along with his easy to follow tutorial HERE on his blog.
I followed his instructions, with some minor tweaking here and there, either due to lack of the goods or just because I like to put my spin on things. I am now able to lift my sewing machine, and I wanted to put it to good use by sewing a burlap tag I cut using Tim's Tag and Bookplates die to black card stock. After sewing it on, I frayed the edges, and trimmed the card.
UPDATE: You may notice the photo above does not have the Remnant Rub arrow on it! I made the tag, and added my spritzing. I goofed spritzing, and totally messed up the young lady's face. I was able to correct that, but in the heat of the moment forgot to add the rub on. After uploading all my photos and writing my post, I noticed it was missing. I had to completely redo! Now I notice I forgot to take this photo out of the post. Well, I like it, so it's staying! I just didn't want you to think your eyes were playing tricks on you!
I chose to use black texture paste to really show off my brand new Cracked Pistachio Distress ink. I love the color so much, I made my entire tag around it. Isn't it such a happy color? It makes me so happy to use it, I thought I would enter my tag in Georgie's Happy, Happy, Happy challenge at Frilly and Funkie. And nothing makes me happier than Vintage, Vintage, Vintage! So I'll be joining in the fun at Mixed Media World for their Vintage challenge, too.
I used Tim's Measured Layering stencil to lay down my paste. Ephemera was chosen from Tim's Ephemera Packs--Expedition and Emporium and one vintage match box label from my collection. No originals were harmed; I photo copied it, and treated it to a little Cracked Pistachio Distress ink.
I cut up the Bus Route piece from Tim's collection so it would better fit my collage and popped up "Route 4" with foam tape. I also chose to use my Vintage Photo Distress marker to give a little shadow to my pieces, after covering the entire tag with Glue and Seal.Oops! I did this before I added my Small Talk quote! I added some Vintage Photo to that, too, because it just looked too bright for this vintage piece.
I chose this couple from Tim's Photobooth; they look like they've just gotten their photo taken for the Church Directory, so I made my tag about looking for Divine moments. I used Antique Linen, Wild Honey, and Vintage Photo Distress Markers to color the photo. I swiped some Cracked Pistachio ink on my mat, and applied it to her dress using a Detail Water Brush. I don't have anything but the ink in this lovely color, so I found ways to get it on everything! I used a Remnant Rub arrow from the Special Delivery collection.
The pin is from my stash--sorryTim; will pick up some the next time I'm out, but after running to 3 different craft stores to pick up my supplies, I didn't feel like running back out again today! I had these sweet buttons, too, that really match in real life, but not in the lighting in my photo studio.
My flowers are all hand made using the Tattered Florals and Tattered Flower Garland dies. I used plain white card for the top flower, inked with Cracked Pistachio and spritzed with Vintage Photo Distress spray and Pewter Perfect Pearl spray. The other two are cut from Kraft Core and colored with Cracked Pistachio ink and the Pewter Perfect Pearl spray. By the way, flowers make me happy, too!
I used Idea-ology Paper Twine, inked with Cracked Pistachio instead of thread to tie around my upward pointing arrow. I also tied my threads off at the end of the stitching into a little bow. You can see the Marker spritzer was put to use. Little details like this make me happy!
In place of the Linen ribbon, I used a strip of burlap I slathered with white texture paste, dried, then applied Cracked Pistachio and Vintage Photo Distress inks. I twirled it up into some cork screw curls for fun. The date of my ledger page is 1945-vintage!
I would like to enter this into the following inspiring challenges: