Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Vintage Chic

There is a kit magazine out at the moment - only selected craft shops are stocking it, and The Papeterie is one of those shops. It's called "Cardmaking In Easy Steps", and it's a wee bit different to the kit mags you get in the supermarkets and newsagents. The issue that is out at the moment is called "Vintage Chic"  and I thought I'd try and illustrate what can be done once you've used all the stuff in the kit and are still left with the stamps - they really sparked my imagination.
 For this tag I cut 2 tags using the Tim Holtz Tag & Bookplates die. I added a TH butterfly movers and shapers die to the tag die so that I'd have a butterfly die cut from the top tag. The top tag was then coloured with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink from the winter limited edition set. I also used this distress inpad to colour the seam binding. I distressed the edges of both tags with my Distrezz-It machine then lined up the tags and stamped the butterfly stamp from the magazine kit through the aperture onto the 2nd tag. I then layered up the tags using 3d foam tape. The greeting was also from the kit and it was stamped onto the waste from the middle of one of the bookplates from the TH die.
I'd like to enter this one into..
Craft Your Passion - monochromatic
The Pink Elephant - butterflies

 For this tag I used the birdcage stamp from the magazine kit - I stamped randomly over the whole stamp with Versamark ink and clear embossed. I then blended Peeled Paint distress ink all over the tag (the embossed birdcages resist the distress ink) I then flicked on some water and once it was dry I stamped the birdcage randomly over the tag with the Peeled Paint ink. I stamped the birdcage again onto a scrap of card using Victorian Velvet, cut around it then covered with versamark ink and clear embossed. I also used the Victorian Velvet inkpad to colour the seam binding and washer for the tag. The velvet and crochet trim is from The Papeterie.
I'd like to enter this one into:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Tags
Secret Crafter - shabby chic vintage

And finally this last one... firstly I coloured the tag with Wild Honey and Dried Marigold distress inks, then flicked with water like the last one. Then I stamped Dried Marigold and the Hero Arts Newspaper background stamp. Using black Archival Ink I stamped the butterfly stamp from the kit 3 times and the birthday greeting from the kit once. I coloured the butterflies a wee bit with a touch of promarkers. And again I coloured the seam binding with Wild Honey distress ink and used Brushed Corduroy to edge the tag.
I'd like to enter this one into...
Incy Wincy Designs - Tag It
Gingerloft - happy birthday

Thanks for visiting, 
I appreciate any comments 
Debz x


Elaine said...

What fabulous Tags Debbi, great work .
I love the colours you have chosen .
The birdcage one is my FAV, but I love them all .
Hugs Elaine

Victoria said...

oh these are fantastic x

Paula (PEP) said...

Love that final one - the colours are just brilliant & the overstamping using the Newspaper background extremely effective. The water drops effect is a lovely one.
Paula (PEP)

Dec'sNan said...

Hi Debbie
Love all the tags but the last one with the butterflies is my favourite.
You mentioned a FB page for promarker storage ideas, I have had a look but can't find anything, could you let me know what it was called?
Keep smiling
Liz x

downrightcrafty said...

Gorgeous creations, and perfect for our challenge of Vintage/Shabby Chic at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week
Hugs Kate xx

coops said...

these are beautiful debbi.gorgeous colours and i love the birdcages and butterlfies ;D

xx coops xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie these are gorgeous creations and fabulous colours too, I like the bottom one best butterflies :-) big happy hugs love Pops x x x

Suze Bain said...

Lovely tags Debbi, think the third one is my fave, I just love the colour and the row of butterflies. xx

Erika said...

Cool tags Debbi. Yaah for tags my new favourite thing!
Happy crafting, big hugs,
Erika. x

Francesca said...

Absolutely Gorgeous
Thanks for joining us Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week and good luck!


BethieJ said...

Thank you for joining us at Gingerloft!
Have a GREAT day!

Berit Synnøve said...

Fabulous tags. Love the colors you have used. The last one is my fav :)
Thanks for joining Gingerloft Challenge.

Hugs Berit

einat109 said...

Gorgeous Tags love the image and the colours. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft.

Kim. said...

These are all fabulous tags, love them all.
Kim xXx

Anonymous said...

WOW great Tags Love the 1st and last one in your set the best! Great to see you at Incy Wincy this week Incy Wincy this week for our Tags challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

dragonllew said...

Gorgeous tags Debbie love the colours you have used thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week.
Jenny x

Sarah said...

these are great with really wonderful colours - love the birdcages! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah.

earthspirit927 said...

Great tags just gorgeous!!Thank you for joining us this week for Craft your Passion Challenges Monochromatic Challenge.

Melissa, Dt Member

~*Joni said...

Oh Debbi what a gorgeous set of tags! I love the distressed, vintage feel. Very pretty with monochromatic schemes. Thank you so much for joining in on our butterflies challenge at The Pink Elephant this week!
~*Joni TPE DT

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