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Boz Towers, Essex, United Kingdom
I'm a Red Hat Society member with a love of crafting of all sorts. A very proud mum to four fabulous children and Nan to six gorgeous grandchildren. I started work as a milliner and now have an abiding love of scrapbooking and card making.

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Wednesday 27 June 2012

Vintage Tag

It's my mother-in-laws birthday in a couple of months time and I've been itching to use some of the vintage and steam-punk bits and pieces I've been stashing away for some time on a card for her.  When I look back at my stash some things have been unused for three or four years so now it's time to bring them out  and have a play.  I was inking and spraying some old pages from a book and liked the look of the flowers I wanted to use.

I chose a tag to go on the front of her card and inked up a Justrite large background stamp to start with in Sepia tones and embossed it with extra fine embossing powder.  I've used a Clarity stamp you can find here and coloured her with Promarkers.  The clock face is from a steam-punk set by Kanban and the ticket die came from Whimsy stamps. Loads of Cosmic Shimmer mist and distress inks too.  The seam binding has been inked and sprayed and I've used some crochet ribbon in copper too.  There's a Marianne die flourish tucked in there as well.  A great time was had by me!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges on websites that have given me some amazing inspiration:

Vintage udfordring #43  Use a stamp.

Clear It Out Challenge ~ 2 ribbons and Anything goes 

Everybody-Art-Challenge #199 Monochromatic Brown 

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #71 ~ Make Your Own Flowers

Make It Monday with Cupcake Cards #95 Anything Goes.


catherine said...

Your tag is super and love all the pieces you have added to it. The stamp looks great. A fab make for MIM challenge. Nice to pop over and see your work
x catherine

Marjorie said...

Oh I love this Jennie..gorgeous colours and lovely design..some really beautiful elements on this tag...stunning!
Thank you for sharing such a wonder project with us this week at Make it Monday....

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Absolutely beautiful - gorgeous use of all those bits and pieces xx

fionalawlor said...

This is gorgeous! Your handmade flowers is so pretty :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our "Create Your Own Flowers" challenge.
Fiona x

Laura W said...

This is beautiful! I'm sure she will love it :)Thanks for playing along with us at the Clear It Out Challenge Blog :)

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wonderful Tag !! I love it !!thanks for joining in our challenge.

Words and Pictures said...

Oh this is a lovely tag! Thanks so much for dropping by at Words and Pictures, so glad you enjoyed it. Glad you've joined the vintage gang!