Friday, 11 November 2011

Shabby and Vintage Tags 1

Happy Friday Everyone - the weekend is upon us.

I am sharing some tags I made whilst I was away the other weekend for a few days in Swanage. I took a bag of bits with me which included some lovely images from the Graphics fairy and the Crafty Individuals booklets. (No stamping!!!)

First though I want to show you these great things I found at an antique market in Bridport and at Wimborne market.



The glass doored cabinet was very cheap at only £5, the thimble display box was only £2.50 and the smaller carved box was £1.50 - bargains don't you think? I also bought the little dress form, some sets of old keys, some cigarette cards and a tiny glass bottle.

I just loved this vintage picture of the little girl and  wanted to make the tag quite feminine but rustic at the same time.....



So this is tag number one. I had taken with me some pages from an old book and  bought some fabrics whilst I was there as well, so these all came together very nicely methinks. I cut out words and phrases from the book pages to give the tags a focus.

Tag 2 .......



..... now this one is very masculine. I used one of the old keys I bought and added some staples to keep the industrial feel to it.

There will be a couple more to show you another day.

Enjoy and have a great week. I am teaching at The Art of Craft in Farnborough (Hants) tomorrow - we will be making my vintage mini album. I hope you are all into fabulous crafty things this weekend.

luv and hugs {brenda} xox

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32 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh brenda love what you found,they are stuning pieces just love the tailors dummy and as for your tags hun they are just brilliant the images,and detail amazing such a talent you are hun love seeing what you come up with hugs cherylx

Rebekah said...

These tags are truly stunning Brenda what beautiful work, that little girl image is adorable! As for your bargains well done you! You have some great alterable items there! Hugs Rebekah xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your vintage finds Brenda and what bargains. Your tags are gorgeous, love all the layers of interest. Tracy xv

craftymonster81 said...

Wow, gorgeous tags, love the one with the key espescially and fab buys from the antique market
Lindsay xx

Irene said...

Hi Brenda, what fabulous goodies you bought, can't wait to see what you do with them. Gorgeous tags, they are awesome. See you tomorrow, looking forward to it.
Irene xx

Gemma said...

what stunning tags and amazing bargain finds Brenda! I look forward to seeing how you alter them :) Also wish I was closer to Farnborough so I could come to one of your classes :) x

Dots Dabbles said...

ooooh, these tags are incredible. Those images are divine (both of them)...what a contrast Brenda, one so feminine and one so masculine. And what bargains!!! I can't wait to see what you do with them.
Dot x

Neil said...

Great finds Brenda, hope you have great fun with them. Love the tags, even with no stamping they are brilliant, number two gets my vote, it is brilliant! Enjoy the class too.

Gina said...

Soooo Jealous!! I can't resist a good bargain and those are some of the best I've seen :D
Your tags are delightful, and I especially love the masculine one...what stories that rusty old key inspires :D XXX

Margreet said...

what a fab goodies you've found Brenda and the tags are wonderful!
xxx Margreet

Gram's Treasures said...

Looks like you definitely had fun in Swanage! Lovely tags. Have a great time tomorrow!
Joyce xx

Caroline said...

Great finds Brenda... can't wait to see what you do with it. Love the tags.. gorgeous collage and great use of fabric!

Suze Bain said...

What great finds and what fabulous tags. The second one is great fun but the first one is truly gorgeous. xx

Meggymay said...

Your tags are gorgeous, love the little girl. Your bargain buys are fantastic, wonder how you will alter them?.
Yvonne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, lucky you, your antique market founds are fantastic.
And your tags are so wonderful, great elements on them.
Have a nice weekend :)

Wax Beach Artist said...

Your tags are fantastic! The top one is so adorable!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous tags! Perfect words you found in your book text! Love your finds. I have a thimble box and a printers tray in my stash, waiting for me to get a move on and do something with them,

Lucy x

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how gorgeous, Brenda! and I love your cabinets too....wow!!!

Your tags are beyond stunning!
XO
Cindy

debby4000 said...

Fantastic finds Brenda and amazing tags especially with no stamping.
luv
Debby

Von said...

Hells bells !!! I kept meaning to book as well :(
Hope it goes well fabulous tags :)
Von xxx

Kim Dellow said...

Totally gorgeous. Kim

Terry said...

Fabulous tags, Brenda! Now I can't wait to see what you come up with for the found treasures! Those are incredible finds! Enjoy the class as I know your students will!

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful wonderful tags and bargains WOW lucky you. So glad your visit to Swanage went well. XOXO Zoe

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Brenda,
Sorry I have not been visiting lately, we are in the process of moving! Your tags are amazing. I love yr vintag e finds too. Amazing. Love how you use them as props too! take care, gerri

Ellie said...

What a bargains, and beautiful creations!

Martina2801 said...

Exquisitely crafted, dear Brenda ! So beautiful.
Hugs
MARTINA oxo

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Totally fabulous work Brenda - the tags are gorgeous and I just love all the vintage detail. Well done on finding those amazing bargain buys on the market - look forward to seeing what you do with those - they are so "you" Brenda!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

donna said...

These are stunning!..I want to shop there. What delicious finds...hugs..Donna

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Brenda those tags are fantastic I absolutely love that girl one that you have added the fabric to, the masculine one is also brilliant, the goodies you bought will get a good make over, lol. Awesome work as always Brenda.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Fabulous finds Brenda and real bargains too !> Love the tags especially the masculine one , great images and love the key and the staples.

Marie

lynne said...

Brenda
Such fabulous finds. I know I would have zoomed in on such items myself, the possibilities are endless.
Gorgeous tags, I love that image of the little girl, so precious but equally the masculine tag is so brilliantly created.
Wishes
Lynne

Juls said...

wow!!!! wha fabulous bargins!! Cheaper than the cardboard memory boxes available!! cnt wait to see what you do with them!

Love the Tag, beautiful colours and I love the soft vintage look! Hugs Juls