Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Rusted architectural habedashery

What ? I hear you asking after reading the title of the post. Well all is revealed.


Supplies -
Stamps - Tim Holtz Classics #2, Haberdashery, Ultimate Grunge, Odds and Ends
Distress EP - walnut stain
DIs - iced spruce, walnut stain, barn door
Black and Vermillion Archival ink


The background was created by smooshing (technical term that!!) the distress stains on the craft mat and swiping the tag through, spritzing with water and drying between layers. The small text and numbers stamps were stamped in iced spruce and then the main images stamped in black.


Now you can see why I called it architectural lol. I have been waiting to use this set of stamps for ages and managed to get a couple of hours just for me.


Because of the feel of this piece I used walnut stain distress EP on the dress form to give it a rusted industrial appeal.


And Ken cut me off a small piece of an old foldaway ruler that I found in a junk shop.


A few more added embellishments including a vintage bingo number again found in an antique place, eh voila.

I must say a warm welcome to all my new followers who have joined me these last few weeks. Thank you for stopping by and sharing this amazing creative journey with me. Unfortunately I can't get across to some if your blogs as they are not showing up in your links. Please let me know where you are so I can come and visit.

Thanks also to my wonderful followers and friends who leave me some amazing comments, including those who have joined me since my Blogworthy Link on Tim's blog, you are such kind people and you provide much encouragement and support. 

Well I am into the last few days of my holiday and spending them lazily round the pool and doing a bit of shopping with my friend Joni. Seems we will be coming back to some cold and miserable weather unless it cheers up by the weekend.

I hope you are all ok and enjoying some crafty time.

hugs {brenda} x0x


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41 comments:

Yvonne Garner said...

Just love all the authentic vintage elements you've included. So happy for your recent acknowledgment by Tim Holtz! So well deserved. Hugs, Yvonne

Rita said...

Fabulous tag Brenda. You are always such an inspiration to us. I love my visits to your blog. Enjoy the rest of your break. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Claire said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda, love that rusted effect on the dressform. Looks like you've found some fabulous vintage goodies too, Enjoy the rest of your holiday
Claire xx

inkypinkycraft said...

This is a fab make, lovethe cut off piece of ruler...love the grungy dress form too! Hugstrace x

Alexa said...

Lovely tag Brenda with so many little intricate details - gorgeous! x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous! I love the colour combination to create that wonderful vintage feel. Enjoy the rest of your holiday x

Chris Warner said...

Love this Bren. How come you manage to make such a fab piece when you're so remote from your craft room? lol Chris xxx

Gio said...

Gorgeous tag, Brenda.
I love how you used the wonderful architectural stamp!

I'm so happy to met you at Extravaganza, please just say hello!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fab, Brenda. The effect on the dressform is great: Distress EP seems to be underutilized but gives some great effects. I love the piece of ruler. Gio used some for jewellery so maybe that is something to make with the rest of the piece!

Lucy x

Fandhmum said...

Hi Brenda
Lovely tag, I love that background stamp.
Enjoy the last few days,
Rosie x

Astrid Maclean said...

What a fabulous, multi-layered make!! Stunning combination of elements and I just love that rusty look. The title certainly did have me intrigued!

Enjoy your last days of warmth and sunshine, - yesterday it was trying to snow here in Scotland!! Today with about 12 degrees it actually feels warm...:o(

nefertiti said...

It's a fabulous vintage tag Brenda!
bisous

Redanne said...

What a lovely combination of stamps Brenda, they all go so well together. You have such a knack for that. Your tag is beautiful. Enjoy the last few days of your holiday - it is trying to be nice here, but just not quite making it! Hugs, Anne x

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome tag Brenda, I had to laugh at your term smooshing. LOL I use that same word for one of my faux techniques. Great minds! LOL
Hugs Lynn

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, this tag is gorgeous, Brenda

Netty said...

terrific tag Brenda. Hugs Annette x

Gemma said...

wow stunning tag Brenda! love the addition of the piece of wooden ruler - genius! Xx

Buttons said...

Drooling Brenda:) Love how that that Distress EP looks (though on my screen it looks like you've used Wild Honey DS - perfect either way). So much to adore and so cleverly put together. What a talent you are. Hugs, Jenny x

wintonrosepapercreations said...

Amazing work Brenda. I love the rusty dress form. Karen.x

Tincan Crafter said...

Brenda, I just loved this. I totally love the look of the rusted dress form - what a brilliant idea to cover it in Walnut Stain Distress EP. Apart from metallic EP, I have never bought any coloured ones, because I always figured that I could just stamp in colou and cover in clear EP. I had no idea the difference it makes though. So glad that you shared this technique. I love the whole look and feel of the tag too - absolutely appealing!

Nan G said...

Love all the elements! The rusted dress form is fab!

Sandy said...

I love the background on your tag
Brenda and also the use of the walnut stain distress EP (what is EP???) on the dress form. It really gives it a good rusty feel - Like I can reach out and touch it.
Sandy

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, gorgeous love the distressed and aged feel to your fabulous tag. The DI ep powder gives a beautiful effect on the dress form. Wet and windy here, so enjoy the last few days of sun LOL. XX

Anita Houston said...

So nice you are having time to create! Enjoy the weather!

Karin said...

gorgeous tag, love all the elements on it!
Groetjes Karin

Jeannette said...

Fantastic Tag,so many wonderful little details on it,love it!!!

Greetings Jeannette

Julia S-W said...

Gorgeously vintage, grungy and feminine all at the same time! I love all your layered stamping, particularly the architectural stamp (so want that set!). Fab embellishments too. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.
Hugs, Juliaxx

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Brenda, you so frequently have an amazing amount of 'things going on' in your pieces and yet they always look perfectly balanced and unencumbered! Love all the elements here, especially the fabby ruler. Enjoy those warm rays and safe trip home. Nicola x

Terry said...

Vintage, rustic, fabulousness is happening on this tag! Brenda as always, I love it and it is gorgeous! It is hard to believe that you are returning tomorrow, because it seems as if we just saw each other! I am so glad we had time for two visits! Enjoy the remaining time in the sunshine! Hugs!

butterfly said...

Totally fabulous tag... the rusty dressform is wonderful, and those architectural stamps practically have me salivating!! Had almost forgotten about Iced Spruce - thank you for the nudge - I love it!!

So glad you've been having a wonderful time... hope the remainder is just as lovely.
Alison xx

coco said...

Hi Brenda, thank you for the term of "smooshing" I never heard yet ! :) But before that, I must tell you that your tag is really fab !!! Thank you for sharing this tag and all you do so often too. You're a very talented lady, and I love what you do. Have a very good end of holidays ! Coco xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful tag, great stamping.

catherine said...

Fantastic piece as always Brenda. Love the look to it and all the images. Enjoy the rest of your holiday!
x catherine

die amelie said...

A brilliant tag, Brenda!

I love every single detail and the stamping so much! And your choice of colours just makes it a perfectly assembled masterpiece!

Hugs,
Claudia xx

Kathyk said...

FAB project and what a great word SMOOSHING is?!?!?! Safe return journey today - us too (boo sob!)

Kathyk

Sue said...

It's a gorgeous tag Brenda, I love these stamps and the fabulous embelishments. Enjoy the rest of your holiday xx

Marjie Kemper said...

How beautiful! Love the treatment on the dress form and all that fab stamping in the background. Glad you are having a great trip!

Margreet said...

Gorgeus piece of art Brenda!

Daniele said...

the dress form looks really old, great job
hugs

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful tag. Thanks for sharing that smooshing technique...I finally have a few stains and want to give this technique a try soon.

Love that you picked up some of the pieces at the antique stores. Makes your tag even more special!

Juls said...

Oooooh gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls xxx