Friday, 12 July 2013

Decades at ‘Crafts-Too Challenge You’ Week 2

My contribution today over at C2CU is a tag pocket made from a Ranger size 12 manila tag. I so love the distress paints and this background has been made using victorian velvet, antique linen and walnut stain.
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As you can see the tag was folded so I could see exactly where to do the next layers which included stencilling with gesso, stamping with distress inks, laying picket fence crackle paint over some of the edges and when fully dry spraying with dylusions white linen spray. With such a small amount of stamping I am entering this into the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show called 'A little stamping'.
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I put the pocket together and added various images and stamped ephemera.
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Plus a small pair of scissors and thread card from Maya Road that were covered with antique linen DP, the scissors then given the Treasure Gold treatment and the card stamped with coffee archival.
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The ladies are from the 1950’s paper pack by Marianne Designs.
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This pocket is going to be a place for me to keep some of my sewing ephemera and left over stamped images from projects.
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The word Treasure is a rub-on.

Hopefully you will have something you can link to the Decades theme at C2CU this week. It’s anything goes with any era or decade you like to choose, but the twist changes next week so beware.

Thanks for stopping by my post today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

hugs {brenda} x0x

Other challenges to have fun with -
Creative Stamp Friends - Tag
The Craft Room - Vintage Stamping

43 comments:

sue morris said...

love love LOVE it!!

Rita said...

Fabulous tag Brenda. I love how you have used the colours and the little pocket that holds the things that were essentials in that era. Brilliant instructions as to how you did it too. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

sally said...

Lovely tag, brings back dressmaking memories ie dressmaking with mu mum! We did the lot : shorts, tops, dresses, dolls clothes! The only difference being that it was the early sixties - thanks for the happy memories as I am off to see her in a few days and sadly, she now suffers with Alzheimer's :-(

Sally

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this has a wonderful shabby chic feel to it. Love the vintage images.
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Margreet said...

Awesome tag Brenda...love how you composed everything....should try to make something like this for my mother, who has been a queen with her sewing machine when she was younger...she ever dressed up a complete musical force!
Enjoy your Friday!
xxx Margreet

Kathyk said...

As always, love this project and the attention to detail - FAB colours too

Have a gr8 weekend

Kathyk

Annie said...

This is fabulous Brenda. Love the painty background and the colours, lots of layering, which add further depth and detail. Beautifully stamped and a feast for the eye. Look forward to our evening in Coventry as it will be great to meet up with you and Jenny

Xx

Netty said...

Gorgeous tag and beautifully stamped, Annette x

Samantha Read said...

Beautiful Brenda, as always. Wishing you a lovely weekend, big hugs from Poppy and me xxx

Von said...

The tag must me HUGE ! wonderful :)
Von ♥

Karen Petitt said...

The background on this tab is absolutely gorgeous Brenda - some more Tim products to add to my wish list I think I want the paints now! Karen

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Gorgeous effect! Beautiful colours and the stamps work so well with the background.
I don't have any of those paints but seeing them in use has made me change my mind about them.
Wishes
Lynne

Anita Houston said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love the texture, stamping, embossing paste, and color on the tag! The images and mini tags are wonderful too! I adore the pocket! Thank you for stamping a little with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!!!

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, a very beautiful creation, Brenda.

Have a wonderful weekend

catherine said...

This looks fabulous Brenda. Love the stamped images and the pocket style. Colours look fabulous too. have a good weekend and enjoy the weather
x catherine

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow this is wonderful Brenda and such a stunning colour combination!! Love all the little stamped additions and those bits of crackle just finish it off perfectly!!

Candy C said...

Brenda...this is awesome! You're really loving those vintage pattern ladies and I am, too! They are fabulous! This pocket tag is so cool with all of the wonderful stamped labels and tags you've stuffed inside of the pocket! I just want to pull them out and play with them! Love the color and texture of the tag itself. You really rock vintage! Thanks so much for sharing your pocket tag with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic idea, great shape and wonderful details.

Redanne said...

A beautiful vintage tag Brenda, love the colours of paints you used for the base, they work so well together. Love the pocket and the wonderful bits and piece you have added - those ladies are brilliant too. Hugs, Anne x

Fandhmum said...

This is stunning, Brenda and that background is fabulous
Rosie x

Sue Butler said...

Hello Brenda
Your Bg is absolutely stunning, you have created a soft feminine and almost Vintage effect, I just love it, the Tag is heavenly no doubt at all, however it is a shame to cover most of that delicious Bg ....did I mention I loved your Bg?
Smiles:)
Sue

Karin said...

Fabulous tag, love the pocket on it, great idea!
have a nice weekend! Groetjes Karin

inkypinkycraft said...

A fabulous background and love the images you have used, another fab make .sorry for the lack of comments ..getting back into it now hugs trace x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Beautiful tag into pocket and glorious colours, very inspirational. Enjoying the summer? thanks for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful tag, love the pocket and all the little pieces inside too, looks so sweet! ~Diane

butterfly said...

What a glorious background, Brenda, and fabulous fashion ephemera... love the picket fence crackle (must remember I have some next time I'm playing!!).
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Alison x

Buttons said...

I adore the background, that Marianne Designs paper and the fact that you've included hooks, eyes and poppers too. Hugs, Jenny x

craft-roomjulia said...

A fabulous tag with a pocket, very nostalgic. The background is wonderful, I too love creating that kind of thing, you never get the same thing twice. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck with the draw. Julia xxxx

craft-roomjulia said...

A fabulous tag with a pocket, very nostalgic. The background is wonderful, I too love creating that kind of thing, you never get the same thing twice. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck with the draw. Julia xxxx

craft-roomjulia said...

A fabulous tag with a pocket, very nostalgic. The background is wonderful, I too love creating that kind of thing, you never get the same thing twice. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck with the draw. Julia xxxx

Maria said...

I LOVE this! What a great idea, and I love the fact that it's really useful. I've not used Distress Paints yet but I'm now sold and am going to buy some tomorrow :-). Thanks for joining in with our Vintage Rubber Stamping theme this fortnight.

Maria x
CRC DT

Daniele said...

what a wonderful project your backgrounds are amazin' Brenda
hugs x

Anna-Karin said...

This is gorgeous Brenda! Love how you created the pocket and the texture is wonderful. Perfect embellishments and stamping. Those little scissors are so cute. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Gio said...

Wow Brenda, I missed this one!
Such gorgeous background and composition. You are really a master at using the Distress Inks, I need some lessons from you...please!! :-)

Terry said...

I have been seeing a few of these pocket tags lately and guess I will need to do something with those gaint tags of mine! This is fabulous, Brenda! I love the embellishments and that fabulous crackle! Hugs!

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous is right! I love pocket tags and this is no exception. So many great details, and an incredible background.

Esther said...

HI Brenda - amazing project, love the colours and distress effects, just gorgeous..great to see you at Craft-room, thanks for sharing...Esther xx

Mary Elizabeth said...

This is wonderful!! I love this pocket tag!! This would make such a lovely gift for friends who sew (obviously that's not me right now). Great colors on the tag background and image choices for your decade theme. Wow! Beautiful project Brenda -- Mary Elizabeth

Debi said...

Just divine Brenda ! thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Chris Warner said...

Fabulous Bren, not only a fab design but the colours and stencilling are delicious. Chris xxx

DOROTHY MADEREEL said...

I just say fabulous, it's so beautiful. Thank you for joining us at the Kreatieve Stemplefreunde.

with love from Holland,

Dorothy

2amscrapper said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful background and beautiful design with the Craft Room. Helene

nefertiti said...

J'adore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I love it!!!!!