Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday Stamper and The Three Muses...

Never one to miss out on a chance to share my papery passions...I am joining in with two different Challenges with one piece of work.
Over at The Wednesday Stamper, it is all about the face, whilst at the Three Muses Challenge it is a vintage theme, so how could I resist? I think that this week they must of both thought of me!
There are of course many ways to interpret vintage. I really adore the flea-market, days-gone-by feel, but also the retro vintage al la 50's. Mmmmmmmm. So many wonderful golden years to choose from...
 Well, I will go for one of my favourites - a triple tag.

  Here I have used gesso and distress inks to age the tags. I have then built up the layers by stamping some script, the faces and aged a torn image of a little girl. I have then added some paper scraps, more stamping and also embossed with mixtures of antique gold and brown tones. Gold paint was used on the edges, and a stamped mica fragment was attached to the left tag with glass brads.
To finish off I used ribbons and gold thread and joined the three tags together with wire to allow the card to stand up and remain flexible. It can stand in a curved or concertina form.Hope you enjoy this little offering. Already seen some great things on both challenges - do take a look - or come and join in. Look forward to seeing everyone's ideas and work.

18 comments:

"MOI" Freubel said...

Wow !
What a adorable tags Sarah !!
It's always fascinating to read HOW tags are made.
I only work digitally and I have so much respect for these stamping techniques.
Well done !!

indybev said...

What a lovely job of distressing the tags to give the aged effect. Beautifully done, and perfect for the vintage challenge! Thank you for taking part!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your triple tag is brilliant.
I have the lady on the left and she is a fav of mine!
Lovely faces you chose
oxo

Sandy said...

Oh wow so wonderful and gorgeous Tags.
Amazing design.

Femmy said...

gorgeous tags!!! love them all!

Susan Allan said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog...I stupidly put up the wrong posting for WOYWW and the corrected it. Those tags are absolutely beautiful!!
Have a great week
sue xx 66/88

Hermine said...

Great tags

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Beautiful tags! All are so different but amazing.
Hugs Anja

debby4000 said...

Stunning tags.
luv
debby

Cardarian said...

I will comment on both WOYWW and this post as I am late and see that you have showed us yet another lovely bit of art! I think your desk is more then interesting, so many bits and bobs on there I spent ages snooping! The baby hanging is lovely too! I am very impressed with your triple tag - you used so much lovely colors and paint - I have lots of the material you mention but don't know how to use it - still isn't it lovely that we can learn something new every day???
Hugs,
Cardarian

Rosie said...

Wow, great works

Jolette said...

Beautiful tags!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

3 beautiful tags.

Kathy said...

Your tags look fab

Rein said...

These are beautiful!

Cardmaking Galore said...

I like your vintage look and the different techniques you used!

akilli melek said...

I love vintage stuff, your projects always look so cool. thanks for popping by earlier. caroline #1

LynnF said...

What absolutely gorgeous tags, Sarah!! Bravo! I love all three...beautiful art!