Saturday, 28 January 2012

Only Love...

Hello Everyone,
Thanks for calling by...Sarah here with my final piece of the month. Golly, almost February already! I've had a fabulous time being Guest Designer and thought I'd end with a bit of good old-fashioned vintage shabbiness!
I cut a large tag by hand from the Retro Grunge Stash and swiped it with Vintage Photo Distress Stain to add more depth of colour. I stamped it with a few Papillon butterflies and script before machine-stitching and distressing the edges .
This Gibson Gal is really great and I stamped her onto a French book page that I had white-washed with Gesso. I aged the edges, layered her onto a scrap of design paper which I'd also stamped before adding more random stitching and Distress Inks. I created the flowers by stamping the rose from Flower Power onto manilla card that I had swooshed with Distress Stains and water. I stamped them lightly with a script, gave them a light crumpling and roughed up the edges with an emery board for the shabby look. I dropped a gold bead into the centre for a little sparkle.
I layered up my sullen gal with some lace, adding a gold washer, butterfly and vintage buttons to the tag top. Then I had to sit and think about the words! I love using my vintage typewriter to add a sentiment and I went for these 'oh so very true' words from Oscar Wilde.
And there you go - a little womanly melancholy on a tag! I hope you like her...I could make another one with "Will I ever do my housework?" on it!!! So with that said, I am going to dig out my dusters and have a Cinderella moment (before the ball that is...)
I just want to say a huge thank you to Jennie, Hels, Emma and all the team for their support and this fabulous opportunity to share a little inky passion with you all. Have a great weekend...stay inspired, creative and full of Mojo!
See you around...Sarah.

13 comments:

Jacqueline said...

That's beautiful !!

Thanks for sharing,

Jackie x

cat lacigale said...

ooooh this is amazing !!!!

craftytrog said...

This is such a beautiful piece of grunge tag art Sarah! So inspiring, & that quote is perfect! xox

Trish Latimer said...

Gorgeous gorgeous! All the little details are fabulous!

She said...

Oh Sarah, the tag is lovely...S x

Helen said...

Gorgeous tag, Sarah, with some beautiful details.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

Hi Sarah...your Tag is stunning you've captured the mood pefectly & your flowers look like old leather, really like that...Mel :)

...the yorkshire fox... said...

Hi Sarah...your Tag is stunning you've captured the mood pefectly & your flowers look like old leather, really like that...Mel :)

Sue said...

This is just beautiful x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Wow, that is so beautiful.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fantastic tag - I love every little detail.

Carol said...

Beautiful tag there is so much going on and love the colour!

B. said...

white washed page and using typewriter to type sentiment, what genius.

B.