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Thursday, 19 April 2012

Vintage Portrait Tag For Happy daze




I don't often make tags but these lovely new blockhead stamps from Happy Daze seemed perfect for this. They are gorgeous quality, and lovely thick rubber. I used the vintage portrait set for my tag. I dabbed distress inks in pine cone, barn door and  picket fence onto my craft mat and sprayed with water, (I think the technical term now used is smooshed) the tag across the ink. Then I randomly stamped one of the stamps from the set in archival ink on the tag. I used an old book page and tore to fit and then stitched it onto the tag. I stamped and cut out the vintage portrait and coloured with distress inks and sewed onto my tag. Adding some flowers, jewels and ribbon from my stash to finish.

A quick reminder about the current Happy Daze Challenge which  you still have plenty of time to enter. It is "April Showers" So have fun using your favourite water technique.  One lucky winner will be drawn at random to win a  £15 voucher and free P&P to spend in the Happy Daze shop. Maximum of 3 entries per person & you must use at least one product which can be purchased in the Happy Daze shop.
  • You can enter by blogging you address to the linky widget here
  • emailing your picture to info@happy-daze.net
  • uploading your photo to their facebook page

I'd like to enter this for My Mojo Monthly ~ Tagology

23 comments:

Sue said...

A lovely tag Paula with beautiful colours and I love the stamp. Must check them out.

Cath Wilson said...

Love the stitching on this and the splashes of bright colour. I don't make tags often, either, but have had a sudden yearning to do some this week - when I've finished doing my room... x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Paula, just catching up! This is a fabulous tag with a beautiful image and a lovely colour combo.
Avril xx

Sandra's Spot said...

This is so beautiful I love it. hugs Sandra XXX

Daniele said...

such a lovely tag, love the stiched paper behind the lovely image
hugs

Sue C said...

Gorgeous tag Paula, love the oclours you've used and your stitching is fab (I wish mine was as neat!) Sue C x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful tag, love all the stitching.

Paula Whittaker said...

lovely!

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous tag Paula. Love the smooshed colours and your stamping is fabulous. Great stitching detail too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

kjjc said...

love love love this

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous tag Paula and they do look like beautiful stamps! Gorgeous colour combination too!

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Paula! A stunning tag. Love the stitching and your color choices. Best wishes, Yvonne

Sarah said...

Hi Paula,

I call it swooshing! Your tag is lovely and the bold colours combined with that stamped lady look wonderful together. The frame is fabulous and I love the stitching! Thanks so much for sharing your work with My Mojo Monthly. Sarah.

MD said...

*** Tag super bravo *

Redanne said...

Your tag is beautiful Paula, I love the colours you have used and that stitching really shows off the picture. That stamp is lovely too, must investigate......

june macfarlane said...

Absolutely stunning work. truly beautiful and such striking colour
Hope you have a lovely weekend
Hugs June x

Kate said...

Just lovely! I love the stamps and colors. The background behind the lady is fab.
Kate

Maria said...

I love this Paula, the vibrant colours looks gorgeous with the book page background and I love the added stitching.

Maria x

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Paula. Stunning tag. I know it is the colours but wouldnt this make a fabulous vintage christmas tag. Have a wonderful time with your sister.
Regards Florence xx

Samantha Read said...

Just love this! xxx

lynne said...

Wonderful rich tones with the addition of the trim and coloured to perfection.
Wishes
Lynne

Nicie Ibarra said...

Beautiful tag!!! Love all the details!

Shirl said...

This is my type of tag hunny soooo delightful.

Hugs Shirley x x