Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Nostalgia

Hello fellow Crafters,

Today is Wednesday and that means yet another Challenge over at Stampotique. This week it is the lovely France Papillon who set the challenge. She wants us to make a vintage looking piece and this is what she said:
‘Hello lovely Stampotiquers,
Lots of us get so excited when we get our hands on an old ledger, old books, or old family photos even from people we don’t know. But those are often hard to come by, or very expensive.
Because of that, lots of us became very agile in making new things look old. Using inks, paper distressing tools and yummy techniques.
How about we combine all that love for all things vintage and all those yummy techniques with our favorite stamps, to create a vintage looking Stampotique piece?
Can’t wait to see where that leads you! Ready? Create!’

Why don't you play along and try and win $ 30,-- of those yummie stamps.
Just remember : No Digi's and only one entry per challenge.

This is what I made :


The tag was covered in paper from a paper bag that had writing all over it. I toned it down with Gesso and coloured it with Distress Inks in Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Black Soot. I did some random stamping, not too much because the background was busy enough. I coloured a doily and a bit of cambric which I then stapled to the tag. I coloured a couple of paper flowers with a blue alcohol marker and distressed them with DI again. They were attached to the tag with a brad. I then put some Washi tape on the tag and stamped the rings with black ink and a cap from a tube. Little Midge was stamped on white card, coloured with alcohol markers, clear embossed and cut out. She was then adhered to the tag. Another bit of coloured cambric and some ribbon finished it off. 

I used the following Stampotique stamps : 

Thanks for stopping by !

Hope you like it....

15 comments:

  1. Love that colored cambric a lot, fun idea to create vintage look. Tag is totally awesome, Corrie

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  2. That's so pretty with the fabric wrap xx

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  3. So pretty Corrie, I love the old paper in the background.

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  4. Fabulous tag Connie and love the touch of blue.
    Love
    Amanda x

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  5. This is an amazing vintage make Corrie, just love it!

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  6. Midge remains one of my all time favorites, Corrie, and she is perfect for this challenge! Love your blue/brown color palette and that fabric. All these wonderful elements equal vintage at its best!

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  7. Great idea how you toned down the paper with gesso ... Works so well great tag!

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  8. oh my: a tag (my favorite), with cambric like fabric (my favorite), with a brown-blue colorcombo (my favorite)!! do i need to say i like it? lolll
    xx
    france

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    1. It is actually your cambric and doily from the art journal kit ! lol
      Corrie x

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  9. This is a fantastic tag Corrie, love your fabric border and the contrasting colours are fab !!! Coco x

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  10. What a wonderful tag Corrie, I love the cambric wrap and Midge looks perfect here xx

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  11. fabulous tag Corrie, loving the blues.

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  12. Prachtige tag Corrie, geweldige kleurencombinatie ook!

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  13. Deze vind ik echt gaaf! Je zult wel denken; waarom komt ze nu pas op mijn blog? Maar Blogger wou me al twee weken nergens volger laten worden, wat ik ook probeerde... Eindelijk vandaag dus gelukt! Groetjes, Gerrina

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    1. Leuk dat je er bent, Gerrina ! Welkom...

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