Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Haberdashery Tag 2012

Hi Everyone... and a special Hello to all my new followers. I love to receive the  lovely encouraging comments and enjoy returning the compliment by visiting your blog. 
My OH will tell you that I am the best 'footer' he has ever known and now I am blogging I need at least  8 days in the week !!
Well,  I finally managed to complete my  May submission to Tim's 12 Tag of 2012.  ( Tim's tutorial regarding techniques used, particularly enamelling the flowers, is  available on the previous red link) I did not have any tissue paper so instead I used baking parchment, which worked just as well.  Stamped images from  TH Stampers Anonymous- Haberdashery.  Distress Inks used on the tag as follows, Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo, with some Peacock Feathers. On CC101 Tim spoke about inking stamps and as I had never used these stamps before I should have known better as my first  image was not satisfactory. However, there are no mishaps in crafts..............(.she says convincingly !!)  I stamped the image once again and cut out the bodice to cover  the first one. Of course my imagination then came in to play and I dressed the bodice with organza ribbon and lace, adding a small  metal butterfly that my mum had given to me. I had purchased some small watch parts from Happy Daze, which I adhered to the lace and  centre of the butterfly. 
A pre-punched butterfly from my stash was cut in half and inked with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.( I love this colour) The butterfly wings were also adhered to the bodice giving a Steam Punk look.   I recycled a plastic  measuring tape that I had and using a gold paper fastener I hung the cute hanger ( gifted by my mum) and metal sentiment, both from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Range. 
It has been ages since I used my Ranger Melting Pot  and I really enjoyed enamelling the flowers.( also made a few embellies too, which you will see another day) My dad cut a wooden spool in half  and I inked it with vintage photo, adhered the flowers at the back, wrapped some recycled twine around and hey presto all it needed was a safety pin ( recycled from a new garment price tag) and some hand-dyed ribbon.

As I 'recycled' my metal butterfly, plastic tape measure, twine and safety pin I am  submitting this piece in the Recycle, Re-Purpose and Re-invent Challenge. As  Make it Monday challenge is always Anything Goes I shall also submit my tag there too. The Craft Barn Challenge is Faux Finishes and as the flowers are enamelled I shall enter there as well. 

Thank you once again for visiting my blog. Please leave a 'wee' comment to let me know you  visited.

Crafty Hugs.....Annie :) 






22 comments:

  1. I love your 'adapt and overcome' approach to crafting because that's how I seem to get by with these tags too. Your tag is fabulous, I love the dress form and the cute skirt, love the colour of the butterfly and envy you having a melting pot (although not sure I can be trusted with one!). You have done an amazing job on this and I hope you win.........crafty hugs, Anne x

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  2. Sorry, meant to say that thanks for your tip, I order some sticky back metal sheets today. A x

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  3. Fabulous tag, I love how you have used the butterfly and the lace skirt is perfect. Lovely composition too. Tracy x

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  4. Adorable tag and what a great tag on the May challenge! Love all the details and the dress form is decorated so lovely!

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  5. Love that dress form, especially the butterflies and the lace. Good job adapting Tim's tag too. Hugs, Buttons x

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  6. What a wonderful Tag. The elements are so well constructed and the colours are perfect. Love the wings on the dress. Hugs Mum xx

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  7. This is fabulous, I love how the blue pops, and that cotton reel is perfect x

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  8. Utterly gorgeous...love your wings and that butterfly in the center is perfect!

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  9. Beautiful tag Annie! Love the faux porcelain roses and the dress form look like a very happy 'accident'! Happy Wednesday! x

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  10. wow what a beautiful tag
    hugs Pia

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  11. So nice, love the skirt and the flowers are so cuuuute.
    Thanks for the kind comment in my blog. Have a nice week!

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  12. Thanks Annie for the lovely comment you left on my blog about my tag. yours is fantastic and I will be coming back to see some more of your work
    x catherine

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  13. Annie thanks for your nice comment on my blog,i love your tag is also very creative and i love it!

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  14. Great tag! Love the way you used the blue wings on the dress form and the metal butterfly is a great touch! Great flowers you made and nice that you got someone to cut a spool for you..I was afraid to try, so I didn't use one...

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  15. Annie, this is beautiful and you have added so many wonderful things. I especially love the little wooden spool and the measuring tape. Thank you for sharing this with us at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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  16. Gorgeous interpretation, full of tiny lovely details.

    Thanks for joining us at CraftBarn!

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  17. Very busy tag - looking great!

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  18. There is so much to look at in this beautiful tag, great result.

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  19. Your tag is vey original and beautiful, whooom !

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  20. I love this style but could never pull it off. Just fab. I came over from MIM. xx

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  21. Such a beautiful tag! Thanks for entering our challenge.
    Izzy

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  22. This is so nice! Great tag...

    greetings, Alie :-)

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Annie x