Happy Wednesday to everyone...I haven't posted in about a week and that was mainly due to no ideas at all and a need to take a tiny break...Have been trying to catch up with some blog posts today and I also managed to do a tag! So lets have a peek!.......
At Our Creative Corner there is a photo inspiration challenge...I adore this photo as it is just what I love - pastel vintage shabby chic....The requirements were to use the photo as inspiration and use fabric flowers and a crown...I had to have a go
Strangely...my tag didn't turn out to be pale...I did try! I used mainly Tattered Rose DI which is very pale but all of a sudden I was using Weathered Wood and Vintage Photo and it got darker and darker...I was just trying to see where the inspiration took me and ....well, this is where I ended up!
I used Tattered Rose and Weathered Wood distress stains all over the tag then sprayed with pearl glimmer mist and allowed the colours to run. I dried it with the heat gun then stamped script in Vintage photo randomly on the tag then I dabbed some weathered wood over a text stencil.
I then was blending Tattered Rose, Weathered Wood and Vintage Photo all over and it got too dark, so I spritzed it all with water and dabbed dry with tissue. It gave it a very shabby vintage look and was a bit paler. I really liked the effect, especially now the text was now less vibrant and appeared to be blended in to the background
I used some Weathered Wood stain on the central rectangle and stamped a border frame in weathered wood DI.
I don't have a mannequin die cut so I drew it by hand, cut it out, stained it with Antique Linen DS and stamped over it with Vintage Photo DI. I then used some Weathered Wood ink - watered down and spritzed onto the mannequin. I stamped a crown image and then painted it with Tarnished Brass DS..I couldn't resist placing it at an angle!
I blended some Vintage Photo DI over some cut out flourishes and a fabric peach rose and I added these to the tag. I then cut out a cotton reel shape and two buttons out of card...covered with inks and tied up with embroidery thread.
I was obviously inspired by the mannequin...and of course that led me to thinking about fashion. Then I remembered a quote, I believe from Yves Saint Laurent, who said "Fashion fades, style is eternal" I stamped the quote using an alphabet stamp onto tissue paper and then stuck it onto card covered in Tattered Rose DS.
A piece of lace was stained with Tattered Rose and placed on the tag. A piece of ribbon was stained with Vintage Photo ink to compliment the browns already in the tag.
A larger fabric rose was spritzed with Weathered Wood ink that was watered down and had a lovely pearl glimmer to it - sadly the photo just can't capture that kind of effect very well...
So there it is...my photo inspired tag that really looks nothing like the photo....I was glad though that I just let myself create the tag without trying to be too strict about exact colours, because I really like this tag and I had so much fun making it. I knew I wanted to use Weathered Wood and Tattered Rose..and I definitely wanted some pastel elements in there. It was strange as I was making it to suddenly really want to bring browns into it. And of course I couldn't help but choose my latest favourite...how I managed without Vintage Photo for the last few months I will never know!
Thanks for being here to see my latest creation - Hope to see you again soon!
I am entering this tag into the following challenges -
Our Creative Corner - Shabby Chic Inspiration
The Artistic Stamper - Tags
Country view challenges - Pick and Mix