Tuesday, 30 July 2013

TRAVEL tag

Hello to everyone here at Tag Tuesday...nice to meet you!  This is my first post with your creative group (I became aware of it through Laurie's blog) and I'm excited to join in with the weekly challenges.  FUN!

For my travel-themed tag, I started with a great vintage illustration of a couple about to embark on a trip.  From the looks of their clothes, I'd guess it to be from the 60's, back when traveling by airplane was quite an event and meant dressing up for the occasion (Sweats and flip-flops?  Never!).
I placed their cut-out image on a vintage map of Europe, and behind that added a Roma Pass saved from a trip I took to Italy a few years ago.  I thought the tag's upper corner needed a bit of color so I adhered an old stamp from Spain that balanced the color of the orange-y suitcase.  A bit of dictionary page with the word "explore" was added, along with a little brass handbag charm to complete her chic ensemble.  A compass is at the top, and its ring holds the ribbon ties which duplicate the checks in the black and white coat.

Makes me want to go on a trip!
Thanks for letting me join in.  It will be fun getting to know you and seeing more of everyone's work!

18 comments:

  1. Lovely tag Maggie - welcome to the group! Valerie

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  2. Maggie what a classic and classy tag!

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  3. Wonderful! Love the little extras like the compass, bag charm and stamp. I remember having a 'traveling outift'. LOL. They used to give you a bag with the airline's logo on it too. Ah, the good ol' days...

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  4. Welcome aboard! Wonderful tag-- perfect image!

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  5. Such a happy tag it made me feel like going on a journey myself

    Love Chrissie x

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  6. Welcome Maggie :D
    Your tag is wonderful. I love the way you matched so many parts so well. And that handbag charm; how cute! Looking forward to seeing more of your work :0)

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  7. You know how to make an entrance. I love your nostalgic travel tag and it's outstanding detailing. I remember wearing suits when I flew as a child in the 60's. I even wore them in the 70's. Blessings!

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  8. this is gorgeous, nostalgic and fun! xo

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  9. Yes - it makes me want to go on a trip too - love the happy carefree look of this tag and the inclusion of the compass.

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  10. Oh how fun, Maggie! I adore you tag -- especially the compass. Don't those two look so happy! You are so talented. Glad you're here!

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  11. I love everything about this tag, from the retro travelers (yes, I remember dressing up to fly) to the way you took the photo with the map and suitcase. Fab!

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  12. Fabulous tag, great image.

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  13. Really love your tag hun Dxx

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  14. You TOTALLY rocked this one! Wonderful tag. Thanks also for providing several shots and closeups. LOVE it!

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  15. Welcome to the group! A very classy tag, love the compass.

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  16. I love these makes using images I remember from when I was young!
    sandy

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  17. The composition of this tag is wonderful. Your use of the images is very well done, and the way that you integrated the compass into the form of the tag is superb!

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  18. A great tag, I love the images and how you have placed them! x

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