Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Housework's a Party!

For the theme this week, I decided to style the tag with fifties images, using some new stamps and the complementary colors aqua and coral. After pulling together the images, I realized that the tag had a message: does women's work at home get as much respect as work in an office--or do working people feel that work at home is really just a party where women eat bonbons and talk on the phone all day? I think every woman knows the answer! So this tag is dedicated to all women--we have sooooooooooo many jobs!


The base is kraft card stock brushed with white and ivory paint and then stamped with sewing pattern pieces and edge distressed.  I stamped the woman several times and fussy cut the doll and the dress. The apron is a scrap of a cupcake holder. You can see that in addition to sewing, she has cleaning and cooking on her mind (tiny recipes are under the clip). Doesn't she deserve five minutes to talk with Marge? Afterall, being a housewife is just a party anyway, right?  :-)

                              Laura

20 comments:

  1. love everything about this!

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  2. Laura I like the juxtaposition of the party tag and the cleaning fluid! There's a message there or is it just me as I tackle task no. 326...well it seems like it...today!
    BTW how cool does the cupcake apron look?

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  3. Lovely tag - a woman's work is never done! Valerie

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  4. Fantastic tag with a great message to all.

    Love Chrissie x

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  5. What a fun, cheeky tag, love it.

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  6. Very fun tag and so well done as always!

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  7. I love all the bits of ephemera in your composition. Blessings!

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  8. Great tag! I love her apron.

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  9. Your images and story are great, love it! X

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  10. Darling tag. I like the vintage feel - and want to book her to come and care for my poor home!

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  11. I think this is a wonderful tag. So well thought out & with so many details to it. Love it. :0)

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  12. Love your tag I must know what these stamps are though love the woman what a great apron you made for her! Dxx

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  13. I love this like crazy -- all the textures and the way you put it all together!

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  14. Oops, sorry to not name the stamp company - Pink Persimmon. They have this sheet and another vintage woman sheet in addition to a lot of other great vintage stamps. They're made of photopolymer, which is clear, sticky, and takes the ink really well. Love them!

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  15. So many details I just love about this tag: the clip at the top (holding teeny recipes!!), the cupcake holders, the 2nd stamped layer for the dress...and do I spot a plate of bonbons?!?

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  16. Love this, not so keen on housework though. Great combinations of ephemera.

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  17. Simply Brilliant... Love it!! Hugs May x x x

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  18. Magnificent retro tag - what a work of art!! Carolyn xx

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