Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Tattered and Torn

What a lovely theme for this week. I had fun re-cycling all my bits and bobs to make my tag and most of it I am ashamed to say was laying about on my work top which often reduces to the size of a postage stamp to work on - despite my dear hubby putting in an old breakfast bar top for me to work on! A mucky pup am I!

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The tag was made from an old piece of packing that I ripped the paper off and then distressed with white paint. Then I took an experiment off cut of embossed paper and stained it with Walnut Stain
DS and tucked in a torn piece of an old doily behind. The hessian square was a tiny piece left over from another project that was suitably frayed and an old piece of lace pleated in the corner. The flower was made from some pieces of a large artificial bloom that had  fallen apart and so I sewed it together in a bunch. A punched edge on the bottom from a Martha Stewart piece and then tattered and torn stamped onto some scraps of blue spotted paper that was destined for the bin!The ribbon at the top was dyed to tone and there we are.  I knew that it would be a mistake to tidy up, there is gold in that there rubbish! The tags I have peeped at so far are beautiful, its going to be a great tag week! Enjoy yourselves, hugs Barb x

19 comments:

  1. Lovely tag Barb. Good to use up some of the bits and bobs from your work-space, mine is always full, too! Valerie

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  2. Wonderful! Funny how "tattered" can look so lovely. My work surface has a way of shrinking too.

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  3. Lovely tag, some great materials used here. Glad you didn't throw that scrap away.

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  4. It's just perfect because you can bloom from the tattered and torn! Beautiful. ♥

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  5. Lots of nice bits and pieces Barb

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  6. Lovely tag and the flower looks gorgeous

    Chrissie c

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  7. nothing 'tatty' about this beauty!

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  8. Super tag, Barb! I too love using corrugated card! Love your lettering. Carolyn xx

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  9. A little beauty of a tag - I love that distressed painty background in particular. Really gorgeous details too.
    Juliax

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  10. Golden rubbish to create a delightful tag Barb! Is that going to be the reason not to tidy? What fun!

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  11. This is a gorgeous vintage/shabby tag. Love it! I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who regulary reduces her workspace to no space! Takes forever to clean it all up again!

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  12. Beautifully tatty and I love the colour contrast! :o)

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  13. Love the corrugated background... fabulous layers & colours... Love it... Hugs May x x x

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  14. Love all the bits and pieces you used, especially that flower that you reconstructed...clever!

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  15. really pretty! great tag! xo

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  16. hats off to you for creating such a fabby tag from your stash!

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  17. I really admire how you put bits and pieces together and made beautiful art!

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  18. I love the bright red, but tattered flower, and the way it stands against the washed out colors in the background. Blessings!

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