Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Tattered and Torn

Hello group! Coincidentally enough I recently bought a very tattered 1891 Swedish Psalm book at an estate sale. I had a picture of it (because I put it in my Etsy shop) so decided to use that. The background text is from a very old and equally tattered pocket Bible I've had forever. The signature tucked under the string is a copy of a signature inside the Psalm book, dated 1894. I roughed up the edges of the tag, inked them, tore the punched hole, taped it; kind of liberating not to have to be "careful" with the finished piece. Hope you had fun with this theme too. See you next week!


18 comments:

  1. Such a cute tag Diane & what a brilliant conincidence that you found the prefect book to use. It does look very tattered & torn, but loved too :o)

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  2. What a wonderful idea and the results are gorgeous! ♥

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  3. Ooooh, I LOVE this one! Valerie

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  4. This is a lovely tattered tag Diane, great find in the psalm book. Your background fits in perfectly.

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  5. I love the whole story behind your tag Diane

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  6. Wonderful idea for this tag--love the psalm book image

    Chrissie x

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  7. excellent idea and thoughtful recycling

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  8. A great tag, one to treasure! X

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  9. Great idea to use the old book - very, very effective! Carolyn xx

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  10. I too love how you've used the old book - such a fab idea with a wonderful result!
    Juliax

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  11. Diane what a good story behind your creation this week. It is amazing what is held on to and what sparks our imagination!

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  12. I LOVE your tag! The textures and imagery are perfect for this week's theme. Blessings!

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  13. I just LOVE all the wonderful vintage elements and colors in your tag!

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  14. Beautiful tag _ I love how the book turned out, brilliant idea :o)

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  15. Very beautiful! I have a 'thing' for beautiful old tattered books, as you can tell by my tag this week. Love how you added the signature...what a great touch! Just lovely.

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  16. gorgeous and very moving. xo

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  17. hmmmmm....1894....that's the year our house was built. Love all your vintage finds incorporated into your tag.

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  18. Brilliant - the tag elements individually and collectively evoke a deep respect of the past.

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