Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Tattered and Torn

"Tattered and Torn" is right up my alley...if it's rusty, crusty, tarnished, tattered, torn, aged and patinaed, I love it!  It was easy to gather up the elements for this tag; I have tattered "junque" all over my studio.
The base of the tag is the torn-off front cover of the sweetest little book, just a bit over 3" x 5".  My daughter found it at a junk shop on her travels, and sent it to me (my family knows me well!).  It is gold embossed leather, very old and decrepit, with all the requisite tatters.  The center is wrapped with a sash of rumpled amber-colored silk, which I topped with a rose I made from frayed satin binding.

At the top, I've placed a pile of unraveling vintage fabric bits, and the 'jewel' on top is a grungy and bent old watch face, with most of its finish worn off:

At the bottom, I've put more frayed binding, laced through a wonderfully rusted heart-shaped metal buckle.  I found that buckle in the street one day, and practically squealed!

The bottom of the tag is fringed with a scrap of crocheted trim, and of course, it, too, is "Tattered and Torn"!

18 comments:

  1. This is amazing--I love all of the work you have put into it

    Chrissie x

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  2. You are a girl after my own heart, this is absolutely gorgous, what a lovely book cover and the buckle is a real find, no wonder you squealed! x

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  3. Well done! Great use of the materials.

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  4. Two great finds, clever to use a torn book cover for your background, love it

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  5. Magical Maggie! I think all the elements are just perfect for this weeks theme :o)

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  6. Your tag is so awesome--I love all the detail, and the trim is perfect! It's so fun to make things from stash that turn out amazing! ♥

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  7. I love all your tatty bits Maggie

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  8. Very very striking! I love the tattered rose in the middle. Carolyn xx

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  9. Maggie this is stunning! I love all the elements which you have brought together so cleverly. That little book is gorgeous - wish my daughter would hunt for me! Love the watch face and the heart.
    Juliax

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  10. Maggie I love how bits and bobs in the hands of an artist become delightful treasure! How wonderful too to have family who get your passions!

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  11. This is fabulous, I love everything about it - so much texture, perfect colours and intriguing details to peruse :o)

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  12. Simply Beautiful... Full of wonderful texture... Hugs May x x x

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  13. Wow! I love all the vintage finds you grouped in your beautiful tag design. Blessings!

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  14. i love this! such wonderful torn and tattered pieces! xo

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  15. Maggie, this is simply fabulous!

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  16. What fabulous and beautiful junque! Your tag is much classier than an ordinary junk tag - brilliant work.

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