Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Tattered And Torn

Hello everyone. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments last week - they were so kind and encouraging in what was otherwise a busy week (we've sold our house and we're getting packed up - it's a nightmare!).

I took the theme fairly literally this week and was very unkind to some scrap packaging, some heavy cotton lace (pink as pink can be!) and added lots of paint, ink and some stamping. Such fun!

I adore vintage images and the one I have used is from a collection taken in the east end of London during the last years of Queen Victoria's reign. Unfortunately, my printer is running out of ink (don't they always?) so my image transfer didn't work but I managed to get a second image to print and dirtied it up with some ink and paint. It's a little pale but I hope you'll forgive me for that. I'm still in corrugated scrap card mode so I hope you don't mind that also?!

I really enjoyed this challenge I have to say!

I've put aged lace at the top and bottom of the tag because it seemed a better balance and I wanted to cover the tag hole too.

A close up so you can see the image that inspired my entry this week. The curtains have seen better days, her little dress is crumpled and worn but the pet rabbit looks very happy on her lap. . . . . . . . .
The full details are over on my blog if you're interested. I will visit you all over the coming days.

17 comments:

  1. You certainly hit the theme on the head. Well done!

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  2. What a fantastic image it tells it's own story

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  3. Fabulous tag and best wishes for your house move :0)

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  4. Stunning tag with the great image that you found for it

    Chrissie x

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  5. beautiful, good luck with your move, just think of all the packaging as future potential tags ;-)

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  6. Wonderful tag, great image and what's not to like about corrugated card? I love it! X

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  7. Awesome tag! Adore the image too. Carolyn xx

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  8. Julia what a remarkably evocative image! Wonderful news about your house and yes Murphy's law is always ready to spring in to action!

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  9. What a wonderful tag, Julie! You pulled off something great in the midst of some craziness! Her sad, grumpy, and probably tired and hungry face really emphasize what times long ago meant for most people!

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  10. Wonderful tag - I love what you've done with the corrugated card and that photo is just fascinating - wonder what the little girls was thinking when it was taken? :o)

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  11. Although she's a beautiful child, I can certainly see the tattered and torn feel in her facial expression. Bless her heart!

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  12. Love this tag...Fabulous textures & image...Beautiful work... Hugs May x x x

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  13. WOW! Just beautiful. Torn and tattered, indeed...that photo is fantastic for this week's theme. Wow, you sure transformed that pink lace! LOVE the rusty look of it all!

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  14. this piece has a lot of power. very beautiful. xo

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  15. I'm fascinated by this image and your tag is stunning.

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  16. Evocative image which you have complemented so well - I really love this tag and the imagined story behind it.

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