Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Text

 Happy Tag Tuesday lovelies! I was pretty sure that with a "text" theme, I would be sticking some paper in my typewriter and having a go that way. But, art can have its own mind. As it happens, I was listing items in our Etsy shop, called VintagePostAndPaper. I'm not trying to advertise here, really, but as I was working on the shop, which is stocked with postmarked envelopes and postcards from the late 1800's to the early 20th century, I came upon one where the post date was really faded and it had no return address. So I decided to embroider on it. 

After a while it became clear that this piece of vintage ephemera was going to turn into a tag, and what could have more text than an envelope containing a gossipy old letter from the 1920's. I love it. I just added a few words, inked the edges, and let it live that way.

Have a wonderful day everyone! It's snowy here in the Ozarks!


11 comments:

  1. Wonderful idea to use the envelope and address.

    Love Chrissie x

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  2. I love old envelopes that have a glimpse of history to them. Great idea.

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  3. What a clever interpretation of this week's theme. Using an actual old envelope and embroidering it is such a great idea.

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  4. Very imaginative! I love old ephemera - a great tag!

    Carolyn xx

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  5. what a great idea - it´s soooo fantastic!!!
    Snowy??? Here was a day like springtime and I've had my coffee in the garden.

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  6. Sweet tag - I love the embroidery you added!!!

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  7. cool use of the embroidery! neat! xo

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  8. Art sure does have its own mind, and I love how it took over. :) Great tag!

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  9. Great idea for your tag! It seems quite obvious to me that it needed embroidering! I love to mix stitch with other elements too.
    Jane x

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