Wednesday, October 5, 2011

dress tag

Hi! Have inspiration, must create!
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I have a little tag to share today. Well, not so little . . . The sizzix TH tag die is rather huge, actually. It was a bit of a shocker when it arrived. On the up side, there's plenty of room to play in.

One of the places I'm playing at is Flourishes: The Beauty of a Technique. The tag background is one of my new favourite techniques. Emboss text print paper and swipe with ink. The pieces can either be torn, then embossed; or do a whole piece first, then tear. Adhere the torn pieces any old way you like. I've used several folders for these, but inked with the same colours (vintage photo, antique linen & walnut stain DIs). The background is finished with layerings of diamond print kraft paper, and grosgrain ribbon.

This tag uses the colours from PDCC - wine, smudge, leather & parchment. I love the combination, so am having a second cuppa.

I'm using a dressform as the focus of this creation. The grey chipboard has been inked in walnut stain DI and charcoal chalk ink. The "dress" is a piece of scrap curtain fabric, which I've gathered at the (very high!) waist. It is finished with some satin ribbon and and a vintage button.
The dress has such a lot of volume . . . I wonder if it qualifies for the 3D challenge at City Crafter Challenge Blog.

I've added an inked chipboard spellbinders fancy tag, and topped it with buttons. There are more little stitch-y touches along the sides and bottom.

Also linking up with these challenges
Thanks for stopping by!
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Jinny Newlin said...

Wow! This is beautiful! LOVE all that texture and your beautifully dressed dress-form! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Kelly said...

What a gorgeous tag! Love that dress it looks fantastic.
Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges, Kelly

Ros said...

So lovely ... beautiful techniques ... and a stunning effect ... thanks ever so much for playing along at CCCB

Lin said...

Wowsers. So different, and so, so gorgeous.

Thanks for joining in with our relaunch challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin xx

Stacy said...

Oh my!!! This is simply stunning, such a fabulous tag. Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Lisa said...

Oh wow what a beautiful tag! Love what you've done with the dress form! PRETTY :)

Michele Gross said...

Beautiful! I love all the exquisite trimmings :) Glad you joined us at The Play Date Cafe!

Kathy Jones said...

Fabulous technique and your detailing is awesome!! Wonderful card!! Thanks for playing the Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!!!

Beth Moore said...

Your tag is simply stunning and with the use of all those layers and the Kraft cardstock it is perfect for our current Lavish Layers challenge at The Kraft Journal, I hope you consider entering your beautifully composed card there for a chance to win!

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh I just adore this tag. I love the vintage feel to it and all the gorgeous embellishments you've added really make it. Thank you for sharing and joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges.
Hugs Jackie

Lesley said...

Beautiful tag, I love all the embellishments! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

Kim x said...

What a lovely creation. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Cardmakers.
Hugs Kimx

Linda R. said...

Your tag is beautiful.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Annette said...

This is stunning, I love the fabric and bow you've added, and it has a real vintage feel.
Papertake Challenge GDT

Andie's Space said...

Hi Hilda,
What a stunning creation. The dress looks fabulous & I love all the detail, especially the embossed print background. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week.
Andie xx

cnelson said...

This is just GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

Yvonne Hagane said...

This is absolutely stunning! A beautiful piece of art.