Tuesday 11 December 2012

Make A Tag - Craft-Room Challenge

Hi, hope you are all warm and well - you can tell it's getting cold now, I couldn't get my key in the car door this morning!  Over at The Craft-Room Challenge, the "Le Chic Francais" creations from the last fortnight were beautiful, and Debi has her work cut out choosing just three!.  Anyway, It's time for a new theme, which will be open for a month this time, to take us over the Christmas period, and it's the very talented Hazel's turn to host (please check out her very gorgeous creations on her blog!).  Hazel would like to see us:

Tags are something I don't make very often, but when I do, I really enjoy myself.  This one is quite large and was die cut on the Cricut from some Kraft cardstock:
The background of this tag is coloured with Distress Stains in Antique Brass and Aged Mahogany, and I think this will fast become one of my favourite combinations!  I love how the metallic brass and mahogany merged together when spritzed with some water, but unfortunately the camera doesn't show the full effect of this. Take my word for it, it looks really nice!!!

Once dry (and ironed!) I overstamped a Distressed Dots background in Antique Brass and a swirl around the edge (both SU) in Aged Mahogany.  The very gorgeous deep vintage pink trim was a gift from Gio (thank you Gio), and I thought it complemented this tag perfectly.  I added some deep burgundy ric rac across the top of it.  The Gibson Girl stamp is by Flonz and she has been stamped in Archival Ink and matted onto Kraft then onto some dp and some flowers were cut out of a piece of lace, with pearls to embellish.  "Adore" stamp is by Making Memories.  I've ran the distressing tool around the edge of the tag, then a little Walnut Stain DI.  Some cream and burgundy ribbon have been threaded through the top to finish.

Our challenge this month is sponsored by:

who are a stamp manufacturer based in New Zealand
and are very kindly offering a gift voucher to the winner of the random draw.

Please pop over the the Craft-Room Challenge to see the gorgeous tags made by the rest of the Design Team to inspire you!
There are a few challenges that this fits into, that I'd like to enter:

Fashionable Stamping Challenge - To Die For (my tag is die cut)
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - Dies and/or Punches
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Label/Tag, Big or Small

Enjoy your week, and have a lovely, safe and very merry Christmas, from the CRC!

Maria xxxxx


Debi said...

great minds think alike, i used this stamp too :-) love your vintage take, Debi x

Jenny said...

Very elegant tag! Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week. x

Shirl said...

Beautiful tag Debi and the Gibson girl is an adorable stamp, love what you have done with her.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

You might also like to enter this card for the Vintage Stamping Challenges as it fits in with the challenge perfectly. x x

Anonymous said...

Sumptuous tag Maria - oh my word this is what I like to see - vintage style with gorgeous trims.
BTW the background looks amazing.
Wishes to you

Anonymous said...

LOL I got so excited that I forgot to mention this .....
thank you for sharing your beautiful tag with us at FSC this fortnight.

craft-roomjulia said...

Hi Maz, just love this vintage tag, the image is so pretty, and I just love that trim, have I seen it somewhere before? lol xxxxx Julia

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous tag, love the vintage style and the use of the lace. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous vintage tag, love the colour combination. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

Chris said...

Fabulous tag! Love the vintage style! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

* Shell B.* said...

Fabulous Tag, lovely vintage design using the Gibson girl!

Thanks for joining us for the Tag Challenge at Come And Get It, good luck!

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Vicky Hayes said...

What a great use of that lace Maria and it goes with your colours beautifully. The tag makes a lovely frame your vintage portrait too and the little flowers finish it perfectly. This is definitely the time of year when you keep all your fingers crossed for the health of the boiler! Vicky x

Pamela said...

Beautiful tag, thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pam x

Words and Pictures said...

Gorgeous rich colours... I'm always wary of Aged Mahogany as it can be quite full on, but it looks just wonderful here! Love the vintage look of the background, and your Gibson Girl looks beautiful!
Alison x

Aileen said...

Love your vintage tag. The lace looks fab along the bottom and the colours are very feminine. x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Beautiful tag Maria,, That image is beautiful and the lace is gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ribbons this fortnight and good luck

Hugs Kelly

hazel said...

A beautiful vintage tag Maria, I love the colours and the fab image, I also love the shape of the tag - I really must start using my Cricut.
xxx Hazel.

Ink Art Designs said...

Wow!!! I am definitely going to give this colour combo a try! It looks awesome. A wonderful design on your tag with great elements.
Thankyou for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Dot x

Anonymous said...

Maria this is defo one of my favourites, from thew beautiful image to the gorgeous background and wow that lace is beautiful ! As for your ironing well that's not bad either !


Anonymous said...

Maria this is defo one of my favourites, from thew beautiful image to the gorgeous background and wow that lace is beautiful ! As for your ironing well that's not bad either !


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous tag Maria :-) I love the vintage look ,, absolutely fabulous ! :-)

Thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Paper Profusion said...

I'm really getting lots of inspiration Maria browsing through your work - totally love your style! Nicola x