Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Tag Tuesday Challenge - Vintage Sewing

What a great theme for a tag! It had me rooting through my vintage sewing supplies as soon as I read it. But of course, as usual, things turned out very differently from what I had set out to create. I blame it all on the Graphics Fairy, lol. I wanted to use one of her images of an antique dress form on the tag. And then I saw gorgeous old scissors on her image collection, and all of a sudden, vintage sewing had gone steampunk!! Can you imagine, me having even a hint of steampunk on a tag? Guess there is a first for everything.

So I created a faint background of a vintage Coats Threads ad and coloured the dress form slightly.
I created a skirt out of the antique scissors, silvered them with the Clear Star Gelly Roll pen, made a necklace out of vintage hooks and eyes, and a belt out of vintage poppers. Added a little flower made from antique lace trim, some MOP buttons, and a little ruffle made from vintage McCall's dressmaking paper. Oh, and a teeny little vintage sequin.

Here is my "Vintage Sewing " gone-slightly-steampunk tag -

I had oodles of fun with this one!

Toodlepip, xxx


suziqu's thread works said...

A little bit of Vintage immagination goes a very long way - this has turned out so creatively Liz!
Hugs, Suzy

my cup of tea said...

This is really cute! Loved how you used the hooks and snaps!

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous work love the bottom of the bodice. XOXO Zoe

Barbara Jean said...

that tag is adorable!!

barbara jean

BelleSouth said...

Such a fantastic tag!!! Love it!


Sarah - Red Gingham said...

What a fabulous tag!!! Love how you added hooks and domes as decorations. But really love the swishy tail from a paper pattern. Jolly well done!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

It's gorgeous! I love this tag!

JeanFB said...

Love, love, looooooove it! A match made in heaven, vintage sewing and steampunk! Gorgeous artwork.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

WOW, I love it Liz!!!
Your tag is just stunning and I love all the details.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Dorthe said...

Liz, WOW -


Catje said...

Beautiful! I'm impressed with the imaginative use of sewing stuff! :)


woodandfabric said...

oh my!! Such a Lovely Tag! I love all those details! Great, great work!
Michelle *Û*

Diann said...

Wow...just the best! Its an awesome tag full of go girl! Diann

stampdiva said...

Oh this is soooo lovely, especially the necklace you created, brilliant!

Dawn said...

Loving the tag but the extra on the main image are wonderful

Love Dawn xx

FredaB said...

What great ideas you used on this tag. Love the dress form with hooks and eyes and the snaps.

Whomever gets this will be very lucky.



Gaby Bee said...

Gorgeous work...very creative with lots of fabulous details to explore.
Love it!

Gaby xo

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful, Liz. Must be something in the air today. On another blog I discovered that Tim Holtz has a dress form die. I'm thinking I NEED that one! And here's YOUR dress form tag! Coincidence or a nudge for me to buy the die! ;-)
Hugs, Diane

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

That's a super cool and creative tag, Liz!
Hugs to you,

Hellemor said...

Gosh, this is very beautiful and elegant. Love all about it.

JannaStamps said...

I love, love, love your tag. It is so very cool!!! So creative.

Linda M. said...

Fabulous tag. I love all the details especially the snaps and hook and eyes and the hint of steam punk going on is fantastic.

Cindy Adkins said...

How did I miss this amazing tag? It's gorgeous, Liz!!!

marie said...

I love this tag Liz! The bit of pattern tissue is a perfect touch.

Marjie K said...

Such a fabulous tag... love what you did with the scissors/snaps and the metal around her neck... it's gorgeous.