Wednesday, January 23, 2013

“Oh, You Beautiful Doll” Vintage Valentine Tag

Beautiful Doll Tag

Experiencing “tag withdrawal,” having recently completed all my 2012 scrapbooks and then several art journal layouts, today was the day to make a new tag.

I absolutely love Valentines. And I absolutely love vintage. I feel sure it has nothing to do with my age, nostalgia, or anything along that line.

Recently I have come across some very nice vintage images, and this Valentine image came from Vintage Image Craft. Got the reminder of the old song title from them as well! (Oh, yes, I do remember that song!)

I started with a Kraft tag and added a layer from Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection. I distressed the edges of all three layers and inked with Vintage Photo.

For the crinkled seam binding, I couldn’t find an exact match in my inks and dyes, so I combined Spun Sugar Distress Stain and Dried Marigold Distress Ink.

I am finding that the tags I like best are the ones that are the most simple; I suppose I am discovering “my style,” as I have been told would happen! In fact, I think for right now, I will say, for the Simon Says Stamp and Show What I’m Known For Challenge, (though I’m not “known for” anything, really), I could say I’m known for Simple and Sweet.

Also linking to the Anything But a Card Tie it Up Challenge.


Meme said...

Oh you beautiful tag!

You did an awesome job on this tag! Thank you for sharing!!!

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Beverly Sager said...

Beautiful! Love the vintage photo and all the girly details :D

Candy C said...'s a good thing that you got all of your 2012 scrapbooking finished! I'm impressed! Your vintage Valentines Day tag is beautiful! I love the peach tones....different for Valentines...but I love it! I love the romantic feeling this tag has with the lace, the sweet little rose and the lovely vintage photo of the victorian lady. Well done! Thanks for sharing your tag with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Karin R. said...

Lovely tag. I am a fan of sweet and simple designs. I find my style is very similar. ;-)

Karin R. said...

Lovely tag! :-)

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

So so so gorgeous!!! Just beautiful!

Sarah said...

a lovely vintage piece and delicate colours. Thank you for playing with us this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show! Sarah.

CarlaKH said...

So elegant and the colors too. Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card Challenges!

KropinKat said...

Barb this tag is gorgeous! Absolutely love it - awesome job!

Christy said...

I love love love that peachy pink color! :) Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card!!! :) :) :)