Friday, June 17, 2022

I'm Happiest When I'm With You

Hello and Happy Friday!  Father's Day is fast approaching (here in the States, it's this Sunday, the 19th of June) so I've had a play with a bit of ink and stenciling to create a Vintage Tag.  

I'm not great at creating Vintage or Shabby Chic themes but I've had the Tim Holtz Paper Dolls in my stash for a long time, so I thought to myself "a challenge is a good thing"..and it helps creativity.

Using a Mixed Media Tag from Joggles, I ink smooshed Distress Inks in shades of Blue and Brown to layer some color.  In between dries, I stamped clock and text images using the same distress ink colors.  I also stenciled splats and drips.  

I've fussy cut clock and timer images from ephemera I have in my stash and adhered to the tag, as well as washi tape.  I've adhered the paper dolls flat and traced around with a fine liner black pen, then adhered quotes from the Tim Holtz Small Talk Sticker pack.  Lastly, I tied some seam binding, thread and twine to the tag and called it complete.  

I will give this to my hubby for Father's Day, the back is blank and ready for a sentiment.  Maybe he will hang it from the rear view mirror in his truck.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


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  1. What a very cool vintage look! I love the bits of blue! Thanks for joining us at Beyond the Blue!

  2. Great tag, lots of nice details. I knew Mother’s Day was different UK to US but it seems Father’s Day is the same day here in the UK. Thanks for playing along with The Male Room. X

  3. This a fabulous vintage and slightly grungy tag Donna - well done on heading out of your comfort zone and making such a stunner

  4. Lovely tag. Great colours and layers.Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  5. Great card. Thanks for joining 613 Avenue Create. Anesha

  6. I think you are very good at creating vintage and shabby chic - this tag is fabulous - thanks for sharing with us at The Male Room

  7. Wow, what a fabulous tag! I love all the detail you create and the colours are so lovely 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Artiste! Happy and creative wishes! Hugs Jo x

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  9. Here I am back again with another hat on. Super Duper Tag. Just Love it. Thank you for joining us a Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  10. Great tag. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Crafty Catz challenge Janet DT.

  11. Your vintage tag is perfect, love the colors and the layout. Great entry to our "tag" -challenge at The Male Room, thank you for playing along. Please come back for our new Monochrome -challenge.

  12. Great tag full of details. Love it. Thanks for joining the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.


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