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Sunday 18 November 2012

remember when...

hey there blog friends
..old and new...
sorry for the delay in my next post
 but finally here she is:
the challenge over at artful times..
is a fabric tag.
and i had a stash of calico sitting unloved in the corner..
so here are the results
i die cut two tags from calico,
coloured with distress
and stamped fab Artistic Stamper script over
in coffee archival..
i then stamped this beautiful stampsmith stamp..
my first ...onto calico using coffee archival..
the floral trim
was dipped into
tea dye stain
and then dusted with walnut stain DI
to complete
i added some leaves cut from autumn foliage strip die
from the crafty master Tim
and treated with a rusty treatment from the great timeworn workshop..
i also used the same treatment for the rusty rose..
well hope it looks rusty!!!!
and some twirls of a new goodie..rusty wire!
i love this stuff..so expect to see it lots!!!!
some string to finish
oh and a chit chat sticker..
i am entering this for the following challenges:

have a fun and inky day!


  1. Wow Trace that rusty rose is awesome girl! Very, very cool! I like it lots and lots. I really like the fabric tag too. This is one gorgeous tag! Michelle x

  2. I love your tag Trace. Thats a beautiful stamp. You have transformed your 'unloved' piece of calico into an altogether treasured piece of art! Nicola x

  3. Ooh, this really hits the spot for me... wonderful stamping on the calico, adore the Stampsmith stamps, glorious rusty rose - what a fantastic make, Trace - I completely love it!
    Alison x

  4. Stunning creation, love it especially that rusty rose

  5. Gorgeous tag Trace, wonderful rusty rose and leaf, very textural. Love the image stamped on fabric. Tracy x

  6. Cool stamping on fabric, your tag looks wonderful.

  7. This is such a gorgeous tag.
    Did you know there is a monthly Stampsmith Challenge. November's theme is White on White if you have the time to join us with a tag, card, etc.

  8. I love your rusty rose - I can see that being another item on my wish list this Christmas.


  9. Hi Trace, that Stampsmith stamp is just beautiful, I adore your fabulous rusty rose and that curly rusty wire is amazing. Love it - a lot! Hugs, Anne x

  10. Love it. The stamp is gorgeous & adore the script background. That rusting technique certainly works - looks amazing. Fabulous make. Sx

  11. Gorgeous tag Trace...Fabulous stamping onto fabric.. that rose is AmAzing... Love it all.. Hugs May x x x

  12. i dont understand "rusty treatment from the great timeworn workshop"..
    can you explain how you "rustified" your flower and leaf? where did you get your rusty wire? BTW, the creation is great!

  13. Very shabby chic Trace :) the rose is just stunning !
    Thanks for sharing with us at Artful Times
    Von ♥ humm how where can I get the rusty wire it would make a fab bangle !

  14. WOW, gorgeous tag!! Thanks so much for joining us at ATSC. Good luck. Hugs, Nicole

  15. Hi Trace. Love this tag. Fabulous background and image. The rust looks wonderful, particularly the rose. Stunning make. TFS

    Hugs Annie x

  16. Thank you for joining in our 5th challenge 'vintage/shabby chic' over on the crafty-Emblies challenge blog page.

    What a gorgeous tag that fits into the theme perfectly! Love the image as it is very vintage and the roses really finish the whole thing off!

    Hope you will visit us again over on the crafty-Emblies page and play along with more of our monthly challenges.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxx DT

  17. stunning tag Trace - really beautiful - love the colours and all the details - fab xx

  18. Such a beautiful tag with so much detail xx

  19. gorjuss, lovely to see such a great creation on our Altered Challenge blog with Crafty-emblies, adore your flower lots !! proper lush that is


  20. Fab its great thanks for joining us at crafty emblies.

  21. Gorgeous tag Trace and lots of my favourite things are on here. Beautiful image and anything rusty gets my vote!

  22. Beautiful!! Love that flower... it's fantastic, Trace.

  23. Trace...your romantic vintage tag is beautiful! I love the browns and beiges together with the hint of rose! Beautifully done! <3 Candy

  24. Fabulous work, would never have thought of using fabric, love all the elements, great shabby chic feel to it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Emblies Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again xxx

  25. Nice vintage feel and a great look with the fabric!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  26. Stunning tag love the image and the additions

    Best wishes Chrissie xxx

  27. Love the powered colours! The fabric and flowers work so well together! Hugs, Gerrina

  28. This is beautiful. I love the soft faded colours and the flowers are lush,

    Thanks for taking part with us in the Crafty Emblies Shabby Chic challenge.

    Angela (DT)

  29. Beautiful vintage tag. Love all the elements and that rusted rose is brilliant.

  30. Another pin here! That rusty rose is an award winner....Beyond Beautiful!!!

  31. Gorgeous... love the rusty rose, how cool is that! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  32. Fabulous Tag Trace. I love the aged look you have achieved with this one. The rustic rose is stunning too. Enjoy your day. Hugs Rita xx

  33. Hi Trace, lovely to see you joining one of our challenges - normally only bump into one another via WOYWW.
    Thanks for entering with such a lovely romantic tag, love the addition of the flowers and the colours are so subtle.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times with this challenge. Hugs, Neet x

  34. A fabulous tag, just love all of it. The flowers set if off beautifully.


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