Saturday, 5 September 2009

I have missed crafting so much - but I am back!

And to get me back into the swing of things I thought I would try a challenge on Gothic Arches which is to put a Gothic arch onto a tag

Now this is all experimental - but here goes.

I recycled a clothing tag, that Dee sent me (sadly she doesn't have a blog) but thanks Dee, I am using them!



After peeling off a label it left a nice surface to stamp on - so I did.

The reverse took more work. I scraped off a price tag, then painted over it all with soft lime acrylic paint, to cover up all the printing on it, then stamped it with my favourite 'Love' stamp which I also used above on the back.

Next I cut out a Gothic Arch on some thick material and stamped on that, and attached it to the tag.

The lady was printed on some special paper I am trying out - its a bit fiddly - you print it, let it dry for a few hours, put on a sticky sheet, leave that to set for a while, then peel off the backing of the sticky sheet to glue it to the surface and then treat it like a 'rub on'


At this stage I feel I have to say that this looks so much better in real life. The background showing through the image is really subtle in daylight and not as harsh 'tattooing' as it looks here!

The image reminds me of a younger version of me - years ago - when I used to have curly hair - and romantic weekend trips to Bordeaux one summer.

Alas - that is a story for a book not a craft blog!

15 comments:

Lori Saul said...

What a lovely arch tag- beautiful elements that came together wonderfully!

sam21ski said...

hi Lottie, nice to see you back crafting again. Lovely tag, but boy do you have a lot of patience, waiting a couple of hours for stuff to dry etc!!!!

Paula said...

you still havent told me that story lol
wonderful tag though!

Lottie said...

Maybe one day Paula - one day - sigh!

flutterbycrafter said...

Well, you're certainly back with a bang, lovely work.

Sally H said...

Stunning work! I love it. Tell us more about those weekends.... Please!

Kris Dickinson said...

A beautiful tag!

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderful that your back at it, a beautiful tag it is!

Momiji said...

lovely work as ever and so glad the clothes tags came in handy! You have got some lovely effects here..

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I await the release of the book then lol

This looks a bit risqué I think, like one of those old films where she throws herself into the arms of some well groomed guy that wanders in through the door after shes finished off her bottle of plonk lol..."oh Sydney...oh Daphne...OH SYDNEY!!"

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous arch tag!

LazyKay said...

Now I'm fascinated by the 'story' as well as the art.

Lovely mood to this piece. I like the colours, they fit well.

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Nancy Maxwell James said...

love your tag! wonderful images and composition! thank you so much for playing! :)

I Am Very Mary said...

Lottie, I noticed your post on Queenly Things about looking for vintage lace... I'd love to share with you! Please pop your address to me: maryann(at)averymarydesign(dot)com

vintage wil said...

Beautiful tag!!