Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tag Tuesday: Housework's a Party!

For the theme this week, I decided to style the tag with fifties images, using some new stamps and the complementary colors aqua and coral. After pulling together the images, I realized that the tag had a message: does women's work at home get much respect as work in an office--or do working people feel that work at home is really just a party where women eat bonbons and talk on the phone all day? I think every woman knows the answer! So this tag is dedicated to all women--we have sooooooooooo many jobs!

The base is kraft card stock brushed with white and ivory paint and then stamped with sewing pattern pieces and edge distressed.  I stamped the woman several times and fussy cut the doll and the dress. The apron is a scrap of a cupcake holder. You can see that in addition to sewing, she has cleaning and cooking on her mind (tiny recipes are under the clip). Doesn't she deserve five minutes to talk with Marge? Afterall, being a housewife is just a party anyway, right?  :-)

                              Laura

7 comments:

Redanne said...

Hi Laura, I love your tag and the way you have brought the elements together. The woman stamp is brilliant and your back story is just so true it made me smile! Also love your French wedding dress - absolutely stunning! Anne x

2amscrapper said...

fabulous tag! love your work! and the theme is spot on.

2amscrapper said...

thanks for the kind comment left on my blog and for following me. I also am following you. Helene

Susan Clayton said...

Love it! Always impressed by the way you use texture.

Biljana said...

Beautiful retro tag! Thanks for stopping by:) Hugs, Biljana

Sandy McClay said...

Hi, I just found you on Pinterest! Where do you get this stamp of the women? Just adore it! Thanks! Sandy

Laura Turner said...

Hi Sandy,
It's a Pink Persimmon set -- their "girl" collection. You can find their stamps by entering the company name through Google. Happy stamping!
Laura