Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tag Tuesday: Tattered and Torn

A fellow creatista from Tag Tuesday and I were commenting last week that we would like to be freer, less controlled with composition, and just loosen up in general when we are creating. I think this week's challenge was a great one to experiment with loosening up!  I also wanted to try a more monochromatic look, as I usually use lots of rich colors and find myself adding more and more and more! :-)  I was thinking about dried autumn leaves, old dried flowers, stained old lace... Here's what I came up with:

I used torn paper that I had first embossed and sanded and added lots of vintage linen and lace shreds and bits. The leaf is also embossed and sanded - love that core'dinations paper!  The butterfly and girl stamps are Oxford Impressions stamps from The Austen Gallery.  The girl is a "photo realistic" stamp and requires certain types of ink and glossy paper. Hard to believe it's a stamp, huh?

Here's another view, just of the tag:

Overall, I think I achieved my goals--monochromatic and a little freer on the style (if only in my mind)!  Thanks for your encouragement and comments. I am looking forward to seeing what this creative and talented group has come up with this week!

BTW: I have a blog party that runs from Sunday to Saturday midnight. If you would like to link up any creations from your blog, please visit Inspired Sunday!

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PamLuvsPink said...

Hi Laura!!!

I love what you did in the first picture!!!

You set out to achieve a certain outcome and I would say you did it!!!

Enjoy the rest of the week!!!


Anonymous said...

This is delightful Laura but of course you know my passion for photo real stamps and for vintage and of course lace and trims so imagine how much I adore your tag.

Ivy and Elephants said...

This is so feminine and romantic, I just love it. We'd love to have you share it with us at WIW.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your style is delightful, love the romantic theme that runs through everything, love what you do with the vintage fabric and lace...Phyllis

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

STUNNING!!! Love it! Thanks for always coming by!!