Friday, 5 September 2008

Tag You're It .... Needle and Thread

One of my all time favourite stamping themes is Sewing, so I just had to enter this week's Tag You're It Challenge, whic is Needle and Thread ...
These tags were made a long time ago and were inspired by a piece in Simply Stamping Magazine (which is sorely missed by many of us) by a lady called Lynn Simms - thank you Lynn.The stamps used are from the Oxford Impressions plate, The Dressmaker (one of my favourites), the Impressive Images plate, Sewing Notions and Tim Holtz' Vogue. Various notions were used to decorate each Tag - buttons, press studs, safety pins and plastic bobbins (which took Alcohol Ink); together with ribbons and ric rac.
The original didn't actually include any hand stitching, so I have adapted it this afternoon by adding a couple of lines of hand stitching and added some more stamped tape measures etc. to the back of the Tags, to keep them tidy.
I hope you like it ....

14 comments:

Ed said...

Love it, love it, love it !! Amazing stuff Sue - in your element with these eh ?

Anne said...

They're fantastic Sue, I absolutely love them!!! Funnily enough I had to purge some old mags last weekend and SS were among them (sadly I need the space!!) and I know which article you mean! These are brilliant tags and the stamps are perfect!!! Thank You so much for playing along!!

Rosie said...

Beautiful tags, you really loved this theme and it shows in your artwork!

LME said...

Lovely tags :)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous tags - so beautifully made.

Jennie said...

Love the tags.. Jennie x

Gail said...

What beautiful tags! They really are like miniature works of art.

Char said...

Fab tag. Like the triptych idea.

papel1 said...

Love your tags Sue.
Judy

Laurel said...

Wow, love it!

cafegirl71 said...

Great tags. I love all of the embellishments.

Diane (fionna51) said...

Reminds me of OLD pattern envelopes...Cute tags!

Sam Morris said...

Ooooh my word how gorgeous!! Love all the stamping and collaging, great tags! Thanks so much for playing along with this theme :)

stamp and scrape said...

Beautiful collection of tags, Sue. I remember the original article. Wasn't it a shame when they stopped publishing!!!