Friday, August 30, 2013

A vintage tag...

Hi! Super, super quick post today.

My first attempt at vintage style; something that I have been wanting to try for a long time. I hope I have been somewhat successful!

The base is a piece of file board. I textured it with acrylic paints in Dark Brown, Black, Metallic Gold and Metallic Bronze, applying the paints with a balled up piece of newspaper.

The corrugated sheet is recycled from an old box. The doilies, white embroidery floss and flower were stained with coffee. The flower is constructed from five scalloped circle die cuts. Buttons are from my stash.

The sentiment stamp is from Micia, stamped with a black Faber Castell ink pad. The flourish die is from Die Cuts and More.

The final touch was the butterflies which I had punched out and coloured with glitter for my Butterfly Card.

You can check out the post here.

Entering my creation in the following challenges:

DCAM Challenge Blog - Challenge #1 - Anything goes with a handmade flower

Crafters Corner Challenge #11 - Anything goes

Beyond Grey - BGC #37 - Latte Love, since I used coffee for aging effect and the dark brown base.

Indian Craft Room's ICRC31 - Butterflies and brads / buttons.

Would love to hear your comments on my first attempt at making a vintage tag.



  1. What a wonderful tag Nandini!!! Loved the bloom!!! Thanx for paying along with us DCAM challenge #1

  2. It is a beautiful have added so many details!!

  3. Beautiful the way added all elements..

  4. WoW Nandini!! There's such a lot of detail in your tag...loved it and following you now!:-)

  5. Loving the tag nandini !!!
    Such amazing coffee shades ....makes me think of a espresso !!
    Lovely flowers and that cross stitch is beautiful
    Thanks for playing with us at BGC -latte love challenge

  6. Beautiful Tag Nandini..Your handmade bloom looks just fabulous the handstitching and the lovely details you have added here !
    Thank you so much for playing along Crafter's Corner #11 and best of luck :)

  7. Lovely tag.. Seems like you've managed the vintage look pretty well. :) The coffee staining looks amazing!! Loved it!

    Thanks for playing along at BGC #37..
    Nikita.. :)

  8. Beautifully done Nandani! the coffee shades, cross stitch, flowers and those gittery butterflies everything is just amazing! Thanks for playing along at BGC Latte Love.

  9. Gorgeous tag Nandini! It doesn't look like a first attempt at all. Love the stitching and the pop of color here and there.