Thursday, March 1, 2012

Desert Island Crafters Challenge

Its the first of the month...can you believe it?? Its also time for a new Itinerary at Desert Island Crafters Challenge! This week is Jen's Itinerary:

1.) Vintage
2.) Distressing
3.) Make the text/sentiment the focal point
4.) Dress forms
5.) Steampunk
6.) 3 or more ribbons
7.) Fussy cutting
8.) Anything but a card
9.) Metal hardware (charms, brads, eyelets, etc.)
10.) No patterned paper

I actually used a lot of items on this one: #1,2,4,5,8,9,and 10!  But its not actually a new tag.  I created this for the January Stampendous! catalog.  It not only made the catalog, but its being featured at the top of their webpage right now too! Pretty cool :)

I started by stamping the dress form from Corset Ladies onto a piece of canvas and embossing that with Detail Black EP.  I then spritzed the canvas and my tag with Cinnamon, Starfish, and Creme de Chocolat Glimmer Mists.  I then stamped various pieces from Corset Ladies onto the tag in distress ink, and finished it off by edging the tag in Aged Gold Embossing Enamel and some Chunky Champagne Glass Glitter.

The background panel was stamped with Railroad Poster and distressed. The project was finished with some thick jute, stained string cording, and a sun charm.

Challenge List:
Stampendous: add texture (DT) last 2 days!
The Crazy Challenge: anything goes
Crafty Creations: vintage fashion
Art Impressions: Clean and Simple OR anything but!


  1. That tag is being featured with good reason! It is stunning! I imagine it's even more beautiful in person! Congrats on being in the catalog and at the top of the Stampendous! web site! It's really beautiful.

  2. Love this! I think it's one of the best uses of frantage that I've seen so far!

    1. And congrats on the catty/website honors! :)

  3. Wow your tag is just stunning!! Congrats with the website honors :-) Thanx for sharing this week at The Crazy Challenge. Hope to see you back again next week. Good luck!
    Hugs Karin

  4. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Creations with your lovely project! What a wonderful tag - love it! Cheers Claire x


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