Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tag Tuesday Challenge # 19

Tag Tuesday Challenge over at Louise's blog is Shabby Chic. I immediately went online and googled some images for inspiration. Love love love shabby chic. The thing that caught my eye right away was the roses. I have one really beautiful rose background stamp that I pulled out to use.
I tried a new technique that I was experimenting with. I hadn't seen this before but had an idea of what I was trying to achieve. Didn't happen but I was okay with the end result.

Simple instructions:
  1. Stamped background stamp on white cardstock using Memento Black Ink.
  2. Colored image using my Copics.
  3. I wanted an overlay of something soft and wrinkled. I thought I would try tissue paper but wanted it to be transparent.
  4. I crinkled the tissue paper. Flattened the tissue paper out.
  5. Applied Versamark to the entire tag and the tissue paper.
  6. Sprinkled clear embossing on the tag and the tissue paper. Lay the tissue paper on top of the tag and heat emboss the tissue paper onto the tag.
  7. This is going to give you a very shiny coating on the tag.
  8. Emboss using a CB embossing folder.
  9. Sponge StaZon brown ink over the surface to add a vintage color.
  10. Stamp words over the top using the StaZon.
  11. Add the lace, velvet ribbon and pearls.


  • Versamark
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Tissue Paper
  • Velvet Ribbon
  • Lace
  • Rubber Stampede - Wild Rose Background
  • Copics
  • StaZon - Timber Brown
  • Memento - Tuxedo Black

On to my second project tonight... My younger daughter wanted a bookmark since her sister received the last one I had created. So I decided to create this bookmark for her:

She wanted something fun and she said she liked the Asian dolls. I dressed them in fancy Basic Grey Autumn Indian Summer.

Have a great day!



  1. That Bookmark is just ADORABLE!!!! Love the tag too sue....

  2. Hi, Sue! Cute bookmark! I love it! :-)

  3. What a great technique you used for your very shabby and very chic tag!

  4. very very pretty. love the velvet and the pearls!

  5. Your shabby chic is very classy. thanks for the instructions. And no 2 daugther will love her bookmark no doubt. Very pretty

  6. Wow your Tags are awesome.
    Truly lovely.

  7. Love the tag and the bookmark! The first is perfectly shabby chic and the bookmark is so adorable!


  8. Bueno, la técnica es genial, pero no me atrevo una usarla. Desde luego a primera vista y si no explicas como has hecho este tag primero, es que usaste un papel estampado, es porque tan perfecto que parece de los muchos que hay en el mercado, y coloreado el envejecido de esta película, es una idea fantástica . El tag segudo, precioso. Besitos.

  9. Roses, pearls, lace - beautiful shabby chic tag Sue!! Love this loads!

  10. Lovely tags Suzz. That one with the dolls is extra fantastic :0) Lovely idea.

  11. It is just gorgeous ! How clever & crafty !

  12. What gorgeous bookmarks and fun too!

  13. Oh...the tag and the bookmark are totally gorgeous, Sue!! Love them both!!

  14. Love that sweet bookmark...how fun for your daughters to have such a creative mom, so they can be stylin' with the fancy handmade bookmarks!
    I think your tag is exactly the definition of Shabby Chic...so lovely and feminine!


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