Thursday, 21 March 2013

Tattered and torn!

As you know I love to use up my scraps - this time I have used quite tiny scraps(except one!)to make a tag.
It started like this
I had odd bits left over of….sandwich bag, music paper, tissue, baking paper, tea bag, prima paper, corrugated card, dictionary paper, some fibre paper and the piece in the middle which came wrapped around some ribbon. Some of the papers had been stamped already. 
So what happened then..

I stamped the blackbird on a branch from Lindsay Mason's 'Arabella' and coloured the beak with a Spiced Marmalade distress marker.
I made a tattered flower using more paper bag and baking paper and fixed it together with a screwhead brad that I coloured with alcohol ink.
The little die cut flower at the bottom is my new favourite - Memory Box Prim Poppy, I had to cut it with some stronger paper and peel it of - it is so delicate - I love it! A little bit of Brushed Corduroy around the edges, a stamped word using one of those little boxes of letters and I'm done!
I would like to enter this in:- 

Thanks for looking, Chris


Sue said...

Ohh! I love a bit of tatty, don't you?
Really gorgeous and eco-friendly x

Carol Yates said...

Hi Chris, great tag, waste not want not, that's what I like to see.

Artyjen said...

Fab tag ;) You could enter it in The Artistic Stamper challenge this month.
xoxo Sioux

pearshapedcrafting said...

Thanks Sioux!

butterfly said...

Oh, lovely, lovely - I so love vintage ephemera, and I love your scrapwork - this is one of my all-time favourites of yours!
Alison x

Hels Sheridan said...

love it lots, those scraps look FAB... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Anonymous said...

What a stunning collage tag! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper!
Alison x

johanna said...

i love your results with the scraps!

patcrafts said...

I love your collage tag great idea using up little scraps of this and that, very creative love from a very snowy West Yorkshire Pat xx

Laurart said...

This is gorgeous! What a fantastic result from scraps! I will have to have a go at doing this - very inspiring! Thanks for sharing Lots of love from Laura xxxx