One of my goals with this series was to try and share a wide variety of beautiful styles with you, so I was absolutely thrilled when Carolyn Peeler accepted my invitation to share her shabby elegant tag with all of us! Her travels abroad to teach and learn are evident in the work that she creates. The soft color palette and little details add warmth and character to each of her projects!
You can find more of her beautiful vintage inspired work on her blog Cut N' Paste. You will discover all sorts of inspiration ranging from beautiful jewelry pieces to vintage goodies she has found in her travels. If an art camp is on your to do list you must check out the one offered by Terri Brush on the Oregon Coast - Carolyn will be sharing some fabulous scrapbooking tricks with the lucky women who attend this event!
Thank you Carolyn for once again sharing your talents with us here in the CLASSroom and even more importantly for being a caring friend! -Ellen
1. Gather two sheets of the Madonna collage paper from the Attic Treasures Vol. 2 6x6 paper pad. I used 2 sheets because one was too short to cover the entire tag. Plus, I did not want to use the portion of the paper with the lamb on it as it did not scream “Christmas” to me ☺
2. Before gluing the papers onto the tag, peel off the dark brown reinforcement that is around the hole at the top of the tag and hang onto it to use later in the project. Glue the papers onto your tag, aligning them however you would like. Trim the excess paper using a craft knife. Using a hole punch, punch the upper hole back onto the tag. Then, glue the dark brown hole reinforcement back onto the tag.
3. Stamp the Angelic Tidings stamp onto your white cardstock. Color using the Copic colors listed. One of the really nice things about this image is that you can color it with just a few colors and still have it look fabulous. Hitting the image with the markers in just a few places and using the white of the cardstock as a part of the ‘colors’ in the finished image can take major time off the coloring procedure.
4. Using scissors, trim the colored image from the cardstock. Also, cut a scrap of fabric (I used osanburg because it was what I had on hand. Muslin, burlap or canvas would also look lovely) a little bigger than your cut out image.
5. Using your sewing machine, sew the fabric to the upper center of the tag as pictured.
6. Using ¼” wide double sided tape, go around the edges of your tag.
7. Sprinkle the Tarnished Silver Glass glitter onto your double sided tape. Tap off the excess and pour it back into your container.
9. Using pop dots, or other dimensional adhesive, attach the stamped image to the fabric, centering her.
10. Take the long aqua rectangle chipboard piece from the top left of the 5th Avenue Melissa Frances Chipboard accent package and cut a banner shape from it. Distress the edges of the tag with Tea Dye Distress ink. Glue it under the fabric, centering it in the remaining empty space at the bottom of the tag.
11. Using your computer, print “merry Christmas” onto cream cardstock using the Embossed Germanica font. Cut the sentiment from the cardstock and distress its edges with the Tea Dye Distress Ink. Glue the sentiment onto the center of the chipboard from step #10. To finish, place a small rhinestone on either side of the ‘merry christmas’ greeting.
Thank you Carolyn for sharing this beauty with us! Please leave your comment for Carolyn below to be eligible for the random drawing of the $25 gift certificate to our store www.ellenhutson.com - be certain to do so before noon on December 13th to be eligible (one comment per person please.) I can't believe that tomorrow we wrap up this years' series of feminine tags - we hope you will come back and join us!