Saturday, June 1, 2013

Happy Shabby June!

Can you believe it's June First!  

We had horrible storms go through the midwest again yesterday evening.  Our tornado alerts went off on the weather radio and our cell phones so we spent a half hour in the basement.  Our area was spared but there is damage all around us, especially in St. Louis.

I made an Unruly Paper Arts shabby chic brown and pink tag (Readers Art Quest #1 for this month's Shabby Chic theme) using an image from the Gecko Galz Stitch in Time collage sheet (June 2013 release).



I'm entering this tag in the following:

The Craft Room Challenge:  Use Your Scraps


brown and pink theme--knew immediately I wanted to use this paper--hunted for it in my stash only to find a small piece big enough for a tag, but no ID.

Live and Love Crafts Challenge #12 Birthstones.  Happy one year anniversary to this challenge blog!

I'm dedicating this tag to my maternal grandmother, Josefa, who moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the turn of the century with her husband and young children. She was a seamstress for Schmitt-Orlow Co. and Cutting Rooms (a men's suit factory).  The birthstone for June is pearls (half pearls from stash which adorn the dress mannequin).

Our Creative Corner:  Recipe Challenge at least one element from each list on their chart
List A:  lace: the two ruffled laces most likely purchased at Hobby Lobby.
List B:  metal (scissors from stash) and wood (Kaiser Craft mannequin)
List C:  ink:
ATC size image cropped and printed from Gecko Galz Stitch In Time collage sheet.  Wet distressed and then inked along the edges with antique linen and vintage photo, both Ranger Distress Ink pads.


And I'm sharing with Beverly over at How Sweet the Sound Pink Saturday--I haven't been there for awhile and thought this would be a perfect time to show some pink!


Other Materials:


Pink Buttons from stash


Trims:   The cloth measuring tape and the tiny pink ribbon from my stash.  The brown crochet trim from Really Reasonable Ribbon.   The pink hand dyed ribbon at the top from Red Lead Paperworks.  Pink baker's twine -- no ID.




29 comments:

Heather said...

Gorgeous Tag Helene!! Love the dress form and your cloth measure tape bow!! Darling charm!! Of course I love the image!1
Hugs!!
Heather

Vicki Romaine said...

What an adorable tag! I love all the elements.

LV said...

Thankful you area was spared from the terrible weather that is going on.You did a great job on the tag.

Linda M. said...

Your tag is gorgeous. I love all the details, sew perfect! Joyous Wishes, Linda

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely tag, very pretty elements and colours! Thanks for the news about pin-to-win! Valerie

Netty said...

sorry to hear about the dreadful weather conditions around your way, thank goodness you are all safe.
Loving your gorgeous tag. x

1CardCreator said...

Wow this is gorgeous Helene! ~Diane

Chrisboldo said...

Love this tag! it's so shabby chic!
Great job....

Chris B
http//thecardphilelady.blogspot.com

Lisette Baker said...

This is absolutely fabulous Helene. Love all the elements you have added, perfect!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from Our Creative Corner - what a gorgeous tag! :0)

Michele said...

i saw this on UPA, it is my favorite. so full of gorgeous yummy bits. love it. xo

Zoe Sanderson said...

Great theme for your tag it all works together so well and the dedication to your Grandmother is quite moving. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Joan said...

Your tag is gorgeous!!! I love all the details you've added.

Brenda Brown said...

Love this Helene, the sewing theme is a favourite of mine and you have added such wonderful details here. I love the dedication to your grandmother too. I'm glad you weren't hit by the tornadoes but I do feel for those communities who were.
Happy Sunday.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Debi said...

Helene, what a gorgeous sewing shabby chic tag :-) thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your tribute to your Grandma- and your tag is fabulous- love the image and all of the embellishments. We were also inspired by Grandma to sew- and knit and crochet...... Hope your weather clears up- and stay safe!

Martina2801 said...

This tag is fantastic! What a great inspiration piece!

Vicki said...

Your shabby tag is gorgeous, Helene!!

Electra said...

This is gorgeous! You've inspired me to try something now...

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous tag, fantastic details.

butterfly said...

What a fabulous tag - all the detailing is just brilliant!
Alison x

Ira Huberts said...

Beautiful tag, so feminine! Thanks for your comment on my blog, take care, Ira xox
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Leikkaan Mervi said...

hi Helene,
fabulous tag, so lovely;-))m

Esther said...

Gorgeous tag Helen, love the details and your scrap of paper is the perfect background - Thanks for sharing with us at Craft-Room..Esther xx

die amelie said...

An adorable make!
Love all the lovely detail that went into this fab creation!
Thank you for sharing this with us at OurCreativeCorner!

Claudia x

Beverly Sager said...

Absolutely darling! Every little bit is fabulous, but I especially love the little mannequin!

Buttons said...

Now that's a fabulous tag Helene. Love how you've dressed up your mannequin. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time, hugs Jenny x

craft-roomjulia said...

I love how you have dedicated your beautiful vintage tag to your grandmother, its so moving. I adore you tag it's right up my street. Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck with the draw. Julia xxx

butterfly said...

Jeepers - only just getting round to my OCC commenting duties, and I see that I should have added to my previous comment: lovely to have you play along with us at Our Creative Corner!
Alison x

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