Monday, January 2, 2012

Fabric collaged tag

collaged fabric tag 1.2.2012 my art project for the day
My sewing machine was out, and I was rummaging thru some fabric I decided that I would use fabric on a tag.
I started with a manila tag that I cut from a file folder with my Tim Holtz tag die. I covered the tag with polka dotted scrapbook paper, but I probably shouldn't have bothered, because you can't even see it now that the tag is. I sewed 3 small pieces of fabric to the tag, and then I sewed some lace to the top and bottom of the tag. I added an image of a young girl with wings, and on her face I adhered a clear plastic piece that is glued down with Glossy Accents. For the rosette flower..I cut a round circle of interfacing, and cut a strip of burlap. I sewed the burlap onto the interfacing, pleating as I stitched round around the circle. I then glued 2 silk flower petals and glued a button to the middle.
It isn't how I envisioned my tag, but I like the end result. To start I was just going to sew one piece of fabric, collage and rubber stamp with a Valentine theme on the tag, but somehow my muse took me on a different path.
Well, time to get off the computer and get to peeling potatoes if I am going to make potato salad to go with our lobster rolls that we are having for dinner tonight. I cooked a pot roast in the crock pot yesterday, but we ended up having left over Chinese food instead last night.  I guess we will just have that pot roast for supper tomorrow night...meaning more time for art.
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Barbara said...

Adorable little tag, Elaine. You put so much effort into your pieces that you give away. So generous of you! Don't you love it when dinner doesn't need much effort, you are right more time for art. Enjoy!

Lorraine said...

love all the layers on this..Happy New Year

Linda Manning Findley said...

I like this tag ... layer upon layer of goodies ... Linda F

Joanne Huffman said...

Love the tag. I really love sewing on tags; I think you've added a lot of interest on this.