Wednesday, March 13, 2013

"A Sweet Blue Dreamer" Shabby Chic Altered Tag

Hi everyone! I have another shabby chic project to share with you today. It's an altered tag that I finished last night. The tag is 7 1/4" x 3 1/2" (or about 18.5cm x 9cm). I used a template to draw a tag on thick white card stock and cut it out. Then, I machine stitched scrap piece of patterned paper on it. I also stitched a paper doily and some dainty laces to the bottom to make a pretty skirt for my tag.

For this project, I chose to work with white and pale pastel blue colors. Really LOVE how it turned out!

My scrap paper was actually too small for the tag, so I added this gorgeous washi (masking) tape on the top part to cover up the card stock. There are different brands of washi tapes. And in case you're wondering, this beautiful set is from Colte. It's from the Antique Marche collection.

I printed this lovely vintage girl image out and distressed the edges of the photo with Tim Holtz little paper distresser; hot glued the blue ruffled lace trim to the back of the photo so it shows on the side like this. Then, layered it on a piece of patterned paper that I dressed an edge with a doily punch. I also scrunched up and glimmer misted the paper to give it some texture and shine.


Then, I just hand sew running stitches on cute blue polka dot fabric to create an easy yet pretty flower; added a big glittery turquoise button for the center. I frayed the edge of the fabric to make it shabbier and sew the flower on the paper. I love this look!

I also added another fabric flower and a teeny-tiny crochet flower on my tag. I used simple buttons for their centers.

Lovely flower sprays and heart pearl trim always look beautiful! I love to use them when I want to fill up some space.

I dyed seam binding pale blue with glimmer mist spray; scrunched it up, and used a heat tool to dry it so it wrinkled and crinkled!

I think this tag will go to a friend of mine. I want to make other things to go with it as well! Hope you like my tag and let me know what you think.

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  1. It is beautifull I love the colours and the flowers and the little crochet flower. A good idea for using the Washi tape I have it in my stash but never used it


    1. Thanks so much Rebecca! I just start to use washi tape on my project and I like it. ^___^

  2. Oh! I love to see the upclose shots of this gorgeous tag! I had no idea that was washi tape :) Love the trims, lace, and flowers! So very beautiful!

    ~Vanessa W

    1. Thank you so much Vanessa...glad you like the photos ;D I never really like washi tapes before but now I'm getting the hang of them ^o^ xx