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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Vintage Shabby Chic Christmas Tags - A Blockheads Fabric Technique Project!

Hello Everyone!
Only 160 more sleeps to Christmas, Woohoo ;0) 
I'm still enjoying Christmas in July and have two vintage shabby chic Christmas tags to show you today!  Imagine finding some crumpled up vintage tags hidden in a forgotten attic that were lovingly hand made with found items when times were hard....that was my thought process when designing and making these!

I incorporated more fabric stamping into these too....just a quickie reminder that Blockheads Paper Arts' Fabric Stamping Technique Challenge closes on Saturday July 21st, so hurry in those entries for the chance to win some fab prizes!
I used the large stocking and the stockings border from Blockheads' Christmas Morning set.

Stamp the images onto scraps of raw canvas with Midnight Black VersaMagic ink and colour them with Stained by Sharpie Fabric markers.  Colour the white areas and add highlights with a White Marvy Le Plume pen.

Age the canvas and the stamped image with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Crumple and tear the bottom edges of two white shipping tags and age both with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Age them even more with Walnut Ink.  I love the mottled stained effect.

Embellish both tags with authentic vintage white lace scraps that has yellowed in places and adhere the lace to the tags along the top edge only with Scrapabilities adhesive lace borders.

Adhere the fabric panels to the tags with a touch of glue just in the middle to keep it in place.  Sew the fabric to the tags with red/white butcher's twine.  Tie the twine in a double bow at the top left corners.  Add an antique jeweled piece to the center of the bows.  The jewels are actually brads and attached by poking holes through the fabric and the tags.

Finish off both tags with light bronze organza ribbon and embellishing with self-adhesive dimensional vintage holly by K&Company.

I've entered some fab challenges!
 ABC Christmas Challenges - N for Not a Card
 Wish Craft Cards Waste Not Wednesdays week27 - I used old canvas scraps and vintage lace
 Little Red Wagon Challenge #141 - Christmas in July
Crafty Bloggers Network Monday Challenge 1 - Anything Goes
 Divas by Design #44 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #179 - Tags

Happy Stamping!
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents


  1. Terrific tags! What fabulous colouring and distressing. Thanks for linking up your project with Crafty Creations Challenges!

  2. They look fab! So many lovely details. Thanks for joining in with my WNW challenge hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  3. The Sharpie Fabric markers really look great!!! The tag will be perfect on my Christmas present. LOLOLOL. No, seriously, the tags turned out great. Love how you added the "real" stitching with the red/white twine, and the laces.

  4. These are really neat, Leigh! I agree that the Sharpie fabric markers are great! I think I'm gonna have to get some! ;)

  5. LOve the stamping on fabric
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week
    Lisa x

  6. Lovely little works of art, I love the images onto the canvas!
    Thank you for joining us and good luck :)
    ABC Christmas DT.

  7. Thanks for joining in at Divas this week! Laura x

  8. Gorgeous tags - the fabric stamping looks fab!
    Thanks for playing with us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  9. Love your stamping on Fabric and Santa Stockings!

  10. i love Shabby Chic fabric they are simply gorgeous,thankyou for hosting this wonderful giveaway.


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Leigh S-B