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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

ROMANTIC VICTORIAN ART TAGS & VALENTINES CUTIES GIFT TAGS PLUS NEW COLLAGE SHEET

To kick off the New Year, I have Valentine themed tags to share with you. I've been doing so many miniatures lately I thought it would be fun change to create some collaged pieces.  First up, are romantic art tags featuring Victorian women.
  
You’ll notice on each tag, along with other elements, I’ve incorporated one or more hearts.
The Amour 6x6 paper pad I used for the tags is loaded with beautiful papers.
Next, up are fun vintage Valentine tags that can be used as gift tags or on a Valentine card and are super quick to make.  The images are from my new “Valentine Cuties”collage sheet.  The base of the tags is a new gift tag sheet I’ve created that is free with purchase at Alpha Stamps (more details below).  


This new sheet includes 7 cuties in two sizes, three Valentine banners and two different styles of hearts in various sizes.

FREE GIFT TAG COLLAGE SHEET WITH PURCHASE
Alpha Stamps is giving away a Gift Tag collage sheet (designed by me) with every order placed January 7th though the 10th.  This versatile sheet contains 12 blank tags (in two sizes) that can be used for any occasion.

In addition to the images from the free Gift Tag and Valentine Cuties collage sheets, I also used ribbon to jazz up the tags.
ALPHA STAMPS SUPPLY LIST TO CREATE THE VALENTINE CUTIES GIFT TAGS
Gift Tags Collage Sheet – Free with purchase at Alpha Stamps
Red Floral Dresden Hearts

ROMANTIC VICTORIAN ART TAGS
For each of the tags I used the Victorian Ladies collage sheet, Manila Tags (2-5/8"x 5-1/4"), and paper from the Amour 6x6 Paper Pad.

RED TAG
For the red tag, I started by covering the tag with red and white striped paper from the paper pad.  Next, I stamped the paper.
I continued building the background by using an image from the Perfermerie #1 collage sheet and an image from the French Floral Overlays collage sheet (printed on vellum).  At the bottom I added red and gold lace and to the side I added a chipboard scroll painted gold.
Next, I added the woman (focal point), Dresden myrtle leaves, and a chipboard hot air balloonThe balloon is painted red and backed with paper from the paper pad.  The basket is painted gold and a black ribbon is tied around the middle of the balloon.
At this point I decided the bottom needed more ribbon so I added black lace to the back and a black, white and gold braid to the front.  Adding these touches of black to the bottom balances out the black ribbon tied around the balloon. 

Final touches are the red bird, white swan (painted black and rubbed with Inca Gold Gilders Paste) and a heart stick pin threaded through a red glass heart bead.
ALPHA STAMPS SUPPLIES USED FOR THE RED TAG
Perfumerie #1 Collage Sheet – Perfume label
White Dresden Swan – Painted black and rubbed with Inca Gold Gilders Paste

TEAL TAG
Just as with the red tag, I started by covering the manila tag with papers from the paper pad.
To build up the background, I added a faux postage stamp from the Bees collage sheet.  To the bottom I added a white and gold lace.  On the left side I added chipboard flourish painted gold.  The flourish is accented with a piece of bronze filigree and a clock from the Tick Tock collage sheet.  I added Glossy Accents to the clock face to give it a glass like domed appearance.
Next, I added chipboard peacock feathers painted with Liquid Pearl paints.
I continued by adding the woman to the center, flowers at the bottom, a heart stick pin glued behind a heart button (with the shank removed) and three butterflies from the Butterflies and Moths collage sheet.
ALPHA STAMPA SUPPLIES USED FOR THE TEAL TAG
Bees Collage Sheet – Postage stamp
PINK TAG
Again I started by adding papers from the paper pad to a manila tag.  
Next, to the top of the tag I added three leaves, ribbon and a piece of filigree.  To the bottom I added gold lace, cream lace and pink sweeper fringe.
I then added the image of the woman (both behind the frame at the bottom and on top of the frame at the top) then attached the frame to the tag.  The frame is from the Elegant Frames digital set and is popped up from the background. 
 
To the sides of the frame I added berries (these come in the set with the leaves) and a heart stick pin threaded through a puffy bead heart and a cherub button glued between (shank removed).  On top of the puffy bead heart I glued a piece of filigree.
ALPHA STAMPS SUPPLIES USED FO THE PINK TAG

9 comments:

johala said...

Hello Laura
I love very much the tags with women, relly pretty!
Hugs and kisses

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Laura, these tags are nothing short of knock-your-socks-off stunning. I've never seen tags made with so much care, skill, patience and eye for detail. They are truly special ... receiving one of those Valentines would really be a token of love!

smokeysmom said...

Laura, your tags (like everything else you create) are amazing! I can't pick a favorite as they are all beautiful. Wishing you another creative New Year!

maj. said...

What a wonderful creations Laura! I love all the details. Brilliant!

Jackie P Neal said...

Laura, your tags and valentine's are just exquisite! As always, your creativity just amazes me!
hugs,Jackie

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Laura, are the little red dots on the gold dresden myrtle leaves liquid pearls? Thanks!

jeanniemc said...

Stunning tags...Beautiful creations...thank you for sharing...

Chark said...

beautiful, thanks for the tutorials, love the lady collage sheet!

SusanLotus said...

Magnificient atc´s!