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Wednesday, January 6, 2016


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 a fun change to create some collaged pieces.  First up are romantic art tags featuring Victorian women.
You’ll notice that I’ve incorporated one or more hearts on each tag and other elements.
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 Valentine's cards and are super quick to make.  The images are from my new Valentine Cutiescollage 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.  Click on the image below to purchase this collage sheet.

Feel free to download this collage sheet (by clicking on it).

In addition to the images from the free Gift Tag and the Valentine Cuties collage sheets, I also used ribbon to jazz up the tags.

For each of the tags, I used my VictorianLadies Collage Sheet, Manila Tags (2-5/8"x 5-1/4"), and paper from the Amour 6x6 Paper Pad.  Click on the image below to purchase this collage sheet.

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 Parfumerie Edwardian Gents & Ladies 2 Collage Sheet Set 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 balloon.  The 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. 

The 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.

Just as with the red tag, I started by covering the manila tag with papers from the paper pad.
I added a faux postage stamp from my Birds & Bees Collage Sheet to build up the background.  To the bottom, I added 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.

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, a ribbon, and a piece of filigree.  I added gold lace, cream lace, and pink sweeper fringe to the bottom.
I then added the image of the woman (both behind the frame at the bottom and on top of the frame at the top) and then attached the frame to the tag.  The frame is from the Large Vintage and Elegant Frames Digital Image 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), 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.


johala said...

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

Tristan Robin 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 PN said...

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

Tristan Robin 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!