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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Perfect Little Gentleman


Over at We Love Vintage is a super challenging challenge, for me, personally, as you are not allowed to use any stamps on it. How could I resist this challenge !!



I went through to my craft room and found a Pion paper full of images. I was drawn to the image of this little boy. We have a Top Hat, that has been passed down through our family, which my sister is now the proud owner of, and loves to wear it. The image reminded me of it.                   
I had a wooden tag purchased from a Bargain Shop. I started by sanding it and applied a thin layer of Gesso with a baby wipe. Then onto shading with my paints and  applying paint through a stencil onto the tag and around the edges, resanding back, to strip some paint off in areas.  My first layer of paper I distressed the edges and added a little texture paste mixed with paint, through a stencil. I added cheesecloth and lace at edges, along with a bit gilding wax and distress glitter.






                                                               
The next layer I cut out a die strip and placed together to make a frame and glued to a backing paper. I curled the edges of the frame and gave them a  couple of coats of Studio Matte to help keep them in place. I also layered a strip of pearls and Gilding Wax around the frame.





I matted and layered the Little Gentleman and edged the papers with Stickles and a Copic pen. Various dies were cut out with the co-ordinating papers along with the word memories. Once I had finished placing everything onto my tag, I decided to make some items to hang from it. A bit like you see hanging from an old Vitctorian Tiffany Light. I thought this would give it even more of a Vintage feel.


Hope you have enjoyed looking at my blog. I would love if you left a comment and visit again soon.

 Julie x



 I would like to enter this at the following challenge - http://wlvc.blogspot.co.uk/ Tag










6 comments:

  1. Such a sweet image you selected but what I love is your mix of textures, a beautiful combination with the most gorgeous of results.
    An heirloom top hat, how fabulous! I say this because it is something I really would like to own, I am not much of a Modern Miss lol.
    Festive Wishes
    Lynne

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  2. Lovely tag Julie, thanks for sharing at WLVC.
    hugs Liesbeth

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  3. Oooooo how I love this.....it's so very sweet. Thanx for joining our challenge at WLVC and please.....come back to show us more. Hugs Plony.

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  4. Love the card you made....beautiful and simple.....those laces are awesome...so sweet ..

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  5. What a beautiful tag.
    Nice weekend
    Greetings Doris

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  6. Oh wow! I love this Julie. That little boy is so cute and youve managed to create a perfect background for him

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Julie x

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