Artful Couture Tag

Feb 16, 2011

Where do I even start… this 4.25″ x 8.5″ tag is FILLED with loads of inspiration! The dress form, button and spool are part of Tim’s new Sizzix Alterations ~Sewing Room Bigz Die. Those of you who know me know I am FAR from being a “couture” girl but for some reason seeing the dress form and other items made me think couture and I thought this theme would be a fun twist. And since Tim released the hanger clips it was only too perfect… “artful couture” was it’s destiny.

I like how the book page flower boa adds just a tad bit more dimension to the tag… nothing cuter than flowers made of book pages. Then accenting the spool with one of his pearl baubles finished that simple cutie off perfectly. Adding glossy accents to the inked areas of the dress form made this piece pop even more. It’s amazing how a subtle detail can really impact a project. I should have taken a before and after shot so you could see. I think the glossy accents popped the dress form up another notch. The tissue tape covering the dress form is inked and sprinkled with crystal coarse glitter. You knew I had to add that someplace… right? Then I accented around the edges with Platinum Stickles. I believe I am going to frame this tag and hang it in my scraproom… I really love all the elements and design if I don’t say so myself.

Products Used: Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Platinum Stickles, Glossy Accents, Plaquettes, Alpha Parts ~ Newsprint, Paper Stash ~ Crowded Attic, Salvage Stickers, Tissue Tape ~ Sketch, Sizzix Alterations ~ Sewing Room, Chain Tassel, Hanger Clips, Baubles, Curio Knobs and Trimmings

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  • it’ wonderful!!

  • SusanK

    Utterly divine!

  • Kristy Hansen

    Oh my–I love this tag. What a great inspiration! Thank you for sharing! ksh

  • Jan

    Greetings Lisa,

    OK…woman…now I am going to be up all night with this tag! husband already yakking..your gonna fall asleep in there again! Well, he is probably right! But I have to go get the images and downlaod, print and color as I do not have any of the new stuff… so hopefully I can find most of what I need! Its just so beautiful and just darling! I have been saving my little knobs for just the right project. OOYY..O, the Chihuahua has to have her rice milky bottle then can get started! LOL!

    Thanks for this beautiful tag… I am so exited to get it started.. so long as I do not fall asleep at the helm.



  • Nonnie

    this is fabulous….might be my favorite piece of everything that came out of cha….thanks for sharing!

  • Lisa this is stunning hon!! I may just have to be inspired and create something so pretty myself.

  • Bev Leeson

    Hi Lisa,
    Just wanted to say, that if I ever made something this Beautiful it would for sure be going on display. I think it’s probably THE most Gorgeous TAG I’ve seen in a long time. YES I agree Frame it and Display it. Wonderful Work.