Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Distressed Vintage? (..kind of ?...a little maybe?)



This weeks challenge over on the Stampotique Designers Challenge site has the theme, set by Milo, of 'Vintage'.

* visions of tumble weed rolling on by through my mind*

hellllllllllllllp lol

Anyyywaaaaaaaayyyyyyy...I love a challenge me,(said in my best northern twang) lol

I used to 'do' Vintage without a care in the world a few years back but just lately I seem to have got pretty far away from what I saw as being that, so this was a tough one for me. I first of all googled 'Vintage' to see what I could 'get away with' and found that the word is mainly used to describe wine but can also be linked with anything older than the current day(20 years older seems to be the happy medium to be classed as vintage )and that portrays a feel of its era and age.

All the stamps used on this giant tag are by STAMPOTIQUE. Infact they happen to be all from my range at Stampotique (big grin).
Below you can find the links to all the Stampotique stamps used on this tag at the HAPPY DAZE website, as Stampotique are soon due for their annual break from doing all things rubbery, so those UK stampers amongst us may like to check out the following;

BIG BEE
FRENCH TEXT (shown at the top of the tag in brown ink)
LEAF
WORLD ALL HER OWN

(The background pattern by the way is from part of a Tim Holtz embossing plate with loads of 'stuff' thrown over it and scrawled into it.)




Now for the tricky bit...what era...haven't a clue..maybe late 40's (country worn out shabby-chic-ness? Early 50's with the beginning of the American influence(?) I don't know, I think I failed on the classic 'vintage look'....but its looking pretty old anyway lol...



Don't forget, its CERTAINLY worth entering the challenge as there's a HUUUUUUUUUUGE gift vertificate up for grabs for one randomly chosen entry kindly donated by Carol at Stampotique Originals.
I can't wait to see all your Vintage looking creations!!

35 comments:

Sid said...

Nice designs Jo, love the theme and especially the background on the tag. Alas I don't yet own one Stampotique stamp !!! :-(

Elaine said...

Lovely work Jo, I love bees and leaves, so it could have been made for me! The good news is your bee stamp has just arrived with me from Happy Daze, I am such a happy bunny!

Elaine xx

Sandy said...

Wow Jo your Tag is unbelievable.
So many great details and your bee stamp is perfect for this. Love it.
I will work today :)

Cheryl said...

oh I just love this its just so effective so much to see that bee stamp I just love one amazing creation hun hugs cheryl xxx

Ellie Knol said...

I really love your interpretation of "vintage". It's beautiful!

joanne wardle said...

vintage schmintage! who know what it means anymore? I love what you did! no idea at the moment what I will do, but I'm pretty sure it will involve distress inks!

Fuchsia said...

Wow that Bee look real !
lovely work

Riet said...

this is amazing

Karen said...

Beautiful! Thanks for showing the close-ups so we can see the detail (bee is incredible! and the fussy cutting - I would certainly have lopped off a leg or two by accident). Yes, definitely mid-40s in that Mysterious Place. Bees were a strong design influence there at that time. Clever of you to bring that in.
If my Stampotique order arrives in time, I will certainly enter the challenge. I have an idea for Vintage already.
Great tag!

Summerthyme Studio said...

I love your vintage tag............no matter how old it is......it is lovely!!! I love the bee of course and the distressed look. That's kind of how I interpreted the challenge. Distressed it up a bit and added some lace! I don't do vintage very often.......but I suppose I would even call it shabby chic?

I definitely HAVE to be Eric.......Cause if Mort had a Pincurl was my friend, I'd have to squeeze him all the time (BIG GRIN)......I'm not sure what I like the best, the stamp, or the name of the stamp~

Hugs

Vicki

Helen said...

I love this, Jo - vintage, perfect to me - just the right amount of distress. Your background is stunning.

JeanFB said...

Gorgeous tag, Jo - it's got a vintage feel to me! (And by the definition you found, *I* am also vintage, so maybe I'll enter myself in the contest, LOL!) Beautiful stamps, too! ;)

xxx Myra xxx said...

very nice!!!!

Kaz said...

I love this tag and it certainly looks vintage to me (I worked on the bung a bit of brown on technique). Love your choice of stamps, they work so well xx

Willy said...

What a beauty, Jo!

Sharon said...

Great work as always, Jo! I must congratulate you on your lovely new stamps. I want them all! When's your book ready!!! I CAN'T WAIT! :D

Dotty Jo said...

This is just stunning Jo - in reality there's no tumble weed blowing through your mind!!!!
Reference the bunny ears: would you actually believe that they actually belong to my mom-in-law?????? ;)
Jo x

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous! Love the metallic scrolled piece in the back. Awesome job!

Carol Q said...

works for me Jo. love that grungy looking metal

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

What a fabulous tag!! What era?...whatever,,,it looks wonderful!

Marilyn Rock said...

Your art is jaw-dropping to me! This is no exception! I adore this tag!!! xxoo

Louise said...

hi Jo, great tag. Ordered your stamps to sell in the shop. Hope they arrive soon!!!!

Sija said...

Fabulous tag Jo!

Shannon said...

I love this tag, it's awesome. Darn it, I have to buy the bumble bees soon, they work for some many different themes. Great tag!!

Tracy Evans said...

Love your tag, the background is absolutely gorgeous, stunning piece and I must get this bee, I keep saying I need it LOL. Actually it would have worked wonderfully with your Mushrooms that I've used. Have a lovely day. Tracy Evans x

Vickie said...

I think you hit right on target! I love the detail. It's a wonderful tag.

Kim Piggott said...

OMG!!!!
Jo I absolutely love this!
hugs
kim x

Linda said...

Well I love it, whatever era its inspired by :-)
The bee and the leaf show up brilliantly against that embossed background.
Great work Jo.
x

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Jo, you've rocked it again! I love how you have created this background - it's stunning! As always, your composition is impecable!
Val :)

Moniqui said...

The background is just awesome!

Shar said...

Fabulous! I love the look!

Paula said...

I really love this piece, it is the very esscence of Autumn to me & what I love even more, is the fact taht blogger is actually going to let me leave a comment on here!!!

Ali Manning said...

It looks fabulous and vintage to me! What a wonderful tag.

Sue said...

This is beautiful, I think vintage covers a multitude of time periods, I love the one you have chosen. x

Amy said...

really gorgeous..the background is so unique..love the bee..everything is dreamy here on your blog