May 24, 2018

My Sweetheart

Inspired by a song (this week's Monday challenge at SSS), here's a tag that celebrates the turn of the last century when everyone was waltzing to a popular tune called "Let Me Call You Sweetheart."

The background reminds me of a vintage tin ceiling tile. It was made using bronze metallic cardstock and the new Sizzix 3D texture fade (Tim Holtz) called Botanical.

The portrait is an image transfer using this photo. Because the original background was dark, I used the tip of an Exacto knife to scratch in lines to lighten it and create better definition.

The frame border was made with dots of 3D fabric paint called Scribbles.

The flowers and perfume label (Tim Holtz) were thinned-out and then fussy-cut to create a more delicate appearance.

I pasted a ribbon along the right hand side using fabric glue (works great and doesn't soak through) and my strip of text is from the Idea-ology Clippings Stickers collection.

And for anyone out there who's not familiar with the song that inspired me here's a link--take a listen!


  1. Oooh... so cool! You nailed the time period with all of your pieces here! Excellent assemblage! I 100% agree that the background looks like the old ceiling tiles... a fave look of mine. The thin ribbon along the edge is perfect.

  2. Yep, that TF is the most incredible design! It looks fantastic in your bronze paper with the inked edges and perfectly compliments this lovely lady. Big hugs, Autumn

  3. Wow it's very very elegant and it reflects very very well the spirit of that time, thanks for sharing the song, hugs.

  4. So elegant! love the bronze background and 3D folder is amazing! You interpreted our challenge in a fabulous way as always! Thanks to share with us your art on Simon Says STamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  5. Love love love this stunning tag! The vintage look and all details are so beautiful! :)

  6. A lovely Edwardian song for a lovely Edwardian tag - this is is so elegant and in perfect vintage style.
    Alison x