Mar 29, 2018

Tim Holtz Wallpaper Paper Doll Tag


I'm thrilled to announce a fun new twist on Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey!  With the changes we've brought in for the new birthday year we thought you might like to join in and share what tags you have been making. There isn't a prize and we're not promising any comments but the host of the month will choose one of those submitted as a Pinworthy and it will be pinned on our Pinterest Board and showcased in next month's Winner's post. To enter link one or as many tags as you want that have been made and blogged in this month (ie the 1st to the 31st March). The linky will close midnight on the 6th April which is when the new challenge begins so you have one week to get your entries in but remember they can come from any March 2018 blog date.


After my first attempt of dying Tim Holtz's new Worn Wallpaper HERE I was tempted again to try staining a variety of the papers.  I picked up some scraps and gave them all a bath in Frayed Burlap DI and Iced Spruce DOX.


I glued them to my tag in a patchwork and added strips of washi tape here and there for additional pattern.


I pulled a favorite pair of Paper Dolls and some other TH ephemera together.


The flowers are handmade.  I cut the yellow one in half.


I used a Distress Crayon around the edge of the tag to brighten it up.  I love the texture of this Worn Wallpaper!  The sentiment seemed to be perfect for spring and a simple girl trying to stay happy in a world filled with much sorrow.  Let these words of our Lord spoken to Peter during the last supper comfort us:

"but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail"
Luke 22:32 NASB


We'd love to see your tags, so come on over to the A Vintage Journey blog and link up!  I've had the pleasure of peeking at each artist's tag over the past few weeks and WOW!  What incredible inspiration awaits you!

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36 comments:

Lisa said...

Wow, this is so stunning!! The wallpaper background looks amazing!! I love the layers and details!! It's so gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lin said...

Love the wallpaper tag, Autumn, what a fun mix of elements! Thank you for sharing your tag with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Brenda Brown said...

Mmmmm this is gorgeous Autumn full of wonderful springlike flowers and gorgeous vintage elements. I love how you've stained the wall paper and layered everything up. Happy Easter xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a beautifully cllages tag Autumn, that worn wallpaper background looks superb and I adore how you have finished it! Wonderful words too, a very happy Easter to you and yours!

Sara Barker said...

Autumn, you've got me jones-ing for that wallpaper! Love how you've inked it up! And your layers are all amazing and work so well together! Gotta love that little strip of ruler--I've been hoarding mine! Happy Easter, my friend! Hugs!

Linda Kunsman said...

gorgeous vintage tag Autumn!! Love the vintage wallpaper and the way you used it on the tag. Will def. link up at a Vintage Journey. Thanks for sharing, and have a blessed Easter.

Jackie P Neal said...

What a sweet vintage tag Autumn! I just Adore those vintage background papers!
hugs,Jackie

Debbie Mageed said...

Oh, this is absolutely stunning! Love every little detail that you are the absolute best at. Thank you so much for playing with the Spring Flowers challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters! I always love finding you in the gallery.

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Beautiful vintage tag...love the design and how you have created it!
Hugs Donna xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

So incredibly beautiful - sentiments and all! I always try to mentally deconstruct your layers to see how all the elements fit together in such perfect harmony. I've been staring at this for the past 10 minutes LOL - unable to tear my eyes away! Wishing you and your family a lovely Easter, Autumn! xx

Stefania Salmi said...

This is an awesome tag, I absolutely love everything about it!
Happy Easter my sweet friend, forgive me if lately I'm absent.

Darlene said...

You know how much I love your designs! This is just amazing Autumn! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Spring Flowers’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

S@ndy Diller said...

In this case messy is perfect - love your tag. Hugs, Sandy xx

butterfly said...

An utterly scrumptious tag - it's so lovely how sometimes the leftovers tags turn into such magical creations! I love your dyed wallpaper, and the layers and dimension you've created are fabulous.
Alison x

Sue said...

What a fabulous tag Autumn, the Worn Wallpaper looks amazing. I've really enjoyed catching up with all your projects! Have a very happy Easter, Sue xx

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

This is just so so yummy! I love that frayed burlap ink and don't have any so need to get some. When I look at your posts, I see so many things I want/need. Didn't know TH had the worn wallpaper either... leave it to him to do that. Did you know I have some REAL old vintage wallpaper? Yup. My son's fiance had boxes and boxes of it in her basement at her store in Astoria, OR.. so I got to go through it and pull out some. I'm going to have a blast making things! It's only from the late 1990's.. nothing like the old wallpapers from the 40's and 50's, but fun anyway. Love your handmade flowers.. I have a "thing" for making my own flowers too.... Marilyn

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Marilyn, that's so so cool! For years I had rolls of vintage wallpaper and then ran out of space for them and finally donated them. I hope you find just the right pieces in the box and YES! you must get a Frayed Burlap pad!!! It's my all time favorite color (then evergreen bough then cracked pistachio). Hugs, Autumn

Kate said...

I saw this on Pinterest today and I pinned it without realizing that it was yours! I absolutely LOVE everything about this tag from the background paper and vintage flowers to those cute children.
Happy Easter!
Kate

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful tag Autumn - love the way you have highlighted the paper dolls by using the light coloured flower behind them - or should I say, half flower :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Susan said...

I just got Tim's wallpaper and love how you have "dyed" it. Those paper dolls are super cute too. I bought some because of you! Enabler!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh Autumn, your use of the vintage wallpaper looks terrific, the size of your tag really increases the dynamics of it all, sweetest of paper dolls along with that gracious sentiment. A wonderful vintage combination.
I had a wallpaper sample book as a child (not as vintage as i'm not that old hee hee!!) I would use it to cut out dresses for my own paper dolls, I often wonder what ever happened to the leftovers.
Wishing you Easter Hugs and Blessings Tracey xx

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

Gorgeous wallpapertag, Autumn! Great layering. I missed the wallhanger below, but took a look and find it utterly gorgeous!!

Redanne said...

Oh I do love how you distressed the 'wallpaper', it looks fantastic, as does your layering. Your handmade flowers are always so beautiful too - this is one gorgeous tag Autumn. I hope you are enjoying the Easter weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

Dorthe said...

So beautiful a tage, dear Autumn, I love the vintage and romantic style, you kept this in, and the use of old calender and all Tim Holz-
Gorgeous.
Hugs, Dorthe

cass said...

Gorgeous Tag, thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge.

Craftyfield said...

Tim's Wallpapers had passed me by so I'm glad you used them here, they are so beautiful! Your tag is absolutely gorgeous! Sadly I didn't have time to join in this to the tag link-up...

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Fabulous tag Autumn, adore the wallpaper (can't wait to get some to play too!) and the layers you chose are perfect. Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

Terri Snode said...

What a beautiful vintage tag. Gorgeous background treatment and handmade flowers. Perfect way to showcase the Tim Holtz image. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Spring Flowers" challenge.

Julia Aston said...

Your tag is beautiful Autumn! love how you inked the wall papers to age them even more - you created a wonderful background for your children image - the flowers are beautiful - and I love the sentiment you used! Julia xx

A Pink said...

An absolutely Gorgeous tag, Autumn . Love how you have died the worm wallpaper and then pieced the pieces together so seamlessly. Your layers of ephemera are fabulously collaged and just love the paper doll you have chosen to use - the perfect fit! Wonderful sentiment .

Hope you have a Happy Easter
Hugs x

Nikki Acton said...

This is wonderful Autumn - adore all the layers and your perfect composition. Love that wallpaper paper - somehow I seem to have missed a lot of the new Tim things - off to take a look! Nikki x

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love it - the textures and layering are perfection. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Marty Fishman said...

Beautiful tag, Autumn, love that worn wallpaper background and how you've colored it. As always, your layering is awesome with the perfect embellishments :-) Hugs!!

Judy V said...

Oh I love this beautiful tag! Thanks for sharing with us a t Crafty Gals Corner!

Rosetta Savage-Jenkins said...

Absolutely love this tag art and so glad you chose those black paper dolls. They look amazing in front of such beauty. I am so glad that Tim pit more black dolls in his new set. They are lovely. Please continue to do some black paper dolls.
I am definitely absorbing your use of so many elements. So well done and inspirational.

Annie said...

What an amazing tag you have created here Autumn....love the layers and amazing art dolls xx

TFS Annie x

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