Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tag Tuesday "Mannequin Template."

Today at Tag Tuesday the challenge is to use a mannequin template, which I used pinking shears to cut out. Both my Mom and I use to sew and recently I have been thinking about taking her old little sewing cabinet and going through it. Let's just say that this challenge encouraged me to take this out of my garage and look through it after six years. Kind of a bittersweet day. The items out of her basket/cabinet are the rhinestones around the neck, the netting with the metallic hearts and maybe flowers over the mannequin, the pearl lace trim at the waistline, the ruffled lace at the bottom, the detailed metal button and large safety pin.

I did the "Antique Glimmers" technique from the Technique Junkies. The background stamp is from Lost Coast Designs and I guess I kind of did a collage with that. Did not want it to go in one direction. I would have added buttons, but there were not any and I wanted to to have Mom's stuff! Here is a button close up.

Thank you for popping on over and as always, your comments are deeply appreciated! Have a wonderful evening!

39 comments:

Jan said...

Beautiful and how sweet to get out your Mom's precious treasures and use them on the tag! Bet she's smiling down on you :)

Faye said...

Gorgeous lace and embellishments. A great way to use your mother's goodies.

Vada said...

Oh My Terry, Love It!!!
Hugs Vada

Christine said...

Your tag is beautiful! I bet it meant a lot to you to use items that your mother treasured.

xx

Sarah said...

Your tag is so pretty and you made it so special by using items that belonged to your mother. I hope you will hang it up in your craft area so you can enjoy its beauty.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Terry,
what a lovely and special tag! I love all the elements you used.
Have a wonderful evening.
Hugs,
Marie

Ann said...

Love everything about it. The background of the measuring tape is such a neat touch. How great to use your Moms things.

Diana said...

I can imagine how you felt going through those things, but I also know how it feels to be able to make something with what was so near and dear to you.

Great tag :)

stampqueen said...

Beautiful tag - love the little prettys from your Mom's sewing box!!!

CuddlyBunny said...

Your tag is beautiful!

LOVE that so many bits came with their own cherished memories!

Vicki Romaine said...

Cute tag!

Evelyn S. said...

Wonderfully touching...thanks for sharing it with us!

Lynn Stevens said...

pulled at my heart strings you did! What a sweet tag made with lots of Love!

Michele said...

it is adorable! and a special story to go along with it. sending love.

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous, Terry!

Jingle said...

I LOVE this tag! It's gorgeous!

Dawn said...

This is beautiful and what beautiful finds from your mothers box there to be used but I think I would of had a tear or two shed

Love Dawn xx

wwilloww said...

What an awesome tribute to your mom!! Your tag is just beautiful and so thoughtfully put together! I just love it!!!!

stampdiva said...

Such a special tribute I really love this. Lynne M

Suzie said...

This is absolutely wonderful! Love the fact that you used everything from you mother's stash, what a wonderful tribute.

Cynthia a.k.a. Cynnie said...

Lovely tag Terry...

Robin said...

What a beautiful way to remember your Mom! Your tag is absolutely beautiful Terry!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, this is simply gorgeous!!!! So much detail and so feminine...I love it!!! And even more special because of your mom's precious treasures...Have a blessed day.
Hugs,
Cindy

Netty said...

How gorgeous is this, love it. Annette x

Berberis said...

This tag it's gorgeous!

Tracy said...

This is so cute! I love the colors and the "diamond" necklace. :) Great background and the lace on the bottom looks perfect. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. :)

Lindsay Weirich said...

OhhhI love the background stamps, Might have to find it! the lace trim is so cute, looks like the tag has a skirt on, nice touch!

Stampin' D'Amour said...

WOW!! Fantastic tag!! :)


-pamela

Helen said...

This is so pretty and how lovely you were able to use such treasured things for it!

2amscrapper said...

I love what you did with this challenge--the pastels are so classy. How wonderful to be able to incorporate your mom's treasures.

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the colors and how you embellished the mannequin!

Lyneen said...

WOW I love the tact that the challenge took you on a sentimental journey... beautiful story along with a beautiful tag.

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhh wow its stunning and i love the pinking shear edge and the softness of this piece.
I have a new challenge over at dezinaworld if you fancy a try.
Have a lovely day my friend
Hugs June xxxxxx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This is beautiful and a great design! I like the soft colors.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful tag, love the texture.

Denise said...

Wow!!! Terry, your tag is GORGEOUS!!! I love it!!!

SannaS said...

Oh WOW!!!! Brilliant tag!! Love the colors!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

oh my goodness, it's like eye candy, I love it! you are so talented.

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