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Another altered art tag – with stitches

I love swapping on swap-bot because the swap themes give me a nice jumping off point for a craft idea.  And the deadlines make me get off my butt and MAKE something.   Here’s an altered art tag I made for the “love themed” tag swap in the Crafting Queens group on swap-bot.

love tag

The fabrics were from 2 shirts – a pink floral blouse and a beige lace blouse.  Rip ’em up and sew the bits on – that’s my motto.  The ripped cotton strips also make pretty ribbons to hang art tags with.  Near the bottom of the tag where there’s a zig-zag stitch on pink rosebuds – that’s some washi tape from Maya Road that I found at the Archivers store.

The free-motion embroidery text was sewn onto a piece of felted wool before attaching to the tag.  (yep – an old wool blazer gave up it’s life for that!)  I pulled the text from an old Lenny Kravitz song title.

I liked this tag a lot, it was hard to send it off.  But there are plenty more tag swaps in my future to keep me busy crafting new stuff.