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.
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.