Friday, 6 June 2014

Always show some understanding...

Hello everyone, it's Friday and so the weekend is nearly here! This Friday the creative guides of A Vintage Journey, are all sharing a tag and here is mine:
It's a size 8 tag and was quick and easy to do. I created the background by using 3 colours of Distress Paints, Weathered Wood, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain. I squiggled them onto my craft mat, spritzt with water, swirled my tag through it and then spritzt some more to let the paints marble. I added some texture with some Dreamweaver texture paste through one of Tim's Layering stencils. When that had dried I inked around the edges  with Coffee Archival and Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I added a bit of printed tissue paper as well still and blended it into the background by adding a bit more paint with my fingers.
The gentleman is of course from the Paris to London set. I stamped him on smooth card in Black Archival, fussy cut him and then coloured with Faded Jeans and Antique Linen Distress Markers and a water brush. I gave him a walking stick with a tiny bit from the  Ideaology Industrious Stickers.
The rusty looking keys are actually made from paper clay in a mold. I rusted them with the help of some Coffee Archival ink and some Ranger Antiquities Embossing Powder in in the colour Rust.
Some remnant rubs and a sentiment created with chit chat stickers finish it all off.
Oh the ruler at the bottom is simply a die cut given to me by a friend, it was cut in white card and I coloured it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Make sure to take a look at the tags my teamies have created, I promise you, you will not be disappointed!! Click HERE  and you will go straight to the post to see them all!!
Thank you for visiting today and have a great weekend!!


44 comments:

butterfly said...

I love his walking stick - so clever! - and the gorgeous vintage tones are beautiful. Fabulous texture on the numbers and those brilliant rusty keys too - what a terrific tag!
Alison xx

Karen Garrard said...

Love love love everything about this tag Astrid! Great walks stick too. Karen.x

Sue said...

Hello Astrid,
Alison may love the walking stick but I love your altered keys. This is a fabulous grungy Tag.
Smiles:)
Sue

Almo said...

Like previous I love the rusty keys and the idea of the walking stick too Astrid. I also like the stamping that frames your layered gentlman, his lovely blue jacket sits nicely against your chosen colours for the marbelled paint background. Mo x

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous tag Astrid from the beautiful marbleised background to the added textures and stamping. I love how you incorporate pieces of printed tissue and they seamlessly look as though they were stamped. Great job xxx

Sue C said...

Fabulous tag Astrid, love the rusted keys and the walking stick! Sue C x

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work Astrid, a very fine tag! Hugs, Valerie

Buttons said...

I always love the way you get your stencilling to blend into the backgrounds and yet remain clear. You've done it again here to such great effect, complimenting those fabulous keys. Great tag Astrid. Jenny x

Buttons said...

I always love the way you get your stencilling to blend into the backgrounds and yet remain clear. You've done it again here to such great effect, complimenting those fabulous keys. Great tag Astrid. Jenny x

Sophie said...

Guten Morgen, liebe Astrid...
Das ist ein wunderbares Tag, sehr geschmackvoll in den Farben und ganz außergewöhnlich zusammengestellt.
Die Details, die Schlüssel und der Pfeil, sind perfekt dafür.

Schöne Pfingsttage...
Sophie xx

Heather Jacob said...

you inspire me xoxoxo lve the rustic feel xox

Redanne said...

Another absolutely gorgeous tag Astrid, love the textures you have created and the seamless way your colours blend together. The keys are fantastic and I do love how you added a walking stick - genius! Anne xx

Rein said...

Gorgeous tag Astrid!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

That man is a real eyecatcher, blue colours against that lovely brown background Astrid!

Greetings, Alie :-)

Stamps and Paper said...

Just love everything about your tag Astrid....

Anne

Maryann Laursen said...

Amazing and so beautiful work here again Astrid.
Have a wonderful week-end ahead now.

rachel said...

brilliant work Astrid - such a great tag xx

Paula Whittaker said...

love all your little touches on this super tag. Have a great weekend Astrid x

Nicole Wright said...

What a great Tag! Lovin those rusty keys:)

S@ndy Diller said...

Your tag is simply fabulous, of course your work always is. I like the way you combined the grungy background with the brilliant color on the gent. Love the quote of the day by the way.

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful tag!! Your work is amazing!!

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous !
Corrie x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous tag, the image looks great against the fantastic background and additions.
Yvonne

Nikki Acton said...

As usual a beautifully executed and composed project. I adore the rusty keys and little walking stick - great improvisation Astrid. Nikki xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I could not believe the ruler is a die-cut, I actually thought it was a vintage ruler which you had aged/distressed.
Those keys are remarkable, especially to achieve such realistic results with so few products.
Wishes
Lynne

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous Astrid - the colours are stunning and all the individual elements just amazing. The walking stick is brilliant! Difficult to believe the effect you have achieved with the paper clay - quite amazing! Just a wonderful tag. Jennie x

Rebecca Deeprose said...

A beauty of a tag Astrid!! Love the surface treatment and the finish on the keys is fabulous!!! Kudos to you!

Chris Warner said...

A gorgeous tag Astrid! Fabulous composition, some great texturing too, beautiful! Chris xxx

Ruth said...

Another stunning creation and I adore those keys!

c.szyba said...

I love it to much,
bye from France
Pitchoune

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Astrid, yowzer this is fantastic, the background, well the colors are blended beautifully, the textured numbers are gorgeous, I love to run my claws over the tag, loooooove the rusted keys, your gentleman with his walking stick is fantastic, it's an amazing creation, thanks so much for sharing it, your creations are always full of inspiration, hope you have a wonderful weekend, ((( BIG HUGS )))...

Ros Crawford said...

Wow!! What a fabulous tag ... from the amazing details to those wonderful keys!!

isisimaginings.com said...

A wonderful tag! I love the rusty keys & the walking stick looks great.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a rocking tag. Fabulous texture. Love the rosty look of the keys.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

... rusty look ;)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous tag the keys are awesome. Take care, Shirleyx

Candy C said...

Astrid...you are at it again...making such gorgeous and unique art! I totally love your rusted keys! They are utterly amazing! Paper Clay, coffee ink and Antiquities Embossing Powder, huh ? Gotta try that one !! Gorgeous tag! I love the embossed area and your shading around your gentleman really pops him. Beautiful art...as always. Thank tou, too for your very sweet compliment you left me. <3 Candy

Sue Marrazzo said...

GREAT looking works! I am a new follower...'So glad I found you Art blog = )

Jan Ltc said...

Amazing work Astrid thanks for the wonderful freebies xx Jan

Kathy Eddy said...

Love this tag, Linda! Great job on it.

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Bärbel said...

Ein großartiges Tag, auch die rostigen Schlüssel begeistern mich!
Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

Dorthe said...

A wonderful tag, dear Astrid,
Love the stensiled numbers and your brilliant keyes ,they looks so real. The sweet old man is great in his blue suit, and with his stick in hand ,ans love the words following him!!
Hugs from Dorthe

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! and Wow!! again. Love this tag Astrid! Once again your colours and stamping are simply amazing!! Love the bright blue of the gentleman, he stands out so beautifully from the rest of the tag!! Stunning piece!! ox

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