Thursday, 28 August 2014

Destination Inspiration tag

Hello everyone
A few days ago I showed an extensive step by step over on the A Vintage Journey blog. Part of that project was a tag, but because the post over there was getting so long, I promised I would show how I put the tag together here on my own blog, so here goes:
The techniques here can of course be used for all sorts of different projects.
I started by covering a size 8 tag with Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap.
I crumpled it in places on purpose to add more texture. Next I added further textures by pushing Wendy Vecchi's texture paste through one of Tim's layering stencils and then added colour, using Distress Paints:
The colours I used were Antique Linen, Weathered Wood and Brushed Corduroy.. Please note, the Tissue Wrap resist Distress Inks quite a bit, so use something like paint or Archival inks. Once the paint is laid down, you can deepen the colours with Distress Inks and or Archival inks, that is what I did next:
Because the tag is part of a larger project, I wanted it just for adding a sentiment. I decided to add interest by using different fonts. I put my sentiment together by cutting words from a stamp from the Stuff to Say and Way with Words set. I love how different fonts can work together like that.
The word begins was put together with little letter tiles from a Prima paper. Courage was spelled out with the little letter labels.
I added a vocal point to the tag with the little die cut heart and the word courage from the chit chat stickers. More depth was created with the help of some shadow, added with the Black Soot Distress marker, both around the heart and the words.
Here you can see how the heart fits inside the pocket that is part of the main project. If you have not seen it yet, you can find it HERE.

Thanks for visiting like always and don't forget to have courage to let your imagination take you to great places, creative or otherwise.

44 comments:

  1. Fantastic Tag Astrid, liking the textures and colours as always. Thanks for the step by step and the tips, much appreciated :-) xxx

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  2. really lovely! Such a great vintage feel to it and love the texture!

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  3. So beautiful! I love those colours which you use. I have made some mixed media-paintings and used same kind of colour world as you, but with acrylics. You are welcome to wisit and check if you like: http://www.sielunsolinaa.blogspot.fi/2014/08/mixed-media-taulu.html

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  4. this is gorgeous such a beautiful tag x love how you have shared the details of how you created it .x

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  5. FAbulous work here again Astrid. Your tag is soo beautiful and thanks sooo much for always telling us every step, you´re doing, so anyone can redo it later, if we like. Your work always looks sooo fantastic, and so does this here.

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  6. Hello Astrid,
    You have created a gorgeous Tag, I agree with you that the different fonts work wonderfully together, adding much interest.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  7. Your posts on this project are so inspiring Astrid, thanks so much for sharing...I find all the steps by steps so useful in my own creative journey, which I am enjoying so much. This tag is fabulous, so many textures and rich vintage colours to enjoy, a real work of art, thanks again x

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  8. Another gorgeous Vintage piece Astrid. I am sadly lacking in the mojo department, think it's still in the Med, but your lovely share today has given me inspiration and going to go play (before work).

    B x

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  9. Lovely tag and great tutorial, thank you! The different fonts work perfect together!
    xxx Evelyn

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  10. Fantastic to see how the tag was made and looks perfect alone or in it's pocket on the project

    Thank you for showing how it was made

    Love Chrissie x

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  11. Stunning card Astrid and I love the black and white photo against the rich colours of your card and tag...

    Anne

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  12. A great pocket...and the tag looks so well, with that creative textured background Astrid!
    greetings, Alie :-)

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  13. That's an amazing creation, love how you've attached the tag. Thanks for the step by step photos.

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  14. Love all the texture Astrid. I love how you always achieve that perfect vintage colour to everything

    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  15. Fabulous tag... Love the textures Thank you for the wonderful tutorial... Hugs May x x

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  16. Love the texture, the finish, the resist all of it another brilliant tag. X

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  17. Your tag is fabulous Astrid, just like your wonderful project. I love your tutorial with amazing techniques and tips. Thank you for sharing and huge hugs Annie x

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  18. Oh Astrid! You've taken my breath away! This is so beautiful and a step by step too, to encourage me to have a go! Thank you! Chrisx

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  19. Astrid, this is another great share and to watch all the steps in various stages is so informative. The original project was amazing at AVJ and this tag is gorgeous! Love this and thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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  20. WOW another amazingly wonderful tag with more things to experiment creating... love it all Astrid... your techniques are fantastic and I really LOVE them all.. Great Tag and into the pocket... that I love anyway... super work/play.... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  21. Such a beautiful tag!! Love all the texture!!

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  22. Astrid, it is a gorgeous tag, you are such a master in making fantastic textures, Love the soft "dirty" colours and the many different fonts, it fits so wonderfully ,in your pocket and the whole amazing project !
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  23. Fabulous!! I love seeing your process ... The photo really jumps out of this creation - Beautifully done!

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  24. I love your tag, the texture and colors are gorgeous! The sentiment is really nice too. I love how it fits into the fabulous card, really nice gift for someone!! I need to go see your whole project, love it!
    Hugs Kelly

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  25. A truly beautiful tag Astrid, I love the wonderful background you created with the tissue and paints and the mix of fonts really does make the words take centre stage. Anne xx

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  26. Magnificent tag Astrid, in fact the finished piece is rally wonderful. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  27. Fabulous tag Astrid and lI love the project it goes with. The way you have used the different fonts is such a great idea. Thanks for showing us how you put this gorgeous piece together x

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  28. Such a pleasing colour palette and wonderful texture and I especially like your use of different fonts.
    A beautiful tag.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  29. Fantastic background textures, great details as well.
    Yvonne

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  30. Beautiful tag, thanks for the great Step by step :D x

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  31. A gorgeous tag, perfect for the rest of the project.

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  32. WOW oh WOW!!! Pinning! Love the amazing texture and making a pocket to boot?!! FABULOUS!!!

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  33. Astrid this is sooooooooo gorgeous. Really love this. It's so special. Thanks for inspiring me. Love it Anneke.

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  34. Great to see the steps on your tag. The texture is exceptional on this Astrid.
    Julie x

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  35. Oh my!! I so love your work Astrid!! Sorry I haven't been here for a while but life takes us to other places sometimes whether we want to go or not. I love this tag. The colours are perfect and the textures are awesome! So inspiring!! Have to go and take a look at the bigger project now!! Simply adore this!! ox

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  36. Great tag in a great card dear Astrid, nice of you to give us a staep by step , so that we can make our own one!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  37. Great tag in a great card dear Astrid, nice of you to give us a staep by step , so that we can make our own one!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  38. Astrid, this is a gorgeous tag! I love the textures and the beautifully earthy colours in this tag. The added fonts are jut perfect on it.
    Thank you for your sweet comment. I'm so glad you like the new technique and that you'll give it a try ;) I'm sure you will create some fabulousity with it :) I'll be back next weekend so will be in touch then. Have a great week!
    All the best,
    Ingrid xx

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  39. It was a brilliant DI post - and it's fabulous to catch up with how the tag came to life. Such gorgeous work!
    Alison xx

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  40. SQUAWK, you know I love your envelope creations this is no exception, and you know you inspire me to always give it a try,thanks for always giving me the courage to try, thanks for sharing...

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  41. I have been away and missed so many of your posts... and just now looking through them- I am as always...in awe of your splendid artwork- dear Astrid!! xoxo

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  42. I LOVE this...
    I LOVE every detail...especially the amazing texture & colors!

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