Friday, 15 August 2014

Tag Friday for A Vintage Journey

Hello all and thanks for dropping in! Today the creative guides are sharing tags over at A Vintage Journey, we will also announcing our latest winers, so do hop over to take a look.
Here is my tag:
It is a triple layer tag and pretty much the opposite of clean and simple, I think I got carried away a bit....
Here is a quick step by step:
I started by cutting 2 tags from Manila card stock using the largest tag die from the Tim Holtz Framelets Tag collection set, it's about # 8. I created a background with the help of Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo Distress Inks and also used some Bister. If you don't know what Bister is, please click here. I curled the edge of one of the tags and then stamped with bleach using stamps from the Classics 7 set.

Obviously, as I was going to layer one tag on top of the other, I did not need to colour all of the bottom one. Here is a close up of the bleach stamping. Love the effect, even though it is a little smelly..
Next I cut a third tag, tore it in half and coloured it with the same colours of Distress Ink:
I ran the bottom though a little embossing folder, the Tim Holtz fancy swirl one and highlighted the raised bits with Vintage Photo, by taking the little mini ink pad straight to the raised bit and then spritzing with water. Next I prepared my embellishments:
I altered them with Peacock Feather and Tumbled Glass Distress paints. I also used some Espresso Alcohol Ink and highlighted with Treasure Gold in White fire.

Time to layer it all up
I added some flowers, the large one was made with the Tattered Florals die and a little tattered banner with some rub on words. I also added a few bits of tissue tape.
The little dragonfly was tucked above the rolled up second layer:

Finally I made a little tag to fit in the pocket:
Again using the same colours of Distress Inks but this time on a Kraft card tag. I also did some stenciling, more bleach stamping with a little text stamp and the main sentiment is from the Classics 11 set.

Well hope you like my over the top tag
Believe it or not but I am actually a huge fan of Clean and Simple, I just can't do it lol.

Well, there you go, make sure to go and see the amazing tags my teamies have made and stay inky and creative!
Happy weekend everyone!!

58 comments:

  1. Wonderful tag Astrid!! I love the blues and browns together. Karen.x

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  2. lOVE FROM BEGINNING TO END! Gorgeous texture and details!

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  3. lOVE FROM BEGINNING TO END! Gorgeous texture and details!

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  4. Wow! So much depth and character! And I love the idea of the 3 layers, too!

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  5. You can do CAS Astrid, have seen you do it before, you love layering & lots of colours more lol.

    Stunning Tag:-) xxx

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  6. Love, LOVE your tag, just soooo beautiful! Hug, Valerie

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  7. love your tag too, :) the layers and technique are wonderful :)

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  8. Wonder colours and layering. Amazing that you created so much of interest on a tag-it is beautiful

    Love Chrissie x

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  9. Love it, the colors, the dimensions, the pocket... it is a beautiful tag.

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  10. Love it, the colors, the dimensions, the pocket... it is a beautiful tag.

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  11. Fabulous tag Astrid, stunning colours and love the layers and embellishments

    Anne

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  12. This is stunning Astrid! I love the layers and the Bister looks amazing with the DI's!
    Dot x

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  13. Gorgeous details, a lovely tag in total Astrid.
    greetings, Alie :-)

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  14. It is not over the top at all Astrid, just absolutely stunning! I love that little roll back and the ripped third tag - you always have the most amazing ideas. I have just managed to get my hands on some Bister - what a fantastic product it is too. Hugs, Anne xx

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  15. So many details and additions that fit perfectly on this beautiful tag, love the way you've coloured the metal embellishments and the bleach stamping, which I have never tried...yet, is gorgeous. Just beautiful Astrid. Ruth x

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  16. Fabulous tag/s... Who needs CAS?

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  17. Stunning Astrid - I just LOVE all those layers and textures. Such an amazing array of design ideas too. Not over the top at all ! x

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  18. Oh my, this is breathtaking Astrid. So gorgeous and well made as always hun. Have a wonderful week-end now.

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  19. Oh my, this is breathtaking Astrid. So gorgeous and well made as always hun. Have a wonderful week-end now.

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  20. I tried a CAS card yesterday and while it didnt end up completely grungy it is far from CAS! This is great though Astrid, I need bister! Nikki xx

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  21. Hi dear Astrid, finally today I found time to get back to my favorite blogs:-)
    Your new creations are excellent. I'm totally in love with the Bister tags and I love, love, love your "Time Flies" - canvas. Just beautiful!

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  22. Fabulous work Astrid. Gorgeous colour combo - the blue and brown work so well together. -
    PS have left you a link on my last blog post as I used one of your freebies again - so thank you! x

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  23. This is such a beautiful sentiment and actually so true.
    Oh the beauty of those layers and depth of colours and texture and the beauty of the embellishments such as that dragonfly.
    This truly is a work of art.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  24. What an adorable piece ist this ?! You are so perfect with your pieces..they are treasures ..each and every single piece !
    Happy weekend Astrid!
    xxx
    Susi

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  25. Positively sublime Astrid! Love the way you've added the metal trinkets to accentuate the layers. Jenny x

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  26. Well another totally gorgeous creation! Love the curled corner with the dragonfly coming out and the bleach stamping, I so love! Great layers and design! Enjoy the weekend!

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  27. Stunning tag Astrid, love the bleached stamping and the bistre looks fabulous,
    Avril x

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  28. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.... Love all of your OTT tag ! The colour combo is one of my favourites !
    Corrie x

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  29. So gorgeous. All the different layers look great.

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  30. your Play with layers is so admirable, wish I had a Hand for this Kind of art

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  31. Beautiful tag, love the color combination! Groetjes karin

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  32. Beautiful ages piece. love the colours and all the additions.
    Yvonne

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  33. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! (need I say more?) Nicola x

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  34. A great tag, love the curled edge and the added little tag. A fabulous composition.

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  35. Love your tag(s), Astrid! Beautiful colors and stunning flowers
    Have a nice weekend!
    xx Evelyn

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  36. Love it, love it, love it. So inspiring. Don't fret about clean and simple - just make art.

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  37. Astrid, you are a genius! A triple layered tag, bleach techniques, Bister and more beautiful flowers... it's just STUNNING! I also like the texture the washi tape creates. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and also for your sweet comment! Hugs,
    Ingrid xx

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  38. Absolutely beautiful!! Love everything about it! Have a great weekend!!

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  39. Astrid your art is STUNNING AMAZING IMPRESSING and SUBLIME !!!!!
    Love just all what you share ! This several layers tag is really something very special. So much texture, fab colors, love the effects you created by rolling, bleaching etc. You are an amazing artist !! So HAPPY I found your blog a while ago !! Wohooooo !!!!!
    Hugs from SPAIN

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  40. Love this tag, the layers, colours, love the effect of the bistre. I would love to know how you achieve that effect.
    I like you can't seem to do clean and simple either. Another great piece! Dee x

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  41. I am blown away by this! So gorgeous, I love every bit! So many wonderful little details that work together in harmony! Stunning work! :)

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  42. Absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous!!! I love this Astrid!
    xoxo

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  43. Wow!! and again Wow!! Loooveee the colours, the embossing, the bleach stamping .... everything is simply perfection Astrid!!! I'm blown away again!! Awesome!! ox

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  44. Layered tags is genius! Love the little one to top it off. The bleach technique is fabulous too! This is a super gorgeous make!!!

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  45. Astrid...once again, I am blown away by your art. You always create the loveliest pieces with the most gorgeous blended color combinations. I'm mesmerized! This is such a beautiful pocket tag. Love it and love the bleached stamping effect. <3 Candy

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  46. WOW...I love your tag Astrid... the layers are amazing... Love the pocket & fabulous papers...the flowers & elements are simply perfect... Hugs May x x

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  47. Completely and utterly gorgeous - this may be a new favourite for me... The ripped layers and distressed edges, the amazing colours and layers and textures... utterly stunning! Like you I love CAS, but I've no idea how it's done... and when you do this so brilliantly, who needs to?!! Love, love, love it!
    Alison xx

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  48. I absolutely love this!! The clours and all the layers are beautiful!!! a fantastic idea xxx

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  49. Miss Astrid your creations sooooooo inspire me, this is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUSSSSS, I had company all weekend and had to show this to everyone, , I too am in LOOOOOVE with it, thanksssssssss for sharing...

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  50. Astrid ... Seriously ... how can one person have so much creativity? This tag in insanely gorgeous. I am in awe of the bleach stamping here and those altered embellishments are stunning. I could go on and on, but I don't want to bore you. LOve it!! --Mary Elizabeth

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  51. So beautiful! Just love the colour tones incredible rich and so perfect together
    I've just got some of the Brusho crystals and you've inspired me to get them out
    Love the three tag effect, works so perfectly with all of the patterns and embellishments

    Jools x

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  52. This piece is really magnificently created... and also looks like you had a lot of fun creating it... I know I would. it is lovely Astrid... just lovely... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  53. Absolutely love this, the ripped layers, the fabulous colours, the rolled tag - I think this is definitely one of your best yet! LoVe it!! Chrisx

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  54. Please don't ever do CAS, Astrid... I love your CAG (complicated and gorgeous) very much. This one is heavenly! Off to pin so I can admire it again down the road...

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  55. A very dreamy tag Astrid, or that is how I feel when I look at it! I love both the design and the colors!
    Sandy xx

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