Friday, 29 May 2015

Tag Friday at a Vintage Journey

Hello everyone and happy Friday! It being the last Friday of the month in a month that has 5 Fridays means the Design Team at A Vintage Journey share some Tim inspired tags, and here is mine.

 I love creating tags, they are quick to do and have so many uses. This is an extra long one that uses a Prima Mixed Media tag as its base. I started by adding some texture paste through a stencil that I had created myself using one of Tim's new Mixed Media Thinlet dies.
I then created by background with the help of some Remnant Rubs, background stamps and Tissue Tape and added colour with Walnut Stain and Black Soot Distress inks.

My focal image (from a very old Tim Stamp set called Winged Things) was stamped in Black Versa Fine ink, and fussy cut. I then stamped her dress again with a Faber Castell Big Brush pen to add that reddish colour. I paper pieced that on and then added some further little details with pens, I also added the little heart just for fun. Once she was glued in place on the tag, I added shadows to make her pop a bit more.


The metal piece at the top started life as a bright silver filigree piece. I first added sand paste to it, then black Gesso and finally some Antiquing Cream to create some rusty effects. I then added a little Ideaology heart charm on top of that.

 The sentiment is from the new larger size  Ideaology word stickers


Well, that's it for now. Please do take the time to hop over to A Vintage Journey to see the other tags my team mates have created, - I promise you will not be disappointed, lots of inspiration in many different styles, yet all inspired by the amazing Mr Holtz.

Oh and don't forget, there's still about a week left to play along with our Spring Colours challenge too.

Hope to see you there!
Thank you for visiting like always and have a great weekend!!

48 comments:

Shari Trumbull said...

Oh, Astrid! You're using one of my favorite Winged Things on this Awesome tag! I really like the longer look, too! Just a textural and visual delight! Happy Friday!! XOXO-Shari

Suzanne C said...

Love it! Beautiful tag! So many fantastic details!

Dots Dabbles said...

Totally gorgeous Astrid! It looks like it was fun to make, and I love the colours.
Dot x

Lynn Price said...

Love this, Astrid! And that you made your own stencil from a wonderful die set, no less! Thank you for saying how you re-stamped the dress in red - I was wondering how did you get it so perfectly aligned, lol! And thanks so much for your visit and wonderful comments, also. You always inspire me, and I appreciate your time to look at my efforts :-) xxx Lynn

Paula Cheney said...

so beautiful Astrid...loving all the layers!

Nicole Wright said...

How pretty is this! Love seeing everyone's tags.

Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful textured background you created on your tag Astrid! I love that winged things image - the touches of red in dress and metal piece and the lovely sentiments on this! Have a wonderful weekend! Julia xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful Astrid, so love your beautiful layered background and your wee stamped fairy child is adorable. The rusted metal effect on the filigree is lovely, thanks for sharing your great tag.

Sophie said...

Ein prachtvolles Tag, wunderschön anzusehen.
Es macht mir immer wieder Freude, wenn ich auf deinem herrlichen Blog verweilen kann.
Liebe Grüße

Valerie-Jael said...

Another wonderful tag, love all the beautiful details, Valerie

brenda said...

As always your tag is a delight Astrid.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Maryann Laursen said...

As always you´ve made a wonderful piece of art here again Astrid, I love how you made the metal piece to look this old and rusty and everything on this tag looks fabulous.
Have a wonderful week-end ahead now.

chrissies said...

Wonderful ideas on this amazing tag Astrid. I love to see the crumpled matching ribbon on projects and you have fastened it with something a bit different. Always something new on your projects to inspire us.

Love Chrissie xx

Vintagehandmade said...

As always, you've created a fantastic piece of art! I am totally blown away! Thank you so much for sharing the tip how you stamped and coloured that wonderful fairy and how you treated your beautiful metal filigree piece! Spectacular work, Astrid!
Hugs :)
Branka xxx

Buttons said...

Downright amazing Astrid!!! I absolutely love each and every part of this tag!!! That background, the clever use of the thinlits die, the gorgeous 'fairy', I could go on! LOVE this to bits. Jenny x

Stamps and Paper said...

A beautifully created vintage tag as always Astrid

Anne

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Stunning tag! Love the textured filigree. X

Adriana B said...

gorgeous details on your tag, love all the background too :) have a great weekend

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A lovely detailed mixed media tag Astrid...and again it all fits so well together!
Greetings, Alie :-)

Inky and Quirky said...

Beautiful grungy tag Astrid, I love that stamp.too cute!
Big hugs
Donna xxx

Patty O'Malley said...

I love tags, Astrid, and this one is gorgeous!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Astrid! I love the rusted filigree, looks so real!! Wonderful background, the black highlights look so amazing! hugs :)

Nikki Acton said...

Stunning vintage tag Astrid - love the rust and the textures, simply wonderful. Nikkix

Nikki Acton said...

Stunning vintage tag Astrid - love the rust and the textures, simply wonderful. Nikkix

Nikki Acton said...

Stunning vintage tag Astrid - love the rust and the textures, simply wonderful. Nikkix

Dee Adams said...

Love!! this Astrid x

Juliz Design Post said...

Stunning tag Astrid and your rusty embellishment is amazing.
Have a great weekend,
Julie x

Terry said...

Oh so artsy, Astrid! Love how your image just pops off the page and of course her pretty red dress! As always great background and layers! Happy Weekend!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

what a great tag! TFS
bibiana

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid, a wonderful and also sweet tag, with the winged thing girl in her red dress.
Your metal piece is gorgeous, and the way you did the background with the selfmade stencil looks fantastic, and with so many things to discover there. I love your tag.
Hugs, Dorthe

Meggymay said...

A wonderful tag and image, fabulous details and stencil.
Yvonne

Jennie Atkinson said...

Such a stunning tag Astrid. I absolutely adore the background and then all those wonderful embellishments. Fabulous! Have a lovely weekend Jennie x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Ein wunderschönes Tag, da gefällt mir einfach alles.

Corrie Herriman said...

Wonderful tag once again, Astrid.. So much to see !
Corrie x

Kathy Bradley said...

Astrid,
I do love your tags and this one is no exception. I like the background you created and I've always liked the stamp you used! A beautiful tag!

rachel said...

this is just wonderful - I adore the pop of red - brilliant! Big hugs rachel x

Ruth said...

So your style, just love everything about this gem, the figures, all the additions, colours..that beautiful image! Fabulous Astrid. Ruth x

Anita Houston said...

LOVE her red dress! Gorgeous vintage feeling tag!

S@ndy Diller said...

Your artistic effort is simply fabulous - your work just keeps getting better and better. Love your tag. S@ndy xx

Kerstin F. said...

Awesome tag, wonderful composition of colours and textures!!

barbarayaya62 said...

Astrid this tag is a masterpiece! Love all layers and this stamp is so lovely! Beautiful work with tissue tape and stencil! BArbarayaya

Ros Crawford said...

Beautifully done!!

Redanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous Astrid, I just love the Prima tag background, such a useful size and your layering is wonderful - love the rusty addition at the top too - just beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

butterfly said...

This has such depth and atmosphere, Astrid. I love working with those Prima tags... they give everything such a good start in life, but the textures and shading and techniques you've applied take it to a whole other level. Just delicious!
Alison xx

Paper Profusion said...

Such a beautiful tag Astrid with gorgeous detailing. LOve the paper pieced dress. Have a great week. Nicola x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a beautiful tag! Amazing! Love this motif .. it's classic and what you have made with ist is adorable unique!

Sara Barker said...

Astrid, I always love visiting your blog and seeing how your creative mind works! and oh, how I love your artwork! Your silver filigree piece is just amazingly transformed into this old grungy rusted metal! Such a work of art this tag is!

JackieP Neal said...

Astrid, your tag is so vintage and adorable at once! I love her lil red dress! xx

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