Friday, 30 September 2016

Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey

Hello everyone, here we are at the end of September, it's the fifth Friday of the month and that means it's Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey. Here is the tag I put together:
It all started with a size 10 tag that I covered with some of my own made background papers. As I did these as part of an online course, I can't really reveal how I did it. but if you are interested you can find out more about the course here.

To add more interest to the background, I cut down another piece of the paper and frayed the edges.
I am trying to get into the mood for Halloween, so decided to use this quirky stamp by Teesha Moore as my focal image
She's not really a witch of course, I just love her pointy hat. I coloured her with Inktense Pencils.
Next I gathered some embellishments, left over from previous projects and then all I had to do was put it all together. 
Below a few close ups:

I adhered everything with foam tape and glue dots for some more depth and dimension.
Shadows (drawn with a Stabilo All pencil) also help to make the focal image pop a bit more.
I twisted some rusty wire around the rusted heart. It's a bit large for the tag but I tried a smaller one and that looked even worse, so in the end I stuck with the big one. I do like how the wire stamp (by Gaby Polacco), kind of links to the wire on the heart....
Well, that's it for today, thanks for your visit and make sure to check out the amazing tags my teamies have created, - plenty of inspiration there! All you need to do is clICk HERE
Have a lovely weekend everyone, hope you get some creative time!
xxx

28 comments:

Patty O'Malley said...

I love this tag! Fantastic!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous layers and quirky image, this came together beautifully Astrid, love it xxx

brenda said...

As always a lovely creation and perfectly chosen colours, elements and textures to catch the eye Astrid.

B x

Annie said...

Such a fabulous tag Astrid xx The background details are stunning with amazing textures and layers of paint and ink. The stamps are wonderful...I love the TM one. Even nicer in real life xx

Have a lovely weekend

Hugs Annie xx

Angela Radford said...

Brilliant tag Astrid, love the quirky style. Happy crafting, Angela x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful backgrounds! The quirky image with her expression is fun and looks fantastic on your tag.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag, love the layered elements in the background and the Tessha Moore image is fabulous, love how,you coloured her. Tracy x

Marisa Job said...

Another beautiful tag!! Great pics and instructions! Have a great weekend!

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous! Love that background and all the gorgeous color on your girl.

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous tag, love all the textured layers with this quirky image.
Avril xx

butterfly said...

Your background papers are so fabulous, and I love the witchy girl. The pop of dimension in the layering is great too - and I adore your rusty wire-wrapped heart.
Alison x

Redanne said...

Everything about this tag is stunning Astrid!! I love the gorgeous background, the quirky girl, your wonderful embellishments - all beautiful!! Hugs, Anne xx

Corrie Herriman said...

So beautiful Astrid ! Love that Teesha Moore stamp!
Corrie x

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous tag Astrid! Love how you featured embellishments on hand! Love all the texture and fun image!

chrissie said...

Wonderful tag with lots of additions to catch the eye

Love Chrissie x

Jenny Marples said...

Time has been at a premium for months but I've been promising myself a long linger to catch up with your artistry - so apologies now for the deluge of comments!!! This kicks things off beautifully, delicate neutral background and those gorgeous pops of colour particularly with 'Lil Miss Witch xx

Nikki Acton said...

Aaaah I love! Great combinations of embellishing on your wonderful textures xxx

rachel said...

This is so fabulous Astrid - love it - the texture and flashes of bright colours! Brilliant! Hugs rachel x

Paper Profusion said...

Amazing sense of textures Astrid! Stunner of a tag with your witchypoo adding a lovely contrasting menace! Happy Weekend! Nicola x

Meggymay said...

Its a fantastic tag with lots of detail and wonderful texture, I just wonder what that girl must be thinking she has a very expressive look on her face.
Yvonne xx

Ink Art Designs said...

Absolutely fabulous! Love this...the texture of your background papers are a beautiful backdrop to this image. Love it!
Dot x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love all those fabulous layers and that great quirky image! Chrisx

S@ndy Diller said...

Love this stamp too Astrid. It is perfect for this tag and the rest of the elements you used are fabulous. S@ndy xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

I so love this tag Astrid!! Super cute and quirky and, as always, a brilliant mix of colours and fabulous textures!! Awesome!! xx

Dorthe said...

So wonderful Astrid, I know it is not what she is meant to be, but to me she looks like a little pixie, or Danish nisse :-) with her red pointy hat. The extra piece is gorgeous with the red accents matching her, and the flowers, and the different levels on your tag ,I love too. Yes hope for a world, without barbed wire, maybe one day !!!!!!! Xoxo

Anita Houston said...

Way cool tag!!! Love the bright colors contrast with the neutrals.

A Pink said...

Love it ! Astrid . Wonderful tag and top layer painted papers and I love this collection of girl stamps by Teesha (I have a few in my stash that I really should 'air' more often ) so for me she's a perfect choice of stamp to adorn your tag as are hearts and twisty wires .
hugs x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful tag Astrid, those background papers are gorgeous and love how the wire twisted on the heart ties in with the stamped barbed wire. Your little gal is perfect, love that pointy hat too! Thanks for sharing it, Deb xo

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