Friday 30 December 2016

Tag Friday at a Vintage Journey

Hello everyone, hope you all had an amazing time over the festive period in whatever way you celebrate.
Today it is Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey, here is my tag:
Whenever there are 5 Fridays in a month, the DT share a tag on the Vintage Journey blog, so if you are looking for some inspiration from my talented teamies, make sure to hop over.

Here is a quick overview of how I put mine together, mostly using bits and pieces leftover from previous projects.
I cut two tags with the largest of the Tim Holtz thinlits tag die from two bits of leftover paper, adhered them partially together and rolled the left top corner of the top one down, to show the one below.
This is easier if you carefully dampen the corner before you roll. I also added a little die cut to the bottom.
Next I gathered some embellishments, leftover from my Christmas card making. The little clock is a Prima IOC mold made with paperclay.
Now all that was left to do was put it all together, moving things around until I was happy with the result.

The greenery, berries and little roses, all dabbed with a bit of gesso for a wintry look, were tucked in at the top.
The little clock was antiqued with the help of some paints and dry brushed with gesso.
A couple of Tim's word stickers added because it felt as if it needed something still.
And that was pretty much it.... Shabby chick with a touch of grunge..... If you would like to see some more amazing tags do hop over to A Vintage Journey
Wishing you all the best for the rest of this month and of course for the New Year too!!!


Patty O'Malley said...

Love this tag so much! Beautiful!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Ooohh!! This is divine Astrid!! Your creations always leave me drooling. I love the rolled paper at the top .. a lovely way to reveal the layer beneath and the perfect spot for that gorgeous cluster. Always love your arrangements and those lovely finishing touches .. like I said, Divine!!
Thank you so much for your friendship and your support ofer this past year Astrid. I feel very Blessed having you as a friend. Wishing you and your family a New Year filled with joy, peace, good health and much happiness. God Bless xx

Julia Aston said...

What wonderful depth on this Astrid with the elements you added - at first I thought that rolled piece was a cinnamon stick! A beautiful design on your tag! Julia xx

mariabellekens said...

What a beautiful tag, dear Astrid, great elements that show us "time", time that's what goes to quickly these days!! An other year is coming soon !! I wish you all the best for the coming year !! Thanks for your card and I hope mine arrived too!!

Have a good time !!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tag, Happy New Year, hugs, Valerie

Shortbread and Ginger said...


Redanne said...

Your tag is so, so beautiful Astrid, I just love the little roll back and all the beautiful embellishments tucked inside - absolutely gorgeous! Very best wishes to you for a wonderful 2017! Hugs, Anne xx

chrissie said...

A wonderful tag full of inspiring ideas. Thank you for all your inspiration over the years and I look forward to seeing lots more stunning creations from you in 2017

Love Chrissie xx

Meggymay said...

Its a gorgeous tag Astrid.
Happy New Year wishes to you and your family.
Yvonne xx

sarascloset said...

Beautiful, Astrid! Your idea to roll back the top is genius and your embellishments are all so shabbilicious and perfectly composed! Thank you for your amazing inspiration throughout the year, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you will create in 2017! Sending wishes for a healthy and happy New Year!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag Astrid, I adore the Prima clay clock, wonderful dimensional element. I also love the layered papers too. A lovely vintage feel to this using lovely warm, rich vintage tones. Happy New Year. Tracy x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

froebelsternchen said...

An amazing beautiful make dear Astrid!
Wishing you the best possible start to the New Year!
oxo Susi

Paper Profusion said...

Beautifully festive and cosy Astrid. Love all your embellishments and their arrangement. A very Happy and Healthy 2017 to you too. Nicola x

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid,
thank you for your loving comment on my blog.
I love your tag,it is gorgeous, from top to button ,it is beautiful with the white stamps on the background, and the clock looks amazing the way ,you altered it, love the rolled corner, and what is tucked into it !!
I send you hugs, and wishes for a beautiful, healthy and happy 2017 !
Dorthe, xx

mamablitger said...

Astrid you create such amazing impressive pieces of art. This tag is so amazing as well. I LOVE the mix of shabby chic and grunge which you master to perfection. You are such a skilled artist . I'm so happy to follow your blog and you always provide new inspiration to me. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous art with us. I wish you a Happy New Year.
Hugs from Monica

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful tag Astrid! Love your attention to detail especially the shimmery goodness! Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!

experiments in paper said...

Stunning, Astrid! And so wonderful to catch up with all of the posts I've missed (though I've relished the peeks on Facebook over the past month). Thank you for your incredible inspiration over the year, and wishing you and yours a very happy and healthy 2017! xxx Lynn

Helen Wallace said...

Lovely work Astrid - I especially like the rolled corner and the vintage clock. You do shabby chic/vintage so well. Each element seems perfectly placed and in harmony with the others. It's almost 2017 here - five hours to go - so all the best for a happy, healthy, creative New Year.

Adriana B said...

Gorgeous tag Astrid - your vintage projects are so inspirational - have a great Happy New Year for 2017 - all the best and big hugs XX

Words and Pictures said...

Gorgeous leftovers - I adore the rolled down pocket with the wintry garland emerging - brilliantly done!
Wishing you and yours a peaceful 2017.
Alison x

Jennie Atkinson said...

A fabulous tag Astrid - I just love the paper curl and the gorgeous wintry flower and berry clusters. Just love it!

Wishing you a very happy and crafty 2017 xxx

Jackie PN said...

Dear Astrid,
Thank you so m=very much for the wonderful greetings! Sending love, hugs, and wishes for a most wonderful new year filled with many blessings,joy and good health for you and your family!

Thank you for your continued inspiring posts you share- I am so happy you shared the how to's here- I love this tag!
hugs and bigger hugs,Jackie

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

An absolute stunner Astrid. WOW...I want to hold it. And what great words of wisdom too. Happy Happy New Year to you!

Sandy said...

This is a beautiful tag and I love it! I am going to save it on my computer so I can copy you - steal from you -- well at least I am honest about my dishonest acts!
Happy New Year Astrid!
Sandy xx

A Pink said...

Such a gorgeous tag! Astrid. Love the paper curled corner- really draws the eye and even more so with your beautiful wintry spray tucked inside. Inspiring .
Wishing you a very Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year .
hugs x

Jenny Marples said...

Such a beautiful Astrid style tag - vintage, feminine and packed full of wonderful design ideas. Wishing you a successful and creative New Year xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh My! This is just the most wonderful tag! Hugs, Chrisx

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous tag Astrid, full of gorgeous details, love the rolled down corner.
Avril xx

Deb said...

Beautiful Astrid, love the rolled element to reveal the bottom tag and how you've embellished it with all your 'leftover' bits and bobs! Deb xo

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