Friday, 30 June 2017

Choose to Shine, - Tag Friday at a Vintage Journey.

Hello friends and visitors. It's the last Friday of the month and the 5th Friday and that means it's Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey. It's the time when team members that want to join, create a tag which we share just for the fun of it. Here is mine:
To make it, I used two tags cut from Kraftcard. For the top layer cut the hanging flower with a Sizzix Sizzlits die by Tim Holtz. I then stamped a text stamp with gesso to act as a resist and then coloured with Distress Oxide Inks.

 For the base layer I first coloured the general area I knew would show with Distress Oxides, using a mix of green tones. I then used a matching layering stencil that matches the Sizzlits die, matched it up and deepened the colours with Distress Crayons.
Next I glued the two together and then all I had to do was embellish my tag.
I stamped a butterfly on Kraft Card, coloured with the Oxides and then glued one of the Paper Dolls over it to create a kind of Summer fairy. I also did a bit more stencilling using Distress Crayon.
I added a Tim Holtz Quote Chip, cut in two to fit the space, a few strips of Washi tape and a bit of gold foiling, and that was it.
If you like creating tags, - do hop over to A Vintage Journey, to see the awesome tags my teamies have created. Plenty of inspiration there to see you through the month!
Meanwhile, thanks for dropping by here and have a wonderful month of July with hopefully plenty of sunshine!


butterfly said...

Love the cut-away blossoms dangling over your adorable winged dancer, and the resist text stamping is a really lovely detail. Fabulous ribbon too!
Alison x

Julia Aston said...

what a great look with the negative die cut blossom on your double layered tag Astrid - great mix of colors and sweet butterfly Miss - wonderful added touches with the washi tapes and bits of gold! Julia xx

Monika Gulyas said...

Wonderful vintage tag, Astrid!!! I love it!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Fantastic layering of tags with dies and stencils used to create this magnificent design Astrid. I love the beautiful fairy child dancing around in the garden in her ballet shoes and wearing gorgeous wings. A fabulous tag xxx

chrissie said...

Fantastic ideas on this tag Astrid-a really happy creation

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Gitte said...

Beautiful Tag.

sarascloset said...

Astrid your tag just makes me happy! I love seeing how these textured layers came together. The addition of the Distress Crayon stenciling and the use of the matching die cut and stencil are such clever details! How fun that you and Annie chose the same paper doll for your tags! Hugs!

Let's Art Journal said...

Lovely tag! The little girl with her butterfly wings is adorable and matches the sentiment beautifully! Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊

Maryann Laursen said...

Another beautiful and really great project here. This tag is just beautiful as all you do and I love the colors, you´ve used on it too.

Marisa Job said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love the colors and texture! Have a wonderful weekend my friend!!

Patty O'Malley said...

Fabulous tag!

SewPaperPaint said...

Astrid, that top layer is amazing enough on its own if you hadn't done another thing! LOL! But the beautiful layering and texture and variation all comes together wonderfully in this most inspiring tag. Love the wings on this darling. Such a delightful project! Hugs, Autumn

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Astrid, I love how,you did the cut out and then added the green behind, adds so much dimension and interest, lovely . The little girl with her butterfly wings works perfectly against your backdrop, a very effective tag. Have a lovely weekend. Tracy x

froebelsternchen said...

Oh wow.. this is absolutely GORGEOUS Astrid ! AMAZING!!!

S@ndy Diller said...

Great tag Astrid, love the colors and textures you used. It makes you want to "Choose to shine". Hugs, S@ndy

Meggymay said...

Its a gorgeous tag Astrid, loved the butterfly wings you gave your girl.
Yvonne xx

Helen Wallace said...

How gorgeous - that sweet child makes me smile and your techniques are inspiring, as always. I'm still waiting for my paper dolls, they are hard to get here.

Redanne said...

Your tag is so very beautiful Astrid, the wings behind the little girl are adorable and I love how you layered the tags, it gives so much depth and texture. Truly beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

Sandy said...

Love this Astrid! I also really like the technique you use and that little girl is so cute and happy!
Sandy xx

A Pink said...

Oh I love the idea of 2 tags with the die cutting on the top tag revealing the perfectly aligned stenciling on the tag beneath. Such fabulous depth of colour and the fantastic distress crayon stenciling works perfectly to draw the eye in to focus on your sweet little paper doll girl. Absolutely Gorgeous ! Astrid.
hugs x

Nikki Acton said...

Super clever and so effective! Love the double layer which naturally creates so much depth, enhanced by your inking stencilling. Fabulous Astrid. Nikki xxxx

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