Friday, 29 December 2017

Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey

Hello friends, - well here we are at the other end of the big day, - hope you survived all the festivities and had a good and hopefully peaceful time!
It's the 5th Friday of the month and that means Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey, when creative guides share tags they have made just for fun and hopefully some inspiration.
I decided to alter one of Tim Holtz's Etc tags, this is the small size, but it is still huge!
I added some texure with Grunge Paste through a couple of stencils and when that was dry gave everything a layer of gesso. While the gesso was still wet I added some strips of old book paper which adhered perfectly without any further medium. I also added some Distress Platinum glitter for some extra wintry sparkle (I'm obviously still in a bit of a Christmassy mood)
Time to add some colour, - I used Golden Paynes Grey (which actually is a wonderful blue tone) and mixed it here and there with some Decoart Media Titanium White.
My next step was to dry brush some further white back in, specially over the snowflakes at the bottom right.
Now for the embellishing, - as I wanted this to be a wintry tag I used the Tim Holtz large snowflake with matching embossing folder and high lighted the raised bits with some Treasure Gold in Pewter.
Time to put it all together
And finally adding some embellishments. After having kept all my Christmas cards flat for posting, I had great fun doing this!
At the top some little pine cones, metal twigs and leaves, given a coat of gesso and lots more glitter.
And at the bottom, die cuts and berries.
And finally finishing it all off with one of Tim's chipboard sentiments, as a little New Year's resolution to myself and anyone who may eventually receive this tag :o)
Well, that's it for now. Wishing you all some very happy last days of 2017 and see you in the new year! Thanks for your visit and all your support!


Dorthe said...

Oh so magic Astrid, love the beautiful background, with snowflakes, and the stenciled background ,--and all the sweet berry-greenery details, together with the mini cones . So beautiful.
I hope your Christmas was lovely, and wishes you a Happy New Year, dear. xoxo

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous tag, love the details and the icy colours. Happy new year to you and yours, hugs, Valerie

Елена Баклай said...

It's just amazing!

SewPaperPaint said...

Astrid, I mostly love the open space and how your little bundles have such big impact against it. What a great background and stunning elements you've combined. I just love this! Hugs, Autumn

froebelsternchen said...

This tag is precious! What a rich textured and utterly beautiful make!
Happy New Year dear Astrid!
Your blog is one of my big FAVOURITES as you know!
Thank you for sharing all the wonderful inspiration and your great projects with us all and thank you for sharing so much of your progress and knowledge as well!
oxo Susi

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful winters tag, beautiful textures and embellishments.
Happy New Year wishes to you and your family Astrid.
Yvonne xx

Annie said...

such a fabulous tag Astrid xx Love the background textures and colours, completed by that fab snowflake and stunning berries. Had great Christmas Day and catch up with friends.....just trying to catch up with chores before work on Monday xxxx

Sending you lots of hugs and best wishes for a wonderfully happy, healthy and creative 2018

Annie xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This is beautiful Astrid, I love the fine detail from the grunge paste and the weathered look achieved by dry brushing back over the blue with white. All embellished wonderfully. The sentiment is a super prompt for the coming year. Wishing you a Happy New Year and looking forward to seeing what delights you will bring to us all in 2018.
Warm Hugs and Wishes Tracey xx

Brenda Brown said...

Such a delightful tag Astrid, I love the textures, colours and gorgeous embellishments.
Happy New Year. xxx

Jackie PN said...

Astrid, What a gorgeous tag! I love the simplicity of this!
I hope your Christmas full of wonderfulness!
Blessing to you and your family for a 2018 filled with all good things!
love to you, Jackie xx

butterfly said...

How beautiful your wintry blue and white sky is, full of snowflakes - love how the drybrushing brings out the snowflakes - and the subtle sparkle is fabulous. Gorgeous embellishing to finish off - a treat of a tag.
Alison x

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic wintry tag, Astrid. Love it. Happy New Year!

Let's Art Journal said...

I love your wintery tag! The stencilled grunge paste looks beautiful with the blue tones 😁. Your snowflake, berries and leaves are so pretty too! I feel very blessed to have met you here in blog-land, thanks so much for all your visits this year and your lovely comments 😀. Wishing you a very Happy New Year filled with love, happiness and peace! J 😊

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely snowy tag Astrid! the texture on the background is wonderful and I love the little clusters at top and bottom! I'm feeling the cold snowy air off your tag, as we are in a deep freeze since Christmas! Wishing you a healthy and crafty New Year! Julia xx

brenda said...

Just popping in to wish you a Happy, Healthy and Crafty 2018 and thank you for your friendship and encouragement.

B x

Jennie Atkinson said...

I absolutely adore this tag Astrid - the colours are so beautifully wintry and the background is just stunning, even before the colour was added. And those wonderful clusters! Fabulous !!! Wishing you a very happy and continuingly creative 2018 ! xxx

Sandy said...

Beautifully done! Just perfect for cold winter months and it sure is cold in the Northern United States!
Happy New Year Astrid!!
Sandy xx

A Pink said...

Oh I do LOVE your tag! Astrid. Those beautiful blues and whites make for a perfect wintery sky backdrop for your fabulous focal snowflake and cluster of snowflakes. Love how you have made them pop by dry brushing. Your clusters of wintery elements make the perfect embellishments.
Wishing you a very happy healthy New Year!
Hugs x

Nikki Acton said...

Fabulous! They are large arnt they!! I love your textured background and so happy you left alot showing with your subtle embellishments - just a perfect arramgement xx

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