Friday, 30 March 2018

Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey

Hello lovely visitors, - it's the last Friday of the month and in a month where there are 5 Fridays that means tag Friday at A Vintage Journey.
When it's a tag Friday members of the Vintage Journey DT post a tag just for the fun of it and to hopefully give you a little inspiration. But, and here comes the fun bit, with the changes we've brought in for the new birthday year we thought you might like to join in and share what tags you have been making. There isn't a prize and we're not promising any comments but the host of this month's challenge (Brenda) will choose one of those submitted as a Pinworthy and it will be pinned on our Pinterest Board and showcased in next month's Winner's post. To enter link one or as many tags as you want that you have made and blogged in this month (ie  between the 1st to the 31st March). The linky will close midnight on the 6th April which is when the new challenge begins so you have one week to get your entries in but remember they can come from any March 2018 blog date. Have fun.

Now to my tag, I recently discovered Foamiran for flower making. Now I have never been very good at making flowers, but I love the realistic look this stuff gives to your flowers, so I watched a great many youtube video tutorials and here is the result of my first attempt:
The little flower was made with an old Spellbinders die, the larger rose, was created with the help of single petals from a die that is actually meant to create peonies. I coloured them with Distress spray and hot glued them onto a Tim Holtz Layered Leaf.
The background to my tag was created by speading texture paste over the tag with a palette knife and then pressing some lace and a text stamp into it to create some texture.
I then sprinkled some Stampendous embossing powder into the still wet texture paste and dried it all with my heatgun.

Next colour was added with the help of acrylic paint in Titan Buff and Burnt Umber and some Ground Espresso Distress Spray.
Then all I had to do was adhere the leaf and flower spray to the tag, add a sentiment using Tim Holtz word chips, some ribbon at the top and  was done.
Below a few close ups still:

Well, that's it from me, I hope you'll add a tag or two that you have made to our Vintage Journey post, we would love to see them! Thank you for your visit like always and happy crafting!


My name is Erika. said...

Beautiful tag Astrid. Hope you are in foreign places having a wonderful time. Hugs-Erika

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous tag Astrid, the beautiful flowers topped over that great textured background are a match made in heaven. Love the colour combinations too. Happy Easter xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a wonderful tag Astrid, really beautiful as always hun. You just always makle such awesome work and can make anything look like a million.
Hope you´re having a great time witrh your lovely granddaughters now and a great time with your family. Happy Easter to all of you inhere.

sarascloset said...

Words fail me...this goes down as one of my favorites from you! You look like an old pro at the Foamiran flowers--these roses are so life like! Your background is stunning, and I so appreciate learning your steps! Gorgeous tag, Astrid! Happy Easter and big hugs!

SewPaperPaint said...

Astrid, you did a fabulous job on your foamarin flowers. The stuff is so hard to find here and I am dying to get some! I really love your design and the intense earthy colors. Such a great and inspiring tag. Happy Easter and hugs, Autumn

Patty O'Malley said...

What a beautiful tag, Astrid!

S@ndy Diller said...

Love the tag and the especially the flower, doesn't appear to be a first attempt. Just beautiful. Hugs, Sandy xx

butterfly said...

How beautiful - I love the subtle textures of the background (I could happily have left it in the white stage - though I guess that's a little snowy for spring!!) and your flowers look simply lovely. If this is a first attempt, I can't wait to see where your Foamiran explorations take you! I hope you're having a wonderful visit with your family, and I'm looking forward to being able to catch up with your work here soon.
Alison x

Dorthe said...

Your flowers are stunning Astrid- wow the close ups shows us a master creator of flowers using this material - soooo beautiful, and that goes for the whole tag , dear, - what a gorgeous creation.

I hope you are "berried" in grandchildren and lots of happy hours :-)
Happy Easter to you, too.
Hugs, Dorthe

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, your tag is a beauty! The flowers that you created are amazing and work perfectly on the lovely background you created - beautiful 😁. I enjoyed seeing how you used the texture paste, lace and embossing powders too, so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration and Happy Travels! J 😊 x

suzyb said...

I do love what I see. Those flowers are amazing for your first attempt. The colour choices for this tag are perfect. I can't wait to see what you do with more of that Foamiran. A friend of mine is doing this for a company in Vancouver and is having making the flowers. They do look so real :)
Happy Easter Astrid, gave a lovely time with family.

froebelsternchen said...

Such a wonderful tag Astrid, what a gorgeous creation. Happy Easter and hugs,Susi

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful tag Astrid, the flowers look gorgeous,
Yvonne xx

Sandy said...

Gorgeous in every way Astrid. From your delightful background to you scrumptious flowers, your tag is one in a million!
Sandy xx

Kate Yetter said...

This is Oh SO Beautiful! I love that you showed the background before putting the finishing touches on. As everyone else said those flowers are stunning!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

You really have brought those flowers to life Astrid, it must be so uplifting when you look at the to think you have created every inch of them. Your bouquet sits beautifully amongst all that texture upon your tag. Always a delight to see when visiting.
Creative wishes and the Happiest of Easters with your family.
Hugs Tracey xx

Redanne said...

You did a fantastic job with the Foamiran Astrid, your flowers are real stunners (love the colours) and your textured background is incredible! I hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend with your family. Hugs, Anne xxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous tag, love it. And I love the Tim Holtz leaves, I 'need' that die :) Take care & Happy Easter xx

ßeulah ßee said...

Lovely tag! The way you created the background is fascinating and thank you for mentioning Foamiran (weird name, though) -- I hadn't heard about it and it could have many uses. The flowers you made with it are wonderful.

Jackie PN said...

Happy Easter dear Astrid! I am sending you wishes for a joyful and Blessed time with your loved ones! Thinking of you~

Beautiful tag!
Jackie xx

Nikki Acton said...

Super design Astrid - always great to see your process! Its wonderful to see how you do things. The flowers are amazing - off to do some googling! Nikki xx

Deb Riddell said...

So gorgeous Astrid, adore your textured background and I have not heard of Foamiran, will have to investigate because your flowers are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely tag, Deb xo

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful tag Astrid! love the earthiness of your background and that wonderful silvery leaf with the pretty little pink flowers on top! Julia xx

A Pink said...

Wow! Your foamiran flowers are gorgeous, Astrid and clustered together with the th leaf make the most stunning arrangement- the perfect focal feature for your fabulous textured tag , which in itself is a real beauty. Stunning all round .
Hope you have a lovely Easter
hugs x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Oh so gorgeous! I LOVE the embossed texture in the center, and the leave as the base of the flowers is fabulous!

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a fabulous texture you created for this beautiful spray! Chrisx

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