Friday, 30 November 2018

Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey

Hello friends, welcome, can you believe it's the last day of November? Well it is and it's also the 5th Friday and that means it's Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey.

Since I am busy doing Christmas projects, I decided to do two tags, with one having been made into a card:

Both are made using the same set of stamps by Lynne Perrella by Paper Artsy LPCO16 
I'll give you a quick run down of how I put them together. Starting with the card:
I started with a large tag and stamped with Versafine Dove Grey, In inked around it with Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Stormy Sky Chipped Sapphire and Wilted Violet. I then painted over the stamped image with what I though was transparent silver Aqua Tint. Big mistake, the paint is not totally transparent and I lst most of the detail of the stamp, even though it gave me a lovely silvery shimmer.

So then I had to start the tedious task of putting some of the detail back in, using a black and white pen as well as a black and white Stabilo All pencil.. I also added some colour with a red and green pencil. (To be honest I actually quite enjoyed it, though it took a while)....

Finally I added the stars in the background using the little star layering stencil by Tim Holtz, using silver embossing paste and then sprinkling Vintage Platinum Distress Glitter while the paste was still wet.

For the tag I used the other main stamp in the set. I wanted some gold shimmer and this time thought I would add some gold Aqua tint to start with, then use my inks and stamp the image as the last step. Sadly the result was not much better, as again I lost a lot of detail which I then added in in the same way.

I added a strip with one of Tim's 3D Dresden trim dies and a little snow flake charm.
And this time finished the tag with some gold embossing paste, which like usual with anything shimmery I find almost impossible to capture on a photo.
Well, that's it for now, - if you like tags, do check out what my teamies have created for your inspiration by clicking HERE, and we would love it if you add any tags that you have made.

Thanks for your visit like always and happy crafting!


My name is Erika. said...

Astrid these tags are amazing. I love these Lynne Perella stamps and you used them to create 2 amazing tags! I've been into Christmas art lately too. It's that time of year! Hugs-Erika

Kate Yetter said...

Very gorgeous tags, Astrid. These are some of my favorite stamps. I love that they can be used as a focal point, not needing much else to embellish. Your marker accents really brings the image forward. Beautiful for Christmas!

S@ndy Diller said...

These are stunningly unique. The stamps are wonderful and the way you used them is fabulous!! Hugs, S@ndy

Maryann Laursen said...

Fabulous work from you here again Astrid, I love how you´ve used these amazing stamps, well done.

Brenda Brown said...

Delightful tags Astrid and I loved reading the story of how they came together, detailing can take a time but oh so worth it in the end. Xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic projects, so pretty and very suitable for the season. Hugs, Valerie

butterfly said...

I love the sparkly stars against the subtle shading of the backgrounds, and you've showcased those glorious LP women beautifully. Lovely tag and tag-card.
Alison x

froebelsternchen said...

These tags are gorgeous - unique dear Astrid! Happy start of the christmas month!

Hugs, Susi

Dorthe said...

Beautiful card and tag, Astrid,- I love them both, and the Dresden trim is simply perfect for the Russian doll.
Gorgeous details, of stars and colors !!
Hugs, Dorthe, xo

Julia Aston said...

What wonderful stamps you used on your tags Astrid! The images are so detailed and interesting! Both filled with lovely colors and sparkly stars! Julia xx

Redanne said...

The LP stamps you used are wonderful and I just love the beautiful backgrounds you created for them. Beautiful tags Astrid. Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

Both the tags look awesome Astrid, the LP stamps you used are fantastic.
Yvonne xx

Annie said...

Good morning Astrid x Love your tags and the fabulous outcome achieved using those LP stamps on both x x
Happy Saturday
Annie xx

Caty said...

Wowww these tags are really Gorgeous Astrid !! Love love them, they are very original and lovely, the stamps are so beautiful, and the colours perfect !!
I wish you a very nice weekend, big hugs, Caty

sarascloset said...

These are two incredibly rich designs! I love how you've colored the main image in silver and added back in the details--a happy outcome! The halo effect around the images if perfectly done and I love how you've done the stars on your first card--giving me the inspiration I need right now! Merry Christmas!

Paper Profusion said...

Both look fantastic Astrid. Well done on patience with the filling in and the gold additions make them even more festive. Nicola x

Deb Riddell said...

Two lovely tags Astrid and well done you for adding all those painstaking details, they look fabulous! Love the shimmer and shine you've added with the glitters and pastes, truly festive. Thanks so much for sharing them, Deb xo

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Wow are those images so fabulous and what original Christmas tags! Glorious and old world feeling too.

A Pink said...

A lovely pair of tags, Astrid . Love that you have altered up the design of both even making one into a card. The shimmering stars against the blue skys are gorgeous and your stamped imagery with all the detail you have patiently re added are wonderful .
hugs x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Beautiful tags Astrid. So love these stamps. Sending hugs, Angela xXx

Jackie PN said...

Oh Astrid! Some of my favorite stamps! I adore Lynne Perrella everything! lol
Both are beautiful Astrid, but I absolutely love the silver stars on the card!
Your posts are always so beautiful as well as inspiring! What a great way to start my day!
hugs my friend! Jackie xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Your tags are gorgeous Astrid!! I love the stamps you used and, even though a mistake was made with the paint, the larger tag turned out so beautifully!! My fave of the two!! Love, love, love them both though!! hugs xx

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