Friday, 29 March 2019

Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey

Hello friends, it's the last Friday of the month, and in a month when there are 5 Fridays, AVJ's creative guides do a tag Friday, where we create tags just for fun and hope you will add yours for us to enjoy and be inspired by. So here is my tag for this month:

I love making tags, so I made a kind of double one. I am sorry there are no process photos, but I'll quickly talk you through the details:
I cut two tags, from watercolour paper, using the largest of Tim Holtz's tag dies. I coloured the bottom one with Distress Oxide and normal Distress inks and sprays, in various green shades. I also coloured the back of the top one in the same way, but with brown tones, wetted it slightly and then rolled it down.
The front of the top tag was coloured with various sprays and inks, some stencilling with copper coloured texture paste and a prima stencil, and some background stamping in Ground Espresso Archival Ink.

 I cut various flowers with some of Tim's new and old wildflower dies, coloured them with a mix of Distress Inks and water colour paints and tucked them between the two tags.
Then I embellished with the smaller of Tim's facetted hearts, cut from Metallic Kraft Card and coloured with alcohol inks.
Finally I stamped and cut one of the moths from the Ethemology set and coloured it with some shimmering water colour paints. I also tugged some berries inbetween the flowers still to fill it all up a bit more.

Well that's it for today. I hope you will hop over to A Vintage Journey if you have not been yet, and please feel free to add your tags, - we would love to see them!

Thank you for your visit like always and happy crafting and creating! 


Julia Aston said...

I love that rolled down front on your tag Astrid - with the lovely spring garden visited by the fluttering butterfly - and the gilded heart below! xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! Absolutely stunning tag Astrid! I also love the rolled down front and all the greenery you tucked in there. Tim's wildflower dies are so gorgeous (I finally got myself one although I haven't used it yet) and you have used them beautifully here. Loving the colour and the stamping and the small faceted heart tops it all off so well! Amazing art, as always!! Are you in Aus yet? If so, have a wonderful time with your family and travel safe. big hugs xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

So delightful Astrid how wonderful would life be if we could roll down the page and see such a display of flora. Pretty as a picture and a fabulous tag. Thank you as always for sharing with us.
Happy Friday Hugs Tracey xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tag, love the depth to the floral embellishments. Hugs, Valerie

Maryann Laursen said...

Just fabulous work here as always Astrid. I just love how you made this doubbletagand rolled the front of them down to make the pocket for all the greenery, and it looks absolute amazing, really beautiful work as usual from your hands. STUNNING WORK, WELL DONE AND THANKS SOOO MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR AMAZING IDEAS WITH US ALL HERE.

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous design Astrid with the gorgeous wildflowers tucked into that cleverly rolled upper tag. Your layers and embellishing is superb especially with the little faceted heart making an appearance. Love it.
Have a wonderful weekend my friend xxx

My name is Erika. said...

Tags really are so much fun, aren't they? Love yours Astrid. The 3d flowers are really a beautiful addition. And I love how you created that paper to roll back. You always have such beautiful details. Hope all is well and spring has arrived for you. Happy Friday and almost weekend. Hugs-Erika

A Pink said...

I always love your 'curled back' tags ( as I have come to call them) Astrid. Such a fabulous design that you always execute so well- this being no exception .
A wonderful tag with a lovley nod to nature.
Hope you have a lovely wekend
HUgs x

brenda said...

You are spoiling us with another lovely tag Astrid, the touches of purple mingles in with the greens really lifts the foliage elements and I am really drawn the the textural lettering, I think a stencil to achieve something similar will be added to my ever growing list for next weeks show.

B x

S@ndy Diller said...

So lovely the way those flowers are exploding out of the peeled back paper. Love everything about your tag. Hugs, S@ndy

Redanne said...

The rolled down element bursting with flowers is gorgeous and the faceted heart is so, so beautiful. Love this tag. Hugs, Anne xx

Dorthe said...

Such a beautiful tag , the colors are amazing, Astrid, and I love the shiny heart and text - also the moth landing onto something looking just like a piese of zinc is a wonderful detail. Wow.
Hugs, xxx

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous tag Astrid, the design is fantastic.
Yvonne xx

Annie said...

Such a beautiful tag Astrid x I love the colours used and the rolling back and decadent flowers make it quite special. The butterfly and berries really add to the stunning details xx
Have a great weekend
Annie xx

froebelsternchen said...

This is a treasure - what am amazing tag Astrid! Gorgeous! Happy weekend !

sarascloset said...

Holy smokes, Astrid! Your tag is a favorite for me! I am loving those gorgeous green tones and the way you've made a planter for those beautifully colored stems and a perch for the sweet moth. The copper stenciling on the stunning top tag is the icing on the cake! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your tag! Hugs!

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful tag! The design is so unique with the tag rolled back to reveal those beautiful flowers - stunning 😁. I hope you are enjoying the sunshine and wishing you a wonderful weekend! J 😊 x

Jennie Atkinson said...

The "roll down" of your upper tag is just superb Astrid! I love the beautiful flowers it reveals and the addition of the butterfly and berries just adds to a stunning tag. Gorgeous !!! x

Nikki Acton said...

Lovely creation and wonderfully clever design! Love the rolled up tag revealing those gorgeous flowess xx

Caty said...

This is absolutely Gorgeous Astrid !! I love the so lovely colours and the embellishments you have used to create this wonderful tag.
Wish you a very nice new week,
Big hugs, Caty

butterfly said...

Ooh, lovely - the florals at the top are gorgeous, growing right out of the tag, and your metallic heart looks so cool. The inky background is just beautiful with all those layered, splattered green shades. That's now two nudges amongst the Tag Friday tags to get that lovely text stencil out of its packet and use it!
Alison x

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