Friday, 30 August 2019

Tag Friday at a Vintage Journey

Hello all, hope you are doing well.
It's the last Friday of the month in a month where there are 5 Fridays, so that means the Creative Guides at A Vintage Journey are sharing tags and everyone is invited to join in.
I decided to go shabby chic this time and used some tea dyed stuff, in keeping with our monthly theme.
Below a quick step out of how it came together:
1. Take a size 10 tag, and paint it with some strong tea, then add some gesso with an old credit card.
2. Add some background stamping with different brown tones of ink, also ink around the edges using Tea Dye and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks.
3. Create a little pocket, using a scrap of card, coloured in the same way.
4. Add some stamping, inking, lace and fibres to your pocket and attach it to your tag.
5. Create a second tag to put into the pocket, (I used a recently purchased punch to cut mine) and again colour and stamp to match the larger tag and decorate with some washi, lace and home made emphemera.
6. Finally create some further smaller ephemera pieces to also tuck inside the pocket, and you are done.

This project was inspired by the wonderful Arty Maze.
She has a fabulous Youtube channel, full of tutorials and process videos, as well as a wonderful Etsy store where she sells downloadable journal kits, one of which I used for some of the additional embellishments you can see in the photo below:
Well, that's it for now, thank you so much for your visit and do check out the tags my fabulous teamies have created HERE, and if you love tags like we do, do share your tags with us!!!


  1. Hi Astrid. Hope you have been well. I love this tea dye tag and the effect with the ink. The lace is an added addition and the overall effect is really wonderful. Have a great weekend. Hugs-Erika

  2. Your tag/s are gorgeous , Astrid and with all your equally gorgeous smaller ephemera piecesyou have created such a lovely vintage shabby chic set.


  3. I'm already on a deep sigh with just the tea-stain and gesso in the background! Gorgeous vintage depth to the continued layers, and the rose hip and floral sprigs are simply lovely. All those tickets with the vivid spring greens add a lovely touch of vibrancy - I'm charmed by the whole thing.
    Alison x

  4. I love your shabby tags Astrid , and so in love with your background created with the teastain- so very beautiful.
    The add of laces and flowers, the pockets with lovely tiny tags , everything so speak to me. Dorthe xoxo

  5. So lovely Astrid, Shabby Chic works so well here. Hugs, S@ndy

  6. Its a gorgeous vintage, shabby style tag Astrid, beautiful details.
    Yvonne xx

  7. A beautiful tag or should I say tags Astrid x The tea stain and gesso background look amazing and so vintage when you add the lace. Love the adornments and thanks for sharing the Artymaze link, will check it out

    TFS and huge hugs my friend xx

  8. Wow, what a spectacular tag! I love the shabby chic style and seeing how it all came together, you always capture such beauty in your makes - amazing 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and Happy Tag Friday! Hugs, Jo x

  9. I love this! Such vintage gorgeousness. :)

  10. I love this beautiful tag, Astrid!

  11. Your tag is Gorgeous Astrid !! I love the little one inside, as the other beautiful elements, really Wonderful all !!
    Thanks so much for your tutorial, very inspiring.
    I wish you a very nice weekend,
    Big hugs, Caty

  12. A wonderfully vintage tag Astrid! Love the pretty lace and lovely little tags tucked inside the pocket! xx

  13. Beautiful! I will try, thanks for sharing. :)

  14. The delicacy and elegance of your pieces are always stunning! your skill to give your personal vintage touch is truly exceptional! a fabulous piece! barbara

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