Friday, 29 November 2019

Tag Friday at a Vintage Journey

Hello dear visitors to this poor neglected blog.... It's been weeks and weeks since I last posted, but today it is a 5th Friday in a month, and that means it is tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey, when some of us Creative Guides share some tags we have made, and you are warmly invited to share one of yours. So here first of all is my tag:
I decided to make this tag part of a little gift for a friend, so I made a little folder for it to fit inside:
But before telling you more about the folder, a bit more detail on the tag:
The background was created with a gelli print and then further enhanced with inks and sprays.
I then did some background stamping with white gesso and finally stencilled the words through one of Tim Holtz's layering stencils using the Picket Fence Distress crayon. The focal image of the vintage Santa I found on the internet many years ago and have used in previous years on some of my freebies.

Now for the folder I took a piece of 12 by 12 card, trimmed it to just a bit higher than the tag, and scored as you can see from the inside of the folder, to make 3 panels, with a quarter inch score between so it folds easily.

Each of the panels was covered with some blue paper that I created in Photoshop elements and then printed. Like I usally do, I then added some background stamping, inking and stencilling.The pocket was made with a spare bit of card covered with more of the papers and finished with some lace trim.. The left side panel was enhanced with die cuts and a vintage image I puchased on Etsy.
If you are interested, just click the link to find the shop.

 The front of the folder was finsihed with an image from the same set.
And here finally you can see the back of the folder:
Well, that's it for today, but before I leave I want to apologize for the quality of the photos, the light here has been terrible, and my camera isn't the best anymore...

Do check out the fabulous tags my teamies have created over at A Vintage Journey and we would love it if you share a tag you have made.

Thanks for visiting today,
xxxxx







17 comments:

brenda said...

So nice to see you Astrid and as always with a beautiful display of artwork in your own unique but lovely vintage style.

B x

Jennie Atkinson said...

What a fabulous Christmas vintage tag Astrid .... and then what a stunning and just as fabulous little wallet to share it in. Wonderful use of the gelli plate tag and those gorgeous images. I just love it! Jennie x

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a fabulous tag and folder! The gelli print background with the sprays and inks looks amazing and I'm loving the vintage santa too 😀. The folder is such a beautiful gift for your friend, I'm sure they will love it too 😁. Happy Tag Friday and wishing you a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Jo x

butterfly said...

So gorgeous - those layered wintry backgrounds are utterly delicious, frosty and delicate, and the vintage images on the tag itself and on the wonderful wallet are perfect. That's how to celebrate Tag Friday!
Alison x

ßeulah ßee said...

Beautiful piece! The folder for the tag is so clever--brilliant, really.

MD said...

Splendide bravo

Judy said...

This beautifully crafted tag presentation, born out of your delightful imagination is a gift on its own. I love it, Astrid. Your creativity sings out in every detail of this magical Christmas creation! Thank you for sharing!

Meggymay said...

Nice to be seeing you on your blog again. Its a fabulous project Astrid.
Hope all is well with you and your family.
Yvonne xx

Annie said...

Your tag is beautiful Astrid and the wallet is just stunning x I adore the santa on the vintage tag and the wonderful images on the wallet x Such a stunning gift to treasure xx
TFS and happy weekend
Annie xx

Patty O'Malley said...

This is such a beautiful set, Astrid!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a lovely surprise to see your post today Astrid, i've missed you and your beautiful art. What a wonderful display of true vintage Christmas a style I adore so much. A clever way of holding the tag in a folder giving that little bit extra to the receiver and the closure is a marvellous idea.
All as stunning as ever i'm so glad I got to see this today, thank you for sharing. Sending Creative wishes your way Tracey x

sarascloset said...

Yes! This is what has been missing in my life! Trips to your wonderful blog to see your amazingly uplifting and inspiring artwork! Astrid, as always, I love your unique style of vintage painty layers! The images are gorgeous on top of your backgrounds and the pine bough and star are details that I adore. Your tag and folder are just beautiful and a thoughtful gift. Thank you so much for sharing your talents! Hugs!

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid, you always make little wonders, and this is so beautiful.
I love the tag , and thankyou for the link to this shop ,- and the folder is gorgeous with the snowflake and little angel girl. A lovely inspiration, dear friend. xoxo

SamplerNut said...

This is a beautiful tag and folder!! You are so creative! I am inspired to think of what I want to do for my special crafting friends for Christmas. Thank-you for sharing your creations.

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