Friday, 14 March 2014

A tag post at A Vintage Journey

As a brand new challenge blog A Vintage Journey is not yet into it’s full cycle of posts. Alternate Fridays will have the new challenge go live and the following week will announce the winners of the previous challenge, but as there are no winners yet we are sharing a special post which we have called Tag Friday
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My tag is one that I actually made the background for last year and didn’t get finished. It involved masking off the images and stamping over, building up a collage of a number of stamps on which I added some tissue tape. That’s where I left it. So I decided it should be finished and published. I had already started to embellish before I realised I hadn’t taken a photo of just the background. It was made using shabby shutters and tumbled glass distress paints, dipping and dabbing until I liked the blended colours.
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The stamp set is Purely Random and has this lovely little quote on it.
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And as there are stamps of two people dancing (a man and a woman) I added a couple to the cash key using the Stampin’ Up 1/2 inch circle punch and a snippet from the Lost and Found paper stash.
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Here are the two dancers …..
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The film strip has snippets from Tim’s papers (I keep all the offcuts for such purposes, the corner is from the frames and trims industrious stickers and I also added a single pointer on the clock and a number 8 with some distress paint dabbed on.
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I hope you enjoy all the tags on display at A Vintage Journey and I hope you are travelling with us.

Have a great weekend.

hugs {brenda} x0x

45 comments:

Candy C said...


Brenda...I love your tag! That background that you started some time ago is the perfect example why we should not throw anything away! haha I love the colors and the stamped/masked images of your background. They have such a retro feeling to them. Love the additions of the filmstrip ribbon, the clock hands, the mini numeral, the type charm and the washi tape. Those things all are so "Tim" and all work together so perfectly! Your sentiment....perfect, too! <3 Candy

Terry said...

Brenda this is so much fun! To me it has such a retro vintage vibe to it! I love the colors and all the design elements! Why can't I ever remember to use that filmstrip??? Oh I just saw Candy also mentioned the retro feel! Love this tag, Brenda! Hugs!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tag Brenda! Hugs, Valerie

Jane said...

Such beautiful background colours Brenda and your layering up of stamps and tissue tape makes a wonderful tag. Your new challenge blog is so inspirational and I am loving the first footsteps on the journey. Thanks so much. Enjoy the sunshine hugs xx

Maggie said...

Fabulous tag Brenda loving the background.
Great new challenge blog where I enjoyed playing.

MaggieH

Deborah said...

Love the attention to detail. The background is a work of art in itself.

Redanne said...

Your beautiful tag has a very retro and very 1950's chic feel about it. I love how you did the film strip and also the cash key - how amazing to get a picture in there! It is a really beautiful tag Brenda. Hugs, Anne x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Brenda, this tag is brilliant with so many fabulous touches!! Like Anne says, great retro feel to it! That film strip is such a great touch and I love how original and different it looks!

Buttons said...

So glad you held on to this tag and what a way to finish it! Love the collage effect and what you do with film strip. Jenny x

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful work Brenda! Love that background! So glad you are such a hoarder - everything looks perfect together. Happy Weekend! Nicola x

Joanna said...

Beautiful tag Brenda. Love the sentiment. Great background colors and the stamping.
Joanna

Joan Heath said...

Beautiful tag, love everything about it. xx

annekescardart said...

Great tag Brenda. Love your design.
Real pretty. Thanks for showing Anneke.
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

Jennie Atkinson said...

Brenda your background is just amazing! Such a wonderful assortment but they all just fit together so wonderfully. Just fabulous x

butterfly said...

Fabulous layers of stamping over that yummy DP background! I love the tiny couple in the cash key - so clever, and the little images in the film strip too - a really delightful tag!
Alison xx

Karin said...

beautiful tag!
Have a great weekend!
Groetjes Karin

nefertiti said...

I love these stamps! Great colours, wonderful tag!!!! bizz

Sandy said...

I needed to hear these words today Brenda. You have put together one fantastic team and if I don't learn anything from you guys than I never will!!
Wonderful tag!
sandy xx

sally said...

Nice tag Brenda! I shall have to polish up my dance steps....now Bill is finally home :-)

Sally

kateri said...

Brenda I love everything about this tag. It hearkens back to a time that was so important to our history. I love the clothing the man and woman are wearing. Your background colors are so beautiful. It's hard to pick out a favorite part of the tag, but I love the sentiment. Can you tell me what company makes that stamp set? I really am enjoying the Vintage Journey. All of the designers are doing spectacular work. You all are gifted artists. Thanks for sharing your work with us --- auntkit@comcast.net

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous background on this tag Brenda, love the layers of stamping, and such great images.
Avril xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic tag Brenda, lovely springlike colours as well.
Yvonne

Inkypinkycraft said...

A great tag and love the elements behind the film strip, a great background too x hugs x trace x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Beautiful tag, lovely mix of images and soft blended colours,

Lucy x

Coco said...

Wonderful tag Brenda, have a lovely and creative week-end! Hugs xxx

Annie said...

Wonderful colours and background...love it Brenda x Have a great weekend

Annie x

craftytrog said...

A fabulous tag Brenda! I love your stamped collage!
Alison xxx

Daniele said...

wow another wonderful tag Brenda, lots of fabbie stamping with added inspirational details
hugs

Samantha Read said...

Brilliant tag Brenda.
Hope you are enjoying the sunshine.
Big hugs from Poppy and me xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a great quote and a wonderful tag.

Margreet said...

A wonderful tag Brenda...greetings from a snowy Switzerland!
xxx Margreet

cheryl Baker said...

oh hun this is one amazing tag lush detail hugs cheryl xx

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful tag, gorgeous background! ~Diane

barbarayaya62 said...

Brilliant work, i'm speechless, every little detail is at the right place and this color palette so soft is really perfect! BArbarayaya

Von said...

Love the contrast of the soft background with the stronger elements, wonderful tag Brenda :)
Von ♥

Kathyk said...

What a stupendous project? Love it!

Kathyk

Gio said...

Such a great technique on this tag! The background and the embellishments are a perfect match!

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful tag, love the colours and collage stamping on the background
Fab quote and embellishments

Jools x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow, what a gorgious tag!! I love the adventag figures and the beautiful details , like the photo frame, that is really fantastic I love it a lot!!

Greetings
Maria

scrappymo! said...

This is one gorgeous tag Brenda!

Congratulations on your new challenge blog. i hope to dust off my wings and actually try some TH type work. i shall have to use you as inspiration though as I haven't tried his style before.

i sure like the look and feel of it though...eventually you shall see me over having a go at your challneges.

Tincan Crafter said...

I just keep coming back to lookat this over and over and over again. Really, really awesome!

Tincan Crafter said...

I just keep coming back to lookat this over and over and over again. Really, really awesome!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

A wonderful Retro vibe to your tag and I like the soft colour palette, very pretty.
Wishes
Lynne

Mary Elizabeth said...

Just had to smile at the thought that I'm not the only one with unfinished projects lying around. Glad you decided to finish tis one. It is amazing with all of the masking and addition of the tissue tape. Tim's filmstrip was the perfect embellishment for it. Love how you used the paper snippets with it. Tag Friday sounds like lots of fun. I love all of the DT makes. Great ideas!! Mary Elizabeth

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Brenda, this is a beauty! I love how you left one of the filmstrip frames open and the very lovely background you've created.