There's five Fridays this month so we have a special Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey with tags galore from the Creative Guides.
I wanted to remind myself of the techniques Tim has been using on his monthly tags and have pinned all the ones for 2014 and so far for 2015 on Pinterest. I have to say it is now really easy to find the correct post quickly for reference and go back over the process steps.
For this tag I knew I wanted to use some of the new things I had brought back from California particularly the distress marker spritzer so I was able to find a background and Tim's tutorial to get me started.
I began with the tissue tape and distress paint background, Tim shows this on his tag in April 2014 .
I used some new tissue tapes with vintage photo and pumice stone distress paints followed with walnut stain distress ink.
I began designing,making and gathering embellishments to use ......
... with stained courtyard frameworks to add to the background. To finish it off I used my new distress marker spritzer with gathered twigs and splattered some antique linen distress paint over it.
I didn't use the memo pin and token embellishment from Tim's tag this month so I tried it out here and added aged mahogany distress paint to the word.
I finished off with some extra tissue tape and a couple of remnant rubs.
Thanks for stopping by, I can't believe it's Friday again but yay it's the weekend. Hopefully I will be going shopping with the girls - that will be five of us over three generations. The girls' birthdays are coming up soon and Ella wants some new clothes and shoes.
I hope you have a lovely weekend and don't forget to note those special moments.
hugs brenda xxx
This is a stunning tag Brenda. I love all the rich deep colours and all the layers, and EVERYTHING!!!!
How wonderful to see all the steps you took in building the layers on your beautiful tag Brenda! Love that dark red scattered around and the lovely splatter! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Julia xx
OMG Brenda! You are soooo good!! I LOVE this tag! From your very first layer of tissue tape to your adornments of all of the perfect embellies--Beautiful! I LOVE all of the pieces of red, too! Just Fabulous and a wonderful way to end the week!! Lots of inspiration!! Thank You!! Happy Friday and Happy Weekend!! XOXO-Shari
Oh, wooow, Brenda! This is stunning! I love all the fantastic layers, fabulous embellishments and that touch of red! Thank you so much for sharing the step by step how you created that amazing background! Brilliant tag, as usual! LOVE it!
Looks as if you had super fun playing with your new goodies Brenda, and what a wonderful finished effect! Great layers and choice of embellishments to add, all making for a stunning composition! Love the colour combo of those neutrals with the red, fabulous!!
Hope you have fun with the girls, what a great way to spend a weekend!!
Be still my beating heart! LOVE the colour combo, the clever tissue tape background and that frameworks element. Awesome work from you again my very clever friend. Jenny x
Love the revisit results!
Gorgeous! I love the pops of red with the natural vintage background. Fabulous tag!
Fantastic tag, Brenda! Love the way you used all the washi tape.
This is fabulous Brenda. Love the rich reds and all the wonderful postal elements! Awesome tag! hugs :)
A fabulous tag with a wonderful composition (of course!) and some great techniques. the frameworks and rich tones are amazing xx
Brilliant tag as always Brenda. Loving your neutral background with the detail of tissue tape and the red is just so eye catching at making your whole design pop.
Have a great weekend, Julie x
Layers, layers of inky fabulousness! The background turned out wonderful and you used that spritz tool to perfection! Love the added courtyard framework and all the ephemera to finish! Happy Weekend!
Oooh Brenda - I absolutely ADORE this. Everything about it is wonderful, but the colour palette just jumps out and is absolutely breathtaking. Gorgeous array of embellishments too. Fabulous !!! Jennie x
GORGEOUS tag! I LOVE the background and frameworks and the way you colored them!!!
I just love the ways you have added the layers, you are the master at that. Using that new stuff is always so fun. TFS S@ndy xx
Wonderful layering, beautiful elements, gorgeous tag!! Hugs, Anne xx
A stunning layered tag!
Love this tag. Loving all the elements. I must go and get myself joined in with Tag friday as i do love to make tags.
Hugs June xxx
A real stunner, Brenda! I adore the red with the vintage sepia tones, and the layered inky background and those stained frameworks make a great setting for your wonderful collage work. A delight of a tag!
i LOVE this tag - its gorgeous x
Wonderful tag, Brenda! It's got all the 3 c's: color, composition and creativity! A home run! Ha! Ha! I just had to borrow that from your lovely comment on my blog--thank you for that; it means the world to me! Seriously, your work is just amazing and so inspiring! Hugs!
This is so richly colored and layered - LOVE it!
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