Friday, 31 July 2015

Tag Friday at AVJ

Welcome to the fifth friday in July and at A Vintage Journey that means it's Tag Friday. Firstly I would like to wish my hubbie a very happy birthday today - you will see his card on another post later next week. So let's take a look at the tag I made for today.




I also showed you how to use a similar process to create a rusty galvanised tin effect suitable for a watering can and created this little sweetie, but it didn't have a home so here we are with a tag for it.




I took a mop up tag ....


.... blended antique linen, bundled sage and evergreen bough distress stains over it ....


.... dripped and flicked some water and heat dried it.


I gave it a gentle covering of distress micro glaze and left it a minute or two to dry while I started this post and then rubbed it gently with a piece of kitchen towel. I blended over another layer of distress inks and flicks of water creating a double layer of distress.


I added some background stamping using a flourish/flowery stamp from a very old set of Tim's called artful flight using potting soil archival ink and heat dried it.


Then added a piece from the mixed media thinlits to give some depth and texture.


The sentiment is from simple sayings -  the butterflies from french flight framelits ....


.... and I also added the small bird from Tim's new punches range.


I finished off with flowers from the tiny tattered florals set and a rusted muse token.


Now I feel happy that the old watering can has a peaceful home in the garden.

Thanks for stopping by and do please go take a look at the other wonderful tags offered up by the AVJ Creative Guides - you won't be disappointed.

Have a wonderful weekend. I am off to London to the Wendy Vecchi workshop and really looking forward to it. I am also excited about seeing blogging friends some of whom I have never met. I shall post some photos  next week.

Take care.

hugs Brenda xxx



18 comments:

Terry said...

I do believe this may be a favorite of mine! Brenda, The colors and background is so lovely and add all those die cuts and what a work of art. Love the rusting! Hugs!

Julia Aston said...

My goodness, that watering can looks like real rusted metal Brenda - the techniques on your background look lovely - the Thinlit die cut in the corner is perfect for your garden scene along with your pretty little flowers! Julia xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Great tag Brenda and wonderful use of that fabulously rusted watering can!!

Annie said...

Wonderful details Brenda. Love the amazing background and the watering can looks fabulous.

One more sleep until we meet x will be lovely to see you as it's been 2 years !!
Best wishes to Ken on his birthday too....hope you have a lovely day.

Huge hugs
Annie x

Jane said...

Happy birthday to Ken! This tag is a beauty Brenda...the double layer of distress in inspired I must try that. The microglaze is brilliant isn't it. Your watering can is just perfect and has a happy home now.Really looking forward to seeing you on Sunday....twice in 8 days.....what fun! Hugs xx

Buttons said...

Happy Birthday Ken!!! As for your tag, well I could linger forever in that beautiful garden. Just the place to find a perfectly aged watering can. LOVE it all. Jenny x

butterfly said...

What a glorious setting for your fabulous rusty watering can - and how cute the bird is perched on the handle. Lovely double layers of spritzy distress too. Wonderful tag - and happy birthday to Ken!
Alison xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Brenda! Your rust on the watering can is so amazing and I love your splattery background and wonderful florals!! Stunning! happy weekend :)

Paula Cheney said...

brenda - I love the patina you got on the watering can! I also love how you incorporated that little bird from the new punches!

Lynn Price said...

Fabulous tag, Brenda!! Really LOVE that background, and your watering can is fantastic. You created just the right setting for it! Have a great time with Wendy Vecchi! xxx Lynn

Mary Elizabeth said...

Very best wishes to your husband on his birthday! And now to tell you how much I love taking a peak into your garden Brenda. Oh ... that "mop up" tag just shines. This is the best way to recycle :) Love that garden trellis and the butterflies. Those beautiful flowers are the perfect adornments for that gorgeously rusted watering can. Fantastic make. Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

Jennie Atkinson said...

What a wonderful home for the fabulous rusty watering can! The background is quite amazing and it is so interesting to see how you use your mop ups. I wish mine came out as well ! A great tag with so many wonderful elements. Have a lovely time in London this weekend and enjoy meeting everyone! Jennie x

A Pink said...

such a wonderful tag ! Brenda loved seeing how your background developed - gorgeous blend of colours and potting soil stamping . YOu have created an ideal setting for your fabulous galvanised tin effect watering can .

Anita Houston said...

I loved that tutorial, and love the watering can soooooo much! Gorgeous tag!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful Brenda, fabulous layers and colour palette and love your watering can and all it's patina loveliness. I would never have thought to do a second layer of distress on top of the micro glaze as I thought it wouldn't stick, will have to give it a go, thanks for that great tip! Happy belated birthday to your hubby, hope he had a wonderful day! Deb xo

Shari Trumbull said...

Simply Beautiful, Brenda! This tag is filled with garden delights at every turn! Such a wonderful tag to end the month of July with!! Fabulous creation for this Tag Friday!!
I can't wait to see pics from this weekend with Wendy :) :)
XOXO-Shari

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh My!! This is fabulous! I love the little bird on the handle!! Chrisx

Sara Barker said...

Just beautiful, Brenda! Your work always inspires me, and this tag has just covered with fabulous techniques I must try! I love your rusted watering can, and that token is simply rust at it's finest! Oh, What I wouldn't give to spend a weekend crafting with you! Big hugs!