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.
You may remember my tutorial post demonstrating how to use distress products to create a rusted patina effect which I used on this little trophy.
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.
hugs Brenda xxx