Monday, 13 June 2016

Vintage children

I recently did this tag as a workshop and had brilliant results with the participants finished creations which look amazing. (See the end of the post).


The background started off as a mop up whilst making another project using the decoart media acrylics. I love misting them so they are watery and then dipping and drying the card several times to get the watery effects. 


So I cut the card to fit inside a size 10 tag then stamped a new (to me) Tim Holtz background stamp called Nordic. I layered on weathered wood, chipped sapphire and gathered twigs distress inks, spritzed it with water and stamped over the painty background. I did this twice to cover the whole piece of card. The I blended bundled sage and stormy sky around the edges before distressing them and blending the edges with ground espresso.


I took the #10 tag and blended the ground espresso all round and then flicked watery chipped sapphire distress ink with a brush and plain water with my fingers and dried it.


I gathered the elements I wanted to use


... including these sweet girls from the found relatives pack.


And everything just came together.




I have another one on the go that I hope to show you soon.


And I wish I could remember which tag belongs to who????





Thanks for dropping in and for leaving a comment, I read every one and appreciate the time you take to do it.

hugs Brenda xxx

18 comments:

Glennis said...

Wow! Well done to your pupils, these are all wonderful

Gina said...

I am constantly amazed by the amount of detail you get on your pieces...could look at them for hours. And your class' tags look fabulous too :D XXX

Juls said...

Fabulous xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Love how you did the background on your tag Brenda and of course the way you finished it with your collaged elements is brilliant too! Your students did really well also!Looks like another great workshop!

hazel said...

A wonderful tag, I love how you've put all the elements together and I think that background stamp is a must have.
xxx Hazel.

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous tag Brenda, love the background and brilliant layering. Looks like a great workshop judging by the class tags.
Avril xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Such a fabulous tag Brenda - so many gorgeous layers! And what fabulous tags were made at your workshop. Love them all. xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love your tag - such great layers! Your class created some beauties too! Apologies for this massive catch up - I had no idea that being without a reliable internet connection would put me so far behind! Hugs, Chrisx

Sara Barker said...

Wow, Brenda! I love your vintage tag. that background is gorgeous and the explore word band is delish! This is such an inspiring piece of artwork! Looks like your students were inspired, too! Beautiful tags all around! Hugs!

Laura said...

They are all so beautiful!

Angela Radford said...

Looks like you all had a great time and the tags are brilliant.
Have a great week too. Happy crafting, Angela x

A Pink said...

Fabulous ! Brenda Love the background and yet another wonderful array of elements (I'd love an element stash like yours) brought together in design perfectly . hugs x

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! I saw these on Facebook and loved them. The details behind the beautiful embellishments are wonderful.

Barbara Schiassi said...

Speechless! I'm in love! barbara

Gio said...

Love the background and the design. Your students made a wonderful bunch of tags, not expecting less with a teacher like you! :-)

butterfly said...

What a gorgeous tag, starting from that glorious background (and the Nordic stamp goes on the wishlist!) and perfectly collaged and composed from there, with such lovely vintage layers. Fabulous work from the whole class too.
Alison x

Lynn Price said...

Oh, I so wish I could take one of your classes!! Your students did you proud, for sure! I LOVE your background on those drippy, dreamy acrylics, with a great stamp! I see Nordic and think Christmas, lol! Need to look up and see opportunities, as here. Gorgeous! xxx Lynn

Paper Profusion said...

Now it didn't just all come together by itself!! You made some magic!! Beautiful work Brenda! How did I miss that background stamp!! Don't recall seeing it at all but it's gorgeous. Nicola x