Friday, 30 December 2016

Tag Friday at AVJ

Yay it's Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey and time for the Creative Guides to have some time to create a tag that is totally their own without any constraints whatsoever and I have to say I really enjoyed getting out some new (to me) dies from Seth Apter and my box of left over backgrounds to create one with a grungy, timeworn feel to it.


I cut the tag from a a piece of card that I had obviously been experimenting on using both my treasured DecoArt media fluid acrylic paints and much loved distress inks. Later I added some stamping using one of Seth's background stamps.


Using more leftovers I die-cut shapes that would fit together to make up a design and several of those shapes I cut several times to create strong, rigid pieces that when layered together produced a fabulous 3d feel.


I built up the focal section and then layered it using foam squares to create height and more dimension.


I love it when rusty elements can be created from dies and scraps of card on which I have had fun practising techniques to create timeworn effects .....


..... and when those pieces fit together quite naturally without too much effort.


The focal word came from Tim's Big Chat stickers and the only deciding factor for my choice of the word was it's length - it just fits neatly into the frame.


So there we have it .......


..... a battered, weathered construction that has a bit of an assemblage feel to it.


Thanks for coming over to see what I have made for the Tag Friday line up and do pop over to AVJ to see the most amazing inspirational pieces from the rest of the team.

hugs Brenda xxx


23 comments:

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome tag, Brenda!

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful background you created for all these wonderfully layered die cut pieces Brenda! Love the colors and rusted look! Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Julia xx

Nikki Acton said...

Great layering and dimension. Looking great! Xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Beautifully put together, love all those rusty timeworn effects, perfect for those Seth Apter dies, - a match made in heaven!

Have a great, happy and healthy New Year!

Jane said...

Good morning dear Brenda....there is nothing like using those inky scraps to create new elements is there. I love your tag background..gorgeous weathered look and everything came together beautifully. Wonderful tag. Enjoy the last few days of 2016. Ours have gone home now but we're down to see in the new year with them tomorrow eve. Im so glad the panto was a huge success. Hugs xxx

Redanne said...

A real stunner Brenda, you certainly put those new Seth dies to good use! Beautiful background, great looking rusty elements, fabulous design, I just love everything about this!

Wishing you all the very best for 2017 and thank you for a wonderful year of inspiration! Hugs, Anne xx

Marci said...

I like your combination of shapes on this tag.

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda, love it. I so love the Seth Dies. Happy New Year, Angela xXx

Meggymay said...

Wonderful layers and great grungy pieces, its a fantastic tag.
Happy New Year to you and your family.
Yvonne xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Your left over background is gorgeous Brenda and is the perfect backdrop for,those rust elements. Love how,you combined Seth's dies. HAppy New Year. Tracy x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful tag - a WOWSER !
I always adore your wonderful pieces Brenda!
Wishing you the best possible start in a healthy and creative and
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
oxo Susi

Paper Profusion said...

"Battered" but beautiful!! Your tag looks, and I bet feels, fantastic! 'Understanding' fitting is really very apt too. A very Happy and Healthy 2017 to you. Nicola x

Lynn Price said...

I've so enjoyed looking at your actual posts this evening - after seeing so many wonderful peeks on Facebook over the past month! Thank you, Brenda, for your incredible inspiration and creativity! And best wishes for a fabulous 2017! xxx Lynn

butterfly said...

A fabulous dimensional tag, Brenda - that background is just stunning. What a wonderful way to finish the year. Wishing you and yours a peaceful 2017.
Alison x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Stunning Brenda!!! What a gorgeous mix of colours - the blue and the rust - and your background dis wonderful. Thank you for all your fabulous inspiration through the year - here's to 2017!

Wishing you both a very happy and healthy New Year xxx

Anita Houston said...

I love the tall layers, and the texture is fabulous. Gorgeous color too. Happy happy new year to you!

Sara Barker said...

Fabulous layered tag with those colors that just speak to me! It's wonderful how you took so many leftover bits and then transformed them into this beauty! Happy New Year!

A Pink said...

Stunning! Colour, dimension, texture, technique, fabulous stamps and dies - this tag has it all Brenda . A terrific way to end your amazing year of crafting . Thank you for everything .
Happy New Year
hugs x

crafty creations said...

Amazing as always Brenda all that texture and gunginess - fabulous

Its great to be back in the blogging world

A very Happy and Healthy New year to you

xx Hilda

Seth said...

I love everything about this Brenda - the color choices, the rusty patina, the layering. Oh so grungy and wonderful.

sally said...

Great dimensions happening here!

Sally xx

Jenny Marples said...

No surprise that even your leftovers are gorgeous! You've worked them a treat with Seth's dies to create a stunning tag here Brenda. Wishing you a successful and creative New Year xx

Gina said...

Such yummy grunginess...freedom to create as we wish is all we need right? :D XXX