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