Friday, 30 March 2018

Tag Friday AVJ

It's a Tag Friday post over at A Vintage Journey


I began by stamping the salamander from France Papillon's Illusionary Artist set of stamps Creepers and Crawlers using distress oxide, spritzing it with water and drying it before cutting it out.


For the background I die cut a tag using media paper tag and stamped with gesso to get some immediate texture and interest on my tag and then dipped in spiced marmalade and worn lipstick distress oxides. When that was dry I rubbed in some vintage photo around the edges and spritzed with water and heat dried and later towards nearing completion I stamped lightly with an old text stamp and splattered both titan buff and titanium white media fluid acrylic paint.


I used the same distress colours plus walnut stain and barn door DI to get another background from which I die cut a robo bar frame by Seth Apter. This was a little smaller than I wanted so I have saved it and cut the outside piece into a larger frame in which the salamander can sit.


I sewed round the edges of my tag and then mounted it onto some brown card. I also sewed down the sides of the frame.


These are the elements I collected for embellishing, the button actually got left off when it came together it just didn't work.


The Salamander is mounted over some chicken wire .....


... and the book plate is being recycled although the inner part is new.


 For more information and inspiration pop over to A Vintage Journey to see what the other amazing Creative Guides have added for us to peruse.


Happy Easter.

hugs Brenda xxx

16 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

An absolutely STUNNING tag Brenda, that France P. stamp is fantastic and I so love all the other elements you added, the messy stitching and collage elements, all perfectly put together. The crackled book plate is superb, - great re-purpose as it fits the colouring of the tag so well!

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

This is so amazing Brenda. I can't believe what a difference that scrap frame made to your composition. Wow! I couldn't imagine the tag without it. The stitching and gorgeous color palette are really beautiful. Happy Easter and hugs, Autumn

Sara Barker said...

Oooh! Love this from that amazing background to even the salamander (not on my list of favorite animals). Your stitching really is the icing on the cake, but you know I am in love with that crusty metal frame! Wow! And great use of the chippie scrap! I love those genius creative moves! Super wonderful tag! Happy Easter and big hugs!

S@ndy Diller said...

Love your tag Brenda, the best recycle is the upcycle which you have done so well. Hugs, S@ndy xx

butterfly said...

Just love how the lights and darks draw the eye in on this glorious tag... beautiful inky effects and the salamander is magical. Fabulous stitching detail and the texture of the frame is so cool.
Alison x

Tom Gray said...

That tag is AMAZING!!! Love the colors, techniques, layering... Could go on, but hope you've gotten my drift.

Linda Kunsman said...

wow- what brilliant, creative details-like the chicken wire, the staples, the gold stitching- love!

Kate said...

OOOOh so pretty! I love the crackly, rusty bookplate. A beautiful tag!
Kate

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

A real stunner of a creation Brenda, love your choice of colour with your chosen elements everything marries together as if it was made to be. Love your machine edging, there is something about adding that softer media that seems to give it that extra hug.
Wishing you a wonderful Easter and much Creativity Tracey x

Redanne said...

Love, love the gorgeous background Brenda and the salamander looks fabulous... love your stitching and the bookplate is the perfect finishing touch. Hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend. Hugs, Anne xxx

A Pink said...

Absolutely fabulous! Brenda. The colours and inky effects, the composition of all those well chosen elements, the stitching are a terrific setting for the salamander. Love how you are showcasing the illusionary stamps.
Happy Easter
x

Nikki Acton said...

Wonderful design and colours! As always a great composition and love all the textured elements. I have sewing machine envy! xxx

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous layers Brenda and a fabulous colour palette with the perfect embellishments as always, thanks so much for sharing it! Deb xo

sally said...

Fabulous colours and layers! I love it 😍

Sally xx

Julia Aston said...

I just love that salamander, the wire grid and beautiful crackled frame Brenda - what a fabulous tag! Julia xx

Annie said...

Fabulous details on your amazing tag Brenda

TFS Annie xx