Friday, 29 June 2018

Tag Friday for AVJ

It's Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey where we have a fifth Friday in the month and fill it with tags of our choosing. No themes, no constraints just free time to play and experiment with whatever we choose.

At the last Ministry of Mixology I did a 'Make and Take' using a media board that Di at Tando Creative cut for me and this tag started it's life there. I didn't get any further than the first few layers of the background and so I have cut it down into a tag to use as a base for today's Tag Friday sample. You can see the M&T design on my blog post here.


Having stamped with Andy's Tech Traumer set onto greaseproof paper, I adhered it to the greyboard, added some tissue tape and then a random watery wash of cerulean blue and prussian blue.


Texture white gesso using the flat of a palette knife.
Add some black gesso stencilling.
Spray Amsterdam acrylics - burnt umber and greyish blue.

Collect collage elements together.



Distress numbers (they come in the kit), distress central label (see below), paint chipboard pieces with black acrylic and assemble the dial.


Adhere pieces onto the tag and distress the edges to finish.


I hope you can pop over to see the fabulous designs from the Creative Guides and go visit their blogs too.


Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy your designing and creating.




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Please give acknowledgement to this blog if you use the labels.
Thank you.



12 comments:

butterfly said...

Brilliant mixed media layered background - and such a cool retro look to this tag. It's a Tag Friday treat, for sure! Hope to be by soon to catch up with the delights I've missed.
Alison x

Sara Barker said...

Brenda, your tag tickles me pink! I love the gorgeous mixed media background and those fun images in your collage. Thank you for sharing the labels! Sorry I've been a poor blogger (my loss, really) I have just resubscribed to your blog, because I realized that's why I haven't seen anything from you. Duh!(I always relied on your lovely posts showing up in my mailbox. My reading list is totally neglected.) Hugs!

A Pink said...

What a brilliant tag! Brenda. Love the background, the muted tones and I'm totally in love with the whole telephone theme. Superb in every way .
Hugs x

Astrid Maclean said...

Like usual Brenda, your background is superb and such a fun way to finish it! Love the retro feel of those collage elements, beautifully put together to make for a super tag Friday contribution!

S@ndy Diller said...

Just love this vintage look, the dial is fabulous. So many young people today won't know what it is!! Great tag Brenda. Hugs, Sandy

Gina said...

What a brilliant tag! I so remember those dials...and the smell of the phone box lol XXX

Redanne said...

A fabulous tag Brenda (as always), the background alone is wonderful and I love the phone dial - I just bought one of these but was unsure what to put in the middle! Thank you so much for sharing the labels, I will be sure to credit you if and when I use them... Hugs, Anne xx

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a fun tag Brenda, adore your background (as always!) and the image combined with Andy's phone dial is perfection! Thanks so much for the labels too, what memories that brings back! Deb xo

Julia Aston said...

What fun images on your tag Brenda - I remember our black dial phone from when I was small - and what memories this brings back - love the background you created and the fun whisp of fiber at the top! Julia xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Brenda - I love this - definitely 'of an era' The wonderful clicks as the dial went around were great but it was the ring that was best! Hugs, Chrisx

Jackie P Neal said...

Such a fun tag Brenda! Love that lady- she is a hoot!!
Thanks so much for sharing your labels,very kind of you!
Jackie ")

Jennie Atkinson said...

A really stunning and fun tag Brenda! I love the way you create those gorgeous backgrounds with their gorgeous layers and textures. Jennie x