Friday, 29 March 2019

AVJ Tag Friday

It's another of those Fridays when the contributing Creative Guides from A Vintage Journey have fun and produce a tag for the line up that has no boundaries other than our favourite genres to work with. Of course I went very vintage and mixed media.


This tag came out of nowhere, in fact I wasn't even planning to make it that day but I had seen something on Pinterest that I liked and I had a brainwave, you know one of those epiphany moments of how I could use my decoart products in a different way. I grabbed a Tando greyboard tag and decided to experiment.


I was quite happy with the ways things went but I want to experiment a bit more before I write up the process steps. But here are some close ups. The colours all came together beautifully and set the vintage atmosphere.


 The metal stars were given a quick coat of quinacridone gold with a little cerulean blue to age them and you can see an old swirl stamp from Tim Holtz, I still love the shape of this one.The clock piece on the side is a piece left over from another project from at least a couple of years back.


When looking for the collage elements this little piece of lace just fell out of the box, so I had to see if it would fit and it did. I just coloured it by spritzing it with water and adding cerulean blue and transparent red iron oxide. It does actually look a little greener in real life.


Would you believe this little wildflower also fell out of the pile of bits I was going through, definitely another serendipitous moment and it went beautifully over the foliage stamped in the background - another old stamp of Tim's.


All the elements fitted the background perfectly and I had left it light enough in the middle to provide a good contrast to the darker collage pieces.


Finally a word band and some rusty wire. I was totally living in the moment creating my tag for today and I really love the outcome.



Another fabulous Tag Friday line-up is over at A Vintage Journey for your perusal.
Thanks for following me and stopping by and ....
xxx


20 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Your colors are so pretty Brenda - with the tans and subtle bits of pink and blue! Love the bit of lace and the loving couple peering out at us! xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This is a beautiful composition Brenda from layer to lace it's oh so lovely. That wildflower was just hiding waiting to be used for this very moment.. Simply stunning.
Happy Friday Hugs Tracey xx

Lenie said...

I think it's not always easy to use the right colours for a vintage look but your tag is wonderful. I just have to experiment more and I hope for beautiful results! Have a great weekend!

Mrs.B said...

A stunning tag Brenda, love the vintage shades and stamping in the background, and the little touches of colour from the flowers and lace just added to the overall vintage look.
Avril xx

S@ndy Diller said...

Love the way your experiment turned out. The texture is so lovely, it makes me want to touch it. Hugs, S@ndy xx

Redanne said...

I love your experiments, I always learn something new, so I cannot wait to read how you did this. I love how you achieved so much texture but still kept a wonderful vintage feel to your tag. The picture is lovely and the flowers match in so well. Beautiful! Hugs, Anne xxx

Jane said...

Oh wow Brenda I'm not surprised how pleased you are with this tag..what a beauty. Just perfectly vintage, I love it! Have a great weekend! Hugs xxx

Gina said...

Beautiful!!! Fabulous the way you matched the sentiment to the clock face and image XXX

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Love the gray board. What a gorgeous vintage tag!!!

Meggymay said...

A beautiful, vintage styled and romantic tag. The die cut flower added a wonderful touch of spring.
Yvonne xx

Lisa said...

It's so stunning, Brenda!! I absolutely love the details you added and the grungy/beautiful design!! So spectacular!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

froebelsternchen said...

This is simply WONDERFUL Brenda! A gorgeous tag!So many beautiful details! Another masterpiece of you!
Happy weekend!

Susi

Sara Barker said...

Brenda, your tag is vintage Heaven! I love that background, and I'm looking forward to the process share. You worked wonders with your serendipitous bits; your collage is just stunning! I love seeing the 'old' stamps--this is really a treat! Hugs!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Love love love this Brenda !!! the background is superb and I love how you have combined all those wonderful stamps. The colours are gorgeous and I am really looking forward to seeing your next share! x

├čeulah ├čee said...

A tag that came out of nowhere--IMHO are always the best kind! Fun to see some older TH stamps peaking out from the background and your color palette is soft and worn and really wonderful.

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful tag, Brenda! Love how everything came together.

Nikki Acton said...

Love that background - beautiful subtle tones and love how the stamping adds to the 'framing'. Great tag Brenda xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Great experiments Brenda that worked out beautifully! A super tag with the most wonderful nostalgic, vintage feel to it, - lovely!

A Pink said...

A vintage beauty, Brenda rich with so many wonderfully collaged touches. A tag that tells a story .
Hugs x

butterfly said...

Oh, lovely lovely lovely! The stamped wildflowers and that gorgeous painted stem are my favourite elements amidst so many beautiful touches. I love the soft blended colours of the background - look forward to hearing more about how that was done once you've done your additional experimenting. A glorious vintage tag!
Alison x