Friday, 14 March 2014

Tag Friday @ AVJ

Hi Everyone.......Hope you have had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend.................Today is 'Tag Friday' at A Vintage Journey ( AVJ) blog. As last Friday was the launch of our very first fornightly challenge theme we decided to have a Tag Friday post. In future this will be our  Challenge Winner's post. My lovely DT sisters have created some fabulous tags/techniques to share with you so do drop by ..............it's definitely worthwhile x 

Below is my project, using a Ranger Inkessentials size 8 Manila Tag. 
 I received  my copy of Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities  Volume 3 a couple of weeks ago. It is totally amazing, with lots of wonderful  ideas, techniques, products and a gallery of inspiration. 
On page 44 of the CC3 book you will find Tim's Eroded Metallic technique, which I decided to try. You will find that Tim has provided photographs and step by step instructions for you to follow, with details of products required. 
This technique is amazing and I apologise for the photograph, which I took in my craft room. The artificial light does not do this background justice.
As usual, I  was not sure where I was going with my tag but decided to colour some textured paste with Distress Paint, mixing it thoroughly before applying through Tim Holtz Bubble, School House and Dot Fade Stencils. ( it's not the best photograph  :-(  but you get the idea :-)

 I decided  that the Mowed Lawn Distress Paint required to be a bit more vintage in its appearance, so I applied some Walnut Stain Distress Ink over the stencilled areas and obtained the look I was after.  
To embellish I tore some TH Paper, applied Distress Ink to age it and then adhered some metal Idea-ology pieces, some of the New TH Ephemera and Alpha Tiles. 

There is still time to enter our 'Anything Tim' Challenge over at A Vintage Journey blog so check out the Travelling Instructions and then have fun. The winner is chosen by the DT and receives a £10 gift voucher from our regular sponsor Country View Crafts.....looking forward to viewing your project there x

CRafty Hugs
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27 comments:

  1. This really made me smile Annie, it's a fabulous tag with a great background and perfect elements to embellish it xx

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  2. Annie...I really like the background colors and technique you used on your tag. Very striking and bold! And...I'm a teal nut! haha I also love the way that you've finished it out....with the ornate plate, sheet music and alpha tiles. <3 Candy

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  3. Good Morning Annie. Wonderful Tag, using lots of techniques. I love the centre frame as it adds more interest to the stencilling and colours. Love it. Enjoy your Weekend. Hugs Mum xxx

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  4. Oh that eroded metallic background is such an eye catcher! Annie, the details on your tag are gorgeous! I love the metal frame and how you tied it all up with the bakers twine and the color so rich! Love this tag! Hugs!

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  5. Beautiful tag! Valerie

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  6. a beautiful tag Annie and so lovely that we get to see lots more tim tags today - fabulous xx

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  7. Hi Annie, I just love that eroded metal technique and yours has worked fantastically well. I love your stenciling which created the perfect background for your wonderful adornments - a really beautiful tag. Hugs, Anne xx

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  8. Gorgeous vintage Tag Annie background looks fab must get the CC3 book!
    MaggieH

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  9. This is such a stunning tag Annie!! Love the eroded metallic background and you used it so well here! The way you finished it all looks fabulous too, love it!!!

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  10. And it does make me smile! Love the mix of colours on this one Annie. Gorgeous. Jenny x

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  11. This tag is delicious - so much to feast on! Great techniques and fab composition - a hit with me! Chris xxx

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  12. Love your tag, Annie! That background technique is really great.

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  13. Fabulous tag Annie - so many wonderful detailed and rich colours. I just love your eroded metallic background! Have a lovely weekend x

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  14. The background on this tag is just stupendous! I love it! Congrats again!

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  15. What a stunning background, Annie - and I love the elements you've chosen to layer over the top. That cameo is perfect for the vintage couple, and I love the butterfly and the SMILE lettering at the bottom - just brilliant!
    Alison xx

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  16. Wow gorgeous tag Miss Annie, all those techniques make this fantastic, thanks goodness I can learn all of this stuff, thanks for sharing ...

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  17. A fabulous tag, love the background stencils as well.
    Yvonne

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  18. A great tag and love how you embellished your yummy background! hugs trace x

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  19. WOW...Annie, What a fabulous tag...the background is amazing.. I need that book... I have one & two....Fantastic elements you have used... the image is beautiful... Love it... Hugs May x x x

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  20. A fabulous technique and a great tag.

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  21. oh wow love this tag hun,the colours and design are amazing hugs cheryl xx

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  22. Amazing tag! Thanks for sharing with us your tutorial! BArbarayaya

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  23. So very pretty, Annie! Love the background! Thanks for the tutorial! Hugs, Sandra

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  24. Fabulous tag and a great background. I definitely want to try this technique.

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  25. I simply love this Annie. A wonderful feeling of nostalgia to your tag.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  26. Beautiful tag, Annie! I love the way you used the ornate frame, especially.

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  27. Hi Annie, Fabulous Art Tag love the painted background technique. Been a long time since I last visited and really enjoyed looking around at all your wonderful pretties.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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Annie x