Friday, 30 June 2017

Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey

Hi everyone xx Where we have 5 Friday's in the month there is a Tag Friday post over at AVJ for your inspiration. To view  the Tags of my fellow Creative Guide sisters please click HERE

Below is my tag, which i trimmed in to a bookmark:

Here is the recipe:
Apply Distress Oxides on to your craft mat and wet with water until droplets appear. Smoosh your tag through the various colours of DIO drying layers in between until you are happy with the details. 

Take Ranger Embossing medium and apply it to Dark Room Door  border stamp  Butterfly Garden and then stamp as normal on to your tag. 
Taking Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder in True White sprinkle it over your embossing ink image ( do this over a piece of white paper, which allows you to pour left over powders back in to the pot with ease)

Take your heat gun and melt the embossing powder, but do not over do this as it can change the colour of the white embossing. ( We call this heat embossing)
I then stamped the image once using archival ink in Sepia, fussy cutting the butterflies, colouring them with Distress Ink Pens and edging with same pens. ( I like to remove the white edge)
The Butterfly Wings were placed over the stamped/embossed areas and the large wings were adhered to one of Tim Holtz Paper Dolls.
Some Idea-ology spinners were then adhered to the smaller butterflies and the edges of the bookmark inked with Vintage Photo DI, which made all the colours pop. 
Some ribbon from my stash completes the finished bookmark.

There is also still time to join in with Nikki's June Challenge, which is "Canvas"
Prizes and Pinworthy places to be won so head over to the challenge page by clicking HERE
The challenge is open until the 6th July at 18:00 hours

Thank You for popping in today xxx Your visits are always appreciated. 
Have a lovely weekend xx I am heading to the NEC on Saturday so say hello if you happen to see me there xxxx
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  1. I love your tall, elegant, bookmark tag, Annie - the colours are delightful, so full of summer warmth and fun. Your little winged dancer is charming and I love the white embossing - so fresh amidst all the bright colours.
    Alison x

  2. I just love your white embossed ferns on your wonderful inked background Annie! your butterfly Miss is so pretty with her colorful wings! Julia xx

  3. Wonderful tag Annie and I just love the idea of trimming it into a bookmark! Apart from it making it really useful, it gives it such an elegant feel. Great colours too! A lovely make! xxxxx

  4. What a beautiful bookmark. The colours so compliment each other too. Love all the pretty butterflies. Hugs Rita xxx

  5. Annie, your use of color here is so amazing! The shades work beautifully together and I love how the girl blends in a little. Striking and wonderful! Hugs, Autumn

  6. Love the tag Annie - such lovely colors and really like the way you embossed the ferns. Hugs, S@ndy

  7. What a wonderful tag that you have turned into a bookmark, Annie. Love its shape. Your winged paper doll looks so happy amongst all those lovely butterflies and the embossed foliage.
    A lovely useable piece .
    hugs x

  8. Such a beautiful bookmark Annie! I love how happy the little girl looks, surrounded by all those beautiful butterflies and to have her own pair of wings too. The background colours are made all the more beautiful with your white embossing. Hugs, Anne xx

  9. Really a work of art, Annie! I love the background and how you've incorporated those layers to give this amazing depth. The white embossing really pops against those colors! With a bookmark like this I wouldn't get much reading done--I'd be staring at the artwork all day! Well done, you! Hugs!

  10. Hi Annie, love how you trimmed your tag into a bookmark. The fern is so so striking and a wonderful backdrop for your winged focal image. Gorgeous layers and the white embossing really does pop. Hugs. Tracy x

  11. awesome tag Annie - I absolutely adore all the details - the girl is super gorgeous - she really does look like a little fairy playing in a forest glade - awesome! Gorgeous colours too! Hugs rachel xx

  12. Happy it is! A lovely colourful but subtle tag (bookmark!) which hits just the right balance for me. The white just pings of the surface - superb. Happy weekend to you xx


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