Friday, 31 March 2017

Spring Queen tag Friday at A Vintage Journey

Hello everyone, happy Friday and last day of the Month, - where did March go?....
It being a month with 5 Fridays, this means the happy team at A Vintage Journey are sharing tags for a bit of inspiration today and here is mine:
Like many of us it seems, I wanted to have a play with my new Distress Oxide Inks again. I had a number of try out tags flying around, so decided to use one of them. I'm sorry that I don't have step by step photos of how I created the first bits, but this is what it looked like when I decided to use it as the base for this project:
I think I used Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans, and Vintage photo. Spreading them on my craft mat, spritzing with water and then dipping my manilla tag into it drying between layers until I was happy with the result. I then used a couple of Wendy Vecchi's background stamps, Rectangle Collage Stamp and the Vintage Text, stamping in Black Archival. Finally I ran it through one of Tim's newer embossing folders and highlighted the raised bits with matching colours of Distress Crayons, Cracked Pistachio and Walnut Stain..
Next I selected a number of different elements I wanted to add to my tag: One of the new paper dolls, she was holding an American flag, which I cut off as I wanted to turn her into a Spring Queen, some elements from the new Botanical Layers and from the Snippets Ephemera.
As you can see, I added some further elements still, some tissue tape,  some new design tape at the bottom of my tag and other bits and pieces from my stash.
Below a few close up photos still:
I decided to add a bit of colour to the girl's sash with a Cracked Pistachio Distress Crayon, it looks much more silky in real life than on this photo. The little star is from the new Ideaology Findings stars.
I love these elements from the Botanical Layers, they save so much time fussy-cutting, and many of them go so well together.
The words are from the Quotations Metallic Stickers, I added it on top of some tissue tape.
Shadows were added around the main elements with a Stabilo All pencil to add more depth to the collage, and that was it.

If you would like to see some more inspirational tags, please go over to see what my teamies have created, - I am sure you will not be disappointed! Just click HERE

Thanks for dropping by here today. I know I have not posted very often lately, but life has taken me in other directions. Hopefully there will be more time soon again.
xxxxx

26 comments:

Julia Aston said...

What great texture with the colors and that embossing folder Astrid! Your layers of ephemera have created a beautiful tag! Julia xx

Marisa Job said...

Another beautiful creation! Love all the details and texture!

Brenda Brown said...

What a beautiful Spring Queen, she looks so at home on the wonderful textured layers and amongst the gorgeous colours and flowers. Love this Astrid xxx

chrissie said...

A very beautiful tag Astrid with wonderful use of the Oxides

Love Chrissie xx

Maryann Laursen said...

A beautiful tag here as always from you Astrid. Love the colors and the warm feel, it gives me, when I look at it. Sooo awesome work done here as only you can do.
Have a wonderful week-end everyone.

Dortesjs said...

This is fabulous, beautiful colours and great texture

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Beautiful tag! So full of color and textures. Thank you for the sharing your steps! You've inspired me to try these techniques myself.

butterfly said...

Love that gorgeous embossed background, and your flower girl makes for a wonderful focal point. Brilliant tag!
Alison x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful tag Astrid! Absolutely perfect and beautiful detailed! oxo Susi

S@ndy Diller said...

Those new inks are a joy and you have used them so beautifully. Love seeing your creativity. Turned out to be a wonderful card. Hugs, Sandy

Jennie Atkinson said...

That is one amazing background Astrid ! Such rich colours and so much texture. I really loved how you then decorated it too. A brilliant tag! Jennie x

A Pink said...

Your embossed oxide tag is gorgeous Astrid and you have dressed it wonderfully with your Spring Queen , botanical layers and snippets ephemera. A really Lovely tag . x

Redanne said...

The background colours are gorgeous Astrid and I love the embossing, it creates so much lovely dimension. The girl looks so pretty with the lovely flowers too! Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful tag Astrid and a super texture on the background. Love the new inks.
Yvonne xx

Sandy said...

It is always a pleasure to visit you Astrid although I run out of time and seem to stay behind in my blog watching. Love the background on your pretty tag. Every time I see the new Oxide colors used I like them more and more. Can't wait until I get mine. It seems like they would really be nice to art journal with.
Sandy xx

Helen Wallace said...

You always use Tim Holtz products with great flair Astrid. I'm a big fan of the Oxides, that new embossing folder and the paper doll. Always a pleasure to call in and see your beautiful work.

Marjie Kemper said...

I can't decide which I like more... her crown or her sash! This is one gorgeous tag, Astrid!

Jackie P Neal said...

Gorgeous tag Astrid!!
Looking forward to details of your trip! Have fun! xo

Team Clark said...

Astrid, this is an absolutely exceptional tag! I am head over heals in love with your work here. The texture is amazing and the color is spot on. Big hugs, Autumn

Jess M said...

I love the way the tag looks with the oxides and embossed. It's just so rich! You spring queen is fab.

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful as always!! Great colors and texture!!

Sara Barker said...

Love this to bits, Astrid! Your Oxide/stamped/embossed background is just fabulous and all of your pieces of ephemera really show that off! Perfect in every way! Hugs!

Nikki Acton said...

Wonderful tag Astrid - love the embossing over the oxide background - stunning! xx

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful tag, love the embossed background.
Avril x

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Fabulous tag Astrid! Adore your embossed Oxide background and the ephemera bits and bobs you have added compliment it beautifully, love your Spring Queen surrounded by the lovely Botanical layers. Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

Jenny Marples said...

Gorgeous Springtime colours that pop against that embossed background and I love your choice of embellishments. A fabulous tag! xx

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