Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Vintage Journey Tag Day

Usually on Friday, A Vintage Journey has Guest Creative Guides posting their inspiring projects - but when there is a 5th Friday in the month (like May) the Creative Guides create tags in "Tim Fashion" for your inspiration.   Here is my tag:
I used some new Tim Stuff and some older Tim Stuff for this.  First I sponged the background using the Burlap Stencil with Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks.  Then I stenciled over that with the Blossom Stencil using Black Embossing Paste.  
While the embossing paste was drying -  I die cut the little butterlies from Movers and Shapers/Small out of white matboard.  I inked them with Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch ink and covered them with Wendy Vecchi Cornflower Embossing Powder.  I rubbed a little of the powder off the edges and then embossed them with my heat tool.    I added a Big Chat Sticker to a Flashcard and sponged the edges with Distress Inks Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo.  I ran my Cornflower Blue ink pad over the Frame and layered it over the Flashcard onto the tag.
I also die cut the Mini Cardinal out of white board, inking it with Archival Tree Branch and covering it with Wendy Vecchi Red Geranium embossing powder.  I rubbed the powder off of the feet and around the face to achieve the markings of a cardinal - then heated it with my heat tool  I added an eye using Black Enamel accents.  The cardinal and butterflies are popped up on foam dots.  I added a Remnant Rub/Botanical to the right corner.   I colored a piece of Crinkle Ribbon with Cracked Pistachio Distress Spray Stain and sponged a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink over it. To finish off my tag front - I sponged the edges with Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.
I always layer my tags to a slightly larger piece of black cardstock - so I added a Pocket Card on the back so a note could be written to the receiver.
I hope you will check out all of the beautiful tags created by the other Creative Guides over at A Vintage Journey.
Paper:  #8 Manila Tag - Ranger, white matboard - Sizzix, True Black - PTI.
Ink:  Ranger Distress ink - Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistacio; Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch.
Accessories:  Burlap and Blossom Stencils - Ranger, Dies: Movers and Shapers Small (butterfly) and Mini Cardinal; Idea-ology Flash Cards, Big Chat, Crinkle Ribbon, Frames Trims, Remnant Rubs/Botanical, Pocket Card; foam dots, Ranger Distress Spray Stain Cracked Pistachio, Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste, Black Enamel Accents/Ranger, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powders Cornflower Blue and Red Geranium


19 comments:

Shari Trumbull said...

Fabulous tag, Julia! I just love everything about it--especially that stunning black embossing paste through the Blossom LS! Just beautiful through and through!! Happy Friday (early!) and Happy Weekend!! :) XOXO-Shari

Loll said...

Love this design ... your tags always have so many wonderful and interesting elements, techniques, etc. xx

Buttons said...

Oh Julia! The drama of that black stencilling is wonderful! I love the whole look and your clever idea for adding the panel on the back so it can be sent out. Jenny x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous tag Julia, the stencilled background looks fantastic and yes that back panel like Jenny said is a great idea. Love the little red cardinal, it finishes it all off to perfection!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous tag Julia and I love the idea of the pocket on the back. Great job xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Amazing tag Julia! Think I'm gonna need that burlap stencil, you make it look awesome! The little butterflies and the cardinal are such great little details! hugs :)

Nikki Acton said...

Wonderful tag Julia - amazing stencilling and love the blue splashes of colour. Nikki

Juliz Design Post said...

Love how your little Red Cardinal sits proudly on your design. Great techniques.
Hope you have a good weekend, Julie x

Terry said...

Adorable tag, Julia! Love that Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio stenciled background with the black bold stenciled image! So striking and the little cardinal is a great touch! Happy Weekend!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous Julia - stunning stencilling and the black details are also stunning. Great idea for the pocket! Jennie x

Charlene said...

So pretty!!!! Love the sweet bird!

S@ndy Diller said...

Love your tag Julia-the stenciling is fab as well as the way you used color here.
S@ndy xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful tag Julia! The little red cardinal looks wonderful! Love the metallic oval frame! I hope you have a great weekend!

Redanne said...

Oh how beautiful does that black embossing look on the gorgeous coloured background Julia! This is one fantastic tag!! Hugs, Anne xx

Pauline said...

Just beautiful Julia!

butterfly said...

What a fabulous tag, Julia - I love that blue-green stencilling, and the whole thing looks so bold and elegant with the black border and accents. So clever to have the pocket on the back too - love it!
Alison xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful tag Julia, your black blossom stencil just leaps right off the tag and love how you added the chat sticker to the flash card and then added the frame, wonderful! Your wee birds and butterflies are wonderful as well, love how you added the cardinals markings my rubbing off the embossing powder!

Sara Barker said...

I love you tag with the bold black stenciling over the blue-green burlap stencil! Pretty little scene!

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous subtle tag! Love the contrast of materials and bold choice of colors!