Thursday, August 30, 2018

A Vintage Journey - August Tag Friday

August is a month with 5 Fridays in it - and so it is also Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey!  I signed up to make a tag this month and here is what I created.
I have sadly neglected both my Funky Floral #1 Dies and Village Fixer Upper dies so I pulled them out to make my little garden scene!
First I die cut several of the leaves and flowers from Funky Floral out of 4 colors of Coredinations Distress Collection papers and the roof, trim and window frames from Village Fixer Upper out of brown Coredinations Distress .  I die cut a piece of cardboard with Tim's Tag and Bookplate die, tore off some of the top layer to expose the corrugation and brushed over it with white acrylic paint.
I stamped the Monet quote from our Alison's PaperArtsy stamp set EAB01 onto a strip of watercolor paper.
I wanted the garden to be the focus and the house to be just a suggestion - so there is just the roof trim and 3 haphazardly placed window frames.  I used another piece of die cut trim to ground the bottom of the tag.
I just noticed a stray flower center between the pink and orange flowers above!  
I wondered where that went!!  Those little pieces fly away so easily!
  I cut a piece of Honey Nut card stock slightly larger than my tag as a base to make it a little more sturdy and to define the edge.  I looped a piece of vintage lace through the hole at the top of the tag.
 This pretty summer garden makes me happy when I look at it. I love when my own garden is full of blooms!
Please check out all the lovely tags designed by this month's contributing Creative Guides over at A Vintage Journey!

Stamps:  Alison Bomber EAB01 set - PaperArtsy
Paper:  Coredinations Distress Collection - Tim Holtz/Ranger, Honey Nut - PTI, watercolor paper - Canson,  piece of corrugated card board from packaging.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories:   White acrylic paint, Tag & Bookplate Die, Funky Floral #1 Dies, Village Fixer Upper dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, antique lace, Tombow Glue, Tiny Twinkles


Susan said...

Your tag makes me happy when I look at it too! What a lovely flower garden! Great representation of the house behind the flowers, without it being too realistic.

butterfly said...

I just adore your deconstructed house in the background. Yes, it lets the flowers shine centre stage, but it really caught my attention, nonetheless. Absolutely delightful tag!
Alison x

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What an awesome tag you have created! The house (deconstructed) is amazing.....and the flowers in the soft colors so beautiful! I am in awe of your ability to put together such ideas to stimulate the imagination of the onlooker! Kudos, dear friend!!

A Pink said...

Such a delightful showcasing of all those lovely colourful flowers . The subtle suggestion of the house is such a great idea and the corrugate with the gesso is just the perfect choice for the tag itself.

Lovely design and thoughtful execution has make for such a lovely tag , Julia.
Have a lovely weekend x

Annie said...

A fabulous tag and its lovely to see how much fun you had with your new dies x Great background and the roof and windows are so sweet x The funky florals are wonderful.....Love it!!

Have a lovely weekend
Huge hugs Annie xx

Bonnie said...

How fun to have a cute house with a beautiful garden in front of it! Love the corrugated cardboard with this, Julia! Fabulous texture and dimension!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun tag with all those fun flowers :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous tag Julia!! Great work with all those dies, - beautifully put together making for a great creative composition!

Christine Alexander said...

Julia, amazing tag, I love all the mixed media elements. The flowers and the house look amazing

Redanne said...

What a stunning tag Julia!! I just love how you used the house elements (very arty!) and the flower garden is an absolute delight. My new favourite! Hugs, Anne xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous tag Julia - what a great way to showcase all those wonderful dies and in such glorious colours. Jennie x

Loll said...

Fantastic design Julia. I always love to see your tags! This one is so creative and beautiful. Love the gesso over the corrugated tag and the outline of the house in the background. The explosion of flowers in the front is gorgeous. Such a happy tag! xx

sarascloset said...

Julia, your tag just makes me smile from ear to ear! What a happy place to be! I love your suggestion of a cottage in the background with this lovely cottage garden out front. Brilliant idea to use the corrugate as your substrate. Truly adore this gorgeous shabby tag! Hugs!

Jo said...

Incredible Mix Media Julia. This is so PReeeeeTTY ;-)
These same family-colour blooms are simply beautiful. Claude Monet would be so proud of you! xxx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Love the cardboard corrugation tag with white acrylic paint, Julia. The color palette of the flowers is so pretty. Hideko xx

Marci said...

I love this tag. I agree about the flowers.