Thursday, November 29, 2018

A Vintage Journey Tag Friday

Whenever there is a 5th Friday in the month - several of the Creative Guides for A Vintage Journey post a tag -  and this month I'm one of those Creative Guides!

Since it is now the season, I made a Christmas Tag!
I have a few process photos to show you just how I created my tag.  
I started with a manila tag 6 1/4" x 3 1/4".  I rubbed Twisted Cintron DOX onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and pressed my tag into it.  I dried it with my heat tool.
Then I sponged Fired Brick DOX through a Tim Holtz Christmas Stencil onto the tag.
And for a third layer - I sponged Versamark ink through Tim's Festive Stencil and embossed it with Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture.  This made a wonderfully shiny almost-clear design over the other layers.
To vintage it up a bit - I sponged around the edges of the tag with Vintage Photo DOX.
Then I took out my Dashing Deer die and cut it out of Kraft Core-dinations brown and then just the antlers out of a lighter tan.   Before removing the cuts from the paper, I sanded over them to reveal some of the Kraft Core.
I trimmed the bottom edge of the antlers and adhered them over the brown die cut and then sponged the edges a bit with the Vintage Photo DOX.
I adhered the deer to the tag, added some dew drops to his antlers, a Metallic Holiday Sticker and looped a piece of Cream/Red Trimmings through the hole of the tag.
I layered my tag to a slightly larger piece of brown card stock just to give it a more finished look.
 So please take a look at all the wonderful tags created by the Creative Guides over at A Vintage Journey - you can also link up your tag there to share with us!
Welcome to this wonderful holiday season!

I'm also linking my tag to:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas

Make My Monday - Non Traditional Christmas Colors

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Crafty Card Makers - Anything but a card

ModSquad Challenge -  Use a Critter on your holiday card/project

Paper:  6 1/4' x 3 1/4" manila tag - Ranger, Kraft Core-dinations tan and brown, Dark Chocolate - PTI.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Oxides Twisted Cintron, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Versamark.
Accessories:  Christmas Stencil, Festive Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Dashing Deer Die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture - Emerald Creek, heat tool, Dew Drops, Tombow Glue, Trimmings/Naturals Red/Cream - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, mini sander, Metallic Stickers Holiday Talk - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology.


S@ndy Diller said...

Love your tag Julia. Not the traditional colors of Christmas, but I think that is what I like best about it. Hugs, S@ndy

Christine Alexander said...

Julia, I love your tag, that stags head looks so regal and great stenciling behind.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful mixed media Christmas tag, Julia. I love your smooshed and stenciled background for your die cut stag. Loved your non-traditional Christmas colors. Would make a great guy card:-) TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Julia. That gorgeous background is the perfect backdrop for your stunning stag head, he looks amazing. Xxx

butterfly said...

I love this magnificent chap - and your background is really zingy - a fab festive tag.
Alison x

SewPaperPaint said...

I love this color combination Julia! Such a gorgeous tag and beautiful use of these products. Hope you and the newly weds are well. <3 Hugs, Autumn

Loll said...

Awesome tag Julia! The colours and techniques work together perfectly to create one special tag. Great work! xx

Bonnie said...

What a majestic tag, Julia! Amazing layering and a perfect choice of cardstock and sponging for the deer!

Mac Mable said...

Love all the layering on your tag and then to top to off with that majestic deer....gorgeous x

Redanne said...

I really love the colours you used in the background and Dashing Deer looks wonderful. Hugs, Anne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a lovely tag Julia, - love the background and that deer looks magnificent!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Loving the tag, just gorgeous. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx

Glenda Atkins said...

Terrific tag, very masculine and the stag is magnificent. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.
Glenda DT xx

meg said...

Beautiful colours and tag, certainly non traditional, thank you for joining in at MMM

sarascloset said...

My word, Julia! This is one gorgeous tag! I love how you've layered your stencils on the background and your unique colors! I was just eyeing up this deer the other day...I may just have to buy him after all. Thank you for your inspiration and Merry Christmas!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Awesome mixed media tag, Julia! Love all the layers, especially the third clear & shiny layer! It works like a secret ingredient. The deer looks wonderful with the sponging. It makes the texture show up better and matches the feeling of the background.
Hideko xx

Deb said...

Wonderful tag Julia, love the way you used the Beeswax embossing powder and I do adore that Dashing Deer, he's one of my favourite dies. Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

A Pink said...

Such a lovely tag, Julia ,just perfect for the christmas season Enjoyed seeing how you created the background. The effect of the vintage beeswax is impressive . Tfs x

Judy McKay said...

Lovely tag. Pretty details. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT