Thursday, March 28, 2019

A Vintage Journey - March Tag Friday

Whenever there is a 5th Friday in the month, we celebrate with Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey!

I'm already in Easter mode so I decided to make Easter Tags!
First I gathered supplies I wanted to use to create my tags.  Critters Dies, Tag Sale Quilted die, Nestability Egg die (discontinued), Wall Flowers Paper Stash, Gold Gansai Watercolor paint, Happy Easter sentiment stamp and die from A Good Egg by Waltzingmouse (retired), Distress Inks in Gathered Twigs, Spun Sugar and Weathered Wood.
 To create an aged vintage look, I sponged the edges of the patterned paper and tags cut from Rustic Cream with Gathered Twigs
I die cut the bunny head from both blue and pink Kraft Core-dinations, sponged the edges with Gathered Twigs and assembled the pieces. 
I die cut eggs out of Rustic Cream card and sponged them with either Gathered Twigs, Spun Sugar or Weathered Wood.  I sponged the edges of the eggs with Gathered Twigs then flicked water on them.  They look so pretty - I love just looking at them!
 I loosely painted the edges of the tags and patterned papers with Gold paint, then splattered some on the eggs and papers by flicking the paint brush over them.
So then I adhered all the pieces together - popping up the bunny head and sentiment banner on foam dots.  I brushed over the bunnies and the sentiment with Clear Glitter Wink of Stella - so there is a little shimmer IRL (doesn't show in photos)
I added bright satin ribbons to the top and a square of patterned paper to the back to give it a finished look.
The most time consuming bit was putting all the pieces of the bunny heads together!
They look so pretty all laid out!
I made a total of 11 tags and will hopefully sell most of them at my church Easter sale.
The tags can be tied on the handle of a basket, placed inside a basket, or given as a card by itself!
So please hop over to A Vintage Journey and be inspired by all the beautiful tags the Creative Guides have created this month!   We'd love for you to link up a tag that you've created recently as well!

I'm linking my card/tag to:

Stamps:  A Good Egg - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  Rustic Cream - Papertrey Ink,  Kraft Core Core-dinations, Wall Flowers Paper Stash - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology.
Ink:  True Black - Papertrey Ink, Ranger Distress Gathered Twigs, Spun Sugar, Weathered Wood.
Accessories: Critters Side Kick Dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Nestability Egg Die, Good Egg sentiment strip die - Waltzingmouse (retired), Tag Sale Quilted Die - Papertrey Ink, Gold Gansai Water color paint, foam dots, Tombow Glue, blue and pink Satin Ribbon, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella.


Christine Alexander said...

Julia, what a fun mix of vintage and Easter, great combo :)

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Those are great shaped tags Julia, beautiful teamed up with those Easter themed elements. I adore your speckled eggs, I appreciate the time you have taken to put them together, those little bits are so fiddly but when put together they are worth all the love and attention given to them. Fabulous tags.
Happy Friday & Thank you for sharing.
Hugs TRacey x

nancy littrell said...

Wow...what a creative productive vintage Easter Tag time you had, Julia. TFS all your steps with your photos. I bet all your tags sell...wonderfully unique and usable products for Easter. TFS my friend. Hugs.Nancy

Brenda Brown said...

Oh my Julia you have combined those beautiful eggs and bunnies to create such fabulous Easter tags, they are amazing. I love how you’ve used those lovely papers of Tims to begin the layering and finished off the backs with it too. I love them and I’m sure you’ll sell them very quickly at the church Easter sale.
Have a wonderful weekend my friend xxx

S@ndy Diller said...

Who doesn't love an Easter Bunny? Yours are adorable!! Hugs, S@ndy xx

Redanne said...

I do love your Easter bunny tag, it really is adorable. Those critters though, really crack me up, they are just the cutest ever with their fluffy feathers. Thank you for the much needed smile! Hugs, Anne xxx

Susan said...

Love your beautiful selection of tags! I wouldn't have thought of doing vintage-style Easter tags or cards - great idea and great results!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

These Easter items are so cute!! I really love how good you are at both explaining and showing how you do everything!!!

Loll said...

Fantastic Easter tags Julia! I love all the detailing to make these look authentically old. Does that make sense?? They truly look antique. Great work and I'm sure you will sold out quickly at the church sale. xx

sarascloset said...

Julia, these tags are just ADORABLE! I love how you've paired up the bunnies with the egg and tag die cuts and created something both vintage and sweet! No doubt these will fly off the shelves at your church Easter sale! Happy Sunday!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Absolutely fabulous Easter Tags Julia! Great combination of both vintage and modern. Wonderful ! x

Nikki Acton said...

Adorable with a big capital A!!! Not sure I have seen vintage and cute work so well together - bravo! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a cute collection of vintage Easter tags, Julia! The bunnies are so adorable and I love the colors of eggs. I'm sure the tags will sell quickly. Thank you so much for sharing how you made them with pictures. It's always fun to see the process.
Hideko xx

Astrid Maclean said...

This is the most adorable collection of vintage Easter tags Julia, and I adore the setting in which you photographed the main one. Love them all!

Mac Mable said...

They sure do look pretty and so unique x. Those bunnies are super cute and love how you did the eggs. They are bound to sell quickly and it looks like you had fun making them? x.

Bonnie said...

Wonderful Easter tags, Julia! Love that sweet bunny and the speckled eggs. Love those fuzzy critters too.

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...these are so beautiful! Love the wonderful vintage look you gave your sweet Easter eggs and tags.

butterfly said...

These are so sweet, Julia - and yes, your eggs are simply gorgeous. I love the photo of them all lined up together - lovely colours! Love the square tag shape too, and those pretty scalloped, stitched edges.
Alison x

A Pink said...

Your easter tags are absolutely delightful, Julia and as you say laid out together they look wonderful. They hold such a sweet vintage charm and really warm the heart. You are so good at creating fabulous seasonal pieces and these clearly demonstrate that .
Hugs x

Let's Art Journal said...

Your Easter tags are stunning! The eggs that you created look wonderful with the sweet bunny rabbit and TH papers - beautiful 😁. Happy and creative wishes! J 😊 x