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Friday, 31 July 2015

Tag Friday

Welcome to A Vintage Journey and this month there are five Fridays which means we have the opportunity to slip in a Tag Friday event. These are always very popular with the Creative Guides as it's an anything goes theme for them. I hope you will enjoy looking at their fabulous creations and I am sure you will find some inspiration to spark off your creativity this weekend.

With the Holiday Season in full swing I decided to make a tag which captured a holiday memory for this young couple in the photograph from Tim's Photo Booth pack. Please pop over HERE to Juliz Design Post to see more details on my tag.

I needed to make a birthday card for my niece so decided to have a play with Tim's Scribbles and Splats thinlits. I have used them both as a die and a stamp on this tag card. More details over at Addicted to Art today.

I usually use Tag Friday as an excuse to go back to my first love - some simple inking and stamping.  I've been playing with a combination of new colours - Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron and Hickory Smoke and, as you can see, there's a bit more to it this time.  If you'd like to find out why, do come over to Words and Pictures for some more details.

I normally like a Tag Friday to try something experimental, but I am afraid all my old favourites are on this one! The fabulous Papillon background stamp, Tattered Florals flowers and my favourite distress inks - Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves and Vintage Photo. Hop on over to my blog if you would like to see more.


So for my tag today I have used all my Tim Holtz favourites , walnut stain, layering stencils, found relatives, plenty of idea-ology and all those yummy browns and greys that are firm favourites ..with the addition of the new hickory smoke...a yummy new addition to the distress palette. For all the details please hop over to inkypinkycraft . trace x

In preparation for an upcoming visit to Paris I've made a start on creating elements to go inside a Large Portfolio and this tag will be one of those. My version of Tim's July 2015 tag challenge took it's own path as I followed his instructions and ended up with an imagined interpretation on the look of Paris in the evening rain... see more on my blog.

Hi I am sharing a tag using Tim's Paint Resist technique from Creative Chemistry 102. I didn't manage to complete this course but I love the fact that you can join/access it at any time ( as long as you remember your ID and password :-)
I also used Tim's Tattered Florals die as well as the Lattice, Frameworks die and the word beautiful is from Tim's Thinlits die set called Love. For more details you can click on my name above, which will take you to my blog x

I recently did a tutorial at Bumblebees and Butterflies on how to create both a rusty patina effect and a galvanised tin effect using distressed products and I cut this rusty watering can to show how it looked when used for part of a project. 
Tag Friday was a great opportunity to make a home for the watering can and use more of Tim's gorgeous goodies.

Thanks for joining us and taking time to view our tags, I think you will agree you have a wonderful array of styles and designs to look at and if you press on people's personal names or their highlighted blog names you will be transported over to see what techniques and products they have used as well.

Because this is a five week month it means you still have another week in which to join in with our current 'Destinations' challenge, we have some fabulous entries but we would love to see some more.

Have a great weekend.

hugs Brenda and the Team xxx


  1. WooHoo what an incredible collection of tags from all of you! So much inspiration and talent! Love them all and off for all the detail! Hugs!

  2. WOWIE!! Good thing I have all weekend to go and admire everyone's tags!! There's so much creativity here, so much inspiration and so many different styles! So looking forward to seeing all of the details!! See ya'll soon!! XOXO-Shari

  3. Amazing tags from everyone!!! You girls are rocking it! Will do the rounds just as soon as I can!

  4. Yikes - what a beautiful variety of tags with wonderful techniques - each so inspiring and creative! Looking forward to seeing just how each one was created! Julia xx

  5. Absolutely fabulous tags with lots of inspiration as always. Have a good weekend everyone

    Hugs Annie x

  6. Fantastic and colourful, varied tags from you all - love them!

  7. Fabulous tags from you all, so different and all using lots of great techniques. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to meeting some of you at Wendy's workshop on Sunday. Exciting times indeed :0) x

  8. Fabulous tags from you all, so different and all using lots of great techniques. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to meeting some of you at Wendy's workshop on Sunday. Exciting times indeed :0) x

  9. Wow ladies, what a fabulous feast for the eyes! The tags are all incredible, so many techniques - will try to catch up when I get home. Looking forward to seeing some of you (and Jane above) on Sunday... Hugs, Anne xx

  10. A super post with so much Tim inspiration and great techniques. Hope to catch up with everyone once home from London.
    Julie x

  11. I just love Tag Friday -- So much to fuel my creativity. Love them all ladies!! -- Mary Elizabeth

  12. Well fellow Creatives - what an amazing mix of styles and techniques. An incredible array of creativity. Have a great weekend in London everyone that is going and a great weekend to those, like me, who are at home ! Jenine x

  13. Fabulous tags demonstrating so much creativity and offering so much inspiration . Hope you all got all as much pleasure form making them as much as i did from viewing and admiring them . Thank you so much for sharing . hope you all have a lovely weekend wherever you may be and whatever you may be doing. hugs x

  14. Wow, wow, wow!! What great inspiration from each of you - can't wait to get home after several weeks away, so I can start playing with all these great techniques and combinations! xx Lynn

  15. Beautiful collection of tags everyone! Bravo!!

  16. Amazing inspiration from the Creative Guides as always, off to take a closer look, thank you for sharing your talents with us all!

  17. Lovely selection of tags - all so different - all so amazing. Nx

  18. Well, I've finally been round to see everyone's tags up close! What a treat!


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