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Friday 29 July 2016

Fifth week Tag Friday

Yay we have another month with five Friday's and everyone here has had fun making a tag to share with you. I love looking at the tags that get made for Tag Friday because there are no themes, no constraints, everyone can just get on and make whatever comes into their head and of course we have a wonderful selection for you today. My huge thanks to these amazing team members for taking part.

I have quite a few mop up backgrounds in my draw from previous projects and I thought I would make use of several of those backgrounds for this tag. I added several layers to the mop up background to add further interest and included one of my favourite images from Tim. Pop by my blog for more details. 

For this episode of Tag Friday here at A Vintage Journey I dove into my folder of mop up tags and played with techniques old and new to create my Discover Yourself mixed media tag.  I've a few step by step photos on my blog, hope you can stop by to take a look!

For this month's challenge theme (Monochromatic) I shared three of the five tags I had made using distress products and scraps lying on my desk. Here are the final two. Over at Addicted to Art today you can see all five together and reminder of how they were made.

I seem to have been in a vintage mood when I was creating this tag - there's my favourite blue & brown colour combination, some stencilling and texture paste text in the background, and some collaged objects - a sort of tag-assemblage!  Do hop over to Words and Pictures if you'd like to see more details.

I've continued with this month's theme of 'Monochromatic' for my first ever Tag Friday - super excited to be able to join in! I've used a colour mop up tag for my base and gelli print scraps for all the die cut pieces and stamped images. I finally got some gorgeous Teesha Moore stamps to use too - love these so much.For further details about the processes I used, just click here.

I do not do monochromatic very often but I had this beautiful seahorse left over from
another project so he was my starting point.  I used lots of other Tim Holtz items

to make the tag, you can see more here.

With summer in full swing in Massachusetts - I was in the mood to create a summertime tag and what better theme then the seaside!
You will find more photos and details showing how I made my tag on my blog post here.


I hope you feel inspired by these fabulous makes and of course we hoe you will pop over to everyone's blog to share some love.

We all wish you a happy weekend.

hugs Brenda and the Creative Guides. xxx


  1. Wonderful tags from everyone! I look forward to coming by and seeing all the details more closely soon!

  2. What inspiring techniques everyone used on their lovely tags! Julia xx

  3. Fabulous gallery of tags Ladies. I was sorry to not be able to join in this time Hope to pop by your blogs later to leave some love .

  4. Yay - love tag Friday!! Great work everyone xx

  5. These are so fun! I love tag Friday too. It's time to just to play. I love seeing each DT member's creative soul on paper. Wonderful makes everyone! -- Mary Elizabeth

  6. These are fabulous!
    Linda xxx

  7. Beautiful inspiration from you all ladies! Happy weekend, Nicola x

  8. Gorgeous tags, love them all. Angela x

  9. Wonderful tags from you all ladies xx

  10. Gorgeous tags all round - glad finally to have a chance to do a bit of catching up.
    Alison x

  11. Oh I do love Tag Fridays, fabulous work all round, so much inspiration! Deb xo