Welcome to Tag Friday! A few times a year we have 5 Fridays in a challenge month, meaning we get to hold our Anything Goes Tag Friday, and December is one of those months this year. It is always popular with the Creative Guides - we do love our tags, and it's always fun to see the different directions we all go in when there's no strict route to follow. Let's take a look at what everyone has created...
I decided to re-acquaint myself with my fabulous collection of dies, some of which I use all the time and others I completely forget about! I also wanted to use this fabulous quote along with some coffee stained papers sitting on my desk. Do join me over at Live the Dream if you would like to find out more.
Since we're not even halfway through the 12 Days of Christmas yet, I make no apology for offering up a festive tag. In fact, this tag is doing double duty - it's also my final tag for the Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas challenge... and the closing date is today! Do come and visit Words and Pictures if you'd like to see all the details of this "leftovers" creation.
Having kept all my Christmas cards flat for posting, I had great fun adding some embellishments to this wintry Tim Holtz Etc. tag. It's the small size, but still huge... If you want to see how it came together, please come and visit.
I had a set of ice skates left over from another project so I used them, together with one of Alison Bomber's wonderful sentiment stamps, to create a simple wintry tag. You can see more over on my BLOG.
I was ready to move past the holidays and even the winter season for the moment and created an encouraging tag with a sentiment stamp from one of our own Alison Bomber's stamp sets, creating my background using the 'Cling Wrap Technique' which you can learn all about on my blog post here!
After making many a Christmas tag, I decided to turn my thoughts towards a New Year's celebratory tag, filled with stars and glittery accents. Happy New Year to you and thanks for your visits to my blog SewPaperPaint throughout 2017.
My original design for my tag background didn't quite go as planned and it was destined for only one place - the bin! That is until the white paint and brayer that were sat on my desk caught my eye .......! Thanks to them the 'bin worthy' background was transformed and along with Seth Apters dies, stamps and woodchips made into the tag I share today over on my blog. Please feel free to pop by for more details.
What started out as a mop up from cleaning my stencil turned into a icy winter scene with the help of some die cuts and a few new Christmas gifts. This tag proves there are two sides to every story. Thank you for all your support in 2017 both here at A Vintage Journey and at my blog, sarascloset. Happy New Year!
For our last Tag Friday of 2017, I decided to embrace the new Pantone Color Of The Year 2018, Ultra Violet, and created a tag with multiple Distress products in various shades of purple. Think a touch of the next upcoming holiday, Valentine's Day, may have crept in there too! Hope you can stop by my blog for my how to and Happy New Year everyone!
That's all from us in 2017 - though you've still got just a few days to join in with Sandy's lovely Winter Wonderland challenge - so we'll wish you a very Happy New Year right now.
We'll see you soon in 2018 for some more challenges on our Vintage Journey. Greetings and good wishes to all our amazing followers and players from around the world. We love having you on board for the journey, and enjoying your creative explorations as you play along with the challenges here. Happy 2018 everybody!
Alison and the Creative Guides xx