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Friday 30 August 2019

August Tag Friday

Welcome everyone to another of our fabulous Tag Friday posts. Yes it’s that time again to see what the amazing Creative Guides have been playing with to create their tag projects - no themes, no constraints just sheer unadulterated creative time to express themselves in any way they want but keeping to the genres we love to play with.

Here we go.

I decided to get my paints out and create a Seth Apter inspired background for my tag today using Paper Artsy Fresco Acrylics. For more photos and details it would be lovely to see you at Addicted to Art.

Oh, I do love a Tag Friday.  I usually take the chance to do some fairly simple inking and stamping, going back to that joy I found right at the start of my crafting journey, and that's exactly what's going on with this last-days-of-summer tag.  Do come over to Words and Pictures to see how these clear-embossed images shimmer in and out of sight - it's almost as though those migrating birds are here, and then they're gone...

I decided to go Shabby Chic this month and used some tea dyed bits and pieces to tie in with Jennie's fabulous theme this month. If you are interested there is a little tutorial and step out photos on
my blog

I couldn't wait to try some of my newest Tim Holtz Halloween products, and Tag Friday was just the push I needed to get started. I have a simple step by step tutorial at sarascloset if you would like to hop over.

My colorful tag depicts the changing of the seasons.  A lovely bucket of flowers says warm sunny days but Autumn is not far behind with its rich shades of orange and brown. 

 Hi Everyone! I had lots of fun creating a Mixed Media tag for my tag journal. This time I was inspired by the butterflies that have been visiting our garden recently, so I captured both a Painted Lady and a Peacock butterfly on this double-sided tag. To see how I created it please find full details on my blog over at Let's Art Journal.

My inspiration comes from crazy Dali. I finished the background with Distress Oxide Sprays. Do pop over to my blog, there are more details.

Having had much fun with my Gelli Plate this last month I decided to make a simple tag from a piece left over from another project and added a little over stamping and this lovely quote. Do join me over on my blog if you would like to see more details.

I spent a lovely few days in Northumberland last week. It's the first time I've ever been there and I must say how much I loved it. This tag holds a photo of the beautiful view, across the bay to Holy Island, as seen from our campervan. I hope the memory of it will keep me going through the impending winter months! Hop over to my blog if you'd like to see how it came together.

Its lovely to be sharing a tag as its something I have not created for some time. I created the background using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Sprays, some lace and a dress form by LaBlanche, which I adore. For details pop over to my blog HERE

We are at the end of August and I'm already in the Halloween mood! I made a tag with the most classic colors of this celebration using many Tim Holtz products! The Crackle 3D folder is unbelievable! I used it from the opposite side where the effect it creates is totally different, very similar to the bubbles, it seemed me perfect to match the witches' cauldron! Check out my Blog Yayascrap & more to see every detail!

For our Tag Friday I decided it was time I used some of my 'stash' that I have had for a long time and haven't as yet used!  From a pile of 'plenty' (plenty more than I like to admit to) I picked out a couple and teamed them up with some of my well used products to create a tag with a powerful image that both emotes and evokes.
You are very welcome to pop by my blog to see and read more.

Wow what an incredible line-up again this time around, there are so many beautiful designs, colour combinations and styles, I am sure there is something for everyone to look at. Thank you Team for all your hard work but I know you enjoy doing these Tag Friday projects and we can see you have had great fun creating them.

Wishing everyone a fabulous weekend and we look forward to seeing you back again next week for the start of a new challenge month with the lovely Julia hosting.
See you soon.

Hugs Brenda and the Creative Guides xxx

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  1. What an amazing line up of tags !!!! well done Creative Teamies! I will enjoy visiting you all soon x

  2. Wow, what a line-up! Looking forward to hopping round for a closer look at them all soon.
    Alison x

  3. What fantastic creativity from everyone. All the tags together make for one super stella collection . Off to pin them all to our pinterest board . Looking forward to doing the rounds .
    Have a lovely weekend Everyone

  4. Amazing line-up, ladies!!!! You are all fantastic artists! Love to see so many different styles and inspirations! well done! barbara

  5. Such talent from the team on VJ. Beautiful tags and lots of inspiration too. Well Done to VJ. Hugs Rita xxx

  6. what beautiful, creative and very diverse designs on these tags from the team! Can't wait to go see how each was made! Julia xx

  7. All these tags are so beautiful, wow!
    Well done to you all creative ladies, it's a real feast for the eyes.
    Happy weekend,
    Corinne xx

  8. A fantastic array of tags x So much inspiration and it was a pleasure to visit and to view the creative process.

    Hugs Annie xx

  9. Wow, so much inspiration! I'll be popping around to see all the designs up close and check out your techniques very soon 😁. Happy Tag Friday everyone! Hugs, Jo x

  10. Lovely tags, one and all... yet I'm especially drawn to the Monet quote and inspiration. Again ~ lovely!