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Friday 7 August 2020

Tag You're It!

Hi Everyone 

Amanda (ink-a-pink) here to welcome and introduce to our new challenge here at A Vintage Journey!
The chosen theme this time is 

Tag You're It! 

'We would love to see what you create with, or on hang tags. Your hang tags can be created from any material or be any size. We would just love to see that iconic 'hang' shape front and centre in your design. Just remember to create your tag project in one of our preferred styles: vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journalling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.' 

I have little doubt this will be a challenge in the true sense of the word as I'm sure there are many of us who enjoy creating on or with tags including all of us here at AVJ.  Some of our talented Creative Guides have been busy enjoying some Tag Creativity so lets take a look at the Tags they have created. 
 Be sure to click on the links the guides have provided to find out more about each of the Tags. 

Being a grungy girl at heart who's also partial to a touch of colour and has 'a bit of a thing' for 'rusty bits and pieces' I've drawn on these loves to create my mixed media 'Tag on Tag' project. You are very welcome to pop by my blog, ink-a-pink to see and read more. 

I love making tags, so decided to make three while I was at it, all in similar style. Like usual, they are part of one of my journals, and if you want to see more, just come and visit me on my blog

Well, you know I'm always happy to play with a tag, so how to play Tag, You're It and make it a little more special?  Play with two tags!!  This layered tag has plenty of Speckled Egg Distress going on, even on the speckled eggs themselves.  Come and see how it all came together over at Words and Pictures.

We all enjoy our tags - so how wonderful to have it as our monthly theme. I have been experimenting for my creation and things didn't quite work out how I hoped! For all the details - good and not so good, it would be lovely to see you at Addicted to Art.

Our monthly theme is the perfect opportunity for my first Halloween tag! I know that we are still far away but Halloween and Christmas are two super creative occasions for me ... If you want to see how I made this project, I'll wait for you on my Blog Yayascrap & More!

Creating tags as part of Art Journaling is always fun, so today I'm sharing my nature inspired art journal page featuring lots of layered tags. To find out how it all came together please pop over to my blog Let's Art Journal.

I just had to join in with Amanda's fabulous challenge theme as, like many, I love tags and the versatility they provide when you alter them. For more details you can visit my own blog by clicking HERE


I'm sure you'll agree our Creative Guides have shared some fabulous tags offering lots of inspiration. 
We would love for you to join us in this challenge as we are really looking forward to seeing your Tag Creativity. 
At the end of the challenge the Creative Guides will choose 3 Pinworthy winners who will each be awarded a Pinworthy badge to display on their blog and their winning projects will be pinned to our pinterest board. 
The Challenge begins today and remains open for entries until 3rd September 2020. 

Creative Wishes  
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  1. Thanks to everyone who has kindly contributed to the challenge . As I said in the post your tags are all fabulous and I love the diverse range of creativity and inspiration .

    Have a lovely weekend one and all
    A x

  2. Superb array of tag projects for Amanda’s great challenge theme xx Will get round to visiting everyone later today/tomorrow for the details xx
    Meanwhile stay safe x

    Hugs Annie xx

  3. What a beautiful array of vintage tags by all the guides. Each one is different as they add their own charm to make it their own. Great post. Hugs Rita xxx

  4. Wow, what an amazing collection of tags this month, so inspiring! I can't say to see how they came together on your blogs 😁. Take care and Happy August! Hugs, Jo x

  5. This is an incredible collection of tags! Love so much to see the different styles !!! Love! barbara

  6. As usual the DT has produced some awesome work, beautiful tags and lots of inspirational makes!

  7. Oh my how lovely, I'm going to enjoy taking my time seeing them all up close. Beautiful work from the team.. Hugs Tracey xx

  8. A wonderful array of tags! Something for everyone! Sad not to be joining in this month as I love making tags! Toni xx

  9. The DT's tags are all spectacular - fabulous inspiration! Chrisxx

  10. All unique and all amazing ....Thank you x

  11. Love all the tag inspiration from the team!