Thursday, June 29, 2017

Glittering in the Sun-Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey

Hello crafty friends and visitors! Today is the 5th Friday of the month (well it is across the pond), and at A Vintage Journey that can only mean one thing! TAG FRIDAY! We all love Tag Fridays, because we have free rein at the craft table!


I chose a heavy chipboard tag, coated it with gesso and painted it randomly both thickly and thinly with Prima Light Patina paint. I dried it with a heat tool to make it bubble. Next I used one of Tim's yet unused by me stencils and also unused Viva Croco color for some texture. I blasted it again with my heat tool and then dropped on Snow Cap Mixative here and there. I  quickly spritzed the spots of alcohol ink with water and again heated for more bubbles. It's so fun to see the white ink migrate over the surface. Later I swiped on some more Light Patina for more depth and texture. Lastly I edged the tag with Distress Crayon and smudged it in well with my finger.



My flowers were made with Tim's Wildflower die, and I colored just the blossoms on these. I twisted up some dimensional flowers using some punched flowers (Tim Holtz) gifted to me by my teamie and good friend, Autumn. I gave them just a hint of color with Distress Oxides and ink. Yup! That's my thumb photo bombing!



The butterfly die cuts were colored with Distress Oxide-Spiced Marmalade and Distress ink Wild Honey. I also sprinkled some Burnt Copper Leaves embossing powder on one of them while the inks were still wet. A few Clippings stickers stand in for my quote. The seam binding is from my mother's stash, and although it started rusty orange, I dipped it in a puddle of diluted Spiced Marmalade Oxide before crinkling it up.



Another FUN project! I hope you found at least one bit of inspiration! Please pop over here to see even more tag inspiration from my team mates!

Don't forget our 'Canvas' challenge is open until July 6! I hope you will link up your project for a chance to win a generous gift certificate to Shimmerz Paints or a chance to be chosen as  one of three Pinworthy Guest Designers.

Thank you for stopping in today and for all your wonderful comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

Products used: Recollections Chipboard tag, Viva Croco Crackling Color-Sanssouci; Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic paint-Metallique Light Patina:Tim Holtz : Blossom Layering Stencil, Flower punch, Detailed Butterflies, Mini and Wildflowers #2 Thinlits dies, Clippings stickers; Adirondack Mixatives-Snow Cap; Distress Oxides: Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber, Distress Ink; Wild Honey, Distress Crayon: Vintage Photo

21 comments:

  1. Wow, Sara Emily, this is amazing!! The colors are so striking!! I love how the butterflies just pop off the tag!! The texture is fabulous!! So creative and beautiful, my friend!! I love, love it!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Gorgeousness, Sara! Lovely warm colors. XOXO

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  3. Lovely glitter, well done. Greetings!

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  4. This is such a perfect summery tag, Sara Emily - the gleaming gold in the background, the bright blue skies, delightful dimensional flower heads and those wonderful butterflies - lovely!
    Alison x

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  5. Love the color combo and the red ribbon that pops! What an amazing make Sara Emily! Love it!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  6. Great colors and design on your tag Sara Emily! LOVE all the blistering bubbles and your beautiful dimensional blooms! Julia xx

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  7. Great take on summer - love your butterflies! Thank you for sharing this with MMW.

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  8. A gorgeous tag Sara Emily, I love the background with the glints of shimmer and gold and the dimensional flower heads look amazing as do the butterflies, such a fabulous summertime tag xxx

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  9. Love the summery feel of this gorgeous tag Sara, stunning and striking colour combination and super use of those dies! Can you please send some sunshine over in our direction? I really love your tag, those flowers and butterflies just look amazing against the wonderful background! xxx

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  10. Wow Sara-Emily!!! This turquoise-gold tag is wonderful!!! Great design!!! xx

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  11. Beautiful tag, Sara Emily! Love those butterflies against the awesome background.

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  12. Look at you working those little punched flowers like so! What a cool idea and how beautiful is the dimension it results?! I just love your bright and happy make and gorgeous layering of paint and dies. A true delight for me this dreary day. Big hugs, Autumn

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  13. Beautiful tag, Sara! Your colors are gorgeous, and love the layering of the plants! I’m so glad you shared your wonderful project with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! hugs, Maura

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  14. Such a delightful tag Sara Emily. Love the colors and the verse. Hugs, S@ndy

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  15. Oh wow, another gorgeous creation! Love this tag, Sara Emily! The colors and textures are amazing, and I love what you did to the little wildflowers - so creative! Love your use of the different products and the results you achieve. I love the colors and beautiful shine. Wowzers!!! Hugs :-)

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  16. The patina coloured background is absolutely stunning and sets your gorgeous butterflies off so beautifully and I just LOVE how you layered up the wildflower die cuts, they look fabulous!!! You have me wondering now, is your calendar different to ours? Hugs, Anne xx

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  17. Your tag is absolutely gorgeous! Sara Emily. The light patina background with the opulent gold stenciling is just lush and love how you have enhanced the colour and stenciling further with your fabulously hot summery orange flutterbies. (intended typo there).
    Really terrific work lovely lady .
    hugs x

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  18. Hi Sara Emily, what a gorgeous tag. The background is stunning and I adore the Patina . The gold really does give an opulent rich feel to your piece. Love the butterflies too. Tracy. X

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  19. Amazing creation wow wow wow Thanks for playing at mmp challenge this month!!!!

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  20. Gorgeous tag! The background is so pretty!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  21. Oooh I am late but here! Fabulous my friend... Love that patina base and gold touches. Those flowers look fantastic too. Xxx

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