Thursday, November 28, 2019

Mixed Media Tag for A Vintage Journey Tag Friday

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2019/11/mixed-media-tag-for-vintage-journey-tag.html Mixed Media Tag with Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Pressed Foliage 1

Hello and welcome! Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful day full of reflection, family and good food! Because it's the 5th Friday of the month over at A Vintage Journey, where it is indeed already Friday, we toast the occasion with Tag Friday. 

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2019/11/mixed-media-tag-for-vintage-journey-tag.html Mixed Media Tag with Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Pressed Foliage 2

Like fellow Creative Guide Alison always says, my tag has that now you see it, now you don't quality of shimmer. In the photo above, it looks like a big white blob to the right of the embossed leaf image and even some spider web thin lines lining the edge of the gold at the top left. Turned so slightly, it disappears altogether, and the background leaf stamping moves into view in the photo below.

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2019/11/mixed-media-tag-for-vintage-journey-tag.html Mixed Media Tag with Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Pressed Foliage 3

I have no step by step photos as I actually made the bulk of this tag several months ago, when I first received my Tim Holtz Pressed Foliage stamps. Even then, the tag with it's hints of shimmer, came from my stash of mop up tags. So it's pretty much anyone's guess as to what colors went into it, except it's pretty obvious there's Evergreen Bough ink. Here are some closeups to show the detail.

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2019/11/mixed-media-tag-for-vintage-journey-tag.html Mixed Media Tag with Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Pressed Foliage 4

Splatters of Picket Fence paint mingle with the various others colors picked up from leftover inks/oxides from passed projects. 

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2019/11/mixed-media-tag-for-vintage-journey-tag.html Mixed Media Tag with Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Pressed Foliage 5

  The sentiment is stamped in Ground Espresso Archival and clear embossed. I backed the tag with a metallic envelope liner. ( I picked up a pack of these on clearance for pennies at a local craft store). After trimming the metallic paper, I sanded it, blended the edges with Ground Espresso ink and swiped on a bit of White Gold Prima Metallic wax before adhering it to the completed tag.   

I tried many times last night to duplicate the background, so I could make a second tag but I could not duplicate the shimmer with any of my metallic products, and I ended up just making a big muddy mess. So one tag will have to suffice. I suspect there may have been a bit of white gold wax on my mat when I was mopping up the other colors.

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2019/11/mixed-media-tag-for-vintage-journey-tag.html Mixed Media Tag with Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Pressed Foliage 6

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2019/11/mixed-media-tag-for-vintage-journey-tag.html Mixed Media Tag with Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Pressed Foliage 7

Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2019/11/mixed-media-tag-for-vintage-journey-tag.html Mixed Media Tag with Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Pressed Foliage 8

So there you have my version of the last Tag Friday of 2019. Be sure to visit the blog to see all the amazing tags my teammates created! Now I can move onto Christmas crafting; I think I may have to make New Year's cards instead.  How about you? Have you completed your Christmas cards? In any event, happy crafting! Hugs! Sara Emily

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  1. I absolutely love this Sara Emily, I know you say the shimmer doesn't show as it should but you have given me enough to imagine just how amazing this looks up close. Fabulous colour way and a delightful stamp taking centre stage of this magnificent tag. You could quite easily use it's design for any card and colour, as the saying goes the possibilities are endless.
    Thanks so much for sharing Hugs Tracey xx

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  2. Wow!!! This is so beautiful, Sara!!! xx

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  3. A totally unique and absolutely stunning tag Sara Emily. My eye was caught immediately by the fabulous leaf but then the background ..... fabulous colours and I can imagine it does shimmer. Gorgeous xxx

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving! Wow, what an amazing tag 😁. I'm loving the colours that you used with the shimmer in the background and the skeleton leaf with the jewels of autumnal colour is just stunning 😀. Happy Tag Friday and wishing you a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Jo x

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous, Sara Emily - I'm delighted by the now-you-see-it, now-you-don't shimmer, and that amazing glow of the rusty golden leaves against that beautiful green background. Isn't it frustrating when you can't recreate an accidental beauty?! Fabulous Tag Friday, and I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.
    Alison x
    Alison x

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  6. So lovely, it looks as though the leaf is floating on a pool of water. Nicely done!!

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  7. GORGEOUS!!! I agree with Beulah that it looks like its floating on water with the fall colors reflecting in the depths!

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  8. https://welove2create.blogspot.com/
    Wowzers Sara I am loving your project, wowwzers It looks amazing Thank you for sharing with the DT from WE Love To Create Hugs Terry (DT) xxx

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving Sara x This is such a beautiful tag and I adore the background you created with the now you seeit/now you dont shimmmer xx
    The leaf is gorgeous too xx
    Take care and enjoy your weekend
    Annie xx

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  10. I love this tag. It looks like the leave is floating. So beautiful! Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irmelin

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  11. This is so beautiful, Sara Emily! I just know the shimmer must make it even more fabulous!

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  12. Oh my goodness Sara Emily, what a stunner of a tag!!! The leaf is just incredible, so beautifully done, - the background looks super too! Altogether the most wonderful creation, I love it!! Hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving, wish we would celebrate it here in the UK, it always strikes me it is such a wonderful holiday...

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  13. I hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving. This tag is superb, the leaf is absolutely stunning and looks almost three dimensional and I can just imagine the glow in the background. Beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

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  14. This is absolutely stunning Sarah - such fine detail - love it! Thanks for joining us at countryview challenges! Hugs rachel xx

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  15. I love the way that skeleton leaf stands out against your background! Such a beautiful tag!

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  16. I have admired this tag at least a dozen times, and each time I marvel at it. First, the colors draw me in. Then, I am struck at how that leaf appears to be frozen in a thin layer of ice. I grew up seeing this sort of thing in New England, and you have captured it perfectly here. It's one of my favorite things you've ever done. Thank you for sharing! xoxoxoxox

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