Friday, 14 March 2014

Tag Friday at a Vintage Journey.

Hello everyone, and so lovely to have you visiting.

It's been a bit quiet here this past week, - I have been busy with other things. But today I have a tag to share:
This is really my version of Tim's March tag, and I will be linking it there, but first I want to say that we have been so bowled over by your amazing response to our first challenge and to our projects over at A Vintage Journey, that we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your wonderful comments, we are so enjoying reading them.

Once the normal calendar kicks in, the second Friday in the challenge fortnight will be the day to announce the winner of the previous challenge and to see a project from a previous winner as a guest Creative Traveller. But we aren't quite into the cycle yet so what better than to share some Tim tags with you to help keep you inspired and ready to hop aboard and join in the challenge. So if you want to see some amazing tags to inspire you, be sure to hop over by clicking HERE

On to my tag, I followed Tim's techniques pretty much, even though I have a different version of the Feathers and Flight stamp set, so I had to make some changes.

I stamped the nest and did just what Tim describes. Then I stamped the first feather, masked it and stamped a second lighter version over it but because of the mask it looks as if it is behind when you remove the mask. I cut out a bird from the Wallflower paper collection, cut a tiny slit in the nest and tucked the bird inside.
Because my eggs were smaller, I stamped two of them, using Broken China for the eggs and Coffee Archival for the speckles. Tim makes it look so easy, but I missed the exact over stamping. At that point I nearly ditched the whole tag but then I thought, ah well, embrace imperfection....
So there you are, that was the sentiment I chose for the word band. As I don't have the tiny attacher I just attached it with some string. I don't have the coloured jute either, so I took plain and stained it with Chipped Sapphire Distress Stain, works just fine.
I stenciled the background using the same stencil as Tim, I think it is going to be a new favourite. Like I did with my other tags I mounted the size 8 onto a size 10 tag and added the month. I plan to do that with all my tags this year.
To be honest, I struggled quite a bit with using the new Spritzer tool, again Tim makes it look so easy, but there is definitely a knack to it. It worked a little bit but in the end I added some more colour through the stencil with a blending sponge.
Some Tissue tape, a few Remnant Rubs and some other bits and pieces finished it all off.
Some hand dyed seam binding and a little dragon fly charm highlighted a bit with some Broken China Distress paint, top off the tag and that was pretty much it.

You can of course see Tim's original and how he put it together HERE

Well, hope you like my version and thanks so much for visiting. Happy weekend everyone!!

49 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Such beautiful colours and imagery, you really have produced the most gorgeous tag Astrid. Love it xx

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Astrid, I know this is my favorite Tim tag, birds, feathers, eggs, your talking my langues,another set of tags from the from the BOMB Squad, be still my heart, that will keep my inspired all weekend. a tag on top of a tag, very creative, you nest and bird, that's brilliant, beautiful stamping, yes embrace imperfections when they turn out perfect, looks like 2 eggs a see through one on top very kool,beautiful jute and seam binding, fabulous piece of art work, thanks for sharing, have a wonderful weekend, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

Candy C said...

Astrid...I love your take on Tim's March tag. It's so lovely...very vintage and of course, blended colors are flawless. :) I love your little bird you have sitting on the nest. She's so sweet. Such a beautiful creation! <3 Candy

Rita said...

Good Morning dear Astrid. Stunning Tag. I looked at this set of stamps last night and now I need them after seeing them on your tag. Love the double tag idea too along with your chosen colours. Hugs Rita xxx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Love your take on Tim's tag Astrid, absolutely stunning!! I actually prefer your version. The double tag has so much more interesting detail.
Absolutely fabulous piece and beautifully done as always!! ox

ike said...

How beautiful - it's just perfect !! :-D
Hugz
IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Terry said...

A garden delight, Astrid! This is a most beautiful take on Tim's March tag and I love it! The bird in the nest is purely brilliant and great touch with the feathers! Hugs!

Marisa Job said...

Another outstandind tag!! Beautifully done as always!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love all about birds and nests and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this awesome tag Astrid!
fabulous!
xxx
Susi
Happy
weekend!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Astrid what an amazing tag!!! I love your vintage colours and your Spring image, and I love all the beautifull details on your tag!!! Super!!

Greetings
Maria

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tag, love the colours and images you have used. Hugs from Kaiserswerth, Valerie

Dagmar said...

Oh wow - your tag is so fantastic - such a great artwork and i love it so much!!!!!
Hugs Dagmar

rachel said...

a real beauty of a tag Astrid and a fabulous take on Tims tag this month xx

Redanne said...

It does not look as though you struggled with anything Astrid, the result is fantastic. I love your additions too, a wonderful take on Tim's tag! Anne xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Another stunning tag Astrid..gorgeous colours as always

Anne

chrissies said...

Wonderful tag Astrid with special additions like mounting it onto a bigger tag and adding the ticket-amazing

Love Chrissie x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such a gorgeous tag!

Maggie said...

A beautiful take on March tag I love the delicate colours and details.
Great new challenge blog and I am enjoying the journey

MaggieH

May said...

Hi Astrid, WOW...What a fabulous take on Tim's March tag...Love the idea of using two tags... the backgrounds are fantastic as is the stamping...Love the bird in his nest...Hugs May x x

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my goodness Astrid, this is sooo beautiful. I absolutely love it, when you´re playing with the blue colors, it always ends up so beautiful, and this is certainly no different from that. I absolutely LOVE this one too.

Lottie me said...

This is breathtakingly beautiful - and I would know your work anywhere - you put your own personal 'stamp' on things even though they might be inspired by someone else's art which is what I admire about you and your artwork.

Inkypinkycraft said...

Astrid , as usual your eye for gorgeous colour shines through, love your version of tims tags and all the details you have added, this is a beautiful piece x hugs x trace x

Buttons said...

Oh Astrid I love the way you've layered the two tags and the seamless match with the stencilling. A definite winner here. Jenny x

Chris Warner said...

Both beautiful and elegant Astrid - absolutely gorgeous! Chris xxx

Kelly Neis said...

Your tag is gorgeous in every way! I love it, love the light color changes on the eggs and feathers. Beautiful design and background!
Hugs Kelly

Maryanne said...

Your take on Tim's tag is fantastic, Astrid! I love that stamp set. I tried to stamp over the egg with the speckled stamp and had the same problem you had! Tim always makes it look so easy. Great make!!

fairyrocks said...

This is so beautiful. I have that stamp on order. You make me wish to have it in hand. Keep smiling and creating.

annekescardart said...

This is so pretty Astrid. Real vintage. Have a good weekend Anneke.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Oh so gorgeous Astrid - I love it better than the original! The colours are just so wonderfully soft and I love the double tag idea. Have a lovely weekend x

Juliz Design Post said...

Lovely design and techniques used.
Julie x

butterfly said...

Utterly lovely - beautiful speckling on the eggs (imperfection and all), and the nest looks fabulous. Love the subtle stencilled inking in the background - altogether a wonderful take on the tag!
Alison xx

Marianne said...

So beautiful!! Lovely little stamps and great colouring and that all in a little tag. Awesome!

Ros Crawford said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Anita Houston said...

Love your take on the tag and putting it on a larger base! Fabulous results! Love the nest!

Zuzu's Blog said...

this is gorgeous Astrid. i love the little blue-tit in the nest. :)

Netty said...

Beautiful Tim tag Astrid, Annette x



http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Yvonne Garner said...

Oh how divine! Just love your color choices, too.

Meggymay said...

Beautiful tag Astrid, the colours look great.
Yvonne

Almo said...

Hi Astrid, this is such a lovley take on Tims tag. Love how you have done a smaller tag with having the smaller stamp set and then mounted it and blended it so beautifully onto a larger one. Mo x

Barb said...

Stunning!

Heather Jacob said...

swoon .... you are so beautiful Astrid, and it shows in your art xoxxo

isisimaginings.com said...

Your take on Tim's tag is so beautiful!

craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!
Have a wonderful weekend Astrid!
Alison xxx

Annie said...

A fabulous tag Astrid...I love the colours and your stamping/masking looks wonderful> great idea to layer on to another tag too, the depth really adds to the whole project.

have a great weekend

Annie x

Dorthe said...

Stunning it is, dear Astrid... I was on Tim`s blog and read about those new techniques, they alwayes looks easier than they are. Your tag is so beautiful, -so sweet with the bird in the nest, and a wonderful idea, with the smaller tag on top, and the months --and then those colours so lovely!!
Hugs,Dorthe

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, wow, wow - Astrid that's a wonderful tag. Love every detail.

barbarayaya62 said...

Astrid this is a wonderful version of Tim's tag! Your interpretation is totally stunning! FAb work as always! Barbarayaya

Jools Robertson said...

Such beautiful peacock colours, love these stamps wish I could get some!
Love the tag on a tag, makes such a lovely frame
Will have to try that one, I'm inspired to do more tags!!

Jools x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Exquisite!
I love the subtle colours on the tag and the way it reminds me of an Edwardian lady's journal of her sightings in nature.
Wishes
Lynne

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