Monday, 19 January 2015

Tag Monday at A Vintage Journey




As a break from our regular routine at A Vintage Journey, the Design Team are today sharing tags made in a vintage, shabby but Tim Holtz style. Hop on over for some fabulous designs and techniques from my DT team mates - each one so very different.

I have decided to share my take on Tim's January tag.  As usual it is very different from his! 

All the details are HERE on Tim's blog.



I used the same technique for my background using Broken China and Evergreen Bough Distress Paint and Faded Jeans Distress Spray over Melange Tissue Wrap. It was rather heavily splattered with Picket Fence Distress Spray! 

2015 for us here in the north has been cold, wet, thundery, windy and snowy, so I tried to create a bit of an icy feel to my tag.




I wasn't overly keen on Tim's choice of embellishments so made a snowflake from the Paper Snowflake Die. Now this was all a bit of an experiment, but I just LOVE the way it came out.


I first painted the snowflakes with Picket Fence Distress Paint and speeded up the drying process with the heat gun which gave me some very nice bubbles! I then squeezed Aqua Alcohol Ink here and there straight from the bottle, getting a reasonable coverage and again drying with the heat gun. Lastly I blended in Gathered Twigs Distress Ink (it just happened to be on the desk) and this covered all the areas the alcohol ink had missed.


I used the same technique for the Industrious Stickers numbers.

I love the verdigris style patina this has created and am already looking around for something else to alter!!


I layered the snowflake with sticky fixers to give a bit of definition and finished with a large pearl. 


So a rather icy, snowy take on this month's tag, but some new techniques learnt.

We will be back on Friday at A Vintage Journey with our next challenge, so looking forward to seeing you then!

I would also like to enter my tag into Frilly and Funkie's current challenge which is WINTER WISHES. I always love the fabulous inspirational pieces posted by the F&F Design Team each challenge, so do hop on over and take a look at the wonderful projects.


Have a lovely week.


Jennie x



21 comments:

Rita said...

What a gorgeous tag, love the colours Jenny. Keep Safe and warm my friend. Hugs Rita xxx

Lynn Price said...

Jennie - this is so beautiful and evocative of your winter this January! I love your colors, and the snowflakes....and happy that you are safe and warm despite the storms! xx Lynn

Terry said...

Jennie, I love your take on Tim's January tag! That background with that pretty bold snowflake flower is gorgeous! Love it!

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning Jennie! I adore the colours you used and that snowflake is such a great touch! Love your version of the original!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Jennie, this is just gorgeous! I love your take on Tim's tag and the wintery palette is so stunning! The layered snowflakes are so beautiful, I am just loving this!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Winter Wishes' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Georgie C said...

Loving the colour palette, it's one of my favourites, beautiful wintery tag xx

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful blues on this Jennie and your layered snowflake is gorgeous!

Juliz Design Post said...

A stunning take on Tim's tag this month.
Julie x

butterfly said...

Jaw-dropping lay beautiful, Jennie. Like Jenny, I wanted to rush straight over when I saw the preview version bob up! I adore the colours and the subtle sparkle. You've inspired me far more than Tim this month!!
Alison xx

Jools Robertson said...

Fabulous tag, love the colours and the beautiful snowflake details
and such lovely words

Jools x

Redanne said...

I LOVE your seasonal take on Tim's tag Jennie, it is so beautiful with the white splattering in the background and those gorgeous snowflakes... Hugs, Anne xx

KAT said...

This is really fabulous and I love your snowflake twist on this - it would make a great winter/christmas card!

Buttons said...

Love this frosty version Jennie. Jenny x

Nikki Acton said...

Fabulous version Jennie - love your choice of embellishments. Nikki xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous tag Jennie! Love the beautiful layered snowflake! Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my, the colors are just a fabulous, Jennie! And the layered snowflake has me drooling. Drop dead gorgeous piece and what a fantastic take on Tim's January tag!

Hugs,
Linda

Brenda Brown said...

This is such an amazing take on the January tag, love the snowflake and creative design xxx

Ruth said...

What a fabulous take on Tim's tag, gorgeous colours, love the snowflake....perfect! Ruth x

Buttons said...

Back again to say thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie with this beautiful tag. Jenny x

Sue C said...

Fabulous tag Jennie ! Love the layered snowflake ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Anita Houston said...

Stunning take! LOVE the snowflake and gorgeous color!