Tag Friday for A Vintage Journey

My last post of 2016 and what a fabulous crafting year I have had!

I always love a Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey as it is a chance to just "create". So this is very much a "me" tag and as usual using up a number of embellishments lying around the desk.

 My resolution at the start of the year was to use all my leftovers (both in the craft room and the kitchen). I must have done well as my "bits" box is a lot less full than it used to be (and we've had an awful lot of soup during the year!).

I started with a tag cut from text paper which then got a coat of gesso and some background stamping.

I had lots of bits of this gorgeous blue Maja Design paper left over from a previous project, so had fun die cutting and stamping tickets and labels for various layers.

A gorgeous photo from Tim's Photo Booth pack.

Not one of my flowers but a Prima white rolled rose which I painted with ColourArte Pigments Caribbean Mist and around the edges Autumn Leaf. I spritzed it very heavily with water and let it dry and am very pleased with the effect - it has a most beautiful sheen without being "glitzy"!

As always there are some fabulous inspirational tags from my fellow Creative Guides, so do hop on over by clicking the link HERE

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the New Year celebrations when they come. 

With each New Year we get a fresh clean page to start over. 
So I am wishing you ALL the hope that life writes a beautiful new chapter for you this year. 

Jennie x


This is darling Jennie! I adore all the wonderful layering bits and the distressed flower.
Julia Aston said…
Beautiful layering on your tag base Jennie - love that white layer and then all of your pretty die cuts on top - WHAT? not a hand made bloom!??!! So pretty with the blue you added to it! wishing you a Happy New Year! Julia xx
Astrid Maclean said…
Absolutely stunning Jennie, what wonderful use of those leftovers!! Love how you have layered the various elements and that Prima rose has indeed turned out brilliantly!

Have a great, happy and healthy New Year!
Redanne said…
Well, left-overs never looked so good Jennie! This is beautiful and the flower is lovely, although not so lovely as your own handmade ones... I hope that life writes a beautiful new chapter for you too in 2017! Hugs, Anne xx
Lys said…
Such a beautiful tag! I love the layering and the soft colours. The dark flower adds the perfect touch. Happy New Year, Jennie!
butterfly said…
Beautiful vintage leftovers - I love your layered collage, so delicately distressed.

Wishing you and yours a peaceful 2017.
Alison x
A Pink said…
Absolutely beautiful! Jennie You make it so hard not to fall in love with your creativity . Those delicate tones, fabulous layering, imagery and chosen elements make for one stunning tag .
Thank you for sharing and inspiring this year and I hope the New Year is your best yet .
Happy New Year !
hugs x
Jenny Marples said…
Truly elegant and definitely very much your style Jennie. I adore the gentle vintage look to this with that pop from the flower. Wishing you a successful and creative New Year xx
Deb said…
Fabulous Jennie, a beautiful feminine tag and love the focal photo embellished with that lovely flower! Deb xo
LoppyLou Cards said…
Hello Jennie really love the tag and the colours the layers work so well could you tell me what die you used for the lace paper in the layers thank you so much louise