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Friday, 14 March 2014

Tag Friday for A Vintage Journey

Thank you so much to those who visited here and over at A Vintage Journey last Friday, we have had a wonderful response to the challenge and also some fantastic comments.  Thank you to my latest followers too, I so appreciate you joining me!

As we are new at A Vintage Journey we will not be announcing our winner for another week so we thought we would share some Tim tags with you which we hope will inspire you to join in the challenge.  I hope you like mine!

I decided to use some stamps that I have had for some time and this is what I created.


I took a No. 8 tag and coloured it very gently with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and then I ran it through two embossing folders.  I embossed the top two thirds of the tag with Tim's Travel Signs Texture Fades set.  I wanted to create a train track effect so I embossed the bottom tip with the track folder from the same set. Once embossed I ran over the tag with Gathered Twigs DI again and also some Vintage Photo DI.   I then distressed the edges and then went round with Black Soot DI.



I stamped the tickets, and railway crossing sign from Tim's On the Railroad set of stamps.  These were lightly coloured with Frayed Burlap DI and then I spritzed and flicked them with water to give them an aged look.  I marked today's date on the coupon.  The ticket at the side of the tag is from Tim's Idea-ology Journaling Ticket set, this was aged with a touch of Vintage Photo DI.



 The train was stamped in black Archival Ink, fussy cut out and then coloured with a mix of Antique Linen, Pumice Stone and Black Soot Distress Inks.  I tried to make it look quite grungy.  Behind the train I stamped some signs from the Railroad set directly onto the tag and then put the train on top with foam pads.

To finish off I used one of Tim's metal word bands which I painted with Picket Fence and then wiped it with a baby wipe.  At the top I added some of Tim's Natural Trimmings.

Since my tag is made up almost entirely with Distress Inks I am going to enter the Simon Says Monday Challenge where the theme is D for Distress!

Thanks for looking, I hope you will go over to A Vintage Journey to see what my amazing teamies have made.  Hope to see you again soon.  Hugs,  Anne xx

46 comments:

  1. Very clever. I love the journey embossing folder and the rich colour x

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  2. Anne...your tag is darling! I love the embossed background. That looks so amazing behind Tim's vintage train. Love the colors you've used on the lettering. The tickets and railroad crossing sign you've used in the background are nice additions as well. And your vintage train....well, I am quite sure when my grandson sees this, he'll be wanting to make one EXACTLY like it! Beautifully done! <3 Candy

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  3. Wow this is awesome. Beautifully done.

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  4. Good Morning Anne. What a fabulous tag. I love that train and all the elements surrounding it. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs Rita xxx

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  5. I will hop on board and go the journey with you! Anne, I love the dimension with that train and what great fussy cutting! The embossed background with the railroad tracks is so clever. Totally love all the detail in this fabulous tag! Hugs!

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  6. WOW! This is wonderful. I really love the whole design. Such a fabulous image of a steam train and your detailing is amazing. I love all the textures too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  7. This is fabulous Anne such a great design. The embossing folder has worked well to create that incredible background for the train and I love the other elements you used to create this very masculine tag. Brilliant. Xx

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  8. great tag Anne and such a pleasure to see so much in the way of Tims tags this morning. What a lovely idea - - thanks to you and all of your team for the extra inspiration xx

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  9. A nice mix of these two embossing folders Anne, and l love the fussy cut train and the extra little detail of adding the date. A great tag, see you very soon... Big Hugs Mo x

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  10. Oh Anne, this is such a fantastic tag, I love it!! I never much liked that train stamp set (and don't own it) but after seeing how you used it here, it now definitely is added to my (ever growing) wishlist. Love your brilliant tag, the embossed background looks so cool too!

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  11. Great tag Anne - lovely colour scheme and lots of detail. I'm not sure I'd noticed that embossing folder before .....I now need it!! Elaine x

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  12. WOW...Anne I love it...I need that train stamp ...the embossing & design is amazing....Love it all... Hugs May x x x

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  13. Gorgeous Vintage Travel Tag great design and texture Anne.

    MaggieH

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  14. Anne I love this tag! The textures are fab and love how you have used the two texture fades, what a greatidea! A fab tag Anne, hugs trace x

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  15. I do love this Anne, and having had the honour of seeing it irl can see why you said that photographing the train really doesn't do it justice. The layers and depth of colour are fantastic on the original. Jenny x

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  16. Wooo hooooo! I can hear that whistle blow! It's fantastic Anne.
    Jo x

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  17. Oh Anne this is fantastic I love your work! have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

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  18. I'd hop on board for sure Anne!. Has a wonderful vintage feel and sense of movement. The double embossing looks fabulous, especially those train tracks and I love all your stamped ephermera! Just brilliant. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

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  19. All aboard the Inspiration train! This is fabulous Anne! I just love the bold stamping layered over that beautifully embossed background. I am so looking forward to sharing in your latest journey

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  20. I love this tag Anne! Rich in colour, great theme and imagery, fab composition and carries the VJ message forward. Great work and a hit with me! Chris xxx

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  21. I love how you say"I ran over" in your description as the train came to mind as it looks like it is going to run something over. So this is a excellent tag! Perfectly done, I love the embossing folders and where you placed the tickets! So TH professional, love it a ton!
    Have a great day,
    Kelly

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  22. Fabulous tag Anne ! Love how you've used the two embossing folders, what a great idea x

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  23. Wonderful tag. Love your design. Anneke.
    www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

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  24. Fabulous tag Anne! I love the embossing and your choice of colours are wonderful. Lovely details as well. Just gorgeous x

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  25. Fantastic design and well thought out Tag.
    Julie x

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  26. Oh, what a fantastic tag, Anne! The double embossing is so clever - I love the effect of the train track at the bottom under that beautifully tinted train image. Fabulous added tickets and signals - they work so well in Frayed Burlap - brilliantly done!
    Alison xx

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  27. GRANDISIMO!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! It's so perfectly Tim!

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  28. Hello Miss Anne, I agree with Miss Alison they doble embossing was a brilliant idea, all those blended colors make it look stunning, and like a train track, flipping heck those tickets and railway sign look fantastic and very well aged, that train with the signs, FAB-BU-LOUSSSSS, Vintage Fabulousness, thanks for sharing all that, hope you have a wonderful weekend....

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  29. Anne this is really wonderful - I really like black and brown together. I do believe that this is one of your very best tags. What can I say that has not already been said. Between you, A Vintage Journey and Tim's Tags, I am bound to learn something don't cha think?? I do believe that these old steam engines had to be
    very grungy.
    Sandy xx

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  30. Oh my gracious, just saw Sandy's tag, and knew you must have one so away I went to check out yours. This is just plain fantastic with all the TH travel elements. Your distressed embossing folder technique made me think of old brown, well traveled luggage. Super way that you did the side ticket design too. That train is just wonderful here on this tag. You sure know how to channel Tim! TFS & Hugs ..Happy wkend too.

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  31. This looks like a real antique keepsake from the days of train travel, Annie! I love all the little fabulous details, right down to the date Mar 14 on the ticket!! Have a great weekend! Love and Hugs, Darnell

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  32. Fabulous tag! The composition is wonderful and I adore the embossed background. But my absolute favorite part is the train track at the bottom. Brilliant idea! Thank you for sharing your work with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

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  33. A perfect tag Anne, so fitting for the A Vintage Journey blog.You have really mastered "vintage" and "grunge" with your fabulous tag. I love the embossed background and the clever use of the track for your train. The distress ink blending you achieved is brilliant, and gives the tag a fantastic vintage look. Love it !
    Hugs Lottie x

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  34. Hi Anne, this is fabulous, the embossed background really had depth, as always your inking is perfect! Hugs Carole Z xx

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  35. Love your tag Anne...my favourite colours and the embossing is wonderful. We are having such fun and I still pinch myself...Its a dream to be on this journey with you and the team

    Huge Hugs

    Annie x

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  36. Love your train tag, great idea! Valerie

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  37. I have this set too, and I couldn't make it look near as fabulous as this Anne! Haha. Excellent tag. Amazing colours and the travel ambossing folder looks awesome :o) Mo x

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  38. Fascinating tag with so many lovely elements to it. Love the embossing and Distress Inked background.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  39. Stunning tag! love your background with wonderful embossing! Thanks for joining us on Simon Says stamp Monday challenge Blog! And thanks for your kind words on my blog! BArbarayaya

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  40. Wow... this tag is gorgeous, Anne. The textures and colors on the background are so beautiful. The stamped train image is fantastic! Love your wonderful creation. :)

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  41. What an awesome tag, Anne. I love the texture you gave it and all the individually stamped and cut images... so much eye candy!

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  42. Oh my goodness...this is gorgeous! I took a ride on some steam trains like this when i was in England. Every jpinrey was a delight to the senses...so many fond memories you have inspired!

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  43. An amazing tag Ann so very masculine, just perfect for either a man or a child. Lots of touchy feely texture going on.

    This brings back so many memories of the steam train at Alton in the UK, near where my son lives. They do what is called the "Watercress Line". The train runs through all the watercress farms. It is pure heaven to sit on this old train and see the surrounding countryside pass by.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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