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Friday, 6 June 2014

Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey

It is Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey today and some of  the Creative Guides (DT) have some more inspiration for you.  Please do pop over and have a look, there are some wonderful textured pieces to inspire you!

Jenny's challenge 'Get Some Texture' is half way through, so there is still plenty of time to join in our Tim Holtz inspired challenge.  Our lovely Sponsor, Country View Crafts are offering a prize of £10 for one winner chosen by the Creative Guides, so if you have not joined yet, please do!

If you ever need a quick and easy tag, this one is a good example of how to do one, using Tim's fabulous Wallflower and Menagerie papers, a bit of texture on a die cut and some Remnant Rubs.  



I started with a grey board tag, similar in size to a Ranger No. 10 tag and covered it with some of the gorgeous Wallflower papers.  I glued the paper down and then I used Tim's sanding block around the edges to smooth them.  I used Gathered Twigs Distress Paint around the edges and then distressed some more with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.


The bird cage is one of Tim's dies, I cut this in black card and painted over with Picket Fence Crackle Paint.  Distress Crackle Paint is a one step paint and it does dry quite quickly.  Once dry I shaped it slightly to give it a more realistic look. The little bird on the cage was fussy cut from a sheet of Menagerie paper and glued in place.  A piece of linen ribbon and a charm from my stash complete the top of the tag.


The bottom of the tag did not really need much and I did not want to detract from those beautiful birds, so I just added a few of Tim's Remnant Rubs.

So, there you have it, a quick and simple tag.  I hope you like it!  See you soon.  Big hugs, Anne xx

39 comments:

  1. An absolute delight - lovely use of the papers, and the crackle on the birdcage looks gorgeous!
    Alison xx

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  2. Fabulous tag Anne. Love those beautiful papers. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. Beautiful tag Anne, you know how I love the wallflower paper designs, the birdies fit perfectly here and that little one on the birdcage is inspirational. Great job xxx

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  4. Anne your tag is just beautiful! Aren't those birds just exquisite, and the way you have placed the bird cage is wonderful! Karen.x

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  5. This is a great idea for a quick textured tag Anne. Of course I love these wallflower papers and they are complemented beautifully with your textured birdcage and charm. Love the little birdie clinging onto the cage. Mo x

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  6. what a gorgeous tag Anne...I love how you added the bird to the birdcage...have a great weekend...hugs kath xxx

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  7. Now that is clever Anne! Love the way you've added that fabulous cage and fussy cut bird to create real dimension and really let the paper do the talking for the rest. Superb. Jenny x

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  8. This is stunning Anne. I love the birdcage and gorgeous papers -the birds look real!
    hugs Sue xx

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  9. Brilliant use of those gorgeous papers Anne and I love what you did with the bird cage, very clever!!

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  10. Such a lovely tag,love the details.xxx

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  11. So ein schönes Tag versüßt mir gleich den Morgen :-)
    Liebe Anne, das ist wunderschön geworden.
    Das Tag ist ein Traum mit den Vögelchen und dem niedlichen Käfig.
    Eine feine Arbeit.

    Schöne Pfingsttage...
    Sophie

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  12. Such a beautiful tag Anne, the papers are gorgeous and those birds are so beautiful...fab how you have used the bird cage too! Hugs Carole Z X

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  13. amazing tag! love the birds

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  14. it is so effective Anne - a really stunning tag - I love this to bits! The brd cage looks brilliant and those litle birds are gorgeous xx

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  15. Hi Anne, lovely tag. With details like that you hardly need much else but you have finished perfectly with the cage.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  16. The entire tag is just beautiful - I especially like the way you have treated the bird cage.
    The birds appear to be so real.

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  17. Beautiful tag Anne .... love those birds, and the birdcage looks fab!
    Thank you for all your lovely comments this week too ..... have a great weekend Hugs Linda xx

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  18. Absolutely aTrue Treasure to watch,,,,,,Anne.......looooooooooooooooooooveeeeeeeeeeeee ittt

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  19. You write such great tutorials Anne and I think this is a great tag. Would look good on one of my mini mood boards haha xx

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  20. It might sound simple now you describe it but the idea is anything but - a wonderful design and so well constructed. Thanks Anne. Nikki x

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  21. Exquisite!
    I don't know how you achieved it but you brought those little birds to life.
    There is such a wonderful elegance to this tag.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  22. Lovely tag Anne and those birds are so beautiful and life like.x

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  23. Such a beautiful and effective tag Anne and such a wonderful way to use those fabulous papers. Jennie x

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  24. What a gorgeous tag Anne! I couldn't believe how easy it was from your description - that paper is gorgeous and the die cut cage is the perfect accent! Just beautiful I'm writing to you from the computer in the hotel lobby where we are staying for the show this weekend.... !

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  25. Gorgeous tag Anne, those papers are Devine . Loving the fussy cut birds and the crackle painted bird cage looks perfect. It's nice to know that with only a few good quality items great things can be achieved. Have a great weekend.
    Hugs Lottie x

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  26. My type of tag Anne it looks absolutely gorgeous. Great use of the papers and the swinging charm just adds the final touch.

    Warm hugs from Shirl x x

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  27. I adore this tag Anne! Being big on birds this is right up my street. You've shown the paper off to its full potential and cleverly engaged more of it by adding the bird over the bird cage. A beautiful, beautiful tag, love it! Chris xxx

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  28. This is so gorgeous! I tend to forget about using patterned papers, I have loads so should really use them! Your birdcage looks fab with the crackle paint and the birds are so sweet! xx

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  29. Hello Miss Anne, your tag has my wings just a flapping, those birds look fantastic, now I have to get some of that paper, your cage all crackled, is stunning, your fussy cutting is amazing, you make this bird feel honored the way you have made them come to life on your tag, thanks for sharing all this inspiration, hope you have a lovely weekend, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

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  30. Good morning Anne,
    This is so clever, the bird cage is stunning.
    The addition of the beautiful birds completes your fantastic "tag"
    Hugs from Dalyan Turkey

    Patricia xx

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  31. Anne...sorry I am pretty much AWOL at the moment from blogging...but I am seeing your work and loving all of it. This tag is truly a perfect blend of Tim's bird cage due cut and his gorgeous wallflowers papers. Iove your design. I also wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. It is so appreciated. Sending hugs... <3 Candy

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  32. Love the birds, love how you did the birdcage, and love your tag!!!

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  33. Such talent!! I adore this tag the birds with your background is spectacular! Love the dimension of the bird cage with it all too. Perfect Anne!
    Hugs Kellyxx

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  34. This is so pretty! I have this bird cage die and I think I have only used in once. You have inspired me to get it out again.

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  35. Oh Anne, this is beyond beautiful, those birds are so cute and the subtle gentle tones on vintage browns only stands to enhance them - as always, another outstanding project xx

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  37. Wow this is truly stunning!

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  38. Hi Anne! Thank you for your sweet comment! One can only try ;)

    I am in love with this tag! The soft brown colours and the whole design is just stunning.. Thank you for the inspiration! Ingrid xx

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  39. Absolutely gorgeous tag, Redanne! Love how you curved the bird cage too! Great idea!

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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