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Friday, 21 March 2014

Say it with Words at A Vintage Journey

The lovely and talented Alison (butterfly) is our host this week at A Vintage Journey and not surprisingly, Alison has chosen 'Say it with Words'.  In Alison's own words:

Tim Holtz makes it so easy to "say it with words".  You could use one of the many fantastic sentiment stamps, or ChitChat stickers, AlphaParts, Grungeboard lettering (either pre-cut, or using the fabulous WordPlay die), or any of the other alphabet stamps or dies you can think of, or all of them together!  Whatever you pick, let the words be at the heart of your project.


Our regular Sponsor, Country View Crafts are offering a £10 voucher to the winner, who will be chosen by the Creative Guides (DT).  CVC details are on my sidebar.  We would love to see your entries to Alison's challenge and would ask that you read our challenge requirements, to ensure your entry is considered for the prize.

For my project this fortnight I wanted to use some new dies, namely my enjoy the journey strip die and my umbrella man die and also one of Tim's latest stencils - Speckles.  To use so much I knew I needed to use a very large tag and so I have used a No. 12 tag - they are certainly large!



I cut about 1 cm off the tag, all around and reshaped the top corners.  I used Broken China and Gathered Twigs Distress Stain 'smooshed' onto my craft mat and dragged the tag through, drying after each drag through until I was happy with the look.  I gave the same treatment to a No. 5 tag which I wanted to use as a topper.  After distressing the edges of both tags, they were edged first with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and then again with Black Soot Distress Ink.



I cut off a section from the bottom of the tag, distressed the raw edges and punched four holes in each so that I could make a hanging part with some Tim Holtz Idea-ology rings.  I die cut the 'enjoy the journey' from the Stacked Artful Words strip die.  Umbrella man was cut from black card and then he was stamped in Picket Fence Distress Stain using a script stamp from Tim's Shabby French stamp set.  Whilst he was drying I stamped  the beautiful swirl stamp from the Shabby French set onto the bottom of the tag and also to the hinged section, using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Stamping in the DI gives a much softer look.

 Umbrella man needed to be 'grounded' so I added some tissue tape under his feet and in a couple of other places on the tag.


The Life quote from the Good Thoughts set was stamped onto the No. 5 tag with Ranger Black Archival ink.  After assembling the tag I added some of Tim's natural ribbon to the top of each tag. 

It would be wonderful if you could join us at A Vintage Journey, thanks so much for your visit, I hope to see you all soon.  Hugs, Anne xx

49 comments:

  1. This looks wonderful. I love the colours you have acheived and the sentiment and image look fab.
    I am going to join in with this challenge a couple times this year!

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  2. Anne...your jointed tag is so pretty! I love your background. Those soft blended greens and blues are amazing! Your additional stamping and tissue tape pieces are nice additions to the background. And your black umbrella man with the text stamped upon him really pops against that beautiful background. I also like the idea of a smaller tag on a larger one. That looks really nice! <3 Candy

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  3. Gorgeous! Love the colours. Hugs, Jacky

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  4. This is stunning Anne. I love the way you have added the colours, gorgeous textures and the scrip text on the Umbrella Man looks so effective. That's such a fabulous sentiment too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  5. Very creative piece, love it. Great sentiment too, just perfect. TFS

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  6. Hi Anne this is wonderful and again you have added an extra tag at the bottom, such a great idea. Love that background and the sentiment suits it all so well. Thank you x

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  7. Hi Anne, this is fabulous, love the tag-on-tag design and the colours you've used..gorgeous! Hugs Carole Z X

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  8. A gorgeous tag Anne, great colour choice and the image and words match so well - fab! Chris xxx

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  9. Beautifully stamped tag. Broken China is my favourite colour and that word die cut looks amazing!! Elaine x

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  10. A fabulous tag Anne, and great use of those new goodies!! I so love the patina colour choice too, this is just gorgeous!!

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  11. Awesome tag(s) Anne! Love your background and all the inky extra layering you have incorporated. Your new dies look wonderful. Thank-you for reminding about the 'grounding' tip - it works to great effect. Always love your 'hanging' tag trick too. Hope alls well with you and have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

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  12. stunning tag Anne - I love the way you grounded the umbrella man and also the little hanging part at the bottom of the tag - wonderful xx

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  13. Great use of colours, Anne!
    And the ribbon is the perfect addition!

    Claudia x

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  14. Love everything about it!!!

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  15. I just love this tag Anne - the combination of Broken China and Gathered Twigs is just fabulous! Such fabulous stamping too and your composition is just wonderful. Have a lovely weekend. Jennie x

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  16. Anne, the colors on the tag are gorgeous! Broken China is one of my favorite blues and mixed with any shade of brown makes for a perfect combination! Love that mini tag sentiment with the Umbrella Man. Clever to cut and make a separate little hanging sentiment! Gorgeous tag! Have a great weekend. Hugs!

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  17. Beautiful tag. Wonderful Anneke.

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  18. What a wonderful tag for such a grand challenge. I cannot think of better words for this particular challenge. I do believe this is one of the best tags (if not the best tag) you have ever made. I don't know what a cracker means but it sure does fit your tag!!
    Sandy xx

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  19. Hi Anne, love your tag.
    Tim does choose such great words to use on his stamps.
    Your colour scheme is gorgeous.
    Happy crafting, Angela xxx

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  20. Beautiful tag Anne. I love your colours. Hugs Rita xxx

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  21. Gorgeous tag Anne, I adore the colours & fabulous words...Hugs May x x

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  22. I love the colours you used on these tags Anne & I really like how you make them look exactly like they belong together. I also enjoy seeing how you made a hinged piece with the rings and the stamps are gorgeous. Umbrella man looks very swish in his stamped suit and the use of tissue tape is a good idea. Excellent as ever Anne :o) Mo xx

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  23. A jointed tag is always such fun and of course it allows us more room to play with!
    This is such a great tag you have created and it surely speaks of Tim's style.
    Great use of words on the tag.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  24. Am so in love with this tag, Anne... the Broken China and Walnut Stain gives such an amazing illusion of depth and light and shade to the background, and I love the sentiment layered onto the smaller tag. Always love a hanging flap too!! Gorgeous use of your new dies - what is it about Umbrella Man that brings a lump to the throat?! Thank you for the nudge to get cutting again - somehow I seem to forget to use dies, and you do it so brilliantly!
    Alison xx

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  25. Hi Anne, I love this oversized tag, the colours are just fabulous. And I must admit the umbrella man is one of my favourite dies .......he looks great with the stamping on him too. Have a lovely weekend ..... hugs Linda xx

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  26. Such great colors and your "words" are fab. A fun tag that is so well done.

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  27. This is terrific, Annie! A tag within a tag! I love that umbrella man and sediment and actually have them! Yes! I could never do something this stunning with them, but I sure love the look of this. You think of every detail to make it perfect, right down to making sure Mr. Man is grounded in such a cool way!! You rocked Alison's challenge and did an amazing work of DT inspiration for your participants!! Love and hugs, Darnell

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  28. Brilliant "tag" I love everything you have created, the sentiment is perfect
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia xx

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  29. Hi Anne, I just love these hinged tags and your choice of words is perfect for this challenge. The mix of blues and browns is just lovely. Mr umbrella man looks like he could burst into the song "singing in the rain", I like the tissue tape at his feet, it makes him look like he is stood in a puddle. Hugs Mo x

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  30. Such a beautiful tag Anne. Love 'Enjoy the Journey'!!! Karen.x

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  31. Beautiful tag Anne. I agree, umbrella man always needs to be grounded.

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  32. Such a brilliantly designed tag Anne, the colours are a great combination and I love the attached piece. Umbrella man looks right at home and you have used one of my most favourite quotes. Xx

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  33. What a gorgeous tag, Anne. The colors and stamping are all awesome! Love the great sentiment, too. Wonderful design! :)

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  34. Fantastic work Anne. I have been looking at your Blog today and what fun I have had. Your distressing has to be about the best I have ever seen. You have such a creative mind. You have so many beautiful works of art. You go from Shabby chic to grunge to detail in the blink of an eye.
    So many changes too, Design team, challenge blog wow you really have been busy. I still have lots to catch up on but am looking forward to doing it.
    It is nice to be back..
    Kindest regards
    Nelle xx

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  35. This is a gorgeous tag , the colours are wonderful and I love how you have created this fab make x hugs x

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  36. Your tag is stunning Anne...I adore the colours and fantastic details.....TFS and huge hugs Annie x

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  37. This is a superb tag Anne, lots of inspiration, I am sitting with my thinking cap on for this fortnights challenge! Mr Blogger has been playing me up on my lap top so sorry if I have missed some of your posts, I write the comment and it disappears into the ether, fingers crossed for this one! Hugs Barb xx

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  38. Hello Miss Anne, this is a brilliant creation,love the tiny tag on top, now that hinged one hanging is fabulousssss, love the brelly man, your background with those colors, superb, loving this tag, have a wonderful day, ((( BIG HUGS)))...

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  39. As always your attention to details resulted in a fabulous tag. I absolutely loved the French swirl under your die cut words. It added a lot of vintage-ness (is that a word?) to your letters and also on the umbrella man. You definitely have that TH touch. This is just beautiful Anne, and adding the sentiment with the hinged rings was pure genius. TFS & Hugs

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  40. Gorgeous tag Anne, love the colour combination you used. The black of the Enjoy The Journey die cut with the blue behind it is really striking. Love how you have reattached the bottom portion with jump rings too, bet it looks even better when hanging. (I am very familiar with hanging bottoms!!). Umbrella man is on my wish list. along with lots of other shtuff (as Darnell would put it) lol.
    Thanks for paying me a visit yesterday.
    Hugs Lottie x

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  41. Anne this is a very stunning tag! Love your color palette, the umbrella man is one of my favorites Tim's stamp and you've used it in beautiful way!!!!!!!!! BArbarayaya

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  42. Love the speckle stencil Anne and the way you have used it. Also your background is totally funky it goes perfectly with everything Tim you have used. Love the grounded umbrella man he sits perfectly to the side plus the tag, with the quote, adds the finishing touch.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  43. Anne your color palette is deliciously vintage! It reminds me of a sweet smelling spring rain and has me itching for April showers because you know what that brings....

    Amy*

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  44. Love your vintage tag. Umbrella man goes so well with the Timmy quote and I love the colours you have used. Fabulous background too xx

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  45. LOVE that quote, and then the extra sign attached to the bottom is wonderful! Your background is stunning, and LOVE Umbrella Man here! Most fantastic work!

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  46. Lovely tag Anne, gorgeous colour, very apt image and I love the attached piece at the base. Fabulous!
    ps how do you know all these tag sizes?
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  47. Oh, Anne, I love your gorgeous background, and the added tag on top of the base tag. The hanging part is a fabulous touch, too.

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  48. A beautifully designed tag Anne. You do distress so elegantly! Jenny x

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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