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Friday, 30 December 2016

Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey

Hello Friends

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, or other celebration, this last week and are now looking forward to the New Year!

At A Vintage Journey it is Tag Friday time, as there are five Fridays in December.  Whilst attempting to tidy my Craft Room I found some bits and pieces that I wanted to use to make a tag.  It was lovely doing something grungy, just for fun - and not related to Christmas....

I did not do step by steps for this one, I just got a bit carried away in the process.  For those of you who like a little detail - the tag base is a Tando chipboard one, they take a lot of mediums without buckling.  The base was painted with DecoArt black Gesso, left to dry and then coated with a fairly thin layer of DecoArt Crackle Paint.  Once the paint was dry the tag was covered with a couple of thin washes of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic paint in Cobalt Teal Hue.  I lightly brushed some watered down DecoArt Quinacridone Gold, in places, over the tag.

To colour the cogs and the edges of the tag I first applied a coat of DecoArt Paynes Grey Media Fluid Acrylic, followed by a coat of Quinacridone Gold.  Whilst still wet I dabbed on some Prima Artisan Powder and left this to dry.
The heart is also Tando chipboard, it was coloured with  DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Pyrole Red followed by a thin layer of One Step Crackle.  The words are Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers.  They have had a light wash of DecoArt Titan Buff Media Fluid Acrylic.
I used a Tim Holtz stencil and DecoArt Titan Buff paint to do the stencilling.  I wanted it to show more so I went around the stencilled words with a fine liner pen.

The heart was a little too red for my liking so I toned it down with DecoArt Antiquing Cream in Carbon Black.  Once dry, I wiped it off with a damp cloth and the cracks show up beautifully. Don't you just love it when a plan comes together!

If you would like to see some more tags, created by my talented teamies, then please have a look over at A Vintage Journey, you will find some wonderful creations there!

As always, thanks for looking, I hope to see you again soon!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours
A VERY HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR,
 I hope it is a great one for you all!

Hugs, Anne xxx


31 comments:

  1. A beautiful light blue background for your dark red heart and even darker gears Anne! Wonderful crackle on this - have a lovely New Years Eve - and so looking forward to creating with you in 2017!! Julia xx

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  2. STUNNING!! LOve this bold and grungy tag Anne, the crackle techniques look amazing, - love what you did to the heart too, at first I thought it was one of those rusty hearts. So many cool techniques on here, - super effects!


    Have a great happy and healthy New Year!

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  3. WOW! This is so full of brilliant techniques .... love the finished heart. All the best for 2017 ...... hope its a good one for you xx

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  4. Beautiful tag Anne - the crackle finish looks fabulous.
    Have a wonderful New Year and I hope 2017 brings everything that you hope for.
    Toni xx

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  5. Wonderful tag! I love all the crackle and the gorgeous teal background with the lovely crackle heart, lush! A happy and healthy new year to you too! Hugs Chris xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  6. Hi Anne, another year almost over and another gorgeous tag! I am sending you both big hugs and hope the New Year will be a good one for you. Happy New Year, Angela, Maisie and Stan xXx

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  7. Hi Anne, adore the rusty elements on your tag, particularly eye catching against the aqua backdrop, so eye catching. Love the crackle and heart too. Happy New Year. Tracy x

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  8. Love the tag Anne - the dark red heart goes so well with the crackly blue background. Happy New Year to you too!! Elaine x

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  9. LOVE that teal!!! Gorgeous hues and wonderful, clean design Anne. Wonderful tag! Wishing you too a very Happy and Healthy 2017. Nicola x

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  10. Those colors are magnificent!
    Happy New Year Anne!
    Sandy xx

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  11. Anne, this is a heart stopper for sure! Love that patina, crackle, rust and the rich red on the heart! Great design and use of those products! Wishing you nothing but great things in 2017! Sending hugs!

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  12. You make grungy look beautiful, Annie! Of course, I love the turquoise background which is perfect to really make your tag elements shine!! Happy New Year wishes right back to you, with love! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. Wow, your tag is spectacular, Anne! I adore your fantastic crackles, amazing rust/patina look and all the wonderful techniques you used here! That heart is awesome and I love the way how you toned the red color down! You have created such a super cool grunge tag, my friend! I absolutely love it! I wish you and yours a very happy and healthy New Year! Big hugs! Branka xx

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  14. So lovely, Anne, as always! I look forward to catching up with all the actual posts I've missed (though I've seen some great peeks on Facebook!). Meanwhile, sending best wishes for a wonderful 2017, and my heartfelt thanks for your wonderful inspiration throughout the past year! xxx Lynn

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  15. Scrumptious grunge - love your rusted turquoise crackle... brilliant way to use up some leftovers! Wishing you and yours a peaceful 2017.
    Alison x

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  16. Scrumptious grunge - love your rusted turquoise crackle... brilliant way to use up some leftovers! Wishing you and yours a peaceful 2017.
    Alison x

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  17. I love these colours, and as always the crackles and patinas... a beautiful tag!
    No news from Paloma so far... I hope she takes part of the celebration, somewhere...
    Happy and creative New Year, Anne!

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  18. Fabulous Anne! I just love the rusted and turquoise crackle!

    Wishing you both a very happy, healthy and crafty 2017 xxx

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  19. Grungy and artsy gorgeousness Anne! LOVE the colors and textures, and love those gears! Happy happy new year to you!

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  20. Fabulous! Anne. Rusty,grungy,crackly,gears,hearts,blue with a pop of deep red = LOVE!
    Wishing you a wonderful New Year my lovely friend. Here hoping its kind to you in every way .
    Thank you for sharing and inspiring throughout 2016 with your amazing creations. Its always a joy to stop by .
    take care
    big hugs x

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  21. Beautiful work anne... so sorry its taken me a couple of days to get here! Have a really happy new year anne ... i can't wait to catch up with you at some point this year! Let me know if you'll be at the eventcity show in february!!! Hugs rachel xx

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  22. Beautiful work anne... so sorry its taken me a couple of days to get here! Have a really happy new year anne ... i can't wait to catch up with you at some point this year! Let me know if you'll be at the eventcity show in february!!! Hugs rachel xx

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  23. This truly is wonderful Anne. I love how you've taken the techniques from Andy's classes and applied them in your own style for this beautiful tag. Wishing you a successful and creative New Year xx

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  24. Even your bits & pieces turn out with an artist's flair! Love the soft turquoise of this sea blue combined with the chocolate and the red heart (which also has a chocolate look & I love the crackle look to it). Good for you on the craft room tidy, as it garnered such a delightful & colorful tag to start off the New Year. Perhaps you could come and have a tidy in my area? Who knows what you'd create! TFS & Happy New Year. HOpe the rain has eased a bit today. We did have a lot of heavy hard rain to drive through, so very thankful to be safely home late yesterday evening. Today has been gloomy, gray & chilly damp, so I'm missing the warm golden sunshine we were blessed to enjoy last week.

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  25. Oh my goodness, this is so amazing and spectacular!! I love all of the fabulous crackle!! All of the pieces you added are just perfect!! It's creative, artistic and oh, so beautiful!! I love, love it my dear friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  27. This is a stunningly gorgeous and spectacular tag! I absolutely adore everything about it and all of the rusty goodness. Be still my heart dearie! Such an inspiring piece and those colors are magnificent! Wowzers and Wowzers! Awesome sauce! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  28. Of course the cogs are what got my attention, but the heart is stunning too. Love the colour of the background and all it's cracks.

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  29. Gorgeous Anne, love the juxtaposition of the teal and red and of course all that lovely crackle! Deb xo

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  30. Holy cow, it's texture-palooza! Amazing Anne! Love the colours, the aqua goes so well with all the rusted, eroded bits. Love the balance and composition of the design, you sure do have a way with natural flow!!

    I so hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family! Sending wishes for a belated Happy New Year!! Looking forward to your continued friendship, support and inspiration in the coming year! hugs :)

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  31. I think turquoise is one of my most favorite colors and I know that you must know every technique in the book! My favorites though are your 3D makes --
    sandy xx

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