Friday 30 December 2016

Tag Friday-December 2016 at A Vintage Journey.

Hello Everyone and Welcome

Hope you have all enjoyed the fun and festivities of the Holiday season and are looking forward to ringing in a brand New Year in just a few days time!
Today over at A Vintage Journey we see the year out with our final post for 2016 - Tag Friday! . I'm sure many of you are already familiar with this tradition but for those of you who aren't, l will explain. When there are 5 Fridays in a month, the 5th Friday sees some of the AVJ Creative Guides post a tag they have created in whatever style they wish - no rules- no themes - anything goes!

So today I'd like to share my 'Tag Friday' with you all

My tag was born from the central alcohol inked panel I'd created earlier this year. I'd saved it for 'later', forgot about it (along with a whole lot more) and came across it whilst tidying!! (cough)

The tag itself is covered in canvas, given a coat of gesso and coloured using distress crayons and gesso. Some stamping and stencilling provide the detail.
The alcohol ink panel was created using a selection of Tim Holtz Alcohol inks pounced onto silver mirror board.
The base star was among my 'bits' and an application of Tim Holtz Grit paste gave it some lovely grainy texture.
The 'Star' of the tag was die cut from cardstock using Tim Holtz Dimensional stars thinlits die , given a coat of gesso and then crackled using Finnabair crackle texture paste before spraying with Deco Art shimmer minster. Deco art antiquing cream, media fluid and silver gilding wax all help bring the 'Star' to life!
Hex nuts and gem beads embellish both the stars

and the alcohol panel with a metallic small talk sticker as a finishing touch .
I really enjoyed creating this tag just going with the flow, getting inky and having fun .
Really is amazing what you can create when inspired by alcohol! lol.
If you haven't already be sure to stop by A Vintage Journey to see the fabulous gallery of tags created my my fellow teamies. 

I would like to enter this tag into the following challenge : 
That's Crafty- Anything Goes!
Thanks for stopping by today. Its always lovely to see you all.  I always appreciate you taking the time to visit and comment .
Look forward to seeing you all again really soon
Take care



  1. Am I blue?? definitely NOT after seeing the beautiful blues on your star tag Amanda!! What a wonderful background created with the alcohol inks and your star is gorgeous! Wishing you a Happy 2017! Julia xx

  2. Ohhhh Amanda, I LOVE this tag!! From the canvas background, through that Alcohol Ink panel to those stunning stars, this tag has the real wow factor!! Brilliantly put together and I am so glad you got to play, this is just stunning!!

    Have a great, happy and healthy New Year!

  3. What a stunner this is Amanda! I think this has just shot to the top of my favourites of yours list - and the list is already pretty big! I love those cool blues you used on your AI background, the grit star looks very impressive too and I love your stamped and stencilled background, so subtle and beautiful! I love this tag!!!

    I hope that 2017 is a much, much better year for you, that your injury will soon be mended and that we will see lots more of your gorgeous creations - you are such a talented lady!! Happy New Year my friend! Hugs, Anne xxx

  4. I saw your tag at A Vintage Journey and was intrigued. It looks full of texture and I like all the shades of blue.

  5. Well, I am at a loss for words! (Who, me??) I just am staring at this tag, and thinking you are one creative, talented soul, Amanda! Your alcohol ink background is a fabulous place to start, but that star takes the ribbon in my humble opinion! Beautiful texture and such creative details on this, a favorite Amanda tag! Sending wishes for healing and continued fun crafty time in the New Year!

  6. So so beautiful! Love the blues and layered stars. Happy new year!

  7. The alcohol inks on the mirror board work so well and create the perfect backdrop for the stars. The dimensional star is so eye catching and I adore the midnight blues you chose to showcase. Happy New Year. Tracy x

  8. Well you're a star so this fits you to a tee Amanda! Absolutely beautiful! I have to laugh at "Tidying, cough" ... me too!! A very Happy and Healthy 2017 to you. Nicola x

  9. I didn't know alcohol would make such a wonder! It's a wonderful , very impressive tag, the textures as the colours. Happy New Year, Amanda!

  10. A stunning tag, Amanda - that crackled star is a sensational centrepiece. Wishing you and yours a peaceful 2017.
    Alison x

  11. This is absolutely stunning Amanda! From the background to that gorgeous alcohol inked crackled star! An absolute beauty!!!

    Wishing you a very happy, healthy and crafty 2017 xxx

  12. You've brought that star to life here Amanda! I love how you used the alcohol ink background and the crackle. Wishing you a successful and creative New Year xx

  13. Gorgeous tag Amanda, love your fabulous background but that wonderful crackled star is indeed the 'star' of you this tag, love it! Deb xo


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