Friday, 30 March 2018

Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey- March 2018

Hi Everyone and Welcome

Today over at A Vintage Journey its Tag Friday! I'm sure many of you are familiar with this tradition but for those of you who aren't let me explain. When there are 5 Fridays in a month, the 5th Friday sees some of the Creative Guides create and post a tag. There are no rules or themes just a chance for us to follow our muse, go with the flow and create a tag.
With the new changes we have brought in for our birthday year we thought YOU might like to join in with our Tag Friday creativity. There isn't a prize and we're not promising any comments but there will be a Pinworthy tag chosen by the challenge host that month which will be pinned to our pinterest board and showcased in the following months Winners post.
To enter all you need to do is link one or as many tags that you have created in that 'Tag Friday' month (i.e 1st to 31st March). The linky will close midnight on the day the new Challenge starts for the following month (i.e 6th April) so there will be one week to link up your entries . Hope you will consider joining us and enjoy creating some tags of your own.

So now for the tag I have created .... Alot of you will have probably gathered by now that I am a BIG Seth Apter fan so having recently indulged in some of Seth's fabulous new release products. I was eager to try them all out. Of course I couldn't neglect some of my older faves too!
Here are Seth's new release products I worked with - all of which are now Faves with a capital 'F'
and the additional mediums I used
I also used a couple of Seth's stamps from some of his previous releases and some torn book pages and chocolate box lining paper. 
The main tag is  a #10 MDF Tag from That's Crafty and the smaller tag is mountboard. 
Not many process pics today - I was too busy enjoying the products and the creativity! So instead a tour around the detail ....
The chocolate box lining paper and torn book pages create some lovely texture on the main tag.
whilst the 'drying up' remains of a tub of crackle paste add both crackle and texture to the smaller tag.
Of course I couldn't wait to use a couple of Seth's New Baked Texture embossing powders. The two flavours I baked with were 'Deep Sea' and 'Rocky Road'. They complimented and enhanced the colour tones of the paint perfectly. Boy are they super impressive pots of 'awesomeness!!'. Believe me you NEED them in your creative life!
I love how the 'Deep Sea' merges so seamlessly into the Rocky Road which adds some chunky texture to the edges of the tag
as well as giving a look of molten tar when held in certain lights!
I continued the embossed 'baked' blend around all the edges of both tags being much gentler with application on the smaller tag. I admit I had to adopt alot of restraint from throwing it everywhere and anywhere I could- Rocky Road is this grungy lovers fairy dust!
So it goes without saying really that the focal feature was 'baked' too. It was created using one of Seth's fabulous new stencils, 'Spinner'.  The stencil design was 'twice baked' with Rocky Road then cut out piece by piece and adhered to a layered mountboard circle to recreate the stencil design. One of Seth's circle stamps makes an ideal delicate marking beneath .
The centre is embellished with a metal button and a Tim Holtz Ideology hitch fastener
which along with the layered circles, mounted onto the smaller mountboard tag gives dimension.
Finishing touches were a Tim Holtz Quote chip, metal eyelets and washer and some colour coordinating mixed fibres.
And there you have it My Tag Friday! I have to say I was really pleased with how this turned out. I had such a great time creating it and Seth's new products were worth every penny!
If you haven't already be sure to stop by A Vintage Journey to see a fabulous gallery of tags created by very talented teamies. Don't forget you can join in with us too. We are really looking forward to seeing all your tag creativity.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge
Creative Artiste Challenge #36, Mixed Media Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for all the lovely kind words you always leave for my art. 
They are greatly appreciated as are all your visits and follows. 
Hope you all have a lovely weekend
Happy Easter Everyone
Take Care 
and keep on the 'happy crafty side'


  1. What an amazing tag! Love all those layers of texture you've built up and those color combinations!!

  2. Oh wow Amanda - you and Seth's products are a match made in heaven and this tag shows how you put them together beautifully. Love the textures, design and colour combo. Happy Easter xxx

  3. Oooh and Ahhhhh’s for this one, fabulous baking!
    Amanda x

  4. A wonderful tag Amanda, and suc great use of those baked textures, - stunning in every respect!!

  5. Wow, Amanda! I'm digging all that great texture and those deep, rich tones! Genius to use the chocolate box paper to add that gorgeous consistency to your background. And you have used your final bits of pastes to perfection (Some of the best crackle comes from the bottom!). The Baked Texture powders have NEVER looked BETTER! Stunning tag, my friend! Happy Easter and big hugs!

  6. (I can't believe you cut out the stencil work!!!) This is so incredibly amazing and the texture is off the charts! You always inspire me so much and I just love how your mind works girl. The colors and moody atmosphere here really draw you in. Love love and I know Seth will too. Happy Easter and hugs, Autumn

  7. Stunner!! Absolutely beautiful texture!!

  8. Fabulous color and texture on this. Simply wonderful. Hugs, Sandy xx

  9. Ooh, just look at all that scrumptious texture - wow! Amazing work with the colours too, creating depth and fabulous lights and darks. Brilliant!
    Alison x

  10. Hi, Amanda, ever since the Tagalong blog has been inactive, I have been in a state of withdrawal! To see your post today was like a breath of fresh air. I, too, am a huge fan of Seth Apter, and you have done him proud! The wonderful layering and texturing here take us all to a new challenge level! Way to go!

  11. The Baked Textures look fabulous Amanda and the purple looks so effective with the black accents. Fabulous tag and focal image too. Love ❤️❤️

  12. Amazing depth and texture created on your tag. Makes me want to reach out and touch it!! Love your use of words upon it. Thank you for sharing.
    Creative and Easter wishes Tracey x

  13. Amanda, your love of Seth's products really shines through on this gorgeous tag!! The texture is superb, I love the colours too. It is lovely to see all the close-ups too, this really is a wonderful tag! Hugs, Anne xx

  14. Gorgeous tag! I love the colours and all that texture. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month, Jane (DT) :) x

  15. Well this certainly has the wow factor!!! and Seth shared it too - yay!! Well done Amanda - another stunning design. Love all those textures and the little pops of pink are fabulous. Nikki xx

  16. Fabulous tag Amanda, gorgeous textures and colours, wish I could get my mitts on some of Seth's new Baked Textures, hopefully they will show up in my mailbox soon! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty, Deb xo

  17. A lovely mix of colors and great texture on your tag background Amanda! love the Seth Apter die front and center! Julia xx

  18. Oh what fabulous texture and color...I want to touch this!

  19. Oh My!?? Absolutely incredible! All the significant superlatives have already been used. This is right up my strasse! Seth must have done an exhaustive happy dance after seeing your tags. I thought 3 of the baked powders I have would be sufficient. However, that there Rocky Road? Yummylicious! Kudos😲🌟👌


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