Friday 7 August 2020

Tag You're It! A Vintage Journey , August 2020 Challenge

Hi Everyone 

Happy August!

Today we launch our latest challenge at A Vintage Journey and I will be hosting this time with the challenge theme: 

Tag You're It! 
We would love to see what you create with, or on hang tags. Your hang tags can be created from any material or be any size. We would just love to see that iconic 'hang' shape front and centre in your design. Just remember to create your tag project in one of our preferred styles: vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journalling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.'

Being a grungy girl at heart who's partial to a touch of colour and has 'a bit of a thing' for rusty bits and pieces I've drawn on these loves to create my mixed media 'Tag on Tag' project.

As the host of the challenge I will be sharing details of how I created my tag on Friday 21st August over at A Vintage Journey. 
So today I'll take you on a quick narrated tour around the tag. 

The rich colour tones that run through both tags are all thanks to Seth Apters fabulous Aladine Izink dye sprays and DecoArt Media fluids. Some resisting, stamping and a touch of stenciling add texture and detail....

... to the printed background design which comes courtesy of Tim Holtz Typeset collage paper. 
The design runs in harmony through both the large and small tags. 
Alignment was key! 

The focal feature is the sum of a few grungy parts. 
 The rusty round porthole and crackled circle that surrounds are created with Tim Holtz and Seth Apter dies. Both are altered with art mediums, copper eyelets used to embellish. 
 The central nuts, bolts and bar are 'naturally' rusted by outdoor elements. 
They are what I call my 'street swag' - rusty bits and pieces I have found when I've been 'stepping' out. 

Some rusty wire wrapped around the smaller tag continues the rusty theme and serves as an ideal rest for the focal feature.....

... whilst a few more rusty bit and pieces provide the perfect hanger for the tag. 

It wasn't hard to decide on a title for my tag:

Pretty much how it feels when I spy yet another rusty piece. It's like its waiting to be found and I'm the new lucky keeper!

I hope you have enjoyed my narrated tour and that I have offered some creative inspiration for our tag You're It! challenge. 

If you haven't already be sure to pop by A Vintage Journey where there is a fabulous collection of inspiring Tag's created by some of our Creative Guides. 
We hope you will join us in this challenge as we are really looking forward to seeing your Tag creativity. 
As always there will be 3 Pinworthy winners chosen at the end of the challenge with each winner being awarded a Pinworthy winners badge to display on their blog. The winning projects will also be pinned to our Pinworthy Winners Pinterest board.

Hope you'll be able join me over at AVJ on the 21st .

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today. 
Your visits, follows and comments are sincerely appreciated!
Wishing you all a lovely weekend
Hope its a creative one
Take care 
'keep on the happy side'


  1. What a totally fabulous tag, Amanda. The rich emerald greens are a wonderful contrast to all that scrumptious rustiness. Amazing texture as always - a brilliant inspiration tag for your lovely theme.
    Alison x

  2. Wow, what a stunning tag! The grungy look and the rusty patina finish is amazing - I love it 😀. Thanks for hosting this month and wishing you a happy August! Take care! Hugs, Jo x

  3. The only thing not rusty here are you art skills! Love your tag on a tag--never too many tags in my book! Beautiful creation, Amana, with lots of detail and visible texture. Feel the grunge!

  4. I want to touch and smell the rustiness on! LOVE this...the colors, the texture, the industrial feel. Awesome.

  5. Wow - love the mix of beautiful colors on your background Amanda - the green and rust really set each other off - a beautiful tag for the challenge! xx


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