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:
 Finders.....


....Keepers! 
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 
and 
'keep on the happy side'
Amanda
x

Thursday, 30 July 2020

'Weathered Love' for That's Crafty!

Hi Everyone 

I'm over on That's Crafty's blog today sharing a mini piece of art that I've created with lollipop sticks and some of the usual mixed media suspects: gesso, paint, sprays texture mediums, stamps and dies. 

Heres a quick peak 


To find out about the creativity and see more pics you are welcome to pop by the blog
For a quick redirection just click HERE
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda 

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Be You Bravely! for That's Crafty!

Hi Everyone 

Another Thursday rolls around so you can find me as usual over on That's Crafty's blog sharing my latest DT project . 
This week I have created an art panel that features some of Seth Apters and Tim Holtz fabulous products. I hope you will join me over on the blog to find out more about the creativity and meet Edward who is 'braving' the cameras for the first time!


Just click HERE to be redirected swiftly and safely  
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda
x

Thursday, 16 July 2020

A "Letter Caddy! for That's Crafty!

Hi Guys

Hope you are all doing ok and keeping safe.

Its my regular redirection post today as you can find me over on That's Crafty's blog in my usual Thursday DT spot sharing my weekly dose of creativity .

On a similar vein to last weeks project (see here I you missed it ) today I am sharing another project that I have designed and created using That's Crafty surfaces: White/ Greyboard Tags, Craftyboard Bookmarks and Letters and Tim Holtz 'Abandoned' Papers. The project is 3D and I guess could be considered to be a piece of home decor like my 'Art dome' but this project is also useble as its a 'Letter Caddy!'

Heres a couple of sneak peaks that I hope will tempt you to join me over on the blog to find out more... 



....If you are tempted then just click HERE to be swiftly and smoothly transported over to the blog
Hope to see you soon
Amanda
x

I really enjoyed designing and creating this so would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Country View Crafts July 2020 challenge: 'Do What Makes You Happy!' 
Creative Artiste  #62 Challenge 'Anything Mixed media Goes'