Friday 6 June 2014

It's Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey

It is Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey today - lots of tags on display for viewing or inspiration!
Mine is from the same series I created for the Texture challenge in May. Sometimes I find it is easier to make a few things (if they are small) at once - meaning I can move embellishments around to see what works. This is what I did here - I actually made five at once, moving elements between one and the other.

I find composition one of the most critical things in whether something works or not - and it is often just trial and error - and often I get it wrong!

The background was stamped in versamark and white embossing powder added - the tickets down the left hand side. I added grunge paste through Tim's stripe stencil before getting to play with my Distress inks!
Not a great photo this one - sorry. I die cut some cogs (Spellbinders) - the top one is embossed with Frantage aged taupe embossing enamel and then inked to create more colour contrast.

A game spinner, number salvage sticker, a sentiment and one of Tim's car stamps complete this little tag.

Thanks for looking


  1. Gorgeous textures on those cogs, and the sepia colour palette is so cool - another fabulous addition to your texture collection!
    Alison xx

  2. Love the rustic feel to this tag Nikki, you have created fabulous texture and the elements fit beautifully. Great job xxx

  3. So wonderfully vintage and rustic. Love all that texture in background too. Karen.x

  4. Superb Nikki. I love those stripes and the way they contrast with the altered cogs. A fantastic tag. Jenny x

  5. Brilliant final tag in this wonderful collection Nikki! Love all the cogs and how you altered them, looks wonderful!

  6. Nikki - it appears you have moved all the right elements to this tag, just great. The colors are pleasing and all the elements work great together.

  7. The texture on your tag is amazing and the spinner looks great with the cogs. Love this! Anne x

  8. Wonderful textures on your tag Nikki and it all works so well with the wonderful embelllishments. Just gorgeous! Jennie

  9. A fun, grungey tag with fab texture. It most definitely has the rustic Americana feel to it. Nice one Nikki! >:o) Chris xxx


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