Thursday, March 29, 2018

Shabby Vintage Spring Tags with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide and Wallflower Paper Stash


Welcome friends and visitors! It's Thursday evening which means it's the last Friday of the month across the pond. And that can only mean one thing--Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey! On any month that has a fifth Friday in it, we get to create to our hearts desire on a tag. No special themes or products--just fun. Starting with this Tag Friday, we're offering you a chance to join in the fun. Please see the blog for details.

I decided to make a pair of tags. I had a few gessoed tags on my work table, and I used them to mop up some Oxides that I was working with on another project. I also had my Wallflower paper stash and Botanical Layers out, so I used some torn scraps from the paper stash and fussy cut some of them and the Layers to make my vignettes. I did some stamping in archival ink and a Tim Holtz script stamp on this one.


I stamped this tag with Bo Bunny' script in archival and heat embossed with clear powder.


My teammate and most wonderful friend, Autumn, shared with me how to make a string bundle. Thank you, Autumn!



I used scraps of corrugated cardboard box to give some dimension to the layers. Everything is edged in either Frayed Burlap or Ground Espresso. Well, maybe I forgot to edge everything! I was having too much fun just playing for a change!


A bit of burlap and twine make a nice spring-like topper.



That's it for me! If you haven't already visited A Vintage Journey, please do! You will see a wonderful variety of creativity by my fellow Creative Guides and learn how you can play along with us! And there's still plenty of time to link up your project for our current challenge 'Treasure'.

I shared with these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Inside The Box It's a stretch, but I've used card board box scraps to add dimension to my layers.
HLS March Watercolour Challenge Anything goes/option home. A nest is a home for a bird.

Thank you for your visit and kind words! They mean so much to me!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

33 comments:

  1. Wow, these are both so stunning!! The backgrounds look amazing!! I love the dimension and the details you added!! They are both so gorgeous!! Wow!! I love, love them!! Have a great evening, my friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. These are both utterly delightful tags Sara Emily, you have captured a wonderful springtime feel with the colours and collage elements and I love the thread behind the nest. Great job. Happy Easter xxx

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  3. Two beautiful spring time tags Sara Emily, they have such a wonderful Springtime feel about them, - just gorgeous and wonderful colours to!

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  4. SE, I have been absolutely DYING to see your post and investigate your beautiful tag, then I get here and it's double jeopardy! Oh gosh this is my all time favorite color and I adore how you grunged it up and added the vintage elements. I'm totally digging out that pad of paper and CASING these! ;0 wow wow wow, what amazing inspiration. I wish you and your crew a wonderful, blessed Easter. Big hugs, Autumn

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  5. They are very beautiful. love all the gorgeous elements and details.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog x

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  6. Wonderful tags, Sara Emily! They speak spring to me!

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  7. These are awesome!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Just Wing It’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  8. Fantastic tag duo - they say timeworn loud and clear. Hugs, Sandy xx

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  9. I love your 2 tags SO MUCH!! very soft & vintage. BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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  10. These are so delightful - springtime beauty with brilliant use of the Wallflower papers over those fabulous Oxide backgrounds. Gorgeous - and a reminder that better times are hopefully round the corner...
    Alison x

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  11. Gorgeous tags, Sara Emily, we need Spring so much and here is what can feed us! lovely!

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  12. these are so beautiful; great spring images!

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  13. Absolutely stunning Sugar! Both tags have such a British vintage feel and perfect for Spring!
    Sandy xx

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  14. These tags are so gorgeous for spring! I love how the birds are dimensional and that background paper is lovely!
    Kate

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  15. Both tags are an absolute delight, they have such a wonderful vintage vibe to them! I just love the way you have collaged the elements... you are making me wish for Spring to arrive. I hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

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  16. Fabulous tags!!! I love the distress look and all the layers and dimension! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    DT
    Crafter's Castle
    crafterscastle.blogspot.com

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  17. WOW, they are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft and Create. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry x

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  18. love all those beautiful layers - thanks for sharing your Project at the Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge

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  19. Great designs Sara...mop up tags - really - they are awesome!! Great compositions on top and love your string bundle - send Autumn over here - lol! xxx

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  20. Gorgeous colours and layers Sara Emily and brilliant idea to pop them up on bits of corrugated card, will have to borrow that idea from you if that's OK! Love both of them, thanks so much for sharing these Spring beauties, Deb xo

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  21. Love your gorgeous tags! The embellishments and distress effect are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  22. Great tags, I love their multilayer and vintage look.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at HLS Watercolor in March. I apologize for the delay in commenting.
    Happy Easter,
    BożenA DT HLS

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  23. Beautiful light green watery backgrounds on your tags Sara Emily! love the layers of spring bird images, and the great distressing of edges! Julia xx

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  24. WOW, you did an amazing job on these tags!!!
    Thanks for entering the Crafter's Castle March Challenge! -Tasha

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  25. A double delight of wonderful shabby spring tags! Sara . Those 'mop up' DOX backgrounds are fabulous and you have dressed then so marvellously with your collaged pieces. Gorgoeusly vintage !
    Happy Easter
    Hugs x

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  26. I can see the fun you had here! These are both Fabulous! Love how you made some of the paper look charred! Sorry not to have done much visiting - got a bit bogged down with 'stuff'! Hugs,Chrisxx

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  27. Wow!! These are GORGEOUS Sara Emily! The vintage papers and images are so pretty and the dimension really adds so much depth! Love these!!
    I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Sherrie K

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  28. Swoon, Sara Emily they are making me swoon! Love, love, love these and they are some papers that I now think I have to get hold of lol! I especially love the wee sweet birdies on your delicious tags.

    As for my canvas, why thank you huni for the lovely comment. The ephemera is from the Lemoncraft House of Roses. I don't have the papers just the ephemera because I knew that the ephemera would work beautifully with some of my stencils and stamps so I had to purchase it when I saw it. It was really good value too Karen xx

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  29. Oh my!! These tags are stunning Sara! The backgrounds are amazing!! Wonderful details and so beautifully dimensional!! A total delight to the eyes! Have a fabulous day! hugs x

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  30. I love your precious tags, Sara Emily! They are so sweet and pretty! Love your colors and those beautiful birds and layers. Great job on the string bundle - must get Autumn to share with us all how to do that! Big hugs!!

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  31. I can not believe I missed seeing this earlier...these tags are absolutely gorgeous! I love the layers and the stunning backgrounds with all the sights of spring, you have got me wishing for the warmer weather, sounds of birds and scents of flowers! So beautiful! hugs to you ~Ann

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  32. Two fabulous tags here Sara x Love the backgrounds and they way you have layered the elements.....so love Spring !!

    Sending my best wishes
    Annie x

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  33. Wow Sara, these are just gorgeous! I think we can both agree that you just can't go wrong with bird images!! I just adore the ones you have used, and the beautiful scenes you built with them. The tag backgrounds are divine, love the aqua swishes and swooshes! Wonderful layering of your elements, the ripped bits are just fabulous and the string is brilliant! These are such darling spring style tags, LOVE THEM!! hugs :)

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