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Friday 15 August 2014

a manly # thank you for A Vintage Journey Tag Friday

Well over at A Vintage Journey it is time for another Tag Friday...so here is my tag a bit of a cheat really as this was a thank you for the headteacher... to tie around his bottle of wine.... well I did create it and stuff so guess its not that cheaty! 

So here is my manly #thank you tag :

 I started with a large tag and applied some Wendy Vecchi crackle paste through one of Tim Holtz layering stencils and left to dry.

When dry I applied some distress ink across the crackled pieces ...rubbing the ink into the crackles.

I then added some more ink across the whole tag, spritzed some water in my palm and flicked over surface and dried. I just love distress inks they are just so wonderful to work with!

Now I replaced the stencil in various places and applied some broken china distress ink in various places over the tag. A mini blending tool is perfect for this job!

Here is the background finished off with all those inky layers. I then added some framework die cuts ..adding only some of the inside pieces.

To complete the tag I added some dyed seam binding and more rub ons ...How predictable am I ?

For the main image one of my much loved blueprint images ...which I coloured and stamped and cut out pointy finger  again and layered up.

I do love this blueprint..

For the bottom I added one of the fab hashtag stamps that are so useful for every occasion....

So hope you like my tag and make sure you hop across here for a few more tags to inspire you x

keep those fingers inky!
trace x 


  1. Love your tag. The colors are perfect.

  2. W terrific male tag and such a thoughtful idea to add it to your gift

    Love Chrissie x

  3. Gorgeous tag in total, with lovely details Trace.
    greetings, Alie

  4. I don't think you are predictable at all, you always manage to add a little twist here and there and your tags are always super impressive! Hugs, Anne x

  5. Stunning Trace! The colour combination is wonderful and the background of the tag just stunning x

  6. Wonderful Trace - the crackle paste looks amazing and I need to get some blueprints! Nikki xx

  7. Wonderful tag,Trace. Amazing textures and lovely subtle colouring. I have just bought a jar of that crackle paste,I heated it with the heat gun but then looking at this I now wonder if I should have just left it too dry on it's own!

    Great weekend

    Donna xx

  8. This is so so so BEAUTIFUL Trace, I love it so much.. you always use such unique colors... amazing!

  9. LOVE the crackled clock faces with the frameworks trellis Trace. Another superb tag. Jenny x

  10. Oh I have to try that crackle paste! In the past I have done the modeling paste and then crackle and this saves a step and yours looks amazing! Great manly tag and beautifully colored blueprint! Enjoy the weekend!

  11. A fabulous tag Trace, love the texture you have included in this and the colours are a perfect foil for the image.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  12. Stunning tag Trace, love the subtle colours you used and all that gorgeous crackle!!

  13. Very fine--love all the details and layers--AND the pointing finger, what a great image!


  14. Super tag again! Love the little bits of colour and bought the W.V.-crackle paste on my hols and love it! Have to play with it more... Hope you have a fun weekend planned! Hugs, Gerrina

  15. Lovely masculine tag Trace, the pointy finger goes perfectly with your backdrop and I love,the crackle . Tracy x

  16. Totally in love with this tag, Trace - the crackle is wonderful, and that's the coolest spritz and flick result I've seen for ages!! Fabulous work as always!
    Alison xx

  17. Beautiful tag, the crackle effect through the clock stencil is stunning
    Gorgeous watery vintage tones

    Jools x

  18. Gorgeous tag Trace, love it. happy crafting, Angela x

  19. Wonderful tag - I don't call that cheating - I call that being a wise lady!!
    Sandy xx


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