Thursday, 19 February 2015

Tic Tac Toe !!

I do so love this kind of challenge so why am I so late?? The Challenge at Vintage Journey closes in a few hours so I've known about it for some time! I suppose it's because I'm a run for the bus kinda gal - never like waiting at bus stops!!!
Annie has chosen the Tic Tac Toe theme and Country View Crafts are sponsoring the challenge.
If it hadn't been for the blackbird singing his heart out at silly o'clock this morning this tag probably wouldn't have happened! I started by using the line going diagonally - Idea-ology. Ephemera, Stains.
Dabbed Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky Stains on my mat, spritzed and then ran a water colour tag (also spritzed) through the colours. Dried it with a heat tool and added stamping using Tim's Artful Things clear set and Black Soot, Old Paper and Stormy Sky Distress inks. I also used Black Soot around the edge of the tag.
The next thing was Ephemera and Idea-ology
No blackbird picture in the Thrift Shop Ephemera pack but I used to confuse blackbird and thrush song so happy enough, the clock and the  'T' (for thrush and time?!)were from Lost and Found paper stack. Finally attached the 13/11 price tag also from the Thrift shop set, (although bird song is really priceless!)with a Trinket pin. I love the way Tim scuffs up his paper sometimes and my Distress tool needed an outing!! I inked around the edges with what was on my blue sponge.
 I tied on the Philosophy tag with some leather strip bought in a sale ages ago. The tag tie is the same leather and some twine.

I am getting my late entry in to A Vintage Journey - Tic Tac Toe

Thanks for looking, Chris


Julie Ann Lee said...

Oh, I'm so glad that bird woke you, Chris because this tag is fabulous! I love the colour palette and the combination of elements. xx

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully done Chris, so glad you made it for the Tic Tac Toe challenge at AVJ.
hugs Brenda xxx

Juliz Design Post said...

Isn't it great how inspiration can just happen, even when not thinking craft. Fantastic collage and great background Chris. Thanks for joining in the challenge at A Vintage Journey and good luck.
Julie x

Redanne said...

Your collage tag is beautiful Chris, I really love your scuffed up edges and also the beautiful background you created. Thank you from me too for joining in our Tic Tac Toe challenge at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

Georgie C said...

Absolutely love the beautiful 'moodiness' of your tag! Love how you always get the right blend of colours for your projects xx

Nancy said...

Oh my, the tag is wonderful, as is your journal page, and other projects. And vintage... how I love vintage! thanks for commenting on and following my blog, and I've not signed up to follow yours. We do indeed have much in common. I'm grateful to Elizabeth for introducing me to so many others who love to sew and craft.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The colors you chose for this tag work so well together. And your scuffed images are wonderful. You seem to take a tag to a new and higher level. It is beautiful.

butterfly said...

A really lovely vintage tag, Chris - such gentle colours and great ephemera. Thank you so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey. I'll be back over the weekend to see what else you've been up to!
Alison xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Chris! Love your colours, I can never achieve anything like this!! Any chance you'll hop on a plane and come teach me?? Love it! hugs :)

Maggie said...

Lovely vintage collage tag Chris lovely colour combo too.

Annie said...

Better late than never Chris and I am so delighted you joined in with us at AVJ. Your tag is gorgeous with a great background and I love the additional elements/layout.

TFS and have a great weekend
Annie x

massofhair said...

Fabulous Tag Chris, i agree with all your other comments on how you always get the perfect blend of colours. I struggle with vintage and shabby chic but you make it look so easy:-) xxx

Ruth said...

Beautiful vintage collage, Gorgeous! Ruth x