31 July 2015

Paris in the evening rain... Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey

Hi everyone and welcome. Earlier this week I promised you my version of Tim Holtz' tag for this month so here it is as part of a special Tag Friday edition over at A Vintage Journey!!! In preparation for an upcoming visit to Paris I've made a start on creating elements to go inside a Large Portfolio and this tag will be one of those. My version of Tim's July 2015 tag challenge took it's own path as I followed his instructions and ended up with an imagined interpretation on the look of Paris in the evening rain...


(click on each image for a closer look)

First off you'll notice that I'm showing you the back as well as the front. Normally the back is the attached firmly to a card, a bag or some other surface, but this time it's appearance is equally as important as this is where I'll be adding memorabilia and journalling. For this reason the whole design was tipped on it's side rather than following the more traditional vertical orientation. Both sides were covered in paper from the Menagerie Paper Collection and that determined the ultimate colour scheme.



I went for masked stamping and an interpretation of a Paris cityscape, colouring the scene with Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke before adding that Distress Micro Glaze. Having added a layer of Weathered Wood with a brush the colour didn't seem strong enough so I went back in with Stormy Sky. I think that extra layer of ink is the reason some of this colour bled into the glazed areas but since it added extra dimension I went with it.



The added shading was already giving the impression of an evening sky so I added some Scattered Straw Distress Stain to intensify the glow created by electric lights both in the sky and on a rain soaked floor. Black splatters just wouldn't have worked here so I went with diluted Picket Fence Distress Paint - raindrops or stars? Your choice. The ripped edge was however essential.



An Industrious Sticker frame was filled with Glossy Accents to highlight the location and I liked how the vial labels contrasted beautifully. In fact it inspired the second colour on the ribbon - Ripe Persimmon joined Stormy Sky in stripes. A few extra details were added including an old Eiffel Tower charm that has been sat in my stash for centuries.In fact I can't even remember where it came from!



So that's my entry to this month's Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 challenge. Tomorrow sees the launch of a new one; wonder what he's got in store for us next! Meanwhile I encourage you to hop on over to A Vintage Journey to see what my fellow Creative Guides have done using their tags - you're in for a real treat I can assure you!
This is also being entered into;

Tomorrow it's my turn to share a Step by Step tutorial over at Frilly and Funkie.
For now welcome to the weekend! Have a great one and take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx

34 comments:

  1. Jenny, this is a fabulous travel themed tag! All the details and stamping look amazing as always! Love it! Hugs!

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  2. This is amazing Jenny. Ace tag. Love, love it.
    Thanks for sharing, hugs Veerle xxx

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  3. The shading and colors over your city scape are just awesome Jenny! Love the soft white splatter and that gorgeous bow with the splash of red - the tickets and labels look wonderful folded around the end to show on each side - what a wonderful place to put some memorabilia from your planned trip to Paris! Julia xx

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  4. Oh MY Oh My Be still my beating heart........ what a STUNNING tag Jenny!!!!!!!
    The Paris scene is absolutely delightful and will make a wonderful addition to your folio. Love the torn edge too. Can I ask which stamp set the buildings are from, they are just divine. Karen.x

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  5. Fabulous Jenny, both sides look great! Love the sideways orientation and fantastic use of stamps!! Can't wait to see what else is going to be added to this project, - and of course have a super trip!! Oh and thanks also for adding it to our challenge at Countryview!

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  6. Oh my word! Where did this month go? I haven't done this months tag yet, might get a chance today... I love your version better. Maybe cos I am not American I don't relate to the 4 July, but I have been to Paris!

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  7. Love this! Wonderful tag! I adore this combo,beautiful shade of grey! Barbarayaya

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  8. Wow, I love this tag, so many elements in one small space! Great inspiration for me to create some tags for my USA folio. Have a great holiday, hope the weather is better than grey! X

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  9. Just a quickie before I catch the train - LOVE your gorgeous tag, the colours are amazing. So looking forward to seeing what else you include in your folio. See you soon. Hugs, Anne xx

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  10. Jenny, wonderful tag. Love red details - a frame and red-grey distressed ribbon!

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  11. This is absolutely stunning, Jenny - the layered, spattered night sky is glorious over the CityScape, as is the shading of the light below the buildings. Love the ephemera too, continuing over onto the back, and the ribbons are a stunning shade. Hope you have a marvellous trip to Paris, and oh boy, I can't wait to see the Portfolio in the long run!
    Alison xx

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  12. Gorgeous Jenny ! I love the idea of the scene being in the rain, adds a more romantic feel to it. Sue C x

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  13. Such a wonderful take on Tims tag ! Jenny . The backdrop for your Paris city scape is gorgeous and sets the scene of Paris in the rain perfectly . Love how you have framed the word Paris with the industrial sticker filled with Glossy accents .
    Its clear to see and read that you really enjoyed making this tag and understandably so with a trip to Paris juts around the corner . Hope you have a lovely time. hugs x

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  14. Soooo this is AMAZING! As always I love all the elements, colors, layering and how seamless it all pulls together. Ugh jealous I LOVED time in Paris. I miss you all on FF but I do pop in! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge. Cheers, Nicole

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  15. Wow, this is fabulous Jenny! That scene looks like it should be on a postcard! So much atmosphere, love the vibrant pops of red! happy weekend :)

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  16. Utterly delightful Jenny, love the layered ephemera and the beautiful Parisienne scene with the mottled background. I hope you get to see Paris in the sunshine though.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  17. Wonderful take on the tag. I think this is my favorite I've seen this month.

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  18. This is incredible! What a fabulous interpretation of Tim's tag! Love how you incorporated all the different stamps sets and my favorite is all the ephemera on the side... Sigh... just perfect!

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  19. Oh La La, Jenny!! Such a lovely tag!! I completely love the scene you've created and you even carried some of the ephemera onto the back--Love that!! Fab tag for Tag Friday, Jenny!! Happy Friday to you!! XOXO-Shari

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  20. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! The scene is wonderful, and love the framing of the word Paris! Great ephemera layers too!

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  21. Oh my goodness Jenny -- this is truly beautiful. I am in love with your tag. You are a master of the masked stamping technique. Amazing colors used for your background. Love the layout and journaling opportunities on the back. Paris in the rain ... what's not to love. Fantastic make. Pinned!!! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  22. Jenny this is absolutely fabulous and what a great idea for a giant tag I love the wonderful colours you have used and all the wonderful stamping and embellishments. The red ribbon is just a treat! Have a lovely time in Paris when you go - I absolutely adored it. Jennie x

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  23. this is amazing Jenny - the use of the stamps is fabulous - you are such a clever lady - I love the whole thing - oh and thanks for joining us at CVChallenges too! Hugs rachel xx

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  24. I think your tag is amazing. Love the stamps you used, and wonder if you would mind telling us where you purchased the buildings stamp. I love it!

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  25. Absolutely stupendous, Jenny! I love the rich depth you've achieved by double inking with the Micro Glaze...and that cityscape is fabulous!, made even more eye-popping by that beautiful red bow. What a beautiful way to preserve some special memories! Bon Voyage!! xxx Lynn

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  26. Wonderful atmosphere on your tag. Love the background and stamping.

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  27. Wow! This tag is absolutely stunning! And I love your horizontal tag, and the direction you went.
    Love it! And thank you for sharing and your inspiration!

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  28. Gorgeous Jenny! The addition of the Scattered Straw to simulate the reflection of light was a brilliant step and the flicks of Picket Fence make me think of a sky full of stars echoing the reflections from the City of Light! Wonderful layers and the addition of the red just makes this tag sing. Bon Voyage! Deb xo

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  29. This is stunning work! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  30. Beautiful tag Jenny! Lovin' the Parisian theme along with all the TH goodness! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. Jenny, you have melted my heart with this amazing tag! I love the city scape with the starry night (my choice. Your colors are just fabulous for the scene, and those 3 pops of red just really make my heart beat faster! Your dyed bow is fantastic, use of the ephemera perfect, and looks great wrapped around the back! You do the most amazing work! Hugs!

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  32. Beautiful tag you created. Great layers and color combinations!
    Hugs, Elenor

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  33. Wonderful Jenny - love the scene you have created with your layers and ink. Hope Paris is as wonderful as your tag! Nikki x

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  34. Love your tag - very vintage and as you said it definitely is Paris in the rain!
    Sandy xx

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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