Fortune Favours

Saturday, May 17, 2014

This tag is inspired by Tim's May Tag Challenge showcasing tiled embellishments.  The theme for this piece comes via the man in my life.  He is my co-adventurers and partner in crime (reads like a pirate to me), this is "All About Him" and the [vintage] journey we share.

Fortune Favours

Time:  >2 Hours
Yield:  1 - #10 Tag
Wet Ingredients:
  • Ink – Alcohol Honeycomb, Lake Mist, Pesto, Teak Wood, Slate, Snowcap; Archival Jet Black, Potting Soil; Distress Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain
  • Other – Multi Medium (Matte)
  • Paint – Distress Barn Door
  • Stain – Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Weathered Wood
 Dry Ingredients:
  • 1- #10 Manila Tag
  • Embossing Powder – Distress Vintage Photo
  • Hardware – Compass Coins, Corked Vials, Crossbones, Eyelets, Game Spinners, Hitch Fasteners, Jump Rings, Long Fasteners, Mini Fasteners, Mini Pins, Screw Eyes, Stencil Type, Word Key
  • Other – 1/16” Balsa, Eclectic Elements (fabric) Labels & Melange, GrungeBoard
  • Paperstash – Collage Mini, Remnant Rubs Botanical
  • Ribbon – Jute String, Linen Ribbon
  • Stickers – Chit Chat, Vial Labels
  • Dies – Mini Bat & Skull, Tag & Bookplates
  • Embossing Folders – Shadow Press Authentic 

















  1. Oh my,this is perfection on a tag! Wonderful stuff!


  2. Yar! This be an awesome tag ;) How did you stamp to make the flag?

  3. Totally cool take on the May tag - wowzer!
    Alison x

  4. jess, the flag was made using a movers&shapers die (it is cut from patterned fabrics), there is no stamping. vki

  5. Always an inspiration! Great May tag! I have my #10 waiting on my desk;)

  6. Wonderful tag. Love it!! Karen.x

  7. great theme for the May tag! it's full of awesomeness! =) It makes me want to talk like a pirate now lol.

  8. stunningly GORGEOUS this tag-I love all about it!

  9. Your tiled tag is very very VERY cool! I love all of your elements and the different steps you went through to create such a work of art! Please be sure that you describe what Tim influence that would ahve inspired you to create this masculine masterpiece! And also be sure to mention our challenge and to link it back in your blog post. I would hate for you to miss out on being considered for our prize because these things were lacking in your post. Your art is amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us at A Vintage Journey. <3 Candy

  10. I really love the tiles you created for this beautiful tag, all of the skulls look amazing. Thanks so much for joining in our 'All About Him' Challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne :)

  11. A wonderful take on Tim's May tag and a fab entry for Anne's All About Him challenge at AVJ. Wonderful details and instructions

    TFS Annie x


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