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Thursday, August 13, 2009

TIO #16 Strictly for the Birds

This week's theme on Tag it On challenge is to make a tag with birds in mind. My tag is white card, stained with coffee & left to dry naturally for a day. Then I overstamped the whole piece with a crackle background stamp & Distress ink, Brushed Corduroy before cutting into the shape of a tag. The tree stamp (CI) was stamped onto some very thin paper & glued directly to my tag. I stamped the bird (CI) cut out & coloured with adirondack inks. The bird is meant to be a member of the Tit family but I have coloured it to make it look more like a Jay. The large bird was a picture in a magazine & I used a large piece of sellotape (clear parcel tape) to make an image transfer. I layered it over the other image to give a collage feel to my piece, but as the tape is clear it gives a more transparent look than a thick layer. I could have used tissue paper for a thinner layer, but I have no large bird stamp.The flower (CI) was stamped on cream card & I water-coloured a very loose thin brown ink over to give it a more vintage look. I then stamped a leaf design in the bottom corner. As usual I haven't made my mind up how I want to use the tag so I have not finished it at the top with ribbon, fibres or brads.


10 comments:

Dragon said...

Beautiful tag, Paula. I love all the techniques you have used, and the explanation is very easy to follow. Thanks for joining in again this week
hugs
Frankie
xx

Lynne K said...

Beautiful tag, and I like the techniques you've used to give it the aged look. Never thought of using coffee!

Karen said...

Oh Paula...I love everything about this tag!!! I must try that trick with the selotape too...and soon haha XXX

Karin said...

Looks gorgeous Paula.

alcoholinky said...

gorgeous tag Paula. great backgrounds you've created for it too.

Lori Saul said...

Very beautiful tag Paula- I love the rustic look and the images are expressive and lovely!

penny4thoughts said...

Lovely tag, Paula - great combination of elements, and I especially like the tape transfer.

Marjolein said...

This looks really nice Paula, I guess I have to look at other stamps than the vintage ones at CI.... there stamps are so gorgeous!

Glenda T. said...

That image is just lovely!!

Pearl said...

Great to see you creating away now!

wonderful techniques indeed !