Thursday, January 30, 2014

Spread Your Wings.

Hi everybody! It's Toni here to share a tag I've made using my new  Tim Holtz  'Bird Feather 'stamps and Latticework layering  stencil. whoopee ! who doesn't like new stamps! When I saw these in the eclectic Paperie shop, I just knew I had to get my hands on them. I started this tag in true 'Holtzian' style, by creating a background putting distress stains on my craft mat and swooshing the manila tag through the inky puddles. I used my two favourites, Pumice, and Antique Linen. After drying with a heat tool, and doing a bit of spritz and flick with water, I stamped out the bird and the nest with Sepia Archival Ink.

I liked the simplicity of this but wanted to take it a step further, so I made a mask for the bird and then used the Tim Holtz, 'Rays', layering stencil with Scattered Straw Distress Ink, applied with a blending tool.
I  couldn't resist adding a little more stencilling and used the new Latticework Layering Stencil  with Antique Linen Distress ink, in the lower half of the tag. I also stamped out the text from the stamp set. I still hadn't had enough, so I turned my attention to the bird. I decided to give it a bit of dimension and pulled out an off cut of Wendy Vecchi Clearly For Art, that had been on my table  since Christmas! I stamped the bird onto a piece of manila card with black Archival Ink and used Distress Markers to add a little' bird-like' colour. I also stamped it onto the Clearly for Art and cut it out. I used my heat gun to shape the bird and then adhered the  stamped manila card bird, to the surface with Studio Matte Medium. I used dimensional tape to attach it to the tag. 
To finish off, I added a printed out sentiment popped up on dimensional tape, a little lace border and of course... a dyed seam binding ribbon bow. Oh! and  a few tiny eggs. I stamped out one of the larger speckled eggs with Wendy's Archival Ink in 'Hydrangea' and used it to cut out three little ones, well I thought it was a pretty good idea ! So there you have it, another tag to add to my collection ! Until next time, 'Happy Crafting' x
Kim has the eclectic Paperie shop well stocked with loads of new products !  Below are some of the products I've used.


11 comments:

Colleen said...

Toni,
What a beautiful tag and using Wendy's Clearly Art stuff to give the bird "flight" appearance is brilliant.

Erin Smetak said...

Beautiful tag, Toni! Love how you used the Rays stencil too!

Tracy said...

Toni, it`s so beautiful, gorgeous stamping and stencilling, love it!!!
Big hugs to you
Tracy
xoxox

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful tag.

Micki said...

Love it and love the Clearly for Art bird piece. Wonderful tag!!!!!

Andiepants said...

Gorgeous tag. I just adore all the layers and inking.

Julie Steed said...

Yowza! It's really beautiful and the stenciled bits really raised it to another level.

Redanne said...

Wow Toni, you have certainly put the new stamps and stencil to good use! This is fabulous and I think the addition of the sun ray was a perfect choice and the bird wings was such a great idea - love this! Hugs, Anne x

Bottle Works said...

Toni, lovely card and the directions are wonderfully clear. Thanks and bravo!

Sue Lelli said...

Gorgeous tag, Toni! LOVE the rays you added and the colors and seam binding, too! Your bird looks so real!

butterfly said...

Beautiful tag with those fabulous stamps!
Alison x