Friday, 25 November 2011

Find Your Wings & Fly

Hi all,
Kat here with my 3rd & final project for the month,
The focus this month is still on the very fab distress stains
on offer in the shop for this month only,

So straight onto my creation,
(love the size of these tags)

To start,
I squeezed the distress stains
onto my craft mat, then spritzed them with water
smooched my tag into the puddle
(this technique is called wrinkle free distress)
turned it over & dyed with a heat gun,
I continued to do this until I was happy with the background,

I then went round the tag with
gathered twig limited addition Distress Ink

next I added the stamps
I used mini polka dots & sequin waste open
backgrounds with plum & maroon archival inks

I finished by adding a few swirls from the
with pale ochre archival inks

With the background done,
it's on to the embellishing part,

I cut the cage from the caged bird die
using craft metal & embossed it with an
embossing folder,
next I stamped the leaves on to the metal
with black stazon & cut them out.
I then cut the bird from (caged bird die)
& the flowers from (tattered florals die)
with book pages glued to scraps of card,
I edged them with Victorian velvet Distress Ink
& added some snaps to the centres,

I shaped all the pieces
glued them down with silicone glue,
to finish I added a sentiment on to a scrap of card
& coloured it to match,
I added some fibers through the hole at the top,
& there you have it, another XL tag, done

Hope you like It!
Have a great day, until next time,
Kat x.


Jacqueline said...

Oh! I like THAT! .... LIVE what you have done with the birdcage!

Thanks for sharing.

Jackie x

Larisa said...

Very nice background paper you made! Love all this creation!! This tag is cute)))

inkypinkycraft said...

A gorgeous background, lve the colours and I love building background up, fab the cage and flowers are gorgeous too! Trace x

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Helen said...

I do like it, a lot. Love the background, lovely colours.

Sid said...

Fab tag, the cage looks so different on this creation !!

fatmonica said...

it's beautiful.I love the way you've built up the background.

craftimamma said...

Wonderful tag! Love the use of metal and texture on the birdcage. Beautiful colours too. Love it!

Lesley Xx

Artyjen said...

Like? Ooh it's fabby :)
xoxo Sioux

Netty said...

Gorgeous tag, x

Crafty mop said...

Kat what a great tag I love every thing about it x

Emma said...

An absolutely gorgeous tag ~ love every little detail about it! :)
Love Emma xx

jude said...

Absolutely love the tag and the bag ground is stunning!
Thanks again for fab inspiration
Hugs judex