Thursday, 11 April 2013

Mechanical Bird by Emma


Hi everyone...
For my first post and project in April, I decided to bring a bit of brightness and colour into our lives ~ I think we all need it after this long, drab winter and I've created a tag using the Mechanical Bird stamp by Neil Walker. I hope you like it...
To begin with I've used a Size 8 Manila tag and applied Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Spiced Marmalade Distress Paints over the surface. I misted the tag with water to blend the paints and then dried it with my heat tool. I added some circles using the paint from the Snow Cap Adirondack Paint dabber and applying it with the lid of the bottle and then stuck some small strips of Tissue Tape onto my tag.
Next, I stamped out the Mechanical Bird image onto the tag and used a white pen, to add colour to the birds legs. I then stamped out the bird, two more times onto white card and then coloured the image using the same colour in the Distress Ink Pads, as I'd previously used on my background and used Mowed Lawn onto the leaves. I cut out each layer of the bird but each time, cutting away part of the image to give me my decoupage pieces, which I layered on to the base image on my tag. I used the white pen to add some highlights to the image and added Glossy Accents to the eye and down the wing.

I matted my tag onto a piece of Kraft card, leaving a narrow border around the edge before, then mounting my tag onto a larger piece of black card, matted onto a backing of pearlescent off-white card. I attached the two layers together using the Tiny Attacher. Using the white pen, I drew a line around the edge of the black card.
Next, I used Tim's Tattered Florals die from Sizzix to make three small dimensional blooms, which I coloured using Dylusions Ink Sprays in Vibrant Turquoise and Bubblegum Pink. I then spritzed each of the flowers with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mists before adding them to my tag.
I added my flowers to my mounted tag, together with some white flowers, from my craft stash, which I sprayed in the same colours and then die cut some twigs from chipboard, painted them brown and added these to the flower arrangement. I used one of the Idea-ology Memo Pins to attach my Adage Ticket and finally, I dyed some cream seam binding, using Distress Paint in the same colours as before and threaded it through the hole in my tag. 
So, I really hope you've been inspired by my tag today and thank you so much for stopping by to take a look ~ I can't wait to read all your comments!! See you all again very soon...
Emma xx

19 comments:

craftimamma said...

This is really gorgeous Emma and definitely a very welcome burst of pretty colour. The decoupaged bird is great and your tattered roses are beautiful. The Dylusions spray colours co-ordinate perfectly with the Distress Paint colours.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wonderful tag , I really love it!!! love the colors ande details , I love the beautifull flowers !!

Greetings
Maria

Astrid Maclean said...

Fab project Emma! Love how you used that bird stamp to create so much dimension! Lovely colours too!

Gabrielle said...

LOVE this Emma! Looks fabulous and those colours cheered up a grey morning!

Helen said...

Fab bird!! What a great tag Emma.

Neil said...

Absolutely fabulous tag. Love the dimension and the colours too.

Paula Whittaker said...

The colours are just perfect with that stamped image. super stuff Emma x

butterfly said...

Hee, hee... that wasn't what I expected from the sneak peek - what a delight! Love that bird, and the colours are so vivid - great tag card!
Alison x

Shirley Davis said...

On your own site, the flowers looked quite large (close up snap). BUt I suspect now that, being on a tag, they are quite small which makes the perfection even more ah-may-zing!

Artyjen said...

Super colour choice....love the bright colours
xoxo Sioux

Maggie said...

Totally fabulous love the vibrant colours!


MaggieH

Rosemary said...
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Rosemary said...

2nd try!

That is gorgeous, love the colours. Thanks for the detailed instructions

Dawn said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love the bright cheerful colours and the flowers are fabulous! Thank you for brightening my day x

Dotty Jo said...

Amazing!!! Jo x

Lori said...

Wow, this is stunning! Love that stamp!

creativhochvier said...

Great to found this Blog! Love steampunk <3

Best regards, Heidrun

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very beautiful and great colors.
Greetings Janny

Sue C said...

Gorgeous tag Emma ! Love the bright colours and the bird and flowers are fabulous ! Sue C x