Monday, 29 November 2010

Simon Says - Show us a Tag

I love making tags so this week's Simon Says challenge is right up my alley!  The background was already prepared from when I had some dusty concord ink left on my craft mat a few days ago, spritzed with a mix of dusty concord reinker/perfect pearl mix (can't remember which one now, it's not to hand to check the spritzer!)

The background looked a bit too dark though, so I used some Craftynotions white spray over the top.
I cut out the birdcage and bird (Tim's die) using a piece of leftover packaging from some idea-ology (don't like to waste anything).  I covered the birdcage with silver dabber paint and stamped in black stazon with Wendy's number background.  For the bird, I originally was going to use distress paint (in fact that's on the other side!) but used walnut stain and my bottle is SOOOO thick and gungey it didn't look right. So, side 2 - black acrylic paint, spritzed with worn lipstick reinker/forever red perfect pearl combi.  Some music tissue tape and the memo pin holding the adage ticket, then ran some ribbon through the holes in the bottom of the cage and fixed it at the back with tape.  Soar, birdie, soar!!

14 comments:

Jennie said...

Great tag Helen, love the fact that you used left over packaging!
Hugs and hope the glasses are working a bit better
xx

Cheryl said...

oh this is one fantastic tag,gosh love,that die cut you have used to perfection,hugs cheryl xxxx

flutterbycrafter said...

Fantastic tag H, love birdcage. xx

brenda said...

Hi Helen

This one is gorgeous.

Sorry not visited in a few days, optic neuritis again so computer limited to short bursts.

What can I say about yesterday, so near yet so far.

B x

Lori said...

Boy, you're quick off the mark this week! rofl.... Great tag, Helen, always love that birdie, fab job with the cage, too! Your background is gorgeous!

Vicki B in OP NY said...

Am loving what you did with the ribbon on the bird cage - just darling, dahling! Looks like you are adjusting to your glasses (I hope) since you finished this tag so quickly. ;-)
A little inkling

Netty said...

Terrific tag, love it. Annette x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

That bird looks fantastic - love the coloring!!

Thanks so much for sharing your work with us in the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Tracy Evans said...

Great use of left over packaging Helen. Great colours on the bird too. Have a lovely evening, Tracy Evans x x

Terry said...

Hiya Helen, wowieee your tag looks absolutely amazing, love the coloring and the birdcage is georgous...thanks for playing along on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge for this week and might I add that your fast....wow....thanksss
Hugs Terry xxxx

Donna said...

Gorgeous Tag Helen, love how the bird turned out, wonderful colour.
Hugs, Donna. x

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous tag Helen! Love the bird & your background! xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderful tag Helen, I hope your ready for Tim's tags !!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love everything about this tag, from the bird to the ticket. You do such great work. I want to come play in your stash.

I'm featuring you as my blog of the day, today. You have a great style, and I love that you use it, too.