Almost done posting... this one and one more! Good thing, my eyes are starting to cross a bit. LOL I think blogging them is more tiring than creating them. :) This one is another really simple tag. The hardest part was making the pinecone, at least for me that was the hardest part.
To start I used Distress inks to color the background. I used Fired brick, crushed olive, spiced marmalade, scattered straw. I randomly worked the color onto the tag and blended them together with the blending tools. Next, I took a letter stencil from Crafter's Workshop by Jamie Echt and laid the stencil onto the outside left portion of the tag and taped it down so it wouldn't move around when I inked overtop of it. I inked with Fired brick again.
Next, I cut out the bird and branch using Tim Holtz's Alterations die cut. I cut out a blue mini polka dot pattern paper and then inked overtop to color the areas I wanted to change the look. I used Walnut stain on the branch and crushed olive and old paper on the bird. I glued it to the tag.
I then stamped the sentiment from CTMH Hello Tweety onto some white cardstock. I roughly cut around it and inked with old paper. I stamped the chain onto the tag so it looks like it's hanging from the top. I added the sentiment with a pop dot.
I then used Recollections flowers and prima flower leaves and laid them where I wanted them. I cut the pinecone from Tim Holtz's tattered pinecone die cut and rolled it into shape and glued it to hold it together. This took a bit longer than normal because I think it was from using Tim's Kraft Glassine paper which has a waxy finish to it. I didn't use my hot glue gun, instead I used Liquid glass and so I had to hold it for a bit before the glue took hold and held the pinecone together without unraveling.
Next, I glued all the parts down and added a little Recollections embezzled bling that has a topaz color to it that just seemed to suit the branch and pinecone color scheme.
One more to go and then I think a hot bath is in order and bed. What a productive day!!! And I was so glad to be able to enjoy my time with my GF today! We really don't get to spend a lot of crafting time together and so today was such a great time doing what we both love. I am so blessed to have her as one of my dearest friends! Thanks for sharing your afternoon with me Sherry! xoxo