Friday, 10 April 2015

Chochitlan Wreath, Tag, CAS

I have to confess I've really enjoyed this Easter break, but sadly it's back to getting up at 5.45am from Monday.  I shower, then my husband...  and then at 6.20am I wake my daughter, give her five minutes to get her bearings and then she's in the bathroom 'til around 7-7.15am.  She takes forever to do things.  Always has.  The joys of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, etc...  Did I mention that after a 10-15 minute break to dry off she's back in the bathroom for another 20 minutes just to clean her teeth?!  The things we have to do just to get our daughter to school on time.

At least this cute little gift tag did not forever to do.  Here's one picture from the front...




...  and one from the left...




...  and one from the right...




I started by overlapping three wreaths from the Poppystamps, Chochitlan Wreath.
As you can hopefully see from the photograph I chose to use two green colours for added interest.

Next, I cut and shaped the flowers (Elizabeth Crafts, Bunch of Flowers 2).  This time I used tiny purple flowers as centres for the white flowers (Memory Box, Flower Mound) and a small diamante gem for the blue flower.

The Poppystamps Nestled Bird (and some ribbon) were all that was needed to finish this mini project.

I'm entering this gift tag into the latest Poppystamps Challenge...  and Tag You're It...


If you take a look at the original tag design above you will see that the bird, the flowers and the circles on the big blue flower are where my design idea has come from.  I've swapped out a busy background for plain, kept the blue flower, dropped the sentiment and the feather and used the ribbon shape on the tag as actual ribbon to tie my tag with.  The two shades of green in the wreath echo the two shades of orange on the flowers from the original design...  and as a final finishing touch I've included one small diamante gem to echo the 'shine' from the paperclip.

Hope you like it...

22 comments:

  1. Wow that wreath is beautiful with the dimensional flowers and bright red bird! I love that you took the time and made some of the leaves darker - it makes such a difference!

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    1. Thank you, Jeanne. I know the tag's very simple - no ink, no texture paste, etc. But sometimes I think it's best not to overdo it. But I'm only a newbie. Do you think I should have done more?

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  2. Thank you, Patty. Glad you like it :)

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    1. Thanks, Olga. So glad you like it :)

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  4. A very sweet spring tag. Very nice use of your wreath. Love the little bird.

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    1. My stash of Poppystamps dies isn't huge (unlike my Memory Box collection), so I try to be inventive with what I have.

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  5. Love your tag design Donna, looks amazing with wreath ..flowers and bird..
    Thank you for joining us at Poppystamps challenge Blog.
    Pam.

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  6. Thanks, Pam. I'm working on my photography backgrounds as well as my craft projects now. Trying to learn from the best :)

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  7. Awesome love that wreath. Thanks for joining us over at Tag you're it.

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    1. Yay! My first Awesome comment :)
      Thank you.

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  8. Love that you took the CAS route, Thank you for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge.

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    1. Thanks. I still wonder if I should have textured the background slightly, though?

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  9. Love all the dimensions on this gorgeous tag. That wreath is such a beautiful setting for the red bird and white blooms! Thank you for joining in the fun at Tag You're It!

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    1. Thank you. As always you are very kind with your comments :)

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  10. I love the colours - they all tone beautifully and the design is beautiful in its simplicity x

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  11. I really enjoyed making this little tag. Can't wait until my birthday to start making bags for these!

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  12. This is just beautiful! I love how the litle bird stands out against your pretty wreath! Very nice! Thanks for playing along with us over at Poppystamps!

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