Saturday, 18 April 2015

Double Tag, Serendipity Bird Frame, Female

I had a lot of fun with the last tag I made for a Tag You're It and Poppystamps challenge.  So much so that I've been mulling over a second design that would suit both challenges.

Here's the design I came up with...





It's predominantly made from my 'left overs' stash.  Do you have one of those?  It's the place where all my extra pieces go...  Normally because I've cut a few extra or I've cut the same die piece in a few different colours as I couldn't settle on which one I wanted to use.

The front tag has been cut from Kraft card and sponged with several shades of green, blue and brown from my Tim Holtz distress ink collection.  There's even some Antique Linen in there!

The Serendipity Bird Frame (Poppystamps) has been backed onto Centura Card.  The tiny leaves were left from my McGill Dimensional Lever Punch (Tree Branch) and the flowers were sent to me with a craft order.  Any tiny daisy punch would do the trick, I think.

Once I added the Poppystamps Nestled Bird (cut from recycled packaging), the Delicate Chain (Poppystamps) and the birdhouse (Taylored Expressions, Birch Tree Accessories Set), it was simply a case of deciding on which flower embellishment centres I wanted to use.   Can you see from the picture that I pierced a hole into the birdhouse and attached the chain through that, then cut into the chain to thread it onto the frame?

Once the twine was added the tag was finished, but I still felt it lacked something.  I considered adding a butterfly, making a bigger tag and backing it onto this one as a frame...  and then I remembered a double tag I had seen online some time ago.  I figured writing on the back of a 3D tag might not be the easiest of options, so this seemed like the perfect solution.

So I untied the twine and cut the back tag from Centura card to mirror the front design a little.  As I wasn't sure if Centura card was practical to write on I cut a distressed rectangle (Spellbinders) from hammer card, edged it slightly with Walnut Stain Distress ink and added a few extra daisies.

If you take a look at the Tag You're It design (below) that's posted by their Featured Designer, you'll see that this time around I've focused solely on the bird and flowers as the focus of my project.


I'm also entering this into Country View Challenges / Use Kraft card.

Yes, it was a lot of work for such a small project.  But I had fun doing it.

Bye for now  :)

18 comments:

  1. Another fantastic tag Donna, you say a lot of work and it shows, fantastic layout details and colors, love the tiny yellow flowers, they really pop out..
    Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog..
    Pam

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    1. Thank you, Pam. I've bought myself a gift bag punch board for my birthday - not until August. I think the tags I'm making will go well with those... Once I've got the hang of making them!!!

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  2. This is a beautiful tag Donna, lots of work but so worth it. I love the little chain your bird house is hanging by - it's these little details that make all the difference isn't it. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments, Sue. You're right... the little things can make the biggest difference. Appreciate you taking the time to comment :)

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  3. Ce double tag est absolument superbe !!

    Bises.

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  4. Wow such an awesome tag love that you doubled it and those branches are awesome. Thanks for joining us over at TAG you're it.

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    1. Two awesomes in one day. Yay :)

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  5. Beautiful project! I love how you've combined the bird and the little house! Thanks for playing along with us over at Poppystamps!
    Take care!
    Michele, Poppystamps DT

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  6. Thank you, Michelle. I appreciate you taking the time to post such a kind comment. You 'take care', too :)

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  7. Amazing tag
    Thanks for playing along with us over at Poppystamps!
    Ilona

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  8. Delightful tag--I love all the little details!

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    1. Thank you, Donna. Glad you like it :)

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  9. Stunning! Thank you for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge.

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely compliment :)

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  10. Really beautiful! The colored bird die is shaded beautifully and adds so much dimension. Your photographs are wonderful too!

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  11. Thanks Jeanne. I've been working on the backgrounds for my photo's!
    Glad you noticed :)

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