I hope you've had a chance to play along with Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags event... but if you haven't as yet the good news is there is still time to join in. If you want to, of course :)
My entry for today ties in with a tag that featured on Day 5 of the event. I took one look at that tag and I knew exactly what I wanted to do... I just didn't know how huge it would end up being!!!
Here's my tag...
It didn't have the bird on it initially... or the paint splatters. They were the parts of the design that I had to think on once my initial idea was mapped out.
Oh yes... and one quick note to my readers. This is NOT a green Robin!!!
My husband had mean things to say about this bird that I shall not repeat. All I will say is that there are plenty of other birds who struggle through Winter... not just pretty Robins. Enough said!!!
This tag (below) is the one that inspired me to play along...
Other than the pine cones hanging off the branch (I echoed the dimension using Collall 3D Glue Gel), the only other details I've mirrored are the splatter background and the three Christmas embellishments in place of the three jewel embellishments.
(PS... I purposefully invested in the Tim Holtz 'Splatter Brush' for the splatter effect and was not disappointed).
Memory Box/Open Studio 'Finnegan Fronds'
Memory Box 'Distressed Tag'
Papertrey Ink 'Library Card Tag'
Penny Black 'Nature's Gift'
Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'Walnut Stain'
Tim Hoktz Distress Ink 'Peeled Paint'
Tim Holtz Distress Paint 'Picket Fence'
Metal Embellishments and Elasticated Cord from stash
Black Jewel embellishment
I don't know if you can tell from the photo, but I've also used a sheet of Tim Holtz 'Kraft Core' from his 'Shattered' collection for my largest tag die cut. It just adds a little 'extra' something visually that doesn't involve any work on my part.
Ssshhh.... Don't tell!!!
Other challenges I'm entering...
(Bird and White Tag cut from snippets)
(Favourite Hobby and Why)...
Mine's making tags, or cards... or gift bags or boxes.
It keeps my mind occupied and is helping me to 'mend'.
Long story, but if you want to know more read my 'About Me' tab section on my blog.
(Challenge #388 'Birds/Animals'
Week #337 'Anything But A Card'
(FM 234 'Baby It's Cold Outside'/Winter Theme)
(November Challenge 'Anything Christmas'
(CCC 05 'Precious Metals')
I hope you have a good week...
Thanks for stopping by... I really do appreciate it.