06 May 2013

Bird Song



Well hello from the wild and windy North!   My name is Jennie and I am absolutely thrilled to be here this month as Guest Designer alongside such an amazing Design Team.  Thank you so much Vicki for inviting me.



Today I am sharing an oriental tag showcasing these two wonderful birds from the graphic45 Bird Song Collection.



I inked up a Size 10 tag with  Ranger Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade,  Rusty Hinge and Fired Brick.  I made a mask from Post It Notes for the sun  and used a Crafters Workshop Leaf Mask in the lower part of the tag.  I then stamped some Chinese Text (a Craft Stamper Freebie many moons ago!) in Fired Brick.


I fussy cut the birds from one of the labels on the sheet and used foam pads to give a little definition.  Then it was all about decorating around the birds.  All these pieces came from the graphic45 Tranquility sheet which is full of labels, stamps and borders.  It really is a quite beautiful sheet to use.


I made a little fan from some Chinese paper in my stash  and added the srim and blossoms.  Again just some old tiny white flowers I found in my stash which benefited from the addition of some stamens. 

I had a lot of fun making the tag as “oriental” is not something I normally do, but graphic45 papers are always wonderful to work with.

Thanks for looking and I look forward to seeing you later in the month with another project.

Jennie x



10 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

such a super inked background which makes the perfect back drop for the Graphic 45 papers.

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, this is amazing!! I totally love the background with that sun placed so perfectly behind the birds (well of course you put the birds in front of the sun, but it just looks so cool!) great background stamping too and perfect embellishing, love the addition of the little fan! Very inspiring all round!

June Macfarlane said...

That background is so beautiful. Gorgeous details and images. Also just added some new ephemera and bird image freebies at my blog if you wanted to nab them :)
have a lovely day Jennie

hugs June x

Brenda Brown said...

Stunning.
Hugs Brenda xox

Paper Profusion said...

Beautifully done Jennie - the background is stunning. I love exactly where you have placed everything! Very artistic indeed. Nicola x

ElizabethR said...

A beautiful background and a gorgeous tag. Elizabeth x

Gez Butterworth said...

Beautiful tag Jennie.. your background is delicious ♥

butterfly said...

Wow... an absolutely glorious tag, Jennie - stunning colours in the sky, and brilliant cutting and embellishing - LOVE it!
Alison x

Jaine Drake said...

Wow this is gorgeous, I love the rich colour and the oriental theme is superb.

Sandy said...

Beautifully done and once again your background is marvelous - simply grand!!
Sandy