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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The birds of spring!

I was inspired by Tim's tag for April... Although it doesn't take much for me to pull out a stamp with a bird or something to do with nature! :)  Lisa's Blogger's Challenge this week  is For the Birds. 

Here is my take on Tim's tag:


I started with a frame scrap that I had leftover from a die previously cut. (I went through three of these leftovers before I achieved the effect I wanted. Luckily I had that many of them in my scrap box. :)

Stamp Memory Box Elegant Damask using black ink onto frame. Sponge with orange and brown dye ink.
Die cut branch (Memory Box).  Stamp Memory Box Mail Definition stamp  onto branch and tag using black ink. Sponge branch with brown dye ink.

Stamp bird (Memory Box)  using Broken China onto cardstock. Cut out with scissors. Stamp Sentiment (Memory Box) using black ink on tissue paper. Tear out and sponge with orange and brown dye ink.

Sponge background of tag using blue dye ink and brown dye ink. Distress edges.

Inks: Ranger Archival Ink - Black, Coffee, Ranger Distress Inks - Broken China, Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain

Have a lovely Tuesday!

Suzz

20 comments:

Kate said...

This is lovely! I love the background, lace and frame. Just beautiful!

Sue said...

Oh Suzz...that sound was me sighing! This is just lovely. So soft and pretty. Love the touch of lace at the bottom.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Beautiful colors you used. Those are nice dies by Memory Box.

Shelly Hickox said...

I was looking thru the submissions on Tim's latest tag post and yours jumped out. No surprise when I clicked on it and landed here, lol! LOVE this tag!!

Winnie said...

Such a sweet tag. Great background and framing! He is darling.

Pauline said...

Absolutely beautiful tag Suzanne! Love that label shape, and the sweet little bird.

Basement Stamper said...

gorgeous tag, love the colors and your bird. Congrats, saw you in Stamper's Sampler as a featured part with your ATC's-NICE!!!

Lücki said...

gorgeous tag, love the colors!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful tag! Love the colors and how you used the reverse of the die to frame your sweet bird! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Suzz, the branch is so delicate, I love it. The bird and branch look wonderful with the background.a stunning tag. Tracy x

Carol Q said...

ooh lovely untidy tag Suzz (obviously in a good way!) love the blue and orange highlights with the flowers.

Conniecrafter said...

Awesome, love the torn sentiment, cool framing and love the branch and bird!

Cheryl said...

This is GORGEOUS! I was scrolling through my reader and came to a screeching halt when I saw this beauty. Amazing! Love the colors, the design, the flowers...everything!

Yvonne Garner said...

Love this Suzz! Great use of the frame and I love the touches of lace especially. Best wishes, Yvonne

Ros said...

Beautiful tag Suzz .... I love birds

Linda R said...

Oh my goodness. What a gorgeous tag. So many yummy layers to look at.

Hugs~

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous tag Sue - this is your speciality!!

anna christensen crafts said...

Suzz, this is incredibly gorgeous! I love everything about it, your eye for colour is wonderful, I love the re purposed frame too xx

craftimamma said...

A stunning result from your unique take on Tim's tag Sue. Love that gorgeous Memory Box die ...... it's so delicate. I've only just started seeing them over here in the UK and they are so popular they're always out of stock :-(.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Winnie said...

Amazing tag. That background is great and I love how you framed it and the lovely shades and trim!