Friday 25 March 2011

The Stamp Man Challenge # 16 - Anything Tim

Hi Friday Bloggers

The next Stamp Man challenge begins today and yes, you can guess can't you? I have been in my element this week getting inky and playing with Tim's stamps and dies.

I decided to make a tag, mainly because I have been itching to get back to the 12 stamps of Christmas and apply the skills and techniques in different ways. This tag came about not quite as one of those happy mistakes, but similar. I was looking at Tag 3 you know the one of the Christmas bird on a branch with the tissue tape flower. Well ................................................ I happily covered some card with the tissue tape and die cut the bird and wing to do a spring themed tag. (See the Caged Bird at The Stamp man.) But as you can see that's not what came about. No, in fact I looked at the left over piece and though what can I get out of that so as not to throw it away and waste it. So I decided I would die cut a small section of the cage to put in my bag of bits to use on a collage another time.
Only I so love the 'broken' cage that emerged I decided I was going to use that for my tag instead. I grunged it with AI, glue and DI. Having decided I didn't want the die cut bird on this one, I got out the Nature's Moment set (see them at the Stamp Man shop) and stamped the bird, cut it out and covered it in distress stickles. I used the flowers from the same set of stamps to make the background. The words were computer generated and I made the tissue tape flower inked with AIs and added some distress stickles and glamour dust and some beads in the centre. I then added the little hanging piece to show it still fits in with the Spring theme that I originally started with.

Eh voila. 

Supplies used -
TH Caged Bird die
TH Nature's Moments stamps
TH Tissue Tape
DIs bundled sage, peeled paint, forest moss, tattered rose, dried marigold, antique linen, walnut stain and black soot.
AIs gold (on the cage), pink sherbert and watermelon
Trinket pin
Bee charm (also flying free)
Fabric for the tie

Hope your week has gone well.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Simon Says Stamp and Show - A Word (well 6 actually but the focus word is FREEDOM)
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything but a card
Bling It On - Anything goes with a charm
There's magic in the air - Vintage card or tag
Polka Doodles - Spring Has Sprung



Lisa Jane said...

wonderful tag Brenda -love the vintage /distressed feel.
Lisa x

Gram's Treasures said...

What an adorable tag! So many little bits and pieces, it keeps you looking...don't want to miss anything. A perfect spring feel, and love the broken cage!
Joyce xx

Netty said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda, love the vintage look you have achieved. Beautiful. Annette x

Margreet said...

Beautiful tag Brenda....I wonder if TH dies also pass trough a Cuttlebug?
Enjoy your weekend....hope it will be a sunny one!
xxx Margreet

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Brenda, what a beautiful tag, love birds and cages and the colours are fabulous! Have a wonderful weekend hun, hugs Heidi x

Colette said...

Fab tag, love the wording, glad you could join us at Polkadoodles this week, good luck! Colette xx

Lou said...

Hi!Brenda,just love your tag, great design and love the colours too.
hugs Lou.xx

Debs said...

WOW love this Brenda :0)...thanks for sharing with us at Bling it On...hugs Debs x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome creation, thanks for sharing!

DesignerDiva said...

Fab tag Brenda I love the broken cage! I never would have thought of that
Hugs Laurie x

Zue said...

Love yout tag-wall-hanging. What a brilliant idea. The broken cage is just how they should be...then the incumbents can escape to freedom.

LOvely work, Brenda. I can see you love to play 'tag'.
Thanks for your sweet comment.
Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda ! Sue C x

Unknown said...

A great idea with the cage Brenda and your Tag is Beautiful so much detail and technique a super make. Hugs
Sarah x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Brenda this is fantastic, what gorgeous images and colours I absolutely love how you have the bird flying out of the cage I love it.
Lorraine x

Patsi said...

this is stunning, thanks for joining us at bling it on xx

lisa said...

Oh Brenda. This is stunning. I love the way you've updated the Xmas tags for Spring and the broken bird cage looks fab. The bird and bee flying free is really inspired. It's been great to be given free reign to play isn't it.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the NEC.
Hugs Lisax

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Brenda,
Oh, this is just too clever AND adorable--I love it!
Happy Spring! I hope you have a beautiful weekend.

cheryl said...

oh hun,this is one amazing tag,gosh really love the detail and design on this,just brilliant hun hugs cherylx

Saskia said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda!
Great to see your work at Polka Doodles! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Dragon said...

Brilliant!!! It is funny we had such a similar broken cage idea eh? He loved the retirement card btw. Thanks for your generous comments about my latest cage piece!!!

Candy C said...

Beautiful tag, Brenda! I love how you opened up the top of the bird cage die to let your beautiful stamped bird "escape"! This tag is very very well done! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Lynne Forsythe said...

STRIKING......and that's how I feel about Spring toooo! STUNNING TAG!

thanks bunches for playing along with the teamies of Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Debbie Dolphin said...

Oh WOW Brenda=you are so inspirational. I adore your style xxx
love debbie xxxxxxxxxxxxx

xxxtglxxx said...

I have loads of Tims stuff you know Brenda, and have some of them years. I am always blown away when I see the results of using them, but I still dont think I have found my own style with them yet :)

Your tag looks beautiful. I love the wording on it, and the bug charm and floral embellishment are perfect.

Have a great day at the NEC! :)



The Stamp Man said...

Fantastic tag Brenda, I too love the idea of the broken cage and the bird escaping to freedom, also a great idea to keep those Christmas tag techniques working through the year.

Jill x

CraftinGranny said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda! Thanks so much for joining us at PCC this week. "Hugs" Carol

Laney said...

Fabulous Brenda!!! an awesome creation I love it!!! thank you for joining in with our very first challenge at Bling it on , hope to see you again

Lucy said...

Hi Brenda, absolutely lovely. Really love that look and the colours!
Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week.
Josie x

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous tag Brenda and just perfect for our Spring challenge (a bit late saying this as up to my eyes in LIIU comments lol)
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Polka Doodles Spring Has Sprung challenge and good luck!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Audrey said...

What a lovely tag. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

chris said...

wow Brenda its so striking and flipping gorgeous. hugs chris xx

Juls said...

this is gorgeous! so many beautiful details!! Hugs Juls

Tip Top said...

Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Beautiful tag. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles in our Spring has sprung challenge! It is lovely to see your fab work! Cheers Claire x

Vintage Milly said...

What a fab creation, thanks for joining in with our Spring challenge at Polkadoodles,