Sunday, 12 February 2012

Tag - keep me flying high

Happy Sunday to you all, I hope it is a good day wherever you are. I had a text from Maddie early this morning to say she had landed in Singapore and was on her way to the hotel.

Well this is my third post for today (never been known before!!), the other two are DT pieces, this one is just for me.

I am really disappointed I can't go to the Stamperama show. My car is still in the garage and is gonna cost me mega bucks as it needs new tyres, new windscreen and new cam-belt just to name a few bits. So that's my purse strings tied for a while.

Anyway instead I've had some fun amalgamating a number of challenges to produce this tag. Inspired by Simon Says Stamp and Show - a recipe of torn (I cheated a tiny bit, I haven't got torn edges but I have got torn fabric for the top), DIs, button and wings, Gingersnap Creations - glorious greens and Rogue Redhead Designs - a stamped background. It was Saturday show and Hels - picket stain distress stains resist that started me off and fits the Sunday Stamper challenge - I will always love you. Thanks Hels. This also reminded me of 'High' by The Lighthouse Family and the sentiment is some of the words from the song.


I have used a number of different stamp sets - Crafty Individuals, B Line Designs, Oxford Impressions, Darkroom Door, Our daily Bread and TH. I used shabby shutters, peeled paint, forest moss and pesto for my gorgeous greens. The bird cage was stamped onto some Basic Grey paper. Do you like the bird sitting on her nest? Roll on Spring I say.

The bird cage wings were painted with DIs and the covered with rock candy crackle paint and the birds were heat embossed to make them 'pop' more.

I will keep this tag for my Hubbie when it is his birthday later in the year.

Have fun and thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate all the lovely comments you leave me.

hugs {brenda} xox


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36 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely bit of work - great design and fab images. Sorry to hear about your car - hope it doesn't cost as much as you fear but unfortunately, I'm sure you need it! Hope your week gets better x

Mrs.B said...

This is stunning, love the images and colours with those words.
Hope the car doesn't cost too much.
Avril xx

toscania-art-life said...

Love it. It's so beautiful.

Von said...

What a busy bee you have been Brenda :) all so wonderful, hope you get your car sorted soon
Von x♥x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda, I love the background it's very effective with the images. Lovely design. Tracy x

catherine said...

This is just beautiful Brenda and the colours are stunning. You are so creative
x catherine

Claire said...

Gorgeous work Brenda, the colours are stunning. Its perfect reminder that spring isn't too far away (hopefully lol). Sorry to hear about your card, what a pain.
Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Junibears said...

What a bummer about your car!! My sympathies.
This tag is just stunning Brenda. beautiful work. xx

lynne said...

Brenda
A beautifully stamped tag and using some of my favourite stamps.
Lucky hubby.
Wishes
Lynne

Meggymay said...

Beautiful tag, love the flying birdcage.
Yvonne x

Sue C said...

Another stunner, you are on a roll ! Sue C x

Suze Bain said...

A gorgeous tag Brenda, beautiful colours and love the birdcage. xx

Basement Stamper said...

Love the wings with the bird cage. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Blogger's Challenge this week.

Margreet said...

Stunning tag Brenda...lovely sentiment too...sorry to hear about your car!
xxx Margreet

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Brenda, another gorgeous post! You have me thinking spring! Hoping your car bill is less than anticipated. Have a grat week! Yvonne

Terry said...

Brenda, what a shame about your car! They just don't behave! My 1998 is leaking in a few places, so I know that means $$$ :-((( Well about your tag, FABULOUS! Love the background and the wings on the birdcage, so cool with that sentiment! Love this and speaking of love! Don't know how I missed your box below! OMG - gorgeous and those hearts really do pop with the embossing! Have a great Sunday!

Martina2801 said...

Such a lovely tag, Brenda! I love your style!

So sorry when I heard about your car!

Hels Sheridan said...

oooh yes, roll of spring too... I agree! Lovin those gorgeous greens Brenda.. they do remind me that a lovely spring morning isn't too far away now.... hope the car gets sorted... eeek, sounds like it is going to be an arm and a leg! Thanks for joinin in with the Sunday Stamper x

Netty said...

Terrific tag Brenda and sorry to hear about the car. x

Lynn Stevens said...

Brenda So sorry to hear about the car problems. Not fun having to pay for those repairs!
Love your tag. Its so perfect for spring.
Hugs Lynn

Cheryl said...

oh wow Brenda,this is just stunning,the detail is amazing,sorry to hear about your car problems Hun hugs Cherylxxxxx

Sue said...

This is a beautiful tag Brenda, I love the green with a touch of pink, and the stamps you have used are perfect. Good luck with your car (ouch) x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful tag with great spring feeling.
Sorry to hear that your car will cost so much :(

Gemma said...

stunning tag Brenda! hope your car doesnt cost too much to get sorted x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

This tag is to die for! Love it!!! I've put all my crafty goodness away as I have company coming this week. Knitting it'll be.

Hugs,
Kay

PS Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog.

Gillian .... said...

Simply gorgeous detail Brenda ... perfect. xx

Linda Elbourne said...

The details are fabulous Brenda! Lovely Work! Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week ... we hope to see you again soon!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda, beautiful details.
luv
Debby

Sarah said...

This is so beautiful Brenda, sorry your not getting to go to the show,
Hugs Sarah x

Rebekah said...

This is gorgeous work as always Brenda I just love it! Sorry to hear about your car I know that feeling only too well hugs rebekah xx

May said...

Fabulous tag Brenda, lovely choice of colours & detail, Hugs May x x x

The Rogue Redhead said...

Gorgeous tag! Love the wings on the bird cage!

Thanks for playing the Use a Stamped Background Rebel Challenge at RRD!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Gorgeous tag promises a warm and fertile spring with those pretty colours and lovely images. Shame about the car, its almost as bad as loosing your computer! XOXO Zoe

Gerri Herbst said...

Wonderful colors in this one! I adore birdie images too!

Ali Manning said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for taking the Gingersnap Creations challenge :)

trisha too said...

Hi again, Brenda! Congratulations on your gorgeous tag being chosen as a Ginger Gem in the Glorious Greens Challenge!!

:)