Wednesday 31 July 2013

Birthday Tag

I didn’t get to make my hubbie a birthday card this year and he’d had his present a little while ago – a garden camera for capturing stills and video of the wildlife in the garden, so instead I decided to put together a vintage tag for him.
Background is spritz and flick and then I’ve added lots of little bits and pieces many of which were just laying around my desk or in little plastic boxes (you know the bits you save just in case lol). The one tiny heart was punched from an oddment of card given Tim's rusted enamel treatment.
A strip of paper from a workshop card I am in the process of designing, a small oddment of tissue wrap, the film strip left over from I don’t know where. Part of one of the District Market tags I was keeping, the crown stamped when I made my take on Tim’s July tag and a tab I cut from the tiny tabs and tags last week.
The strip of patterned paper was inked, covered with multi medium and dipped in rock candy dry glitter.
The frame cut from corrugated card some while ago as was the sentiment, the vintage photo from Tim’s paper stash again left from another project and mounted on a vial label.
The key and nib from my supplies. Some remnant rubs and chit-chat stickers.
Phew just got it made in time.

Happy Birthday Ken.

I’ll be back again tomorrow with my make for the new challenge at Country View Challenges and again on Friday for the start of the second challenge at Crafts-Too Challenge You (C2CU), what a busy week.

Enjoy the rest of the week. I am off to Lanzarote tomorrow with all the family for two weeks in the hot sun.

Thanks for visiting and sharing in my projects.

hugs {brenda} x0x


Glennis F said...

Fabulous Brenda, what a lot of work put into it.
Have a great holiday - some sun sounds lovely

Gram's Treasures said...

Great tag, all of the little bits! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday.
Joyce xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic tag, great details. I'm sure hubby loves it.

Margreet said...

Congrats on Ken! You made him an awesome tag. Enjoy your stay at Lanzarote! Hugs, Margreet

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous tag Brenda, so much to see, so many little fantastic details that make it special! I had to laugh when I read about the boxes with bits on your desk, - oh how I recognize that, well, well done you for using so many of them and creating this super tag! I bet he will love it!

Have a wonderful time in Lanzarote

Jane said...

What a beautiful tag Brenda, your Hb must have been thrilled with it. I think tags are sometimes better for men than cards as mine often uses his as a bookmark etc afterwards. Have a fab holiday x

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda
It is amazing what one can put together with left overs, this Tag is fabulous I do hope hubby liked it. Have a great holiday.

Paula Whittaker said...

Well, I bet your hubs loved it - I know mine would have, if I ever made anything as wonderful as this.

Kathyk said...

FAB tag, loving all those lovely grungy, vintage layers - hope hubby LOVED it like the rest of us do


Amanda said...

Fabulous! Loving all the elements and how you put them all together
Amanda x

Deborah said...

A great idea to give a tag instead of a card - more likely to be kept as a bookmark. Bet your husband loved it. I do!

froebelsternchen said...

what a fantastsic piece Brenda! You are an amazing designer! WOW!

Redanne said...

Oh well done Brenda for using up bits - your tag is fabulous. Love the film strip, so appropriate. Hope you have a wonderful holiday in Lanzarote. Hugs, Anne x

Terry said...

I know Ken loved this tag. The added film strip is fabulous and I love how you threw in a "manly" heart! Very cool, Brenda. Hugs!

Sam & Poppy said...

Wonderful man-ness!!!
Big hugs Brenda xx

Gina said...

Love all the rusty splatteriness :D XXX

Words and Pictures said...

It's delicious - love the subtle vintage colours and sparkle, and fabulous composition. Happy Birthday to Ken!
Alison x

Sandy said...

A wonderful tag to go with a fabulous gift. Looking forward to some of those pictures. Have a great holiday.

Meggymay said...

Fabulous tag, love all the found additions. Have a great holiday.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Wonderful elements that come together so well on this tag which has a fabulous composition.
Birthday Wishes to your husband and for you Brenda, enjoy your holiday - Bon Voyage.

PetraB said...

Great tag with all the wonderful details. Happy Birthday to your husband and wishing you a wonderful holiday!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, I love the colours and layout and the water splodges on the distress ink look fantastic
Lindsay xx

Tincan Crafter said...

Brenda I think this tag is my favourite thing of all the things that you have done up until now. I am pciking this tag as my favourite thing to look at for the week! Happy Birthday to your husband as well.

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous tag, love the water drops, so beautiful. ~Diane

Marjie Kemper said...

Super masculine tag! Love all those special elements.

hazel said...

A fabulous tag, I love how you've put all the elements together.
xxx Hazel.

Jenny Marples said...

I bet hubby was thrilled with this Brenda. A fantastic tag. Hugs, Jenny x

nefertiti said...

Always fabulous tag Brenda!!!!bisous

Rossella said...

Gorgeous tag, have a wonderful holiday
Rosie x