Saturday, 9 May 2015

Tag for Crafty Individuals

It's May, a new challenge has started at Crafty Individuals and the theme is about music.
I have interpreted this in my own way (as I do ....) and taken a play on the word 'song' in the caption used on my tag.

Process steps -
Blend distress inks old paper, evergreen bough and weathered wood with a blending tool and mist with stormy sky and peeled paint mix in a mister. Blend the edges with frayed burlap - spritz and flick with water and heat dry.

Stamp CI 430 with stormy sky and frayed burlap and heat dry. I love the distressed pattern and collage effects of this stamp, it's perfect for creating backgrounds.

Stamp various stamps from the collection CI 329 and also add some stamped card collage pieces.

I also added some drawn lines between the mini tag and the birds to make it look as though they are holding it between them. Add a bow ........

..... and sentiment or quote to finish it off.

I hope you can join us in the challenge this month. Jean is always very generous with her prizes and discounts so pop over to the Crafty Individuals blog to see what Jean has in store for this challenge.

hugs Brenda xxx


  1. Wonderful tag Brenda, love your colour palette.
    I thought for sure you'd added some thread to the tag between the wee birds, never even considered it was drawn until you said so, looks so real!

  2. Beautiful Tag Brenda, fab colours:-) xxx

  3. Gorgeous tag Brenda!! Birds and birdcages are my favourite and these ones are beautiful! I love the subtle damask stamping in the background, just breathtaking! hugs :)

  4. Good morning, Brenda. Lovely tag and gorgeous colours. Hope you are enjoying your holiday! Weather here is fantastic too.
    Joyce xx

  5. This is beautiful, Brenda! Love the fact that it's done mostly with stamping. Amazing idea having the birds look like they are holding the tag.

  6. Little singing birdies are my nextest favourite thing ...after buzzing bees. Love this tag XXX

  7. such a lovely tag Brenda, I love this background stamp
    hugs x

  8. Absolutely amazing tag, Brenda! Love the colors, all those fabulous stamps and your spectacular background!
    Branka xxx

  9. Stunning tag in every way! Gorgeous!

  10. oh Brenda - your tag is so beautiful! I love it so much!!! Hugs Dagmar

  11. Wunderschön, ein traumhaftes Tag.

    herzlichst Sophie

  12. Lovely tag Brenda. I love the Colors you used.

  13. Beautiful tag Brenda - nice play on the theme.

  14. Ahhh - this is delightful... totally makes me feel happy Brenday. The colors are so perfect together and you chose just the right amount of everything - it's WONDERFUL. j.

  15. So delicate and pretty - lovely layered stamping.
    Alison xx


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