Friday, 11 September 2015

Gift tag

Just a quickie from me today as I have been busy prepping and organising for my next Country View Workshop which is tomorrow. The boxes are almost ready to be packed into the car and then I will be off to my sisters to see her too and then home again Saturday night.  

I would like to share a small gift tag (I know it has been received so I'm good to go with this).


It is a little gift tag I made from a left over tag. Do you make something and then have a change of heart or a light bulb moment and go off in a completely different direction? What do you do with the piece you were working on. I had a little gift I wanted to get in the post and also wanted to share a few words with a dear blogging friend and this tag, cut down to fit in the small package, was just the answer.


The bird and feather had been clear embossed before I inked over the tag .....


... and I finished it off by adding some stamping in hickory smoke, a friend hashtag and some remnant rubs.


I also dipped and dried the other side and added a little space to write my note .....


... and once it was written it was ready to add to the little package and go off to the post office.


Of course I still have the bottom half I can use another time.


Please share what you do with your left over projects, I'd love to know.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you get lost in some creative time this weekend.

hugs Brenda xxx

17 comments:

Deborah Wainwright said...

That's it lovely Brenda I'm sure your friend loved it. Hugs Debs xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

A brilliant idea! Both sides are beautiful and the hash tag sentiment is great! Chrisx

Gina said...

There is just something so exciting about sky blue and brown together...maybe it is because I like trees an a bright sky lol :D XXX

Angela Radford said...

Great idea Brenda, love it. Yes I often get distracted when making something and change my ideas but I also keep all the bits of
left-over stuff too and really need to make something with those. Think I shall have to do something with them soon as they are taking up too much space. Have a great weekend, maybe we will get to see the results. Happy crafting, Angela x

Mrs.B said...

This is a lovely tag Brenda, and a great idea to ink up the back too.
Avril xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

So pretty and a lovely delicate appearance to it. I am sure this will be treasured.
Wishes
Lynne

Meggymay said...

This is a Beautiful tag Brenda, and you still have another piece to use in future.
Yvonne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

I love this, Brenda! What a wonderful idea!

Monika Gulyas said...

Beautiful!

Astrid Maclean said...

Just lovely!! Love how the bird turned out! I bet it will be much appreciated! Good luck with the workshops!!

butterfly said...

Gorgeous gift tag - the colours are so lovely, and I love the white embossed bird (and the feather too in the original!). So in love with Hickory Smoke and the subtle stamping here is great. Hope you've been having a great time at the workshop - I'm sure it's been brilliant.
Alison xx

Karin said...

Gorgeous tags, I like the size of it and the colors are stunning!
Groetjes Karin

A Pink said...

what a fab idea ! Brenda . Love the colours and that you have worked both back and front . A tag that I have no doubt will be treasured x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

The ultimate in beautiful and thoughtful recycling Brenda ! Have a great time at your class and enjoy the visit with your sister, safe travels!

Julia Aston said...

What a creative idea Brenda! love the colors, images and sentiments on this pretty gift tag! Julia xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful! Love your colors and I think I now *need* hickory smoke.

Candy C said...

Brenda...this gift tag is just a work of art! Love the colors...so wispy and perfect for your bird silhouette. I love how he doesn't really have a distinct outline...so pretty! Love the text stamping in the background, too! Your distressed edges totally "make" the whole tag! I also wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment about my Bats in The Belfry Haunted House. <3 Candy