So, I decided that since it is Spring here (well, I think it is although the weather doesn't seem to agree), that should be my theme. Here is the finished tag:
Fat Mum Slim's October Photo a Day and I know that you should try to capture your own writing as often as possible, so I did. I combined some Dyan Reaveley techniques here too and I am very happy with the out come. So, how did I do it?
First, please make sure you go and show T!m some love. His tutorials are always so well done and informative and I wouldn't be able to do half the stuff I do without watching his videos and following his blog. My challenge this time was to create the tissue paper that he has in his line because I haven't gotten around to purchasing any (although as usual, I want to)! I used two sheets of regular tissue paper that I stamped on with Archival Ink in Jet Black and glued together and this is the result:
To finish the background, I sprayed it with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist - I love that shimmer!
I die cut the bird (Caged Bird Bigz Die) from grunge paper using my Vagabond and painted it with Snow Cap paint dabber before I added glitter (see how to make your own coloured glitter with Ranger's Dry Glitter on T!m's blog - using my other favourite - Alcohol Ink!).
Here's the glittered bird. I added the wing later (using the Alcohol Ink Gold Mixative to colour the glitter) and inked the branch and legs with Gathering Twigs Distress Ink.
Finally, I die cut some leaves using the Mini Branch and Leaf Movers and Shapers set and the sentiments shape from the Mini Labels Movers and Shapers. I inked them with Distress Ink and wrote out the quote and adhered it with foam tape. I traced around both the die cut and stamped leaves with and Inkssentials Opaque Pen in white too. The bird was glued directly to the tag using Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive. My ribbon was a piece of cord from some clothes I bought the boys for summer!
And that folks, is my October Tag. Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed the process!