Monday 15 September 2014

Tag Using Mini Birds/Branches from Tando Creative

Happy Monday to all of you and I hope you are all well. Todays tag began by playing around with paint on black card and ended up as a fun piece that I really l was pleased with various aspects of.

I started with a large black tag which I painted with watered down Fresco Chalk Acrylic paint in Inky Pool, Pewter and Beach Hut. Then I added some Grunge Paste through Dylusions small alphabet border stencil.

The tag was then stamped using Versa-mark ink and white embossing powder with the tulip stamp from Studio 490 - Art From the Heart set.

Next onto all the small elements that make the tag such fun. The heart is from Tando Creatives grab bag, the birds and branches are also Tando Creatives from their mini series and all the small tabs and tags were cut from a Tim Holtz die using kraft card.

1 bird, the heart, the round tab and the insert for the oblong tab were given a coat of equal parts fresco chalk acrylic in Pumpkin Soup and Americana staining medium. Once dry the heart was then stamped using the centre part of the tulip stamp and white embossed like the tag. I added touches of the paint mix to the grunge paste letters at the top.

The 2 branches were painted with a mix of Toad Hall and Pumpkin Soup.

The 2nd bird and the larger of the 2 small tags were painted with equal quantities of Autumn Fire and the staining medium. Odd touches of this paint mix were also added to the letters at the top.

The birds were stamped with numbers using black Archival ink, the round tab was stamped in Versa-magic Ocean Depth and embossed with clear EP. Using the same ink The dots from the leaves of the tulip were stamped onto the oblong tab.

The centre piece of the tab, the branches and the larger of the tags were stamped in Walnut Stain DI using Inkydoodles Text background. The tiny tag was white embossed with the number 5.

The tag was then assembled using pin flair glue. Various edges were given touches of Treasure Gold Wax Gilt in Renaissance. The tiny tag was attached with a brad.

I would like to enter this into Tando Creatives monthly Challenge titled 'Numbers and Letters'

To see the DT samples and the other entries click on the link  Here.

Well that's all from me for now, I hope you have enjoyed todays fun tag and thank-you for stopping by and reading this blog. I hope you all have a good week ahead and hopefully we can meet up again soon for some more crafting fun, till next time take care, and bye for now Jane x

PS all comments are much appreciated and read with much interest, thank-you for taking the time to write them. X


  1. Oh Jane, this is delightful! I love how you have layered the heart over the flower & the birds look fantastic! Thank you for playing along with Tando my lovely x

  2. what a great looking tag - really love what you have done with the Tando chippie - thank you for joining us this month.

  3. This is so beautiful and full of detail. Thanks for joining our challenge at Tando this month.