Saturday, 18 June 2016

"If I Had Wings" !

Over on the Creative Carte Blanche blog this month the team are challenging us with a theme titled "Winged Things"which after much thought about fairies, bees, dragonflies, etc, etc I came up with the following tag.

If you have 10 mins do click on the link here and browse through the DT's samples and the other entrants.

I began by painting a large manilla tag with fresco chalk acrylic in Space Cadet, then a coat of Americana Weathered wood and then once dry a top coat of Vanilla paint.
The edges of the tag were then distressed with vintage photo and peeled paint DI.

Below is a photo of the main items used.

Next I stencilled on the roof tops with walnut stain ink and hi-lighted the edges with a fine black pen.

The boy in flight was stamped in verso fine black onyx and embossed with clear powder. The area around the boy was then lightly touched with Treasure Pewter to give the impression of movement.

A cluster of stars were added to the top using a small stencil with scattered straw ink and then brushed with perfect pearls for a light shimmer.

If I had wings was stamped in Archival cornflower blue ink and then clear embossed.

The journey token was from Tim Holtz idea-ology muse token set.

The light was shinning on the embossed parts which made taking photos a little difficult but I hope you can decipher the different textures etc.

Another great challenge ladies, it's great to be able to rummage through ones stash of crafting goodies without worrying about which company or make each item is from -- thanks.

Hope you all have a good weekend and that the sun may shine on you, as here in Kent it's been Very grey and Very wet for far too long! Take care and many thanks for stopping by today, Jane x


  1. Jane, this is such a lovely tag! I really love that stamp of the child soaring with the birds! The sentiment is perfect for that image! I love your crackly background sky, too. Thanks so much for sharing your art and your techniques with us at Creative Carte Blanche.

  2. Fantastic tag, Jane! You've done an amazing job giving the sensation of movement. I LOVE that at the ends of the strings are not balloons but birds. Great imagery and great execution.

  3. Hi Jane, I absolutely love your tag and the poetry of it... Brilliant ideas as usual the way you have added a bit of Treasure pewter around the boy in flight... The shine around it and over the little stars too thanks to a bit of Perfect Pearls is well visible and must be even more beautiful in reality I guess!!!
    Love your art, always exquisite, very clever and detailed Jane. thanks for the lovely walk on your blog this morning, and for your kind words on my blog too this week-end. Take care too, hugs Coco Xx

  4. There is such fun texture going on in your tag, Jane. And the child with the birds is perfect for the feel of this challenge. How fun this is! So glad you joined us at Creative Carte Blanche.

  5. What a fun and delightful tag you created! That flying kid with the birds reminds me of George and the Giant Peach. Awesome sauce design! ~Niki

  6. Such creativity with this theme, Jane! Your tag is wonderful! Love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Creative Carte Blanche!

  7. I love this tag - from the theme to the different textures. Very nice.

  8. Jane this is beautiful...makes me think of Peter Pan! hehehe....Love the textures too...Thanks for joining us at Creative Carte Blanche.

  9. Hey Jane! Me again. I wanted to thank you for your sweet comments you left on my blog regarding the sun, moon and stars project for Creative Carte Blanche.