Sunday, January 21, 2018

Give Wings To Your Passion

Hi All!

Today I am sharing an upcycled tag with a bird theme inspiration by Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Birds of a Feather.

The tag is from a beautiful cozy Christmas present throw from Indigo/Chapters. It is a great cardstock weight and had a gorgeous gold foiled border. I partially covered the wording by using Whipped Spackle through the Magenta Square Centred Overlapping Circles stencil. Once dry, I wet the area and added Mango Tango Nuance powder. Once it started to activate, I picked up some colour with a small brush and splattered a bit onto the white areas of the tag. I then, set it aside and let the powder water mix do its thing. After it was thoroughly dried, I used a Sakura Quickie Glue pen to add gold foil to some areas and black acrylic paint splatters. Love the way it turned out. You can still somewhat see the item identifying description through the media but that just adds to the layering.

Next, I stamped the Zen Sunflower Bird onto vellum with Jet Black Archival Ink and coloured it using Zig Clean Color Brush Markers first and then going back in with a fine water brush for a watercolour effect. This was my colouring for Day 6 of Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge. After fussy cutting it out, it was too flimsy and did not pop enough off the background so I adhered it to cardstock with Glossy Accents and then fussy cut it again.

Then, I stamped the Give WIngs to Your Passion sentiment with VersaMark on black cardstock and heat embossed it with Simon Says Stamp Fine White embossing powder. I trimmed it down and cut in the ends. Next, I used the Quickie Glue pen on the edge and to create a few splatter spots and adhered some gold foil.

Now the tag was ready to assemble. I glued down a few scrap distressed and die punched flowers, added some gold thread, foam taped the bird and sentiment, tied on some glass bead trim, and lastly, added some black glitter glue to the flower centres. There you have it!

Be sure to check out the Simon Says Stamp Monday Birds of a Feather Challenge here for more feather friendly inspired entries.


gold foiled cardstock tag from Indigo/Chapters Cozy Faux Fur Throw, Zen Sunflower Bird stamp, Give Wings to Your Passion stamp, Overlapping Circles stencil, Mango Tango Nuance powder, patterned paper (Magenta), Whipped Spackle (Faber-Castell), Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers [Cobalt Blue, Pink, Yellow, Orange, Light Green](Kuretake), Quickie glue pen (Sakura), gold foil (Therm-o-Web), VersaMark ink (Tsukineko), Fine White embossing powder (Simon Says Stamp), Jet Black Archival ink, Glossy Accents, Black Soot Acrylic Distress Paint (Ranger), Vellum (The paper Company), black cardstock (Bazzill), white cardstock (CTMH), black glitter glue (Hampton Arts), gold thread and glass bead garland (Dollarama)


Maura Hibbitts said...

I love your tag, Cassandra! The bird is wonderful, and the background works so well with the design! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! hugs, Maura

Trina P. said...

Beautiful tag. Lots of wonderful details and very deserving of being featured at SSS. Congrats! 👏🎉🎉