Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Birdcage Swap

Hello again Peeps

I very nearly forgot to do something today!!

A few weeks ago the lovely Frankie organised a Birdcage Swap (is it Birdcage or Bird Cage?)!  We were all given a few weeks to complete a birdcage tag and then Frankie e-mailed us with our recipient to whom we were to send our completed tag.

Here is mine.....

I made a tag using the TH Tag Die, inked it with DIs and splashed it with water.  I then inked my lovely new Bird Cage stamps which my friend had very kindly brought back from Denver with DI and then powdered with Perfect Pearls in Gold and Bronze.  I inked the lickle birdies with TH Archival ink. Distressed the edges and inked with Walnut Stain DI.  I also stamped around the edges with a Penny Black (Christmas shhhh!) stamp.

I then set about cutting a Bird Cage with my TH die using shrink plastic, which I then heated and shrunk down, and inked with Gold Alcohol Inks.  A little ribbon, TH embellie with E, a little spray with Perfect Pearls spray and hey presto one tag. 

I was so glad when Elizabeth e-mailed me to tell me it had arrived and she liked it.  Phew!!

And here is the one I received from Helen. 

It is so lovely and colourful and I believe coloured with Distress Stains.  Now I KNOW I NEEEED some more colours if they make your work bright and colourful like this.  Thanks Helen!! You have made me spend more money now!!

I must also say a huge Thanks to Frankie for organising this and can you remember me when you do another swap please?

Right!  Off to put the chickens to bed and whizz down to my dance class.  See you all later.



Julia Dunnit said...

Great stuff Hettie - I have to say that my lovely tag from Elizabeth instantly made me want to buy new stuff too!!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

FAB tags! Enjoy your dancing.

Hugs, Sandra x

Mrs A. said...

Great tag.I love using shrink plastic. Must admit didn't think about making the birdie cage smaller. I need to think outside of the box more. Hugs Mrs A.

Polly Polkadot said...

Somebody making you spend money? I know that feeling! Lovely to see all the different interpretations of a birdcage.

Di said...

Brilliant tags! I wish I was more adventurous with distress stuff etc! Di xx

JoZart said...

Beautiful tags, thanks for sharing,
joZarty x

ElizabethR said...

Love my tag thank you again xxx I need the TH tag die!! Elizabeth xxx

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful tags, really love the monochrome palette on yours and I like H's because it's the exact opposite if that makes sense!!


lisa said...

I love your elegant birdcages, Sam, those look like must have stamps!!! The tag you received back is beautiful too. It's amazing how different DI's can look isn't it. I'm sorry I missed this swap, it sounds like fun.
Hugs Lisax

Sunshine Girl said...

Both tags are fabulous arent they - I loved the one I received too. Hope you enjoyed your dance.

Elizabeth said...

Just a quick visit this week due to illness but hope to do better next week ... thanks for sharing your tags, received and sent - both are lovely. I hope you have a great weekend. Elizabeth x #121

okienurse said...

Awesome tags! I haven't rec'd mine yet due to travel from the UK so will post next week when it gets here! Sorry I am so late getting by this week but I wanted to pop by and visit your blog to say hello and to see what you are up to! Didn't have the time to post(except about newest Doswell addition) or craft the past two weeks due to being in Virginia visiting with the son's family to see the newest granddaughter born. Definitely a fun time none the less. Hope you have a great week. Vickie aka okienurse