Saturday, 14 January 2012

GM32 - Tag 7 - Watch the Birdie!!

Hello Peeps

I have just realised that this is my 150th post!  Woo Hoo!  Who would have thought I had enough stuff to talk about in 150 posts?  And who would have thought that in those 150 posts I would have 60 Followers - 60 people daft enough to want to read what I put on this Blog?  Thank you to each and every one of you for following me as I know if it wasn't for you I would not have kept this blog going.  THANK YOU!!

Tonight's post is to show you my lickle tag which I made as my Gungy Monday piece with the lovely Linda!  Grungy Monday 32 and I don't think I have missed one.  Please correct me if I am wrong.

Now this week, the lovely Linda has asked us to make a Tag using one of the lovely Tags that the wonderful T!m made in his Twelve Tags of Christmas 2011!!  But with a twist.  It is not to be a Christmas tag! 

This week Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring this week's Challenge and if you have not bought anything from Simon Says Stamp you really should pop over there as in my opinion they have the best selection of stamps and other stuff available for crafting. I can even say that the post is worth paying as the selection and the speed of arrival is great!

I have chosen Tag 7.  When I watched T!m using the Kraft Glassine I just knew I had to have a go and after Christmas I ordered a pad of the Glassine which arrived last week.  Thanks Linda for giving me the perfect opportunity of using it...

Well, I couldn't order the Glassine without any other "essentials" now could I?  I also ordered the Christmas stamp set which I have been wanting ever since I used Hels' text stamp (it has been used on this tag honest), as well as some more Distress Stains, two of which (Frayed Burlap and Chipped Sapphire) were the main colours on this tag.  Other colours of ink I used were Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo.
I am afraid that on every attempt to take a photo of the flower, the camera flashed but it does show just how much reflection you can get off the Glassine once you have used the alcohol inks on there.  Here I used Denim and Silver along with blending solution, and once I crinkled the flowers, I used Faded Jeans in the crinkles and a Laura Ashley brad.
The Post Card stamp is from the Christmas stamp set and the Photographer's stamp is from another of Tim's sets both using Archival ink .  A little dictionary paper behind the Glassine just to pick out the edges of the paper and some film strip.  The little birdie charm I got out of my box and wired and then I coloured some seam binding with the Distress Stains.  Distressed the edges using Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo.

Now don't forget to pop over to Linda's blog to see some of the other pieces which people have made and of course, why not pop over to the Wonderful T!m's blog for even more inspiration and ideas.  At the moment you can have a sneak preview of some of the new products being released at CHA too!  Boy my visa card/Paypal are going to be warm when they come over to the UK!

TTFN and thanks for reading my post.



Kate said...

What a gorgeous tag!! I love that stamp! Everthing you did makes it so old and grungy. Love, love, love it!

Anita Houston said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love all the details! I am now following you as well!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Amazingly detailed tag Sam. Perfect x

craftytrog said...

Your tag is fabulous Sam! I love everything about it! x

Karen said...

A really fabulous tag, I love all the different elements you have added, its really gorgeous :)

Caz said...

Absolutely fabulous tag Sam!
I don't know about warm - my card will be going into meltdown, especially with Hels' workshops in March and April, I think my whole year's craft budget is going to by gone by end of April and I shall have to start "borrowing" from 2013's allowance!!! :-)

Sandra said...

Love this tag! It's gorgeous! Have that stamp too, but never used it yet. So thanks for the inspiration!