Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Tagging Along with Try it on Tuesday

Hi All, Hows tricks?

Hope your weeks got off to a good start. Mine has, just got back from a wonderful weekend in Claxby on a craft retreat with a group of THE most SPECIAL people.  Laughed my socks off all weekend and did some crafting too. I did start a project for this weeks TioT but couldn't get it done in time so I'll save that for another day.

Today the challenge is to make a TAG with the theme The Birds and The Bees. As my sample didn't go according to plan (or rather my family didn't) I thought I'd show you this tag which I made a while back

I brushed the background, stamped the Crafty individuals trees in green, drew a few ripples in the water with a glitter gel pen and added the bead danglies to make the background. 

Then Stamped and embossed the bee eater bird and painted it with glimmer paint to get the sheen. The flower is one of the flowers in the Lovin Ink mixed flower pack which I coloured and shaped into an orchid sort of shape.

Hope you like and that you'll join us for Tag Week at TioT.  

I think a lot of folk don't make tags because they dont know what to do with them.  I put all mine on the wall of my craft room and always make a card to go with the tag, so when I wrap a pressie for someone, I have a matching card and tag to put on the parcel.

It's also the first day of a new Wish granted at The Craft Barn Wishing Well,

KarenB, from Australia, said...  
I'm hopeless with alcohol inks so I'd love some simple and effective ideas about how to use them. Any kind of 'wet' techniques really - paint, masking, misting - tips, techniques and sample projects.
Well Andy Skinner has kicked off the week with a fantastic new technique using Alcohol Inks and Water!
Intrigued? You should be!  
It's a great technique and well worth the click of a button to take you there

Have a great Week, see u L8er x


Angela Weimer said...

A great tag Michelle. Love it. Great accent with the feathers too. Glad you had a great time crafting. Have a great day . Angela

Gez said...

Fabulous tag Michelle. I adore the background. Sounds like you've had a wonderful weekend :-)
Best wishes, Gez.xx

craftimamma said...

Guess what Michelle? I have this very gorgeous tag in my box of treasures! Do you remember you did a competition where we had to guess what you had used as your tag and I got it right. Lucky me 'cos it really is more beautiful than even these lovely pics show.

Lesley Xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous tag Michelle, love that beautiful kingfisher and flower, yum, fab colours too, hugs Gay xxx

Alison said...

A really lovely tag Michelle,