Thursday, 12 February 2015

A bird does not sing

On Tuesday, my crafting friend Jenni, invited me to check out her craft room, 
and of course, have some 'play time' together.

"Orange & Lemon - use Citrus colours"
 and this week's theme at the Tagalong Challenge is
"Warm Colours" 

Using Distress Inks, I started with 'squeezed lemon', adding 'spiced marmalade', some 'worn lipstick' and just a whisker of 'peeled paint', blending them altogether.
 I stamped the background hearts in 'spiced marmalade', stamping off once first.
On Jenni's shelf (next to where I was sitting) were her JOFY stamps, so using #12 I stamped some foliage, colouring it with Distress Ink.  
I really like these quirky stamps, hmmm ..... think I might have to review my wish list - which is always getting longer (sigh)!

I stamped 'Toucan & Budgie' from Stampotique, onto some ivory card, coloured them with watercolour pencils and fussy cut them.  They were mounted on the tag using my favourite dimensionals (SU).

The top of the tag looked a little bare, so Jenni to the rescue again, with a quote from Dina Wakely's 'Scribbly Birds', stamped in 'Watering Can' Archival Ink.

To finish I coloured a length of seam binding ribbon in co-ordinating colours and looped it through the top of the tag.

Of course, by the time I got around to photographing the tag, a new challenge had appeared on Stampotique Designers Challenge - oh well, at least this time I can still add it anyway!
Happy Crafting!


  1. This is gorgeous! Fabulous background, wonderful stamp choices to create a great scene for Toucan and Budgie!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges Blog!

  2. Great tag Helen, thanks for joining us once again over at Stampotique !
    Corrie x

  3. Love your colourful birds and that wonderful blended background, Helen. Many thanks for entering your tag in the Warm Colours challenge.

  4. A great combination of stamps, Helen, but they would not work so well with any other color combination, I swear! Great background stamp and, of course, I love Toucan and Budgie!! Nice job!

  5. This is fabl Helen different stamp companies but they all work so well together. Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge at Stampotique, and enjoy your weekend. Sue xx

  6. fab, so many elements and they all go so well together x

  7. Beautiful tag Helen! Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique this week.

  8. Lovely background for that fabulous stamp. Love it all.

  9. What a cute tag Helen! Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge. Gez

  10. Beautiful tag, how fun! I wish I had friends close by to craft with, lucky you!! Thanks for joining us over at Stampotique's challenge.


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