Tuesday, 7 January 2014

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Time for this weeks DT creation for Artistic Outpost and this week I am showcasing the fabulous BIRDS OF A FEATHER plate.
I created the background with Antique Bronze Distress Stain and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, applying the inks to a non-stick craft sheet, spritzing with water and then mopping up the beads of ink with the tag, heat setting and repeating the process until I was happy with the depth of colour.
I also added some background stamping to the tag using the background stamp from the Birds Of A Feather plate and Potting Soil Archival Ink.
A doily has been added to the backdrop and I have then added a circle of card coloured with Distress Stain and Distress Inks, stamping the bird with Potting Soil Archival Ink and adding touches of background stamping.
'Birds of a feather' has been added to a banner and I have included twine for added texture and a brass flower charm for added dimension.
Further dimension has been added with three dimensional blooms, applying Treasure Gold White Fire to the edges of each petal.

Hope you all have a lovely day. It is my birthday today and I am being treated to a meal out with friends along with some time out to spend my birthday money; what better way to spend the day!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


16 comments:

Willkommen auf meiner Kreativseite. said...

What a wonderful tag!

Sandee Setliff said...

What a beautiful tag, I love all the layering and love that background stamp! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

butterfly said...

It's stunning, Tracy - glorious glowing colours, and the stamping is fab. Didn't realise there was some Gothic font on that plate... hmm, another one for the wishlist!!
Alison x

Carol Q said...

beautiful tag Tracy.

carol edwards said...

Beautiful tag Tracy the colours are really warm

She King said...

Gorgeous Tag, Tracy. I love the colour. xxx

Chris said...

What a fabulous tag. The colours are wonderful and I love the bird image and your embellishments.

rachel said...

such a gorgeous tag and I hope that you've been spoiled rotten and had a really fabulous birthday! Hugs rachel x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous tag, thanks for the description of how you created the background. The dimensional flowers are beautiful, I'm trying to figure out if you made them somehow. TFS, Shirley

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous design Tracy, love the stamp plate you have used and refreshing colours.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Esther said...

Love the tag! Happy birthday - hope you had a wonderful day :)

Barb Cady said...

Happy birthday Tracy, hope you had a good time with your friends. A beautiful tag to lift us away from christmas crafting, love the stamps. Barb x

Redanne said...

Happy Birthday Tracy, hope you have a lovely time with your friends and a good spending spree too!

Your tag is beautiful, I love the beautiful background and those metal embellishments are the perfect finish touch. Hugs, Anne x

Corrie Herriman said...

Hope you had a wonderful day, happy belated birthday Tracy.
This tag is fab ! love it !
Corrie x

Janet Fleming said...

Hi Tracy, what a lovely tag, Have a lovely birthday, it was my daughter's on monday and we had a lovely day together. You are an inspiration to me. Thanks. Jan xx

Kezzy said...

Wow wow absolutely gorgeous stunning tag, I love the background and the bird is awesome. Kezzy :-) xxx