Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Birds Nesting



Today I decided to combine as many challenges as I could into one. I managed to get four out of the five that I like on Tuesdays!


Daring Dardmakers "For my dare this week I would like you to make a card that incorporates beads somewhere in the design…..it’s as easy as that!It can be one bead, lots of beads, big beads, and small beads, whatever you like as long as there’s at least one on your card somewhere."


Arty Girlz Challenge is "wings"


Created Byhand "Create art using a tag! Use a pre-made tag or create one yourself! Alter a tag or add a tag to your art this week! Use tags with sprays, washes, distress inks, rubber stamps, dye inks, paints, papers, collage images, eyelets, ribbons, etc… ! Create a card, ATC, tag, altered art, 4 x 4, inchie, skinny (3 x 5 inches) and add a tag! Post your art to your blog, picture trail or photo sharing site, then post a direct link to your challenge art under the comments section to share with others! Have fun and make art!!! "


and last but not least


Take Part Tuesday's challenge is "nests"


So I started with my base being a tag and I stamped Tim Holtz's tree with a soft sage ink and then over stamped the doodle bird from Alpha Stamps with brown ink. Next I spritz the entire tag with an iridescent gold shimmer. While that was drying I cut out an image from Paula's Kit club Bunny Love Kit, it is a scene of a bird being born I cut the inside of the image out and just used the frame, keeping the nest. Next I added the seed beads, they are sewn on using fishing wire. And as a finishing touch I glued down some Spanish moss to accent the nest a bit more and added diamond glaze to the birds. The ribbon finishes off the tag.


Hope you enjoy!
Caro




30 comments:

Deborah said...

Beautiful, absolutely serenely BEAUTIFUL!

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow this is unbelievable.
Gorgeous Tag. Love them.

Femmy said...

beautiful tag!!!!

Judy said...

Beautiful tag, Caro, thank you for leaving lovely comments on my blog!
I really must try more challenges, you are very inspirational!
JudyNZ

Rosie said...

Gorgeous tag Caro - love the nest! What a fab touch and congrats on the 4-in-1!! I've only managed that once... so far!! ;-]

Kelly said...

beautiful tag!

Kathy~Vintage Snaps & Scraps said...

Really stunning!

Zuzu's Blog said...

this is gorgeous !

Diana Evans said...

very beautiful and the beads really add something special to your magical birds....

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Absolutely beautiful tag!

christine said...

Very beautiful tag!

Fiona Whitehead said...

What a beautiful tag - I love it.

Janny said...

Gorgeous Tag!

Susan (Sue H) said...

Wow, you managed to include a lot of challenges in to that one little tag and I have to say, you’ve made it a stunning job of it.
Your tag is beautiful and I love the way you incorporated the beads into your design.

Gina said...

Gorgeous tag,,love the way you've used the beads and made the nest ~ very special :)

Sue said...

It's stunning. amazing how many challenges you fitted into 1 piece. Thanks for visiting my blog!! xx

kath said...

Fabulous creations and I love the nest effect

aino said...

Very beautiful.

Zuzu's Blog said...

thankyou for your comments on my blog.. if you want to take part in the triangle ATC swap give me a wee email and I will sort it out . the swap is being run on my forum but we often have people from outside the forum taking part in the swaps.. I can send you a list of what is going on if you like :-)

Heather Robinson said...

This is such a soft and delightful tag...It just is so elegant and calming. Beautiful! Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog. It has been a pleasure finding yours.

Barbara Hagerty said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Your tag is lovely! The colors, the nest, the beads, all of it!

crissi said...

Beautiful tag love the birds and the nest.

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi xx

WaldfrauAlexa said...

wow, beautiful birds, great idea with the nest

barnie said...

Wonderful, love all the details.

Faye said...

Wow, Caro! That's really killing more than two birds with one stone. Beautifully done.

Ruby Claire. said...

OMG i think this is my FAVOURITE everrr!! LOOOOVELY! Man!! totally AWESOME! xx

Yogi said...

This is a lovely tag

Vix Kennedy said...

Love the colours, wonderful :)

Lottery Girl said...

Love your blog! The tag is exquisite--also LOVE the pen pals. Great work!

anne said...

This is a gorgeous Tag. I like the way you have made the nest