Monday, July 30, 2018

My Cards and Tags: Wild Bird Tag using AALL & Create's Quirky Birds Stamp Set

We're all about "wild things" this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  I adore this Quirky Birds stamp set by AALL & Create and used it as my wild creature in this tag.


I have no process pictures with this one because it morphed so far from where I started that only a true nut would've followed my path from Point A to Point B!  It got so crazy in the craft room that I almost chucked this thing about ten times along the way, but that's how the crafting mojo flows (or doesn't) some days: you have no clue what you're doing and just hope it turns out okay in the end. Sometimes I feel like I'm experiencing the Midas Touch in reverse where everything I touch turns to ashes instead of gold.  But we got through it!



I used some Tim Holtz Destinations paper in the background then glued on an Altenew Tree Ring die-shape I'd cut out of collaged paper I made.  Then I hit the whole thing with Gesso spread through a Darkroom Door Mesh stencil (large size).  I added paint and patterned paper and doodled/outlined a bit with a black Sharpie.  I typed the "wild" sentiment out on my We R Memory Keepers typewriter.  When the tag was finished, I'd put the poor paper through so much that I had to glue the whole thing to Strathmore Mixed Media paper to give it some stability (there were about 17 more steps involving ink sprays, water, baby wipes and curse words that I won't elaborate on). 



Here are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Say Stamp:

I can't wait to see how you go wild this week!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp.

13 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous. I always adore your use of colour. Tracy ❤️❤️

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  2. Fantastic layering! I love this tag! It's wildly creative! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Fabulous tag Andrea :-) The little bird is adorable with his party hat and the wild an funky colours and textures are gorgeous too! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  4. I have had this experience and you described it perfectly!! But it's just a tag, right? So, when all else (everything) fails you just toss it. But if you stick it out you you might end up with something really special.

    And this IS really special and really great!! You are so lucky to have established a particular style that is so appealing and comes through in everything you make.

    And I think it's fair to say that in the making of this tag you took a walk on the wild side.

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  5. This is such a fabulous tag, Andrea. I always love the fantastic color scheme you created on your projects. The texture on this tag is awesome! :)

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  6. This whole project is very wild and crazy free :-) I love the explosion of colors you always use and the mix of different patterns and shapes. The birdy is so cute and ready to fly away. Hugs, Marzena

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  7. LOVE this tag, Andrea! The bright colors and layers of texture are just fabulous!!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  8. Love your wild bird and his whirling circles of movement - such a cool tag!
    Alison x

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  9. What a gorgeous tag...this is wonderful Andrea, full of vibrant colour and amazing texture and the little wild bird is the perfect touch, he's just the sweetest! :)

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  10. Wow,what an amazing tag! You created so much lovely texture and that little bird is too cute 😁. Happy weekend! J 😊 x

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  11. another amazing creation Andrea, this sure is the cutest wild bird ever, love all the gorgeous colours and amazing textures, hugs kath xxx

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  12. I make a terrible effort with tutorials because I always know where I start from and never where I will end up .... To prepare the beautiful tutorials you have to be more orderly and precise! I'm not: I'm crazy and messy, so it happens to me often, like you, to start a project and put it aside because it does not even remotely resemble what I have in mind! Anyway ... your tag is beautiful and I love the tags, you know it! I adore your way to reinvent all the challenges! Barbara

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  13. This is such a terrific tag!!! I love it!!!

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