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.