Saturday, 23 May 2015

I Heart Tim's Birdie by Donna Gray


Hello everyone, 

Donna here today sharing a tag featuring one of Tim Holtz’s crazy birdies! I know these are really popular stamps and it’s so easy to see why as they go great on anything. They are very addictive!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Here’s What I Did:

 
 
Working on a size 8 tag, I covered it lightly with a layer of Fresco paint. Then I took an empty toilet roll holder from the recycling sack and dipped it into some white paint and then stamped some white circles on the tag. This gives a lovely, random effect.
 
 
A DecoArt Media Mister was sprayed lightly over the tag and allowed to splatter and run down.
 
 
Next I took a scribbly writing Dina Wakley stamp and applied over the background.
 
 
Then onto thick, white card, stamp your Tim Holtz bird, Dina Wakley heart stamps. I also stamped a star, which I carved from Speedycarve.
 
 
Colour the bird and hearts with Promarkers (use Memento Ink to stamp with for this). The star was stamped with Archival Ink Hydrangea colour which is a beautiful sort of muted blue/grey shade.
 
 
Adhere everything to the tag and then decorate with some lovely bling in the form of Stickles.
 
 
I also punched some holes using my beloved Crop-a-Dile, added eyelets, then added some paper twine from Ranger threaded through the eyelets.
 
 
For the final finishing touch I added some words from the Tim Holtz Small Talk Sticker Book.
 
 
 

Supplies Used:

 
Dina Wakley Stamps - Textures and Collaged Hearts
 
 
 
Hope you like it
 
 
Donna x

12 comments:

  1. Love your iinovative use of the crop-o-dile - and doesn't the crazy bird go well with Dina stamps! Fab :-)

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  2. I love it! Just brilliant! Those birds are great aren't they.! Not even had mine out of the packet yet - sigh... Lx

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  3. Very Donnaish!! Love how you've put this all together. A true Donna signature style tag!!
    Love
    Amanda x

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  4. love how this has been put together, I agree with the birdie stamp going with anything as well x

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  5. Wow, this is just out of this world fantastic Donna! Your colours, your amazing background, the layout of your elements, it's all just fabulous! PINNED! hugs :)

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  6. Exceptional tag with lots of texture and interest, Donna! Love the addition of the twine here. Perfectly combined elements.

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  7. Love your inventive idea of stamping with a toilet roll. Super results Donna and so beautiful.
    Julie x

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  8. Fab grungy style tag Donna. Love the colour choice and the innovative circle stamp is inspired.
    Fliss xx

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  9. Aren't toilet rolls such useful craft tools?! Love this tag, great use of eyelets!
    Alison xxx

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  10. What a terrific tag - full of quirky detailing and brilliant colour shading.
    Alison xx

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