Sunday, 2 February 2014

Wing It!

Hi Everyone

This week over at Stampotique is 

Winged Things

I firstly got a Tim Holtz tag and washed it with watercolour paints in blue and brown.

I then got a Die'sire embossing folder called 'Clouds' and once embossed I again washed  the card with watercolour paints.  I then cut some of them out and painted the outer edge a darker blue.  I then glued them as an overlay onto the tag, leaving an opening in the top of 3 of the clouds.

I then stamped out in Memento black the 'Birdy Bonnets' and coloured in with Watercolour paints.
I then cut them out., chopping. their legs off (sorry) to fit them behind the clouds.  The feathers I've had for ages (Johnson's feathers in a bag) and thought they looked good glued to the tips of the birds derriere!

I then used a fine black pen and highlighted faux stitching around the clouds and added twine around the bottom of the tag and string through the hole at the top.

My quote this week I though just fitted the bill (no pun intended)

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Lanston Hughes 

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Take Care.....Sue 


  1. I adore this, from the clouds to the feathers!! Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique this week.

  2. Gorgeous tag Sue :-) This really made me smile :-) the birds are super cute with their feathered tails and the embossing and painting are fab, very artsy :-) LOVE it :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. What a fabulous fun tag Sue, your background is stunning and your your feathered card are just adorable - love them!!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  4. Sue, you have done it again! Both with your art, and those special quotes that always appear at the bottom of your posts! I look forward to seeing both when I see your name come up! Thanks for participating in the Stampotique Designers' "Winged Things" Challenge this week!

  5. Wow stunning Sue! Your tag looks great and I love these lovely feathers <3
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique DC this week :)

    xx Arwen

  6. This is so pretty! Such wonderful texture on this! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  7. Your tag looks great! The feather tails are fun
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique

  8. Congrats, Sue, for being honored this week as a Design Team Favorite at Stampotique!

  9. Many thanks for all your nice comments