Friday 6 June 2014

The Birds are Singing!

The sun in shining today and the birds were in full song this morning, so I felt like making a celebration of nature with my tag today (OK, same as most days!). I have several of Crafty Individuals' bird stamp and this collage one is probably my favourite. My apologies to the bird who I think is a sparrow! Needed a pop of colour in their so he ended up blue!

It's quite dimensional this tag, with plenty of layers on the little birdhouse to make it pop from the background. I cut the heart out as a aperture and and the roof and bird are layered too. I did Paula Cheney's big bow thing again at the top, this time with twine.

Decided to combine two challenges with today's crafty make - Crafty Individuals Tag You're It (hosted by the lovely Helen Chilton) and Virginia's View Challenge #4 (tag with a recycled element).

My recycled elements are real twigs, garden twine and a scrap of old music paper.

The Crafty Individuals stamps I used are Birdhouse Collage (218) and Birds, Branches & Cage (234).

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow! great work, I love your tag Katy!!
    Bizz, Sylvie

  2. Beautiful tag! Love the dimension, and using the real twigs looks great!

  3. The bold colour works an absolute treat with this CI stamp.
    I so love the addition of nature elements such as the twigs.
    Thank you for joining the Crafty Individuals Challenge for June.

  4. The blue really pops against the brown of the birdhouse and the twigs. This is a wonderful tag.

  5. Absolutely GORGEOUS, Katy! I love your use of twigs, garden twine and old paper! Congrats on the Virginia's View Facebook feature! Hope to see more of your beautiful work!

  6. Great tag Love the blue background just stunning and using the twigs such a great touch :)
    Kate xx

  7. This is lovely Katy and I so love the twigs and the big bow!! Thank you for joining in the CI June Challenge. Jean x

  8. Wow!! I love your tag, wonderful :)

  9. Love the dimension you've created and beautiful shades used, great tag!

  10. Ooh, I love this stamp!!! Your tag is fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Individuals this month Katy!! Crafty hugs, Coco x

  11. Superb tag, love all detailed work and colors!!
    Congrats on your win at Crafty Individuals!!