November 26, 2019
12 Tags for Christmas 2019 - Pine Grosbeak
The idea for this third Christmas tag for 2019 was a happy accident that I followed through on with a few deviations in between. Let me explain.
I die-cut the holly (Tim Holtz Mixed Media Christmas) from a book page and placed it on top of some paper scraps. One of them was an enlarged half-tone image from a vintage book and I thought the various dots peaking through looked cool so I decided to use it.
The bird was cut from a vintage book. It was originally black and white and I added color with red ink and collaged over the branches. I've never seen this bird myself but they live in colder climates. Imagine coming across one foraging in the snow! I love birds :-)
I created an oval with dimensional paint drops (Scribbles) and painted over the outside section to create the vignette.
I distressed it with sanding, added the washi tape and a Remnant Rub and then made it an official Christmas tag by embellishing it with platinum Stickles.
I'm linking to Simon's "Tape It Up" Monday challenge.
Here's a link to Christmas tags from previous years if you'd like to see more (or use the link in the label section below).