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).


  1. Fabulous tag -a happy accident with brilliant results -great step by step and design-I used to breed finches quite a few years ago but never seen one of these birds either
    Carol x

  2. The dotty motif adds a lovely modern touch to this wintry tag. The bird looks gorgeous, especially on his dotted twig, and I love all the text within the layers.
    Alison x
    (Thanks also for your comment over at A Vintage Journey - Annie has sorted out her blog now so that everyone should be allowed in again!)

  3. Another beauty for your 12 tags of Christmas, that bird looks so amazing!!

  4. Wow, what a stunning tag! I love the beautiful die cuts pieces, the polka dot patterns and pretty bird - amazing 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Hugs, Jo x