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).

5 comments:

  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

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  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!)

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

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  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

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