Tuesday, 22 May 2012

artful times birds

Over at the Artful times challenge blog which you can find here the theme is birds. Now I have a `thing` about bird stamps, I cannot resist buying them because I love them. However, all inspiration seems to have left me at the moment. All I seem to do these days is work and come home then go back to work again. Never mind, I did manage to make a tag although its not my finest hour. I used distress inks in chipped sapphire, tumbled glass and broken china for the background using the wrinkle free distress technique. I then oversponged using a crafters workshop pattern template , oh and a hero arts old french writing stamp. The bird image is from Chocolate Baroque stamped onto a piece of their patterned paper in versafine. I then sewed my flower and button onto the bottom. So thats my paltry effort this time round Lol hopefully the next challenge will see me more rested and refreshed. I could sooo do with a holiday. Thanks for looking x Lavinia


  1. There is certainly nothing paltrey about this tag Lavinia - I love it. love the colours, the image - everything!
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times hugs, neet xx

  2. It's a gorgeous tag Vinny :) love the background and how you have silhouetted the bird.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
    Von x♥x

  3. That's not a paltry effort at all - lovely tag with lots of detail in the backgrounds. Hope your work slows down a bit so you can craft more, although I guess the money means you can buy goodies!!

  4. Love your background, it really is striking, especially the panel along the top.

    Thanks for finding the time in your busy work schedule to have a play along with us. Sometimes you have to make time for ME time.

    Sam - Artful Times xxx

  5. Hi Vinny. Called in to say Hello. Hope all is well. Gorgeous tag.
    Regards Florence xx

  6. This is a lovely tag, not paltry at all. I love the colours and the bird panel is great. Jean x

  7. A fabulous tag, love the colours and image. If this is paltry, I like to see your good ones !!!!