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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Friday 6 April 2012

TH#4 - April Tag

OK - now let me see - What Timmy products did I have? Oh Yes - "some" of the distress inkpads! That was IT! Oh well a valient attempt, if I say so myself, under the circumstances. So - What did I use then?

Ripped the first page out of the dictionary I bought at our Scout Jumble Sale for such purposes as this. Considering the Easter season I went to the "e" section and there was "egg" right at the top, how could I resist?

Embossed frame made from a small freebie Christmas Tree folder where I just put the edges of the tag in and had to emboss 6 times to get the edge pattern.

Bird - Marianne die (sans it own branch)
Branch - Quickutz die (2 parts)
Leaves - from Tim's Regal Crest die
Plaque - Tim's book plate from Tag die
Crown - metal embellishment from "The Works" here in the UK. Had to cut the brad ring off the top - now that was fun!

On reflection I really ought to have made the bird BLACK in honour of the Blackbird which has taken up residence in my garden and promptly starts singing his little heart out around 5am and continues 'till 9am and then returns in the evening. I think the novelty has worn off now!!! BJ


Jacqueline said...

That's lovely! You've done brilliantly with what you had so no wonder you're pleased.

Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

Jackie x

Julia S-W said...

That's lovely BJ! Really do like the printed page as the background.The bird on the branch works really well and the crown. . . say no more about 'The Works'! Have been and purchased some similar items to you! No crowns though I think. . . . Great tag!!

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for your lovely comments...yes i DO use paints... not expensive ones though...I buy mine from The Works...they are very reasonable for their art stuff :)

Jackie xx

SandeeNC said...

ohhhhhh this tag is scrumptious, I love every little detail! waving hi from the sunny hills of North Carolina and wishing you a Happy Easter :)

My name is Cindy said...

I think you did great! I like improvising, but the tags are a bit of a kickstart and make me try things out. Thanks for popping by to see me and joining in with my Art Draw. Hope to see you again. Cindy

M said...

This is fab! And I've had a little look at a few other of your posts and like what I see, so I'm following! M x