Monday, 16 June 2014

Birds, wings, feathers and flowers

Hi you all,
hope you have had a good start in the new week.

It's time for Tag Tuesday again, and our theme is 'tag on tag'.
I have made a tag on tag on tag this time.
The top layer has been made with speciality stamping card from LaBlanche. I distressed the background with DIs in tumbled glass, Victorian velvet and wild honey. The background stamps are from TH, as is the large bird, which I stamped on an extra piece of card and fussy cut. I used archival black which I clear embossed. The small birds have been made with a Martha Stewart punch. I gave the bird a collar made of fibres, and a bell saved from an Easter bunny. (I only buy them to get the bells, and then have to sacrifice myself and eat the chocolate so as not to be wasteful!)
I mounted the top tag onto a slightly larger one cut from black card. The background card has been cut from an old box, painted with gesso, and then smeared with Utee gold into which I stamped. I made a matching tie out of the rest of the pretty fibres, and added some gem stones, pearls and a feather as embellishments.
I am linking to Fashionable Stamping Challenges, birds and bees, and to
Moo Mania and More, feathers.






I enjoyed looking at flowers on my walk today, some in front gardens, and others on the meadows or by the wayside:







Here's wishing you all a great day, take care, 
and thanks a lot for coming by!

31 comments:

  1. Hi Val, I just came over to say good evening! Lovely tag, love the different backgrounds. Great flowers, too. I have to go to the dentist with the kids tomorrow! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Wonderful tag, Valerie. I love the bird, bird cage, bell, the small flowers of the background... all beautiful details. Today the flowers' photos are amazing.
    Hugs, Mar

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  3. I have never made a tag but come here so I can view your beautiful creations, each one is a mini masterpiece!

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  4. I love this tag on tag on tag. Especially the ravens. The feather sets it off perfectly.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  5. Lovely tag Valerie....and your flower shots are marvelous. That poppy is so inreal xox

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  6. Wonderful tag Valerie...it is bursting with color and imagery!

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  7. Lovely tag, and yeah right Valerie, sacrificing yourself indeed! Beautiful flowers, they must be getting a lot of water.

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    1. Yes, I have always been ready to sacrifice myself for a good cause....

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  8. Ein absolut traumhaftes Tag und wudnerschne Blumenbilder Valerie!
    Schönen Dienstag!

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  9. I love your rich, wonderful tags. You have such different great ideas to create them.
    The flower photos are lovely. Thanks for sharing them.
    We have here a cool weather - even in Southern Finland, and in Lapland it's snowing yesterday!!
    Have a lovely day, Valerie xxx
    sirkkis

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  10. What a jolly tag Valerie. I love all the things you have added to it and the wonderful textures.

    The photographs are wonderful. Your close ups of the flowers are so clear and crisp

    Love Chrissie x

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  11. Now Valerie, how many chocolate bunnies did you buy "just for the bell!" Lol. A super tag and lovely summer flowers. Have a nice day. Xx

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    1. Sorry, can't remember, I would have to count all those bells I saved....

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  12. ein traumhaftes tag und wunderschöne bilder.
    hab einen schönen tag :-)

    GLG Jeannette

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  13. Brilliant! Love your tag on tag on tag! Such a great way to use those birds too! The flower photos are stunning!!

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  14. Really great tag. Love the birds - the black and white and all the foo fah! Nice walk today, Valerie. Enjoyed the gorgeous flowers. hugs, Donna

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  15. Ein supertolles Tag und traumhaft schöne Fotos, Valerie

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  16. Good morning, Valerie. Tag on a tag, what a great idea. Yours is stupendous and with the bell on the bird, no cat will come near it. The feather is very pretty two and unusual. The photos of the flowers are divine, just gorgeous.

    Hugs,
    c

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  17. Valerie, this tag is wonderful! Love the texture from the corrugated cardboard and that big lovely bird! Those flowers are spectacular and not only must your walk be beautiful, but also smell so nice! Hugs!

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  18. Hi Valerie, Love this idea of tag on tag on tag. What a creative idea you have. Love the sweet bell on the bird too. You always get the details just right.
    Love the flower photos. So pretty!!
    XO

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  19. You are so good to make the sacrifice so your birdie can have a bell! The flower photos are awesome--my lilies should be blooming soon, too. I love, love, love what I think is a variety of poppy!

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    1. Yes, those poppies are wonderful, very big, and such a beautiful colur, and standing in a tiny corner garden with hollyhocks and liies!

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  20. :D Herrlich, ich kaufe die Osterhasen und Weihnachtsmänner auch nur wegen der Glocken :D ... Dass die Schoki dann noch super gut schmeckt ist ein toller Nebeneffekt :D
    Dein Tag ist klasse und gefällt mir mal wieder super gut. Und deine schönen Fotos bringen gute Laune.

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  21. Love how you trimmed this fabulous tag, beautiful flower photos as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  22. How you suffer for your art, the chore of having to eat chocolate, Valerie, I feel for you, I really do!!!
    That bell is a sweet addition to the bird and adds such character. Great tag.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  23. Love, love, love those big eyed birds! Looks fabulous and such pretty flowers too! Big hugs, ~Diane

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  24. A fabulous tag Valerie and beautiful photos.
    xxx Hazel.

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  26. Fabulous tag Valerie, and that bell looks wonderful, so pleased you were strong enough to make that kind of sacrifice.
    Love the photos from your walk, very pretty flowers.
    Thanks for linking this tag to FSC
    Avril xx

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  27. Those are gorgeous flower pictures - wonderful!
    Your tag is a delight - so sorry you had to eat the chocolate. I don't think we ever see anything like that around here - chocolate bunnies with real bells.
    Sandy xx

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  28. Love your tag on tag on tag ! Great Gold details and gorgeous stamping..Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC.....Esther xx

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