Sunday, August 7, 2011

Bird under the wire

So here I am, getting in just under the wire.  Simon Says Stamps is doing tags and the Lovely Linda at Studio L3 has selected another wonderful technique from Tim Holtz techniques of Christmases past.

I wasn't inspired by any of my stamps to create a parchment piece, so my head was going in a bunch of different directions on this.  Then I started wondering whether or not I could print on the vellum and have it turn out ok.  Imagine my surprise!  This music piece has been a favorite of my dd (12 yo) for a few years since a summer orchestra program.  Because of her excitement over its selection for the fall concert of the youth orchestra she belongs to, I thought it would be perfect to glamorize it in a tag.  I shrunk down the first page of the music to 4 x 6, printed on my inkjet, and continued as per Tim’s instructions.  A very light hand was required on the blending, but I turned out just fine.  The tag background is silver dauber and home brewed perfect pearls mist.  The rosette is the smallest, cut from vellum, tissue taped (music staff) inked, then added spritzed paper flowers.  The die cuts and donut were multi layer embossed using embossing powder and UTEE, then they all took a ride through my Xyron sticker maker (l love that thing for sticking down embellishments).  Added a TH corner and spritzed a white organza ribbon.  Done…right under the wire.


  1. Awesome tag! I love the little birdie and cage! Great embellies!

  2. It's a great tag! Very clever use of embellishments! Great job!

  3. I bet your daughter LOVES this! It's awesome!

    My own vellum element is printed, too ... but not a bit of my piece otherwise is as cool as yours!

    Especially the flourish ... is that grunge painted with metaly paint or is it metal? It looks like METAL! Cool!

  4. Very pretty - and very special that it's your DD's special musical piece. Love it when you can include something so personal on the tags.