Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Grungy Monday 19 : Plastic Packaging

Our lovely host Linda over at Studio L3 has chosen something more recent for this week's challenge - Tag 10 of the 2010 Twelve Tags of Christmas.  Click the link here to go direct to Tim's blog and his instructions/techniques for this wonderful tag.  

I actually really loved doing this tag last Christmas and it was one of my favourites however, it took me a while to think of something non-christmassy.  I was very tempted to go down the dressmaking route again, but forced myself to use a lovely Paper Artsy Bird Stamp.  He didn't look too good painted white, so I tweaked the technique and covered him with tissue tape (as we'd done on tag 3 last christmas).

I used two lots of packaging - the flourish branch is cut from corrugated packaging and then my embossed piece over the tag is packaging from a Ranger product.  I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder as I thought it would look like rain drops (?!).

This is another great challenge, so do hop along to Studio L3 and see the wonderful inspirational pieces by Christine, Julie and Linda ....... and of course the wonderful pieces by all those taking part in the challenge.

It's great to be back!  See you next week.


PsyPenguin said...

Great tag! I love the tissue tape bird. xx

Terry said...

You did some really lovely recycling! Love all the texture and your design is gorgeous! Fabulous tag!

Artyjen said...

Delicious tag.....the packaging makes all the difference LOL ;) Love the birdie
xoxo Sioux

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Jennie, this is a really lovely tag. It's put together beautifully

Patricia said...

Beautiful tag and you make BEAUTIFUL stuff, so i am now your follower!
Greetz Patricia

Marjie Kemper said...

Great tag! Love the dot embossing and the flowers around the bird.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a fabulous tag with wonderful elements.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jennie, I am loving the softness and the texture of this beautiful piece.
Hugs June x
ps, drop by and grab the new freebie creation i made for my lovely friends at Dezinaworld
Have a fabulous weekend too :)

Trish said...

So beautiful!

Alison said...

Oh so beautiful!! I love your lovely natural-looking tag Jennie! x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Jennie
Thank You so much for visiting my Blog, Adorn and leaving such a fabulous comment on my Molly & Daisy altered canvas.
I adore the Twenties and Flappers.
Do you have any plans for the photographs of your husband's Aunt?
Your tag is just gorgeous, all those textures.
Lynne (from Perth, Scotland!)

Sam said...

You have invented a new breed of bird - Tissue Bird!! I think he look briliant.

Kim Dellow said...

Just stunning! Love it. Kim

Shar said...

Fabulous tag! Love your design!