I started with Tim's new tag die, what a great resource to have. The background is fancy paper from a specialty store in Ann Arbor, MI called Hollanders. I have only shopped there once and it was amazing. They carry the most interesting book making supplies and tons of giant rolled pieces of really pretty paper. The bit of paper I had from my scrap box was run through the die, unfortunately the piece was not large enough, so the advertising banner was present on the edge of the tag. I solved this little dilemma with a bit of tissue tape which was colored with Vintage Photo distress stain. I also did all the edges with the stain.
The flower was made with the tattered floral die. I alternated layers of color washed ephemera and embossed, alcohol inked vintage Spriofoil. In the center an old marquesite button was fixed with heavy duty glue. I then cut a bird from the caged bird die from a metal sheet from Ten Second Studio. The bird was embossed and sanded to show off the spiral design. A metal washer from Tim Holtz and a tiny watch part finished out the bird I perched in the flower.
A memo pin and altered adage ticket, both courtesy of Tim, were added for interest. I used my first Ideology pen nib (I have been hording these since I finally purchased them a few weeks ago...) This tag lacked movement, which is something I always strive for in my work, so to this end I added a really cool charm from Industrial Chic. I can't wait until Tim releases his birdcage embellishment, I am dying for this! To finish the tag and add a bit of texture, I raided my stash of ribbons and found this piece of vintage lace. I love how the age really shows on this bit of lace.
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