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Friday, February 20, 2015

My Favorite Weather

It was -10 outside this morning and I could still hear the birds chirping. I just love that they don't let anything stop them from singing and living their lives!

Here is a tag/bookmark I made yesterday for a birds/bees theme swap.
 I used an old Kaleidacolor ink pad in Riviera and applied it directly to my watercolor paper tag and quickly spritzed with a light gold glimmer mist to lightly blend the colors and add some sparkle. When that dried I stamped Unity's Worn Script background in grape. I used some woodgrain patterned paper on the bottom and as a little tab at the top of the tag. I inked up the bird from Unity's Just Be You kit with Marvy markers and fussy cut it before adding it to the tag. I used some small letters from Cosmo Cricket for the sentiment and finished it with a little wood veneer heart and some blue ribbon and a twine bow.
 Here is a close-up showing the hint of shimmer.
 And of course I have another decorated envelope to share with you as well! Since it was a birds and bees swap I went with a bee theme for the envelope and used the queen bee from Unity's One Precious Live as well as some sentiments from Unity's Just Be You kit and the Tattered Chickenwire background stamp.
 The queen bee on the back of the envelope and the Yes, I'm the Queen sentiment are stamps from Catslife Press that I've had forever. They just crack me up everytime I use them!
I hope you are all having a wonderful Friday and enjoying the Friends With Flair hop inspiration!

I am also linking to Anya, Oddies, and Others: March Anything Goes challenge.
and DL. Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #150 Blue

Happy crafting!

Crystal

22 comments:

Doreen said...

Gorgeous creations.xxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You're tag is amazing, as is the envelope! Wow!

Ruby said...

Great tag and envelope. TFS

Gaylynn said...

Awesome projects, especially the top one. Great words for this pretty bird.

Linda said...

what a great card.

Hilary Reynolds said...

Love the tag very beautiful

Stephanie said...

I love the tag! What a cute saying!

Dawn Fields said...

Beautiful tag!

Lisa :) said...

Gorgeous gorgeous work!!! That tag is beautiful!!

Dawn Louise said...

Gorgeous tag. loving the bright colours and your sentiment is fun and fabulous x

Dawn Louise said...

Hello from FWF

Kim Rippere said...

Great tag! Many need a reminder that Spring is around the corner.

Kim
Craftisan Studios
Design Team Showcase

Cynthia said...

Wow, love that tag!

Janis said...

Beautiful tag!! LOVE the vivid colors and the wonderful sentiment. I, too, love to hear the birds chirping even in the middle of some rather nasty weather. All it takes is a brief break between showers....and chirp, chirp, chirp....they go at it until it starts pouring again. :)

Awesome envelope, too! I really enjoy seeing how you do these up!!! Saw you on Unity FWF.
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Life of a Caffeinated Mom said...

I had to some by and post after seeing your tag on FB. I love love love your sentiment you added. Great tag.

Donna K said...

Oh Crystal...yet another beauty of a creation!! Your textured tag is awesome and how perfect is that sentiment?! And...another amazing envelope. You rock the envelope decor department. THAT QUEEN bee is adorable...so fun and unique. Way to make people smile lady! Hope you have a warm week. xx Donna K

Sue D said...

Very cute tag and envelope. I like how you created the watercolor background.

ionabunny said...

Very pretty. Love the spring colours. Hugz

Melissa said...

Love these spring creations!! The queen bee is just too funny!! Thanks for joining us at Anya, Oddies, and Others! Please continue to link up with us!!
http://anyaoddiesandothers.blogspot.com/

Karen (karey2005) said...

So fabulous - love the bird tag especially and the inspiration for it. Happy Friday! And thanks for linking up at Anya, Oddies and Others!

Doudou said...

Beautiful ink job. Love love

Doudou said...

Beautiful ink job. Love love