Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Bluebird

Hope you all are doing well and having a great finish to summer! It has cooled down here the last few days, but that won't be the case for long! Oh and we did actually receive a little bit of that wet stuff from the heavens!
All stamps used for this tag/card are from Artistic Outpost's "Bluebird" collection, which I recently received and just love.  AO is back in full swing and that means so are the monthly challenges, so check out "Show us your AO Art" challenge for August and join in!
The tag background was an extra from the "marbled paint" background and I added a little crackle, some flicks of paint and stain, text from the Bluebird plate and stenciling using Rays!
After I stamped the bluebird images, I wanted some soft coloring and used Stampin Up chalks and after all finished, shaded around the edges and sprayed with sealer.
I cut out an extra little bluebird to not only carry the sky on his back, but the sentiment.
I so love those birds on a wire, that I had to use them and also stamped them on an inked ribbon. The tag was placed on a card to fit a #10 envelop, which I used the Lattice stencil for the background.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and enjoy the day!

Artistic Outpost stamps: Bluebird
Stampin Up Chalks
Distress Paints, Stains
Distress Inks, Broken China, Fired Brick, Black Soot
Black Archival
Crackle
Stencils, Rays, Lattice

28 comments:

Shirley Chillman said...

Fantastic tag card TT. Love all the techniques you have used especially the stamped and inked ribbon.

We have just had a shower from the heavens which is our first for a while but it is still hot and sticky here.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Nikki Acton said...

Hi Terry, gorgeous tag. Love the marbled background and contrasting backing. Glad it has cooled for you albeit briefly. Much cooler in the UK now too. Nikki xxx

Beth said...

wow Terry this is stunning GF love the bluebirds and your soft mute colors.....beautifully done.
Hugs

Beth said...

wow Terry this is stunning GF love the bluebirds and your soft mute colors.....beautifully done.
Hugs

1CardCreator said...

Wow Terry, love this, the stamped ribbon is awesome and love all the details in the background not to mention that cute bluebird stamp set! Very clever to mount it on to a card front too! ~Diane

Netty said...

Fab tag Terry, loving all the stamping, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tag, and glad you had some rain. Wish I could send you some! I watched lots of swallows at the Rhine today, so pretty how they swoop over the fields. Hugs, Valerie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic creation with great details. Love the birds on the wire ribbon.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

I can almost hear the birds sing...gorgeous tag Terry!

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tag Terry, wonderful images.
Yvonne x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

This is beautiful. I like the colours on display and the way you incorporated various stamps from that plate.
I was lucky enough to purchase it as a used stamp set on E-bay last year but (I will whisper this part) I haven't managed to ink it up as yet .... shame on me!
Wishes
Lynne

Buttons said...

A beautiful tag that really brings this stamp collection to life Terry. Love that ribbon too. Jenny x

Astrid Maclean said...

Beautiful tag and great use of those wonderful stamps!! Glad you got a bit cooler weather, wished I could send you some of ours over and plenty of rain to go along with it too!!

Sharon said...

Looks great Terry -love the "bird" theme and the detail on the ribbon is fantastic! Great colours too & images!

Michele said...

of course the artistry is at the top of your game. but beyond the beauty in the crafting there is something so sweet and touching about this tag overall. it really makes me wistful. wonderfully done. xo

Shelly Schmidt said...

One of my favorite A.O. stamp sets- LOVE this fab tag- especially the bird pulling the sentiment- brilliant idea! We have had some hot days- but I think this summer is a bit cooler than usual....! And, it is flying by way too fast!

Inkypinkycraft said...

this is beautiful, love the colours you have used and your background is gorgeous x hugs x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love your card GF! Portland? Really? I thought you wanted sunshine in your future!! Lol. I will tell my friend Phillip to send you his umbrella when he finds it. Being with family is always a nice move. Xxoo

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderful tag using the Bluebird collection Terry.

I'm happy to see you posting as I was a bit worried about you last night when I heard about the flooding on the news! WHEW!!!!
Hugs Lynn

Redanne said...

So pleased that you finally got some of the 'wet stuff'! Your tag is fabulous, I love the gorgeous background and the stamps you have used are really lovely - great work, as always! Hugs, Anne xx

Hettie said...

Awww Terry this is beautiful. I love those stamps and I can see why you do.
Hugs
xx

JackieP Neal said...

Terri, what a wonderful card! I love that sentiment by Thoreau- one of my favorites! Your background is the perfect choice for these sweet Bluebirds! ")

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, that's beautiful Terry! Love the raised wings and the combo of stamps you've used here. Gorgeous!

Ira Huberts said...

Amazing tag Terry, love how you combined all those different birds, you always create such stunning looking backgrounds! Fab work! Over here we're still having high temperatures, a bit sticky to be honest, but I don't mind ;-) Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Sue said...

This is beautiful Terry, this is one of my favourite plates, and I love your stamped ribbon. Please don't talk about the end of Summer, it's only just really arrived here lol xx

Mrs.B said...

A gorgeous tag Terry, love the marbled background and such a beautiful image with the soft colours.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Kate said...

Loving all the stamps you used on this tag. So vintage!

butterfly said...

Just lovely, Terry - love all those inky effects, and the colours are wonderful! Fabulous!
Alison xx