Saturday, 21 April 2012

Wishing You All You Are Wishing For

My inspiration this morning came from the colours over at The Play Date Cafe, using the Generic Bird Diagram from 100 Proof Press.
I love these two colours together and decided to make a tag using Distress Inks spiced marmalade and worn lipstick.
I stamped my Generic Bird Diagram first and then embossed with the honeycomb texture fade blending Distress Inks over the embossed areas.
I stamped my bird three times adding a little dimension to the body. I also added two panels of the embossed honeycomb to the top and bottom of my tag, attaching coordinated ribbon to the top panel.
I cut a heart using the mini hearts set die, stamped the bird's head onto the heart and coloured with worn lipstick ink.  I then stamped the bird's head once more for a little more dimension and coloured with spiced marmalade ink. Hand stitched buttons have been added for a little more interest.
I added a dimensional flower, sponging the edges with spiced marmalade ink and adding the sentiment from Tim's Words For Thought set.

Thanks for stopping by, I'm off to get a little more inky. Tracy x x

20 comments:

Helen said...

Love your tag, Tracy. It's funny, you are always taught that you can't use pink and orange together, but I think it looks great! Have a good weekend.

Sandy said...

Oh what a pretty Tag Tracy.
Wonderful embossed background and gorgeous colors. Love them. xoxo

Suzanne C said...

SO soft and pretty! Love the beautiful spring colors and how you have sponged them onto the background. The honeycomb embossing adds such a lovely layer of texture.

Elaine said...

Tracy what a stunning tag i love the colour combo and the embossing is gorgeous well done . I'm sorry I have been poorly and unable to comment but am back now ,you have been creating some lovely cards whilst I have been away,Hugs Elaine

flutterbycrafter said...

Ooooo I love this, the colour combo is wonderful, gorgeous work xx

Brenda Brown said...

Love your interpretation of the colour combination Tracy with a fabulous design and great stamps. The embossed background really adds dimension.
Hope your weekend is going well.
hugs {brenda} xox

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wow, Tracy, that's not a tag, that's a piece of art!

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Tracy, this is gorgeous! Love the way you've colored it.... that new EF looks awesome in your soft colors.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

I love your tag, Tracy! The colours are yummy, I love the embossing and stamping ;). Beautiful little thing! xx

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Wonderful! I love your coloring. Cool looking bird too! tfs

Barb Cady said...

Oh I want that bird! Lovely tag Tracy great use of the honeycomb and gorjuss colours x

hazel said...

A fabulous tag Tracy, I love the colour combination.
xxx Hazel.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

This is pure joy Tracy, I love the colours and the honeycomb texture is fab, The little bird is a wonderful stamp and works well with your design, cute touch with the little heart:0) Gay xxx

Renee said...

Beautiful colour combination, the tag is gorgeous!

Siobhan Fyffe said...

I love your take on the colour brief. As always you come up with something gorgeous. The honeycomb background really works well.
Yes I have two red headed children. Catriona hated her hair for many years as a teenager and dyed it black!! But thankfully she has seen the light!! That was my first thought when I first saw a photo of you,very similar hair colour!!
Siobhan x

Anita Houston said...

So beautiful...so Spring!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab use of the colors! Wonderful embossed BG and added blossoms!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

The honeycomb background greats a beautiful effect.
As for the colours choice - well as a redhead who adores pink I think the two compliment each other beautifully!!!
Wishes
Lynne

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I LOVE that bird image--so fun! Great design and the hexagon background is FAB!!!! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful tag Tracy! Love the honeycomb background and the bird and all other elements! Such a great design and use of the colors.