Once again playing around with some new stamps to try them out! No plan or fancy techniques with this tag, just trying to get a feel for the new stamps and seeing how they stamp.
Most of these are taken from an Oxford Impressions plate, "Bird's Nest". I picked this plate up recently at LB Crafts, and when I came to look for it a few days later I couldn't find it. It turns out that it had fallen out of my bag in the car park and some honest person picked it up and put it through LB Crafts' letterbox! Thanks to that mystery honest person and to LB Crafts who promptly put it in the mail to me! :)
I started out by applying Fired Brick and Vintage Photo distress ink onto the tag with an ink blending tool. I then spritzed my hand with water and flicked drips onto the tag. After a few seconds I dabbed off the excess water and left the tag to dry.
I spritzed a checkerboard stamp with water and applied it to the tag, again dabbing off the excess after a second or two and leaving the tag to dry.
The bird, B and fence (I can't remember who the fence is by... B Line designs?)were stamped with a tuxedo black memento ink pad and highlighted with a white pen. The birds nest was stamped separately, coloured with promarkers and then cut out and applied to the tag. I used a couple of pale grey promarkers to give a shadow below the nest. Some scratch lines from one of Tim Holtz's recent stamp sets were applied around the edges with a Vintage Photo ink pad. Finally, some birdy footprints finished it off.
I hope you like it :) Click on the image for a larger view!