Happy Wednesday to you! Today I am sharing this inspirational mixed media tag with Word Art Wednesday. We will take a break next week and I'll have one more WAW project for you before the end of the year. I hope you've enjoyed seeing how I've used these free printables. This week I decided to take a break from all my Christmas tag making. Actually, I was DYING to play with this new Stampendous bird stamp and die that I won! :) I'm also breaking out my stencils more in light of my new DT gig with Stamps & Stencils - YAY!
First I colored my bird by dipping him into puddles of Vintage Photo and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks. I didn't want him to look like clip art, and was going for a more altered look. Then I decided to contrast the brown I used for the bird with some aqua on the tag. I stenciled this gorgeous Joggles stencil with gritty texture paste, allowed it to dry, then inked it up with Evergreen Bough and Frayed Burlap. I really love embossing the edges of my tags, especially when the tag is textured! I love how this highlights the grooves!
I decided to perch my bird on this lovely scrolly holly die by Darcies. I also used Tim Holtz greenery die and a purchased flower. The leaves are TH Tattered Leaves, but I scrunched them up tightly. For the scripture I tore the edges, then inked it the same way, sponging the edges afterward.
I finished it off with the last of this beautiful hand dyed silk ribbon in a loopy bow. Matthew 6:26 "Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?" This week my meditation has been the song, "You're a good, good Father - It's who You are. And I'm loved by You - it's who I am."
I hope this has been an inspiration to you today. I'm sharing my tag with SSS Monday for their Just a Pinch challenge HERE (I used a pinch of EP along the edges of my tag), to SSS for their Die Crazy challenge HERE, with Craft Stamper Magazine for their Take a Technique challenge HERE, and with HLS for their mixed media challenge HERE.