Good morning to you! It is a very soggy day here so I plan to play in my studio and embrace my official last day of vacation. Yesterday I posted my challenge entry for Studio L3′s Compendium of Curiosities II week 6 challenge, and in that post I stated that I made several attempts before committing to completing the tag I presented. Well yesterday afternoon I made my second best attempt and forced myself to make something of a tag I had set aside for discard. Today’s featured tag is titled “Fly Free”.
I began by following the technique for tissue collage, but forget to add my grunge paper die cut element per the instructions on page 38 of Tim’s book. I did not do this intentionally, but it was this reason that I originally elected to abandon this tag, hence this tag would not have met the challenge’s instructions.
For this tag, I used Tims’ bird cage and hanging sign post element for the focal point images. The images were cut from grunge paper using my Vagabond. I die cut the bird cage two times and glued only the outside edges together to create a 3D birdcage. Afterwards, I created an opening for the bird to “fly free” by simply cutting the center bar out the front cage. Unfortunately, the bird elected to perch atop the sign hanger instead of truly flying away.
For added interest and dimension, I added some Prima pearl bling behind the hanging bird cage. Next, I created the word fly out of Tim’s Ideaology line of letterpress grunge blocks. Final assembly included using 2 thicknesses of pop dots behind the bird cage hanger to enable the cage to hang freely without obstruction. I colored the bird with Distress markers and pop dotted him to perch on top of the bid cage hanger, dyed some vanilla Stampin Up seam binding ribbon to coordinate, and added a F type charm to the top of the bird cage.
Thank you for stopping by, I hope that you liked today’s attempt #2 tag. I hope that you come back again soon.
Note: I will be back later this weekend with more inspiring projects as tomorrow (Friday) is supposed to be the only nice day till next Tuesday. See you then.