28 February 2016

Simon Monday Challenge - inspired by a song

Hi everyone, hope you've had a good weekend. I'm sharing a tag today and entering it into the Simon Monday Challenge the theme of which this week is 'inspired by a song' and my song is 'Little Bird' by Annie Lennox.

I have a little wren that visits my garden regularly that I love to watch and it's one of my favourite birds so it was lovely to find this stamp set by Inkyliscious.

I wanted to have a one layer tag and create depth with the stamping and some shading with charcoal pencil so I've stamped in black and white, stencilled in paint and added some details with a black sparkle pen. The background is distress ink and distress stain. I've finished off the tag simply with some twine.

I also tried out the new Ranger crazing medium for the first time. I can see a slight texture more than crazing which you can see around the Wren in the close up so I'll have to work with it a bit more.

OK, back soon and if you don't know it here's the song :-)

http://youtu.be/pjbNLVQ_Iwk

 

Chris X

 

8 comments:

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Chris, OH... I just love your tag, beautiful colors, just a touch of spring. it speaks to me so much! as, these days, I am just crazy about birds! I did not know what a wren was, I thought at first it was a tit ( mésange - in french) but I was wrong. I hope that I will be be able to observe a wren this summer. Sending love. xox

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This tag is AMAZING (all in caps)! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing it and reading your post. The color palette you used is stunning and I love how you blended the colors. I also thought it was genius of you to include the little blue circles. It made me think of bubbles and gave your tag a wonderful ethereal magical feel. And your song choice made me happy. What an excellent tribute to the song and a lovely feast for the eyes! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning tag!

Carole C. said...

Hi Chris.
What a beautiful tag. The colours are gorgeous, and such a pretty stamp.
See you soon.
Carole x

Anita Houston said...

What a stunning tag! LOVE the scene and dark warm colors!

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous tag and love the little Jenny Wren. I used to have one most days in my last garden and hope we have one here. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Kelly said...

I love your tag, you always do so well with this type of art. I see many layers that just harmonize perfectly together. Beautiful colors too. Hugs Kelly

Team Clark said...

This is an incredible tag! Love the stamp and the gorgeous layers of color! Congrats on your SSS spotlight! <3