Sunday, April 1, 2012

12 Tags of 2012-April

Caged Bird Sings w border.jpg

Having just completed the 25 tags for Creative Chemistry 101, I thought maybe I would want to wait a bit before completing Tim’s April tag, introduced today. But when I saw the tag, I was inspired to create something right away.

Every time I see this Bird in a Cage die, I think of Maya Angelou’s autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. So I incorporated the die into a tag with music and spring-y ribbons and trimmings (as opposed to the customary metal embellishments). Distress Inks used: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Broken China, Iced Spruce, Wild Honey, Brushed Corduroy, and Walnut Stain. After inking the cage with Walnut Stain, I embossed it with clear embossing powder. The music stamp is from Hero Arts, stamped with Archival Ink.

I rarely say that I really like something I create. I will say it this time. I do.


Anna said...

Don't you just love the cage and bird die? It's one of my favorites!
I couldn't wait to get started on mine either! usually takes me a few days to figure out just what I want to do on mine, cause I like the inspiration, but don't want to make an exact duplicate of what he does.

Manu said...

Great interpretation!
I love the use of the cage die and of the yellow ribbon!
Have a great Easter!

Katy said...

This is gorgeous! Love this tag!! The colors are so pretty and springy! :)

Unknown said...

I like it too Barbara - a lot. A very pretty tag - love those fabric roses and that you threaded the bottom of the bird cage with ribbon - I will remember to do that myself!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your colors, the music behind the cage, and the wing outside it... you are just on a totally artistic roll, my friend!

Winnie said...

Love your tag! I love the finishing touches..the wing outside the cage, the music paper and what a fun sentiment you used.

Lisa :) said...

LOVE this tag! The cage looks great!

Monique said...

And you should like it! How fun to learn new techniques and get to use's amazing how this craft/art has grown. And you are doing a wonderful job contributing to it.

El rincon de vanessa said...

te a quedado fantastico!!!!