7/21/11

Bird tags

I made seven tags for a bird themed swap I joined recently. I made my tags to look like actual bird houses. I think they turned out pretty cute. This is the very first time I have ever been successful using a crackle medium. I had to resort to actually reading the instructions--- and *gasp* following them. What'da know.... it worked. Here is what the backsides of my tags looked like. I also made a bird themed box that I mailed the tags in. I enlarged and printed a copy of a vintage postcard which I then cut out with scalloped scissors. Glitter, crepe paper, flowers, sheet music...
vintage silver doilies and more vintage images adorn the inside....Lastly, I added shredded sheet music and its ready to be mailed. That was fun~

17 comments:

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Wonderful, just wonderful!! Have I mentioned how happy I am when you join my swaps? You are such fun and make the BEST stuff. thanks for the beautiful box!

Jane said...

Love your tags! I had actually thought about trying to make a birdhouse-shaped tag too, but didn't after all. The box is beautiful - saw a glimpse of it on Karla's post, so now we now who made it :)
Jane-Jacksonville

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi Cheryl,
Your tags are AWESOME!!! Very COOL and Creative! LOVE THEM!! I haven't crackled any paper items. Just love them...I guess you don't have an extra 1 or 2 for a "friend"?!!
Warmly,
deb :)

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh Cheryl...your bird house tags are stunningly sweet! How I hope one wings' it's way back to my cozy cottage. This is my first tag swap and I am sooooo excited. Your blog is so wonderful and inspiring and I do not even know how to begin to thank you for all the candy and muse!!
creative hugs, Karla

Cindy said...

These tags are great! And so realistic looking. Can you share how you made them sometime?

KAT said...

all these items are so fabulous I love bird stuff like this you are very talented at this style. thanks for visiting my blog and the nice comment too.I am following you now!

Joyce's Journey said...

Beautiful tags! So creative! I've always had a hard time with the crackle also. Guess I need to read the directions . . . :)

Jingle said...

I saw these in the swap gallery! They are just wonderful!!! I love them!

Becca said...

What awesome tags! So creative, Cheryl! I need to step outta the box and try something fun like this! And, thank you so much for your sweet note about my BHG.com mantel! Have a great weekend.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Those tags are beautiful, Cheryl! They look dimensional in the pictures. Great box, too! I hate when I have to read directions {because that means I have to find my reading glasses}, but I have to agree that sometimes things actually come out the way I want them to.

Kaz said...

You are amazing. Love, love, love the tags.

Kaz

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

The wonderful tags brought me here from flickr & then I became engrossed in your blog. I need another blog to follow like I need more stuff ;) but I just had to add you to my list. You are so very talented!

Jann Olson said...

Oh how I adore those bird tags! I use to teach tole painting, and alot of students had a bit of trouble with crackle. They never dared use as much paint as I would tell them to. I have had a bit of a bird fettish for the last 3 years. I threw a bridal shower today and it was all bird themed. Darn, wish I would have known about that exchange. Would've loved to have participated in it. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Vivian Helena said...

Cheryl, your birdhouses are amazing, they look so real.. I mentioned meeting you in my blog.. hope that was ok..
I am also amazed at your "studio", wish mine looked as organized.. I have run out of wall space, so most is getting just dropped in to bins.. that does not work!
You are amazing with your creativity.. Enjoy your day. Oh.. Did you know that is a store in Carson City, named Artsy Fartsy?

Lori said...

Your tags are absolutely gorgeous! I'm so glad I found your blog through Karen's Where Bloggers Create blog hop. I am inspired!

frasltd said...

I saw your tags on Karla's blog, they are so nice, very creative. I have tried using the crackle and it doesn't work for me. Even if I read the directions. Would you be willing to share what product you use? But I did get to your blog and like it very much. Lots of pictures for inspiration and how tos.

Kathy said...

Love, love, LOVE those tags!! Awesomeness beyond awesome! The swap was fun and I'm glad I received one of your tags! - Kathy