11 August 2012

Crows?... hmmm...

Good morning everyone and welcome. And now for something different (for me anyway!) I have seen some of the wonderful creations at DragonsDream Tag It On and often thought of joining in - and finally this week I couldn't resist playing along. The recipe requirements are a murder of crows, a blue moon and a chill wind. So what do you do if you haven't got crows in your stamping collection? Improvise!...


One of TH's embossing folders has a small section with a collection of flying birds, so I did a bit of 'old fashioned embossing' (you know, where you use a tool not a machine!) and slightly extended it where needed. By highlighting with black ink they turned into crows! Hurrah!


The rest of the recipe; DI Stormy Sky (how appropriate methinks) on antique gold card, die cut with a Memory Box branch die (I used the die in my last tag). The blue moon is Picket Fence Stain which draws out some of the blue from the base layer. Loved that bit :)


The greaseproof paper leaves are supposed to signify the presence of wind and the sentiment could have a multitude of meanings (including the Twilight vampire twist if you are a brooding teenager!) It was quite refreshing to hold off using loads of layers for once - it probably won't last!! LOL
Have a great weekend everyone. Hugs, Buttons x

15 comments:

  1. Hints of Halloween...a fab tag.

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  2. Great bit of improvisation here using that embossing folder (must look out for that one). Can't remember when I did embossing in the 'old'way as the 'new' way is so much easier - and quicker!! This tag is just right for the challenge

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  3. ...this is superb Buttons, you've captured the theme with style, loVe the deepness you've achieved with your embossed branch, very effective...great work...Mel :)

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  4. This is wonderful Buttons, they are DEFINITELY crows, and I love the colours and composition of your tag - just gorgeous. Thank you for finally joining in, and hope to see you again next time at TIO x

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  5. Fab tag Buttons, great improvising

    Sam xxx

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  6. Wow, a fantastic take of the recipe, your crows are amazing. Thanks for dreaming with us at TIO this fortnight.

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  7. Great tag love your colours
    Janet x

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  8. I love your murder of crows Buttons! Your improvisational embossing is pretty sensational too.

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  9. Hi Buttons, you are such an innovative crafter and I love your out of the box thinking on this tag. I think the theme is quite a hard one but well done you for making it all look so easy! Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  10. Very beautiful tag it has a very spooky feel about it. I think it's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at tio

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  11. Fabulous tag... Brillant effect with the crows... Love it! Thanks for dreaming with us at TIO... May x x

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  12. Fantastic!! So glad you joined in and shared this with us. Your embossing is so crisp and deep - boy that makes a difference. Love it!

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  13. Wow! I adore this atmospheric tag Buttons! Vicky x

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  14. Fantastic tag the crows are brill. Thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x

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  15. What a wonderful take on the theme! Trace x

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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