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Saturday, 14 July 2012

Ornate Ovate Ornithology Alphatag

Collages of Alphatags to date can be viewed HERE.

As I've been  interested in birds ever since childhood & Chocolate Baroque have some delightful bird images, ornithology seemed a logical choice for my "O" Baroque Guild Alphatag. I'm particularly drawn to the stamps of patterned birds (like those I have used) so ornate was easy to incorporate & eggs are ovate. The idea of an orchard is implied by the leaves in the patterned paper & my top right leaf cluster.

front of tag
close-up of upper section 
close-up of lower section
angled  view to show dimensional shaping of bird,
brick wall & leaf cluster
close-up showing dimension & shine of wet embossed letter
plus some brick detail
back of tag
close-up showing paper pierced scallops of theme
panel, tone on tone stamping & pearlescence of cardstock
The brick wall was created by sponging Distress Ink through a template, misting & drying the panel. It was then cut out & the individual bricks were defined & shaped using various sizes of ball tool. The  shaping of the large bird was also achieved using a ball tool.

Stamps Chocolate Baroque UA5SP0256 Fly Away With Me (large & small ornate birds), UDLGW0093 Ornate Alphabet (letter "O"), UA4SP0385 Baroque Eggs (eggs), UDLSP0301 Bird Song (tone on tone stamping).
Inks Memento Tuxedo Black (patterned birds) & Grape Jelly (tone on tone stamping); Dusty Concord Distress Ink (stencil sponging & inking various cardstock edges); Creamy Brown, Chestnut Roan & Dark Brown ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpads (eggs); Emboss Tinted Stamp Pad with Stampendous Detail Black Embossing Powder (letter "O").
Markers etc... Dusty Concord Distress Marker, Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Marker, Staedtler Triplus Fineliner, Copic Ciao Markers.
Cardstock White & an assortment of mauves in various finishes from stash.
Paper Graphicus Guild Membership Pack.
Die Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die - Tag & Bookplates.
Punches Woodware (scalloped circle & leaf shapes).
Template Crafter's Workshop Mini Bricks.
The gem & ribbon are from stash.

Challenges Entered
Stampalot July Challenge - What's your Crafty Passion?  I love using the techniques of paper piercing & tone on tone stamping. I also like to add dimension by shaping elements using a ball tool on an embossing mat as I did here with the large bird, the brickwork & the leaf cluster.
Judith's Forgotten Friday 60 The patterned birds stamp set Fly Away With Me has never been used since it was purchased in November 2011.


Aquarius said...

Just love your way with words and yet again you've come up with words not even on my list for the letter O. Another beautiful tag.

GinaA said...

A wonderfully crafted tag Paula, it is so detailed and a beautiful example.

Gill Edmonds said...

Alliteration again Paula?
I think this is a great tag. I love your work.
Gill x

Jean Straw said...

A lovely tag again Paula. I love the patterned eggs and birds, and the way you get such amazing shaping with a ball tool, I really must try that as I am always wanting to add more shape to some of my elements. Jean x

pinky said...

Beautiful piece of work, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

xxxtglxxx said...

Impressive stamping and pattern combinations :)

Gorgeous tag Paula! :)



Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful Tag Paula, love the colours and the combination of images. The eggs look great in the arrangement behind the bird. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Shirley

Elaine said...

Wow, amazing crafting Paula. I am very impressed with the embossing of the bricks, I take the lazy route with a brick embossing folder! Great attention to detail as always, a very thoughtful and skilled composition. Have a happy Sunday. Elaine xxx

Francesca said...

Beautiful creation , Lovely colours

Thanks for joining us for our Crafty passion challenge over at
Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


Lorraine said...

oh wow Pep this is one of my fave tags of yours i just love the birds they look adorable hun i really love this one you did a brilliant job ob it fabtastic xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

This is a lovely tag Paula, with great texture. I'm very fond of birds as well, so I love the imagery that you have used. That stamp set is one that I really like. Thanks so much for joining in Forgotten Friday this week, Judith xx

Elaine said...

Another fabulous and detailed tag Paula.
I love birds too, we have a vast array of visitors to the back garden though we also have a very naughty pussy that likes to stalk them! We bought her a very large bell for on her collar so the birds know when she's around!

Beautiful colours, and the dimension on the larger bird is perfect.

Love Elaine xx

Lynne K said...

A wonderful tag, Paula! So much detail in such a small space, and lovely colours. Thank you for sharing your Crafty Passion with us at Stampalot Challenge, and good luck.

Lynne x

Rica said...

Hi Paula, before I go any further, I am trying not to get involve with Zentagles - they are more involved like 'Pentacles' and take me over when I do!!! I will only be interested near you simply to save my sanity!!
Your tag is delightful, your colours are beautiful and I love your details and your dimension is sensational!!! I love the little birdy sat on the stunning embossed O.
hugs Heather xx

brenda said...

Stunning work as always Paula.

Thanks for joining in at Stampalot.

B x

Ruth said...

I love your tag - especially the little birds. Thanks so much for joining the Sir Stampalot challenge this month, Ruth :)

craftimamma said...

You find some fabulous words to depict on your tags Paula and always do this so well. This tag is great and has wonderful texture and dimension. I particularly like the little bird perching on your letter O.

Lesley Xx

Sarah said...

Beautiful Paula, and what gorgeous colours too. Sarah x