Birds & Words

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Creative Impressions - the Brightest STAR!

This was a fun little tag to do using an easy to do framing technique.  I'm really drawn to stars right now and found a short little "star" quote to frame my tag elements.  I'm adding more and more hand drawn elements to my work.

I started with a #8 tag and blotted Distress Oxide inks in Broken China, Wilted Violet and Fossilized Amber.

I inked an extra tag and die cut a coordinating heart for a layering element.  Creative Impressions black matte frame and folk star are layered over a bit of cotton fabric.  I also created a base with Creative Impressions new velvet and sequin ribbon.  I call it "Gypsy ribbon" because it makes me think of the colors and sparkle of gypsy caravans.

These super cute Creative Impressions clips are always a fun detail to add.  I use these a lot in my planner with a ribbon or washi tape tag.

Add your own words and phrases to a hand drawn frame.  I wrote the phrase with a tail at the beginning of the first word and end of the last word.  I use Uniball Signo 207 Micro and Ultra Micro pens.

Connect the line to make the shape of the frame you want.

Retrace the frame so that the line doesn't quite line up.  Give it a little squiggle if you like for interest, or some x's or stitch marks.

Find some time for some Creative Impressions today.  Create and impress!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A Creative Random Act of Kindness

Quick post this morning to wish you all a beautiful day and remind you of the power of a random act of kindness.

I covered a scrap of card stock with sticky adhesive and then applied Creative Impressions red and black gingham ribbon.  Die cut the daisy using Tim's Tattered Florals die.

The stem is Creative Impressions black leaf ribbon with white paint smeared over it.

Bo Bunny Vintage Shadow 4 x 5 1/4 panel ties in with Creative Impressions brads & dragonfly touched with some Pewter Distress Paint.  The grays & silver unifies the piece.

Look for an opportunity for one RAK today.  It's good for the soul!