Sunday, September 18, 2016

Angel Wings

I saw the Frilly and Funkie Challenge when it was posted, but I didn't really have winged things or images. Then I got the amazing Cardinal stamp from Emerald Creek and that prompted me to search through my stash. I found these Tim Holtz wings and an idea was born. I then received the #10 tags that I had ordered from the Funkie Junkie Boutique, things started coming together.
As soon as I saw the Cardinal stamp it reminded me of my Mom. She loved cardinals and every year still, I buy a cardinal ornament for my tree in memory of my Mom. 

I did a background on one tag in copper and evergreen bough and vintage photo. The top tag i did in Picket Fence and Wendy Vecchi Mica Spray and just a spritz of Dylusions Mica Spray. On the top tag I used my thinlits and cut out the word and the design. Attached my tags together so the bottom tag was visible. 

Added a little Emerald Creek Pinecone, after I embossedd it with soft fallen snow embossing powder and I rusted up my Emerald Creek birdcage charm, using the Finnabair Rust Pastes and added that to the little branch. the branches are embossed in Vintage Ivy and Forest Foliage from Emerald Creek, such amazing texture!

Beautiful cardinal image from Emerald Creek and watercolored in with Ken Oliver Color Bursts and used Onyx Frost to embossed the feet and around it's beak for a little sparkle.
I colored the metal wings with alcohol inks then added some Distress Glitter Dust in Vintage Platinum.

I rusted up the forevermore charm after I had stained it with alcohol ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

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  1. Beautiful way to pay tribute to your mom! I've just lost mine very suddenly. The sadness doesn't go away, does it? But we must carry on the way she wanted us to.

  2. Lovely! I love when our art reminds of loving memories and am sure you mom would appreciate it. Thanks for playing along with the Frilly and Funkie "Things With Wings" challenge.

  3. Such lovely details! I'm so glad you provided the close up shots so I could truly appreciate all this loveliness! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie Things with Wings Challenge!

  4. Fabulous tag Cathy! All the details you've added are fabulous. Thanks for playing along on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog!
    -Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge


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