I have been trying to learn how to draw and I attended Bella Crafts weekend in the Twin Cities and one of my instructors Cindy Shepard had us drawing some funky little birds. Therefore, I have been drawing lots of funky little birds. There are not original ideas - Pinterest is full of inspiration and I am just trying to gain confidence in my ability to draw a little for my own fun and creativity. Needless to say I have pages of little birds and big birds that are drawn and colored. I decided to use one of these on my tag.
Happy Little Stampers has a Mixed Media challenge each month and the challenge was to make a tag. This I have done.
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge for the month is to use texture.
I had the leftover tag shape from a day of creating with one of my neighbor kids. Kristin has been making Christmas tags. I covered the tag shape with a piece of patterned paper with a music background. I added a light layer of gesso. I cut out one of my funky birds. The ultimate goal is I wanted to use one of the Santa hat stickers I had bought. Well you know all those stickers go in different directions and the small hat sticker is the one that went on this bird. This is why I chose that sentiment because it looks like he is attempting to be merry with his tiny little Santa hat. (I may give it to my daughter who manages a large retail store and the holidays are crazy for her.)
There is silver embossing paste. The swirl in the upper right hand corner is actually a reindeer's antlers. The snowflakes are embossed in a Ranger embossing powder that I am loving. The sticker is by Jolee. I used glass and glitter gel medium for the snow. It is from Faber Castell.
I did not add any trim to the hole of the tag. This tag may be made into a card so unsure what I am going to do to finish the tag.
Everyone enjoy your day and "Let's Be Merry". Remember to be kind to all the retail workers.