Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Owls


Hi everyone on a lovely and bright Tuesday Morning.......It's Tuesday and I have a tag ready to post on time!!!!  At last I seem to have caught up with my Tag schedule ....touch wood.  I even have a design for next week ....how organised do I feel right now ;-)  Unfortunately I can't claim to be as organised in the dreaded housework area of my responsibilities - but I'm not gonna let that bother me too much.  I made banana muffins yesterday and I did some ironing first thing so I am fitting some housework in-between the crafting...gotta get my priorities right.  Not sure if the dust fairy would agree with me though! :-D

So on with the owl themed tag.  I was surfing the net looking at images of owls for inspiration and I found this fab image and knew I just had to decoupage it and make him fly from my tag.

I printed several copies out and cut my tag shape from one print and then I distress crackled the background area of the tag


Next I embossed the edges of my tag with silver embossing powder and when I had built up a nice layer I added glass glitter and frontage flakes to the molten powder and I got this fab frosty and textured look which I know I am going to play with again.  Then it was on with the snipping to make my fabulous flying owl look more realistic.  I think I have RSI now from all that teeny tiny snipping of paper!  You can see on this photo how I chop up my image to allow me to create greater depth.


On and on went the snipping .....and on and on .......until I had an owl escaping from my tag ready to fly free.  I added a black frame to my tag and the quote seemed fabulously appropriate since I love Winnie the Pooh and this quote even mentions TUESDAY!!!!


Here is a bit of a closer shot so you can see a bit more detail (I hope!!)  Pretty green and silver fibres and some wired crystals to continue the frosty theme and a silver owl charm finishes my owl tag.  Oh almost forgot three tiny dots of glossy accents on my owls eyes and beak and definitely finished!  See how the sun is shining through my window - what a nice change that makes.


Big hugs to you my Tag Tuesday pals.  I love being able to play along with you all.  It is such a caring and sharing place to hang out.  I alway have a hoot!.........Sorry guys I just couldn't resist........Whoooooo could? ;-D X

21 comments:

  1. Wowzers Helen, this is fab!! Your owl really does fly off the tag. Hope you've got your hand/wrist resting on an ice-pack now after all that snippety snipping, haha. And the quote, as you say, is just perfect to finish it. LOve it! :0)

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  2. Wow its fantastic Helen! stunning in fact!

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  3. Ooh fantastic,I felt as if it was coming out at me from the very first picture

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  4. Wow, wow and wow again - absolutely fabulous! Valerie

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  5. Wow, what a fantastic image you chose - I love the way he's flying off the tag - a really great 3D effect. Stunning!

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  6. This is brilliant! Such a 3D look, such patience a real work of art. x

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  7. Stunning 3D look. The tag is majestic; the edging beautiful. One of your best!

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  8. Stunning work Helen, love it!! Hugs May x x x

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  9. Breathtaking and dramatic - I also noticed the addition of the owl charm on your tie which is also spectacular - perfect!
    Wonderful tag, Helen.

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  10. Guess whooo likes your tag! I love the way the owl appears to be flying off the tag. Blessings!

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  11. Stunning, simply stunning!

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  12. That owl is just amazing and I love the background work as well :)

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  13. Oh this is spectacular! I love the 3D effect. Everything about this tag is extra special! LOVE IT!

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  14. Absolutely amazing tag,your owl really does fly off the tag! Feels like I must have 3D specs on! Fabulous details, No wonder you've got RSI (don't overdo the housework!)Jane xx

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  15. OH WOW a really fantastic tag, love your wonderful owl.
    Anni

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  16. Awesome 3d effect...your stunning owl looks like it is really taking flight... right off your tag!! Wonderful work Helen!! :)

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  17. This is so clever. I have this same photo on a calendar, so I know what you started with!

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  18. Really bold! Love how he extends beyond the tag.

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  19. You must have so much patience! It is fabulous! Carolyn x

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  20. Amazing tag, Helen. The owl really looks as if he is flying off the page! My favourite tag this week!
    Jane x

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