Saturday, September 22, 2012

Night Owl.

The theme over at Tag Tuesday this week is Owls. I found this digi owl here on this lovely site that has an abundance of downloads that are all free for you to use. The background is a piece of old white sheeting which I dyed purple using the juice from a bowl of blackberries which just happened to be handy! It wasn't quite dark enough so I added chalks in purple, blue and black, distress ink pads in blue and brown to get the sort of sky an owl would be happy to fly around in!! I attached to cardboard (from my supply of cat food boxes) and frayed all round the edges.  The stamp is from Crafty Individuals which I stamped direct onto the material using a black stazon ink pad. I printed the owl and coloured the branch with promarkers and black chalk and cut him out. Then I just sort of went to town adding bits  and bobs that were on my desk. The frame is cut from a window envelope that had come in the post.(The acetate dosen't show up in the photo but using the flash on the camera  made it glare) I cut free hand to give a random feel to it. Chain is part of an old necklace, buttons found in a pot and the purple threads were left over from attaching them to the tag. Was going to throw them in the bin but then thought why not so stuck them under the button just for you Sherry as I know you love to see a bit of thread hanging off.  

As I have used loads of snippets up am scurrying over to the snippets playground  #38.
Entering also into the following:
Tag Tuesday: Owls
Fab 'N' funky: Things with wings.
Crafting for all Seasons: Things with wings.
Charisma Cardz: Things with wings.
Love to Create: Things with wings.
Twisted Tuesdays: Something that flies + 3 embellishments( chain, buttons, threads)













34 comments:

Mrs F said...

Wonderful tag and can't believe it's dyed with the juice of blackberries, truly amazing.

It's certainly an excellent creation using recycled goodies!

Happy Saturday xx

Doreen said...

t a stunning tag,love the owl.xxx

Di said...

Cor Mrs A, this is really fabulous - love the owl so much. And dying the cloth using blackberries is inspired - did you pinch them from the Playground fruit patch?

Hugs, Di xx

Ali said...

Your owl tag is gorgeous. I love the fact you've dyed your fabric with blackberries. My daughter's just thrown out a lot of old jewellery. What she doesn't know is I've nabbed it in hope of using it in my projects. Have a lovely weekend.
Ali x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely stunning, I love the colour and the owl image is fabulous, the chains and beads finish it perfectly
Lindsay xx

Catherine said...

What a fantastic tag Mrs A ! Amazing what you can do with blackberries ! Love the image too... Have a lovely week-end Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

awesome tag!
thank you so much for joining us gals at Charisma & good luck!

Wendy L said...

Great idea, thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

Ali said...

Oh my - you have been soooo busy - loving all your makes I think the houses and the covered notebooks are my favourite. All these makes and you've still got a to do list - sounds like mine things at the top just get moved to the bottom until its time to panic - lol - enjoy your weekend xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Mrs A, This is just so lovely great freebie too! l hope you ate some of those blackberries before you used the juice to colour this sheet?!!....lol you have down such a wonderful job and what a great idea too! totally stunning xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is super, Mrs. A! It looks of like batik. Super additional "bits and bobs", especially the bundle of frayed threads. And for the record - it's a real Hoot that you just happened to have some blackberries handy and decided to use their juice for the background. Lovely! Hugs, Lesley

MaryH said...

Wonderful piece of art here. I so enjoyed reading about all the materials that you put into it. Love it when I can see how others recycle. Never used any fabric on a card..have tons of it...MUST think to use it for THIS hobby!!! Hugs and TFS

NGCARDS said...

A wonderful creation hun! Thanks for joining in this week at Charisma Cardz! xxx

Faye said...

This is pretty cool. Love the colours. xxx

scrappymo! said...

Love the fact that you have turned your blackberries into art! Great job.

Melina said...

love the frayed edges. thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

Kate M said...

What a wonderful creation and I am impressed by the number of recycled items you have used -
so eco-friendly!!
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Kate
xx

Sue said...

This is a wonderful fabric tag. The owl in white really comes to the fore. It is very warm yet wintry....lovely work:)
xxx

Highland Monkey's said...

Brilliant. Re-cycling at it's best and a lovely end product.
(yes, daughter loved quilt!)

Samantha Elliott said...

You must have had a Hoot! making this tag Mrs A. I usually prefer to eat my blackberries with some apple, crumbly mixture and custard! Mmmmn!
Really great tag and in my favourite colours too - purple.
Hugs
xx

Bernie said...

Blackberry juice! Only you would have come up with such an inspiring idea. BRILLIANT Mrs. A! True work of art!
Hugs
Bernie

Violets Corner said...

Stunning tag Mrs A! Love the way you coloured the white sheeting, so clever.

Thanks for joining my candy.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Wedgie said...

Ohhh...beautiful tag Mrs A! Love the colours. Wedgie xxx

Vee said...

Very beautiful, love the way you've combined all the texture. Thanks for playing with Charisma.
xx Vee

Pat K said...

Fabulous work of art.
Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week. hugs, Pat K.xx

Jacki Randolph said...

Stunning!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Create "Things with Wings" Challenge!

The Altered Paper said...

Love the creativity you put into this tag! Inspirational. Hugs,Tee

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

What an awesome owl! Lovely job!!!

Thank you for participating in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

Sherry said...

It's fabulous and inventive - love the fruit dye idea! .... and well, it just wouldn't have been the same with the hanging threads! xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wow this is one awesome tag - you really have thought of original pieces for it, Mrs A. and have popped over to that free site to snaffle a digi or two for myself - wow, veritable treasure trove..
I love you idea of using blackberries would love a few of those actually! :D
Sending a big hi to your boys from mine - and thanks for popping over to my place too! both of us doing snippets. Think this week must be a record for doing Challenges as normally hardly ever do! thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x

Bonnie said...

You've made such a lovely background for this owl! I love all the details!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Cool tag!!!! Love it! Thanks for participating in LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again!
~DEANNE~

Carol said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

Bianca said...

What a pritty creation! I love it! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca