Firstly Thank you so much for popping over today for a visit to my crafty world, and welcome to my new followers great to have you with me.
Today I have my May tag for you. You can find Tim's tag HERE with all the step by step instructions. The first thought that came in to my head was, oh this is going to be easy this month, How wrong was I. So many decisions, which trinkets, what colour background etc. Here is my tag.
I chose yellow tone as my background as we are heading toward summer and this is a nice bright summer colour which makes me feel Happy. The yellow background is a mix of Squeezed Lemonade and Scattered Straw, and then we have Mustard seed inked through the Latticework stencil. All the tiles are made from chipboard and are decorated with the wallflower papers.
My Inspiration came from my garden where we have just had two beautiful fledgling blackbirds came to say Hello with their proud parents whom we have been feeding for the past few weeks.
The blackbird on my tag is made from shrink plastic die-cut from Tim's Caged Bird die and painted with acrylics. He was just the right size to sit in the ornate frame. He did not show up too well against the wallflower paper on the tile and so I gave him a burlap background which seemed to do the trick.
Also in the garden last week we noticed the swallows flying high above us. I just love to watch them swooping down to catch the flies they are amazing acrobats. It is so nice to say Hello to them when they arrive from abroad every year, I feel so sad when they migrate back to warmer climates. This little swallow is a remnant rub from the Botanical collection. The little heart I have to own up is not one of Tim's but is very similar and I discovered it at the bottom of my trinket stash. I put a flower in it and filled it with glossy accents to capture its beauty forever. I love the colour of the flowers in my garden, and it seems every day I discover a new bloom.
I used one of the shadow press plates to spell my Hello, the arrow points inwards to the tag towards the pen nib one of my favourite of Tim's trinkets, and, which also enables us to say Hello in another way of course by means of words, letters, or in this case notes.
Those who follow my blog know of course that I am doing a little atc to match each months tag for my wall hanging, and here it is. My atc has taken on more of an industrial feel although I have kept the yellow background to keep it bright. I have put a few small watch parts in the bottle, The pretty frame is an old broken belt buckle but acts as a lovely frame. The tile on the bottom looks a little bit like a camera, this was not intentional it was just a scrap left over from my metal box which you can find HERE if you missed it. With the addition of a cog and remnant rub.
As you can see here the collection is building up nicely.
Thank you once again for dropping in, and all your lovely comments I really appreciate them.