Saturday, June 4, 2011

New Home gift tag

So at the last minute I decided to make a tag for my gift of the new home notelets I made earlier this week. How could I resist the great sketch from Mad for Markers?!

The friend for whom I made the gift is a real ornithophile, so I used a TLC image I've been saving and colored it like an American Robin, with its red breast (I wanted to keep to the color palette I used for the notelets). When I gave it to her, she said It's an American Robin! Which made me happy.

I colored the ribbon and the red button with copics. I used brown StazOn for the brown button and actually heat-embossed the white one. I sewed them onto the card with coordinating bakers twine, and backed them with matching buttons.

Mad for Markers Tag Sketch Challenge (pic on the right)
colourQ combo #86: Real Red, Daffodil, So Saffron, Early Espresso + white

Stamps: Vintage Bird on Holly by TLC Creations, flourish from Regal Greetings set by {ippity} Stamps, sentiment from stash stamps sent to me from Mom from Nepal
Paper: Hammermill, Recollections
Tools: SCAL, Cricut, Marvy heat tool, Sizzix Texture Boutique & paisley embossing folder
Other: ZipDry glue, Stampendous embossing powder, StazOn and InkItUp inks, bakers twine
Copics: E08, E47, R27, Y17, Y13, Y000, E33, E31, YG03, YG63, YG67, BG93


  1. Hello Christina. This is just beautiful. Love how you coloured the bird, and now wonder your friend was happy. It really is a very special touch, with great attention to detail.
    Love Sandra xxx

  2. This is great. Thanks for joining in at Mad for Markers

  3. Beautiful, very pretty and bright.

  4. This is fantastic! The feather looks ace. Thanks for joining us at Mad for Marker we hope to see you again soon. Hugs from Bron :D

  5. This is really lovely, the bright yellow really makes everything stand out.

  6. Hi CG, This is very pretty. Love that feather, such a great touch for the bird image.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  7. This is pretty, thanks for joining in the fun at mad for markers, hope u will join us again :-) from ash

  8. Hi there .This is awesome ! Love the image and your colouring is perfect . Saw you at Mad for Markers .

  9. A fabulous tag! I love the bright colours and that feather is a great embellishment. Thanks for joining us at Mad for Markers this week.
    Susan xxox

  10. Such a gorgeous tag! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Mad for Markers! Would you like to enter my Magnolia candy? Hop on over to my blog here:
    Alicia xx

  11. Lovely tag! the colors look great!


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