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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Birdsong

I recently came across a challenge blog called Dragrons Dream Tag It On (TIO) and am really enjoying the unique challenges they present us with each Wednesday. This week, our challenge is based on the novel "Bird Song." I must confess I was not familiar with the book, but I researched the plot and found it is based on WW 1, takes place in Paris and London, and involves romance and intrigue. Luckily, I also learned that PBS is airing Bird Song on Masterpiece Theater in April, so I hope to check it out. Looks like a good read, too! My tag includes images from a Miniature Book by Crafty Individuals, as well as stamped images from the Bluebird plate by Artistic Outpost. My tag began with a Mushroom colored card stock cut into a tag shape. As I studied the clip art images, I decided to pull out my PanPastels and voila, a mottled background of lavender, pink and purple! I began with white lace, but abandoned it for the intrigue of black lace. Oh the drama! A few pearls for the lady, some vintage black seam binding and a teacup for England, a magenta brad and some colorful braid for the top of my tag and my card is complete.

13 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely piece, great images and gorgeous colour palette. Tracy x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Yvonne...this is a great tag, lots of layers and a wonderful selection of stamps. I think the black lace is perfect at the bottom!
Dot x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous details, so much to look at on this Fab tag.
Yvonne x

Mrs.B said...

Bird Song has recently been shown on BBC TV and your tag depicts the story beautifully.
Avril xx

Dragon said...

Tuis is a great interpretation of the theme, Yvonne. I think you have captured all the elements so well. Thanks for the shout out too... I am SO glad you are enjoying our unusual challenges - they are never ordinary, but do give scope for lots of creativity!! Thanks for TIOing this time and do come back soon
Frankie
xx

Deb Neerman said...

This is stunning! Love all the details: the stamps, the pearls, and the black lace ... very striking!

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

so soft and lovely

Helen said...

Do read the book, it is wonderful! Your tag is also wonderful, I love the images you have used. Thanks for dreaming at TIO with us, hope you come back next time.

lynne said...

Stunning in its beauty and the story you re-told in the form of tag art.
I like the look of this challenge site and need to investigate.
Wishes
Lynne

trisha too said...

This is really pretty, and with all the images, it's like a little daydream of memories.

:)

Nancy said...

This tag is gorgeous!! Love the layers of photographs, the tiny tea cup, and beautiful trim!!
Nancy xx :D

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fantastic tag, love all the details. Thanks for dreaming with us on TIO this fortnight.

Ephemera said...

What a beauty, gorgeous and full of fabulous detail. The recent dramatisation was very poignant and well worth seeing. xx