Friday, March 14, 2014

Flying Birds

If you want to have some fun, try playing along with the talented (and I do mean talented) ladies of
A Vintage Journey.  The theme of their very first challenge is Anything Tim.
Worries are like birds flying overhead - You can't stop them from flying but you don't have to let them build nests in your hair!

What's so Timmy about this tag you may ask.  The flying birds and the butterfly are Tim Holtz stamps.  All coloring was done with distress markers and or ink pads.  This tag fits into this month's tag challenge over at Tim Blog.  I did try most of the techniques - well some of the techniques.  I tried to do the smudging but after I stamped, the image would not smudge.  The bigger flying bird I stamped by using several colors on the stamp but I did not put enough ink on the stamp.  Now the exciting part, I used a Tim Holtz stencil and did exactly what he said to do with that handy dandy blower thingy.  It was really quite fun.  What I learned is, I need to use more ink so the stencil design will show. One more thing - I used a metal word band at the bottom and attached with the little Tim Holtz stapler.  The band says - encourage your hopes, not your fears.

I am entering my tag into the following challenges:

A Vintage Journey  - Anything Tim

Tim Holtz March Tag Challenge

Hey to everyone out there in Blogoshpere.  Keep the faith - Spring is on its way!
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for all the sweet comments you leave.
Sandy 

53 comments:

Marilyn said...

Now how cool and totally Sandy is this! Love the look of all the different techniques and although I'm not much for nests in my hair, this one does look pretty good.
I like how the flock of birds is in the distance and then the one big yellow one is to the front. And... stapling the metal sentiment is very creative!

Craftychris said...

I love this! Worries always nest in my hair, I need to stop them! Love the images and techniques. Just brilliant! xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful tag, love all the stamps you have used! And great idea not to let the worries nest in your hair, I must remember that one! bIg hugs, to you, Valerie

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a gorgeous tag Sandy, love the images and your fabulous colours..
Fingers crossed Spring is coming we've had thick fog for 3 days and its been so cold...

Anne

Linda Palmer said...

I love your tag, love all the birds but do not want them to nest in my hair although I feel like there is a bunch of them there right now. lol!
Your different techniques are wonderful. I hope you are right about spring. We are all so ready for it. Glenn is doing pretty good! Yea, he is not driving himself to rehab.

friemelchen said...

Das ist fantastisch, wundervolle Farben und Gestaltung!!!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wonderful work, Sandy! It's such a pretty tag and I love the idea about not letting those worries nest in your hair! Like Valerie,I'll have to remember that. Thank you for all the inspiration you give in so many ways, Sandy. Your comments on my blog brighten my day and your posts are always inspirational and fun! Julie Ann xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sandy, wonderful tag, love your images and colours, I would think Mr.Tim would love it, have a great weekend, hugs Kate x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a lovely vintage tag Sandy! You did so well....Have a great weekend, ALie :-)

jimlynn said...

Love your tag! Those images are just wonderful and love the idea of the stencil too. Great way to add the sentiment!
Lynn

Christina C. said...

They'd have a hard time nesting in my hair with all the spray I use..hahahahaha!!!! Miss Sandy, I love what you did with the tag and the nest in the hair is so clever. Love all the stamps you used. A beautiful tag, my friend!

MaryH said...

AW-SOME! This is so good I thought it was one of the new Nice Crane digi images until I read all the fine print. This really looks swell. I like all these birds, and will have to check out the tech specs at Tim's. TFS & Hugs. Have a great wkend.

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous tag Sandy and I certainly can see that you followed so many of Tim's techniques! Love your theme here and the whole tag is gorgeous!

Thank so much also for adding it to A Vintage Journey, lovely to have you along for the ride!

Nancy said...

LOL!! I love it, Sandy! No nests in my hair!! ;o)
Your tag is fabulous! Have a great weekend! :o)

Mrs.B said...

A great tag Sandy, love your lady, and what a great saying - I'll remember not to let them in there.
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Sylvia said...

Wow Sandy, you did a fabulous job with your tag. Lovely colors and I love the nest into the hair. Better a nest than a .......
xxxSylvia

Meggymay said...

A fantastic tag, love the details and the lovely quote.
Yvonne

Boo said...

Love that birdhouse in her hair. Great tag!!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello sweet Sandy, I love your saying, and the little nest could symbolyze hopes and dreams, and those I allow to nest on my head, and inside! I wish I had more control over worries though!!!! Your did a beautiful job on your tag, love those warm colors and all the details. stampingwith many colors is quite a practice,and I think you did very well. thank you for leaving love on my blog. you are so sweet. have a lovely weekend Friend. Hugs. xoxo

Annie said...

Lots of fun techs in this tag. I love your analysis of worrying. It can be a battle to keep worries from nesting too. I love following your recently chosen challenges! I look forward to a time when I can take on some challenges too.

Becky said...

What a lovely and creative tag!

Reusing with Quilling said...

How true..worries are indeed like birds...n they do nest on our heads..;D! I loved loved the thought behind the tag..though most of the techniques are unknown to me still the outcome is fab !

Inkypinkycraft said...

A gorgeous tag and what a wonderful idea! Its so great to have you playing along with us at A Vintage Journey x hugs x trace x

SARN said...

Hello there Lovely Lady . . . you've made a really wonderful vintage tag here. Love all the elements to it.

Have a GREAT weekend.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Now hi there Sandy and what a darling tag you have made using all those clever techniques. Takes me back to when I was younger teasing my hair so it looked like a bird's nest!! Take care my friend, Susan xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful vintage tag, the collage of images is wonderful ! Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

cathylynn said...

So creative sweet Sandy! Fabulous details to this tag and great analysis. I try to keep my worries headed south. LOL! I would love to see your collection of stamps. Always so unique!
Love this!
Hugs, Cathy

Cat's sCrap said...

Magnificent vintage tag. Bravo !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

~*~Patty S said...

Your tag is super (L♥ve birds nests as hats!)... perfect words too!
Happy Weekend to you and yours
oxo

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Exquisite tag. I love the focal image, I want to say it is Character Construction but I am sure I am wrong with that - love your choice of sentiment - perfection.
Wishes
Lynne

Redanne said...

Hi Sandy, I love your beautiful tag! I love your explanation of worrying too, the nest in her hair describes it to perfection. Your stamping is wonderful, the colours are beautiful and the composition of your tag is perfect! Well done for using the blower thing too - got mine today!! Thanks so much for joining in at A Vintage Journey, it is lovely to see you playing along with us. Hugs, Anne xx

MRS DUCK said...

Wotcha Sandy
Hope you are well. Fabulous design matey and very worthy of Sir Tim.
If you saw my hair, there's enough for a flock of birds to nest in hahaha.
Have a great weekend.
Ang x

butterfly said...

This is absolutely delightful, Sandy - as a take on the March tags, it works beautifully - I see all the techniques, and the lovely natural themes and delicate colours too. Love the main bird in the centre there, and the spritzing looks so cool! Lovely to have you join us on A Vintage Journey!
Alison xx

Brenda Brown said...

Sandy you did yourself proud with this fantastic tag, lots of fabulous images and colours and a great design. Love that you have brought it along on A Vintage Journey, thanks for travelling with us.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are wonderful images - just a fabulous tag.

ahlers5 said...

Love the tag...so pretty. I have to make a tag tonight. I've never done one before. It should be interesting!

May said...

Love your take on Tim's tag Sandy...FABULOUS images, Love the background...Brilliant work... Hugs May x x

Netty said...

aaah Sandy I love your beautiful Tim tag with heavy overtones of Sandy in there, which in my mind is top hole my friend. I say this because it get pretty boring when everyone copies his designs and colours, where you have let yourself shine through. Hugs Annette x

Anguree said...

Beautiful tag, Sandy

Kelly Neis said...

You picked a great image on this tag, reminds me of my life now, a bit messy and bothersome birds! hehe Lovely and and Tim Holtz worthy tag! Love the birds and the lighter colors are refreshing. Your lady is perfect!!
Well done my friend,
Love, Kelly

Pam Sparks said...

I love reading your description as much as looking at your creation Sandy! Love seeing and reading about the techniques you're using. Beautiful coloring/tag and images girlfriend! Have a great week! Green is coming… I think we have a little bit of brown left though. : )

Charlene said...

Gorgeous Sandy!! I love the stamp!! Happy St. Patricks Day!!!

~Tammy~ said...

This is such a cool tag Sandy! Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

Sandra said...

Ohh wow, Sandy! Love your tag! It's so pretty and colorful! Really adore it! Hugs, Sandra

Pat said...

This is such a gorgeous tag Sandy, the colours and images are besutiful.

Pat xx

Nicecrane Designs said...

Love the vintage look on your tag Sandy,,,, wowww, thanks a million for your comments at Lisa Minckler Blog about the Seed Packets with my Giant Flowers ,,,,feel free to ask me your free product from all my stuff.email me to nicecrane@yahoo.com

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful tag, Sandy! Love those flying birds, and the nest in her hair is fab!!

Bonnie said...

That's an awesome saying you started with and your tag says "Tim". Very vintage!

vicki said...

Hi Sandy such a beautiful tag. The images are so pretty and I love the bird! So sweet

Vic x

Lisa M said...

Look at you go! You're tackling those techniques that I find so intimidating...LOL...OH...I just got it...the sentiment on this tag is perfect for combating my fear of all things Timmy. This is FABULOUS and seeing as how my grandfather nicknamed me Bird...I'm rather partial to this creation.
Hugs!!
Lisa Bird :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Sandy...happy to hear from you girlie. Thought I was lost with you new blog design...where have I been???? Lovely Tim tag!!!!

Buttons said...

What a pretty version of Tim's tag Sandy. Love this feminine version. Jenny x

Shirley Ross said...

Love your tag with all of the different images and the sponged edges! You are an expert at this I can see!!