20 May 2011

If the children can do it...!

Tom (left) and Freya's colour blocking
I have spent all week wondering what I can do to play along with this week's Grungy Monday technique. The problem I have is that I'm not that inspired by it. Sorry Tim! So I sat down with Tom and we both had a go. He, mainly because he's 8, just went for it. I tried to be ever so careful and mine was awful!!! 
Then Freya (10) came in and showed me just how I was trying too hard as she too created a really brilliant background! So I tried my tag again using Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose and Milled Lavender Distress Inks. Then I randomly added butterfly (Sketchbook) Tissue Tape and covered it with the inks. My Milled Lavender is hopeless as it is just so pale but hey ho I know it's there! Then I edged with Vintage Photo. 
I had some glassine paper on my desk so I rumpled it all up and cut a birdcage out. The moth is from PaperArtsy's set and I coloured it with Victorian Velvet and stamped it with Vintage Photo. I then applied a thin layer of Glossy Accents. While I had the stamp out I stamped some moths in Victorian Velvet randomly on the tag. 

The bird has the other tissue tape in the pack, covered with Broken China Distress Ink and Gold Paint Dabber at the edges. Then I added clear embossing powder. 
I cut two small flowers from my trusty Tattered Florals die and hung my moth from the bottom of the birdcage (using chain from an old necklace!) 
My lovely sister rang today and asked for a token to give to her manager so I hope this fits the bill! Thank you as always for stopping by and I really do appreciate everyone of your comments! 


Gabrielle x 
Just realised I forgot the ribbon at the top - hope you can imagine it!

9 comments:

sasa said...

I had the same thing and pulled a sulky face - my hubby said looks like potato stamping!!!! But it's so true - you gotta run with it and let it happen. There is beauty in the ordinary...Those pinks look great and love the Glassine cage...
Thanks for sharing,
Sarah at 46

papillon said...

love how your tag came out! and Tom and Freya are good 'embrace imperfection' teachers, lol! The tissue tape idea is just great. The look of the glassine birdcage is awesome. Did i mention i love it? :)

Crafty Chick Designs said...

Your colors look great w/the glassine cage! And the torn pieces of tissue tape are a nice compliment w/the color blocking. Nice job!

Debbie

Shelann said...

So much pretty detail and the color is great.

Debbie said...

You did a fabulous job! Love all the details and the pinks! Haven't bought that birdcage yet! Everytime I see it, I want it!

Daniele said...

this came together brilliantly, love the bird and cage and I lurvvvve pink.....gorgeous
hugs

BrianK said...

I love working with children, they are fearless in their art, and are great inspiration. Love the moth. Your background is devine as is the glassine for the cage.

Gillian said...

It was certainly worth the perserverience Gabrielle, I love the finished result, those colours work a treat and the bird cage looks fab:)x

Wendy said...

Beautiful tag. Love your pink background and the glassine paper cage is wonderful. I really must get my hands on some of that paper.