9 March 2012

Bye bye birdy!

A colleague, and friend, at work is leaving our department today for a snazzy new job within the OU. I've signed the 'official' goodbye card and collection (even hid it in my desk for a while!) but I wanted to make something to say goodbye from me. As she is 'flying' off I thought an open birdcage might just do the job! I covered a kraft card tag with Hey Pesto Fresco Finish paint and added Guacamole and Limelight paints through a Bingo and Harlequin stencil. Using my new stamp set from yesterday I stamped the two background stamps in Vintage Photo Distress Ink, sanded the tag and then edged it in the same ink. I then liberally sprayed Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearl Mist over the whole tag. 
The birdcage is covered in Vintage Photo Distress Ink and roughly covered in clear embossing powder. Then I rubbed Black Soot Distress Ink into the pits left behind and embossed again. I then did this on the reverse and cut the middle three bars open. The bird was covered in Beach Hut paint, stamped and edged as before. The sentiment was stamped on more kraft paper in Coffee Archival Ink, edged as before and lightly sprayed with Heirloom Perfect Pearls. I just need to find a ribbon for it now... I hope my friend likes the tag, but more than that I hope she loves her new job! Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend x


Helen said...

I'm sure she'll love it - it is fabulous. I love the birdcage, and your background is just great.
Have a lovely weekend.

CraftygasheadZo said...

This is gorgeous, your friend will love it! Can't believe you work at the OU - I miss my studying so much now that I've got my degree, but am sure I'll be back, money allowing, to study again! Zo xx

Michaela said...

This is gorgeous,Gabrielle.
Michaela xx

Bella said...

how very appropriate. Love the bend bars of the bird cage. Some strong bird you got there...

Michaela said...

Hi Gabrielle

Please come and visit my blog to collect an award which I nominated you for
link to my blog post

Michaela xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Hi Gabrielle

It is hardly surprizing that you are top of a lot of people's list of favourite crafters. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.

Please pop over to my blog at http://deescraftroom.blogspot.com/2012/03/versatile-blogger-award.html#comment-form to claim your award.

Dionne x

CraftygasheadZo said...

I've nominated you for something so pop over to mine and see! Zo xx

hazel said...

Your friend will love this, it's fabulous.
xxx Hazel.