Saturday, 5 September 2020

Bird's nest

Today for my second inspiration post for our Country View Challenge, I have created a Mixed Media tag with lots of bits from my leftovers "bin". I based the colour scheme on the complementary colours red and green but chose the less aggressive shades of each, adding white to the primary colours.

My tag base is a Mixed Media paper on which I first used Distress inks in green and pink.

I then stamped with Memento inks in green and pink several stamps from Paper Artsy ESN07 and ESN10 - my go to texture stamp sets- both by Sara Naumann. I added some black ink stamping with an ancient Kaisercraft texture stamp and a few motifs from a Finnabair/Prima stamp set (Trust the magic).

I added some (transparent) crackle texture paste here and there and highlighted the cracks with dark Distress inks.

The bird is die-cut out off felt with a CUTploration die (For the Birds), the Authentic is die-cut from metal with a word from the Thinlits - Adventure Words: Script by Sizzix/Tim Holtz. Other bits joining the cluster are partial die-cuts and a piece of home made washi tape and of course the "nest" made of twine with added shiny stones, magpie style, which are Stamperia Glamour - Sparkles in Sparkling White. I bought them for snow but being a bit chunky they were perfect as treasure...

Another look:

What colour pair are you going to choose for your own Contrasting colour entry to this month's  Country View Challenge ? Remember that if you link up, you are in with a chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop!

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the SSS WednesdayWe Love To Create  challenges.


  1. Loving all the super textures on your pretty tag Christine and a great blend of pinks with the soft greys.

    B x

  2. Such a beautiful tag! The bird is gorgeous and I love the layers of stamping and blushes of pink - perfect 😁. Take care and I hope you're having a lovely weekend! Hugs, Jo x

  3. This is fabulous Crafty, so much to see and I love the 'toned down' version of the colours. Take care, Sue xx

  4. Un très joli tag... Bonne rentrée Christine, et merci pour ton petit mot ! Bises, Coco

  5. So beautiful. My favorite part is the background of the tag. Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irre

  6. Hi Christine, this is a gorgeous tag and love your choice of colours. The bird is a perfect central image and really stands out. Hope you have a lovely creative week. Hugs, Angela xxx

  7. Beautiful tag, Christine!!! The softer tones of the green and red look fabulous on your tag!!! Happy weekend!!! xx

  8. Very pretty. I love the little nest you made xx

  9. This is such a sweet tag - the nest is delightful as is your felted bird. And I don't usually go for pink, but I really sighed a happy sigh at the colour tones too...
    Alison x