Saturday, 22 February 2014

GOLDFINCH


Hello my Lovelies Ladies, I'm finally back with something I can post I made this for the Dragons Dream TIO #160 the letter G and Birds.. I was all a twitter not being able to think of anything to make, when a sweet little Bird ( Miss Darnell) told me the Gold finches were put out 
that I hadn't thought of them right away, so I thought I would would honor them with this tag..


Sorry no photos of the process so I'll explain how it came about, I was testing my new mixed media paper, just dropping on different  watercolors I was using at the time, blue and green, then I sprayed it with some orange, it looked like a wonderful background to add my trees stamp to make a forest. I cut it out to fit a large tag then attached it to a corrugated frame. I had some lovely pictures of my Goldfinch friends so added them on around the tag..
I made 2 flowers from the same paper, I have 2 small flower punches.
I framed the pics with the same paper and it tells them I do love my bird friends....
I stamped their name, made 2 curly cues, one from the original paper and one from corrugated cardboard.. I dyed my seam binding with orange gelato stamped some tree tops on it hard to see, then wrapped it with some gold chain to hold it.I edged everything with gold Inca ink.Once I finally got it going I fell in love with it, I hope my Goldfinch friends like it too..
I am entering this in the Dragon Dream challenge..
Thanks so much for visiting  my nest, I will be flying around blog land to visit all my Lovely friends, hope you all have a wonderful weekend..... ((( BIG HUGS )))...
                                 
                                          NAMASTE...

18 comments:

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous Dianne! One of my favourite birdies(especially when they come and visit my garden) They will be singing your praises for making such a lovely tag! Chrisx

Redanne said...

Your tag is wonderful Dianne, I love the corrugated card backing, the fabulous ribbon top and the lovely goldfinch - you have really done him proud. Anne xx

Stamping With Bibiana said...

very pretty tag, specially I like the curly metal piece, the corrugated on the back and of course I love birds...TFS
hugs
bibiana

Anonymous said...

beautiful tag .I like the flower.You blend colours and I think you will win or at least be recognized for your talent and creativity

butterfly said...

Just stunning, Dianne - glowing colours and wonderful depth in that background, and the goldfinches have a setting completely worthy of their glory!
Alison xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I have also fallen in love with it!
The use of orange is stunning as it is as though your beautiful tag is glowing and the way you wrapped chain around the seam binding is completely fabulous.
A WOW from me
Wishes
Lynne
Thank you, sweet woman, for your beautiful comments that always touch my heart.

May said...

Gorgeous tag Dianne, love the corrugated card, the colours are amazing Love the finches & flower....Great ribbon design too... Thank you for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream... Hugs May x x x

Sue Lelli said...

OOOH, Dianne, this turned out so FABULOUS! LOVE the watercolors and the goldfinches and that sentiment! Truly Wonderful with that corrugated backing! LOVE it!

Jacqui Hall said...

Goldfinch was the only bird I could come up with that completely hit the brief too! Great tag, love the background. Thanks for playing along with the Dragons this time. Jax DT Member

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous tag with great elements. Love the hanging. Thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream Tag It On.

Diane said...

Your tag is wonderful Dianne what a fun collage of colors.

Hugs diane

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

What a charming piece of art! I love all the elements and the over color is both sooting and vibrant!

Kate said...

Gorgeousness! Loving the mix of colors and textures. I think it has an asian flair.

Felicity W said...

Dianne,
It's been so long.
I missed so many of your posts.
Thanks for caring about me and your support.

I keep my fingers crossed that you will find a tea cup he he. It is nice to have one yourself to enjoy a cup of tea.

Take care,
Felicity

Victoria said...

Wowness....sublime..beautiful..so intriguing...I always love hearing your process and journey..fantastic my friend! Wishing you a magical day..and always look forward to your posts and all the enchantment you share!
Hugs
Victoria

Julie Ann Lee said...

Dianne, this is just amazing! The Goldfinches must be honoured to be included in such a gorgeous tag! I really, really love that effect with the ribbon - so original! It's lovely to have you sharing with the Dragons! My throat and glands have been troublesome again, but it only took a little stop by your nest to cheer me up! You always lift my spirits with your imaginative creations: what a tag! Julie Ann xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, well done, Dianne! Your gold finch friends will love it and this human friend totally adores it! I loved reading about the creative process, too! You are a true artist!! Hugs, Darnell

Gio said...

Lots of inventiveness on a little tag, Dianne! It's lovely!

Have a nice week, my dear!