Monday, February 1, 2016

Thinking Of Spring: Birds Nests

Hi Everyone!

I love birds. I think I get that from my parents. We didn't have a lot of money so vacations were camping/hiking trips. My father was a Boy Scout Master and also taught survival training. So guess what we learned while camping. One of the things both my parents taught us was to sit and listen for bird calls. We would then have to find the bird and when found they would tell us what kind of bird it was. To this day I love to sit on  my deck and listen to the birds.

Okay on to my project.

Today I have two tags to show you. 
I have a small bin of tags I've splattered with paint, started not finished, die cut, embossed, etc., and I keep them all because I never know when I'll need to them. 

This time I used two tag that were die cut and decided it would be a great place for a bird to build a nest.

I used this new stencil from The Crafter's Workshop called Bird Nest. Don't you love it. For these tags I used the 6x6 size.

The first tag I used archival inks for the background and the stamp.

The bird on each tag is was created using black paint on some scrap paper and then I cut them out.

I then added part of the bird's nest with modeling paste so it looks like the bird built it on top of the die cut. I left the nest white and added some string underneath the bird.

Here is the finished tag.

My next tag I used the leaves from the new Curious Owl stencil and added them to the tag with paint.

I used the 6x6 size.

I added the nest with modeling paste but this time I added color to the nest. I also decided to add some white to the nest with a white pen.

I added the bird and a stamp from Red Lead Paperworks
Here is my finished tag.

I'm definitely looking forward to Spring.
I do hate the cold.
I keep thinking I need to move but can never decide on what warmer state I would live in.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
You can see all the new 2016 TCW stencils HERE.

P.S. The Crafter's Workshop provided me with stencils to create this project. 
The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.


  1. What fabulous tags, Karenliz - I love the cut out aspect of them, and your birds are, of course, just marvellous. I like the addition of white to the one nest - great dimension!

  2. Your tags are so sweet! How come you never play in the tag swap? Someone would love to receive these!!
    I really love your cutouts as well- very clever my friend! xo


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