Saturday, 23 May 2015

I Heart Tim's Birdie by Donna Gray

Hello everyone, 

Donna here today sharing a tag featuring one of Tim Holtz’s crazy birdies! I know these are really popular stamps and it’s so easy to see why as they go great on anything. They are very addictive!

Here’s What I Did:

Working on a size 8 tag, I covered it lightly with a layer of Fresco paint. Then I took an empty toilet roll holder from the recycling sack and dipped it into some white paint and then stamped some white circles on the tag. This gives a lovely, random effect.
A DecoArt Media Mister was sprayed lightly over the tag and allowed to splatter and run down.
Next I took a scribbly writing Dina Wakley stamp and applied over the background.
Then onto thick, white card, stamp your Tim Holtz bird, Dina Wakley heart stamps. I also stamped a star, which I carved from Speedycarve.
Colour the bird and hearts with Promarkers (use Memento Ink to stamp with for this). The star was stamped with Archival Ink Hydrangea colour which is a beautiful sort of muted blue/grey shade.
Adhere everything to the tag and then decorate with some lovely bling in the form of Stickles.
I also punched some holes using my beloved Crop-a-Dile, added eyelets, then added some paper twine from Ranger threaded through the eyelets.
For the final finishing touch I added some words from the Tim Holtz Small Talk Sticker Book.

Supplies Used:

Dina Wakley Stamps - Textures and Collaged Hearts
Hope you like it
Donna x


  1. Love your iinovative use of the crop-o-dile - and doesn't the crazy bird go well with Dina stamps! Fab :-)

  2. I love it! Just brilliant! Those birds are great aren't they.! Not even had mine out of the packet yet - sigh... Lx

  3. Very Donnaish!! Love how you've put this all together. A true Donna signature style tag!!
    Amanda x

  4. love how this has been put together, I agree with the birdie stamp going with anything as well x

  5. Wow, this is just out of this world fantastic Donna! Your colours, your amazing background, the layout of your elements, it's all just fabulous! PINNED! hugs :)

  6. Exceptional tag with lots of texture and interest, Donna! Love the addition of the twine here. Perfectly combined elements.

  7. Love your inventive idea of stamping with a toilet roll. Super results Donna and so beautiful.
    Julie x

  8. Fab grungy style tag Donna. Love the colour choice and the innovative circle stamp is inspired.
    Fliss xx

  9. Aren't toilet rolls such useful craft tools?! Love this tag, great use of eyelets!
    Alison xxx

  10. What a terrific tag - full of quirky detailing and brilliant colour shading.
    Alison xx


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