Simon Says Challenge Jan.10 - Masking...... Bird Tag

I was on a roll stamping today, then I goofed up on this tag. How you say??? I started it for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #27 Distress Masking at Studio L3, and I read the instructions from page 61 of Tim's book, instead of page 60. Duh!!!!!! 

Well all is not lost, as the challenge at Simon Says for January 10th is for masking as well, and over at Our Creative Corner, the challenge is bird themed.

I sponged Tim Holtz Tea Dye, Antique Linen, Broken China and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks for the background over a branch & bird mini mask by Heidi Swapp. While the mask was still in place, I stamped TH script background, and spritzed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist "Iridescent Gold". I wrapped TH music tape across the tag, and placed stickers (by Crafty Secrets) in the upper corner spelling the word "SOAR".  A bit of sponging with Tea Dye takes away the stark white edges of the stickers.  The bird's nest is from an older set by Stampin' Up! called "Feathered Friends", coloured with a pale blue Copic marker on the eggs, cut with a scalloped circle punch, sponged on the edges, and enhanced with a real feather. I cut a bluebird from Crafty Secrets stickers and glued behind a TH oval facet to embellish the top of the tag, along with a bit of ribbon and fibres.

Doing the CCC challenges at Studio L3 has certainly taught me how to use all Tim Holtz' goodies!!!

Jan. 10/2011


Simon Says Stamp & Show - Masking

Our Creative Corner - Hey Chickadee - bird theme


  1. Ooo, this is a gorgeous tag, love that bird! The colors are wonderful, too! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  2. Wow you're really on a roll guess the weather got you house bound LOL. Love this tag great job on the masking and that little is so cute . The bird on the facet sure stands out . So glad you're enjoying these challenges.

  3. I love this tag! Anything with birds catches my eye.

  4. Awesome tag, love every square inch of it, especially the colours :D

  5. Great tag! The bird is a favourite of mine!

  6. love your tag,
    grate colours,

  7. Tags are my favourite Sharon and I love this one.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  8. I love birds so your tag caught my eye! It's very nicely done. Love the "SOAR" at the top! :)