Thursday, 22 January 2015

I believe in Angels!

I do, but that isn't the reason for me making this tag, though it is a reminder that every time I've seen a white feather on the ground have been times of stress or worry and I have felt comforted!
When we were selling our house I found one outside the door at our old house and then we came here to our flat to do some decorating there was one on the door mat here - not so unusual - we have an outside door but I am convinced that an angel was telling me that we were doing the right thing!
Okay, I'll stop rambling! My tag is using some Christmas leftovers.

I painted a tag with PA Fresco paint - Sky - by dabbing it on with a sponge as I wanted a smudgy effect and then added some text using a PA mini stamp
My leftovers were - a stamp that I took from an envelope, the angel scrap image, from a set I bought with the intention of sticking them onto envelopes I sent(I remembered about six!)and the quote at the bottom that was inside a Bacci chocolate wrapper (they have some lovely quotes but this one - seriously - was the first one that came out of my little scrap bag - after I had assembled everything else - angels at work???)
I dragged the edges through some Brushed Pewter distress stain then used stormy sky and antique linen to dab through some stencils. I also added some tinted Decoart crackle paint through another stencil.
The rest was just some layering of scraps of papers and fabric and then I added some Frantage (shabby white and chunky white)
Finally the wing (from a Primark necklace) was painted with PA Fresco paint - snowflake and then rubbed over so the white stuck in the grooves then tied on with  a linen scrap.

I would like to enter this in
Our Creative Corner - Christmas Leftovers challenge
Try it on Tuesday - Add some Fabric

Thanks for looking, Chris


see you there! said...

Stopped by late (from Tuesday) but wanted to say I like your tag very much. You got a lot of color and texture into a very small space. Very nice!


massofhair said...

I BELIEVE IN ANGELS too Chris, enjoyed your white feather sightings very much. Beautiful Tag, you have photographed it so well all the layers are visible and the textures are fantastic. Is that cheesecloth or scrim you have used? Gorgeous make :-) xxx

Artyjen said...

Angels really seemed to be at work ;) Lovely tag......but how come I never find nice stuff like the necklace full of charms at Primark!!! lol
xoxo Sioux

Bee and Dee said...

A brilliant tag, love the layout, thanks for sharing on TIOT hugs Bee

Krisha said...

I believe in angels too Chris and I truly believe your right about the feathers.
You tag is stunning!

Zue said...

Collecting feathers is a good occupation, I do this on the beach. I didn't know the connection with Angels, usually the connection is with Charlie who has killed the owner of those I find in the garden.
Sue xxx

Georgie C said...

Lovely tag Chris, I like the additional touch of the wing and the stamp :) xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Chris, this is just amazing! I am loving your soft background with the stencil work, so perfect for the amazing vintage image of the angels! The burlap piece is a great backdrop and I love your angel wing charm! What a gorgeous mixed media tag this is!! until next time, big hugs :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Almost forgot to say Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday for our 'Add Some Fabric' challenge as well as at Our Creative Corner for our 'Christmas Leftovers' challenge!

Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Brenda Brown said...

A delightful tag Chris and I love that you added your personal story to the post.
Have a great weekend.
hugs Brenda xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Holy cow, Chris. This is gorgeous. I'm not just saying that, either. It is truly stunning. I'm almost at a loss for words. I loved your back story, too. It put such a personal touch on this beautiful tag.

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous tag Chris, love the way you have assembled all those little leftovers. Loved your story about the feathers.
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous tag Chris, love the way you have assembled all those little leftovers. Loved your story about the feathers.
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
Avril xx

butterfly said...

Such a lovely tag with your Christmas leftovers - and I love the peace and positivity you found in the white feathers on moving day. Lovely post!
Alison xx

Steve Beliveau said...

Awesome! Nothing greets a new home and its acquisition better than charming moments like that. It is one signal that not only is it a worthy purchase, but that there is also something good about it. You don't quite know what it is yet, but it is a great feeling to start with. A bit of inspection and vetting makes that feeling seem rooted in something concrete, right? So, I say go ahead and do it. Thanks for sharing that! All the best!

Steve Beliveau @ First Class Inspections

Julia S-W said...

What a gorgeous tag you've created from those leftovers! I love all the little details and I enjoyed reading about your feather sightings Chris.
Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time.

Shari Trumbull said...

Lovely tag, Chris! Such a wonderful make with all of the fun Christmas leftover pieces you incorporated to create this most angelic scene! Just Lovely!! A wonderful take on our Christmas Leftover Challenge at Our Creative Corner! I'm so glad that you joined us!! --Shari