As you know the very talented Frankie over at Dragons Web held a Birdcage Tag Swap. We had a couple of weeks to create our tags and the get them in the post last Wednesday. The birdcage above is the one I made for Julia Dunnit over at WOYWW. I decided not to include any birds, but to use butterflies instead die cut from vellum. The bird cage was cut out from board and painted with acrylic paint, before adding sepia glossy accents on to it. The clock face was a free download of the internet, and also given the sepia glossy accents treatment, after a little black soot distressing around the edges. The TH flowers were cut out in shrink plastic, and over stamped with a Joanna Sheen Honeysuckle stamp. The were then shrunk, and yep you guessed it sepia glossy accents!! I finished my bird cage off with a key and a bell, wrapping the narrow ribbon up around the cage bars to make a loop at the top to hang it up with. Then I decided to add a touch of gold promarker around the edge of the clock face to fish it off.
As we all sent our swaps to different people, I received a beautiful work of art from Sam aka Hettiecraft. Sam has made me a gorgeous tag, with mica birdcages and birds flying around on a beautiful inky background (sorry Sam my piccie doesn't do it justice). all embellished with a golden shrunk plastic birdcage and my initial dangling from a chain and ribbon. Thank you again Sam it's gorgeous, and is on display in my workroom!