Monday, 19 July 2010

Black White and a touch of Gold

This weeks offering for Tag you're it! challenge

Materials and Method:

First of all I cut a piece of White Mount board to size. I then used a Butterfly Kisses stamp to stamp the background in black Stazon. I die cut a bird cage using a Tim Holtz Alterations BIGZ Die from funky foam and made this into a rubber stamp. I stamped the cage onto prepared tag shaped black card with Versafine and embossed it using gold embossing powder. I then cut a second cage from black card and also cut a bird from the same Die plate from gold mirror card. I then embossed the bird and wing with Tim Holtz embossing folder.
Using Black Stazon ink I smooshed over the embossing to bring out the detail

I placed the bird over the embossed cage. I mounted the black bird cage slightly off centre of the embossed cage using foam pads I then placed the wing over the front cage to give it depth.
I added both a gold jewel and a black one on top of each other to make a beady eye.

I added some paper black and White paper flowers and placed a jewel in the middle of each flower. I added some brads to the corners of the black card to look like studs and coloured them with gold marker pen I also added some chain detail with a gold marker pen and went over it with some real wire to make it look like chain.

I hope you like my offering this week I enjoyed using the Die and am quite pleased with the result I got from making the stamp. Thanks for looking I very much appreciate you taking time to leave comments, Have a good week whatever you do I hope you have a crafty time.


  1. Wow!!! Wow,wow!!! This is absolutely Gorgeous Liz!!! A really classy tag with a touch of goth about it - I absolutely love it! Thank you so much for playing with us again! :o) xx

  2. Black white and gold - very classy combo - and beautifully balanced across your composition, love the chain for extra texture - superb.


  3. Wow, its fabulous, love how you added the gold to the cage, so much detail to look at.

  4. Oh wow I love this it is totally gorgeous I love the bird in the cage great take on our theme thanks for sharing with us at Tag You're it hugs Pascale

  5. Oh my gosh this is stunning! Love all the techniques you've used too! Thanks for playing along at TYI this week! :)

  6. As always liz your art blows me away - loving the birdcage I really would like that die! Thanks for joining us at TYI this week x Janet