"On the First Day of Christmas" I dreamt of snow falling and pretty little bluebirds eating the holly berries just outside my window.
Heather's Bluebirds Music Tags collage sheet is what I built this tag on. I adore the serenity I feel just looking at this image, the perfect vintage holiday of my dreams. I have carried over this inspiration from my own Christmas In the Bank post.
To start I covered a larger #8 manila tag with a Graphic 45 paper, then popped up the music background from the collage sheet and popped the bluebird image on top of that. Tip: create a lot of basic dimension when you want to go over the top with your embellishments.
Trims from my stash included the cream pom poms, silver metallic rick rack, silver "feather" rope, seam binding (bow made with my Mini BowDabra), feathers, a paper rosebud and vintage blue glass beads which I "liberated" from a strung garland. Soft blue chalk ink on the rose and then blue, red and silver Stickles to finish.
In keeping with another of my goals for 2014, I used the pieces left from this and my Christmas In the Bank project to create two more holiday tags. I will add ribbons when I use these, love building up my stash!