I always enjoy the paper art swaps at events like Birdsong 3. This time, Stephanie Oyler hostessed a bird-themed tag swap and we were all to make 7 tags to swap. I made 8, so that Stephanie could keep one, too.
My tags were pretty intricate this time: I started with a piece of lovely yellow floral scrapbook paper, and then sewed a piece of organza over it.
I added a sweet vintage bird image that I'd glittered, while behind that is some pretty washi tape in a summery/birdy theme. I have the bird "landing" on top of a lacy, flower-strewn border.
Some of the flowers are vintage from millinery or flower making supplies and some are newer paper flowers.
I glued a string of rhinestone to the bottom so it shows through the lace placed over it. Each is topped with pretty blue seam binding.
On the back, I made a pocket, covered it with an egg and added sparkles. The pocket holds the one of my mini moo cards.
While I was at it, I made another bunch of tags as little gifts to give to friends I'd be seeing at the event.
This tag was a special, layered snippet one I made for instructor Lori Oles:
I included it in a bag of ephemera that I thought she'd enjoy.
For Mercedes, who hostessed the rosette swap I'll be showing you in the next post, I made a tag with a little rosette pin.
I thought this vintage image of a bluebird was just so sweet! I used that same, sweet little bird for another tag I gifted at Birdsong 3: