May 21, 2013

Bird Song

Hello all, Alison here with a spring/summer tag to share with you.  I'm very happy with how it's captured those vivid greens you get at this time of year as the trees work their way towards their full summer glory.

It uses the lovely stamp from the Serenity set, and has one of my favourite sentiments on it.
Lots of inky loveliness for the background, and some background stamping using the music manuscript from the Ephemera Backgrounds with Olive Archival ink, and the flourish from the Serenity set stamped in distress paint.
I stamped the main image in Olive Archival and used Detail Clear powder to emboss it - it has such a lovely shimmer when the sun hits it!
I gathered lots of mulberry paper flowers, and die-cut the Memory Box treble clef out of a stamped tag I had lying around and had decided I didn't want to continue with. 

I hope that's given you a taste of summer - it's still being slightly reluctant round our way... though this afternoon (Sunday) was the first really lovely sunny one we've had, and I had to be indoors for four hours running a Shakespeare workshop - bah!

Hope you're getting to enjoy some sunshine, or at least some crafting wherever you are.  Don't forget there's still time to join in with the May Referral Program here at AO, and do stop by tomorrow (Wednesday!)... it's a big day here at AO, and you won't want to miss it!

Designer: Alison Bomber

16 comments:

Deborah said...

It's beautifully fresh and green, Alison, and makes me wish Summer would hurry up and arrive!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful tag! Love those fresh green hues so appropriate for this time of year, the white accents and flowers add a lovely contrast!

Paper Profusion said...

Fabulously lush Alison - reminds me of a wonderfully tended lawn. Gorgeous inking and stamping as always. Nicola x

House of Bears said...

This is so pretty, we love your flowers. It really does make us think of summer.

Dianne said...

Yes lots of inky loveliness, Its one of my favorite sentiments to, being a magpie I can't sing only chortle:O).I love the background its stunning,all those delicious greens. Lovely how you embossed the sentiment and the lovely swirly tree with the pretty birds in there.Brilliant with the music in the background and the Large Note. You run workshops, oh my, when I come over the pond my DS lives not far from you so I will be attending any workshop you do,this is so exciting. Thanks for sharing, always inspiring me, have a wonderful day and I'll be here tomorrow , have a wonderful day..

Nan G said...

Oh this tag just 'sings' its spring! And the colors are so gorgeous.

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Alison. I think you have captured the Spring Green just right!
Hugs
xx

Kate said...

Beautiful, Alison. I love the green and the flowers!

Ira Huberts said...

Fabulous tag with great spring colours Alison, beautiful embossing, love that quote! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, take care, Ira xox
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MichelleZ said...

Fantastic!! I love the embossing. Perfect choice!

Dorthe said...

So beautiful in green summer colours, and the stamped distress paint in white looks wonderful- a gorgeous and happy tag! I love that qoute,too!!!
xo,Dorthe

Terry said...

Beautiful Springtime tag! Alison I love the greens and embossing and what a great touch with the music note!

Netty said...

smashing springtime tag Alison and love, love, love the sentiment.
Hugs Annette x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Just gorgeous! The color palette is marvelous and I especially love that thick rich embossing!

barbarayaya62 said...

FAb tag Alison! The colors you've used are my fav, love the green flowers! BArbarayaya

FojAga said...

Beautiful color!