Monday, December 17, 2012

Blackbird - Tando Creative Blog Hop


It's time for another Tando Creative Product Focus Blog Hop!  The product from the Tando range featured in this hop is birds. The fabulous Tando Design Team members have created stunning projects using these products. If you leave a comment on every blog in the hop you will be entered into the prize draw to win some of these flourishes! If you have arrived here from Karen's Blog, you're on the right track.  If you're visiting my blog today for another reason, and you would like a chance to win some fabulous Tando Creative chipboard, please join the hop and start back at the Tando Creative Blog. 


I immediately thought of the song "Blackbird" by the Beatles when I sat down at my craft table to put this Scalloped Banner together. I used a bird from the Mini Birds Grab Bag, which I covered with patterned paper and attached that to the banner along with the printed song lyrics.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to be free

Blackbird fly, blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night

Blackbird fly, blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise


I painted the scalloped base with black paint.  I misted the triangular pieces with Black Marble Dylusions Ink Spray and then dabbed them with a paper towel while they were still wet to get the nice grey tone.  I added some fun crackle texture with a Tim Holtz Crackle stamp and some embossing powder.



Thanks for stopping by today!  The next stop on the hop is Gez's Blog.

Supplies: Chipboard: Tando Creative; Patterned Paper: Webster's Pages; Velvet Trinkets: Prima; Twine: American Crafts; Stamp: Tim Holtz; Gesso: Golden; Paint: Ranger; Paint Pen: Zig; Mist: Ranger; Embossing Powder: American Crafts; Ink: Tsukineko, Ranger; Song Lyrics: Beatles

7 comments:

  1. This is so lovely Dana, love the idea of the poem! x

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  2. Such a fab banner, really classy Dana x

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  3. This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeee the colors, the textured background and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the lyrics you used!!!

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  4. What a great idea. I hadn't thought about covering the mini birds with patterned paper. Lovely colours and textures

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  5. Beautiful - that is fantastic :-) xx

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  6. WOW! Dana this is just stunning, what a super idea. I love the poem and your banner looks great ♥

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