Thursday, December 01, 2011

Micheal Strong Holiday Tag Blog Hop

Welcome to the hop! I hope you enjoy your visit and take some time to look around at some of the other posts here. I sort of got my days confused with some of the other obligations I have and almost missed today's post. But I got my head on straight and came up with this little ditty. I think it turned out awesome. Now I am just wondering who would guess correctly as to the image I used to create the tree? Well, I'll give you a moment to think about and reveal the image end of this post.



So how do you like it?

Now, if you are participating in the scavenger hunt have A good time! Once you have all the letters make a wish and send it in. Also, while I have you here, take a moment to look around there are lots of posts going live today for several great reasons!

So any ideas as to what image I used to create the tree? Well, would you believe it was this wonderful mini hummingbird from Mike's wonderful collection of images?


I stamped the image out about twelve times, trimmed it up (chopping off it's little head) and piecing it all together, came up with a pretty decent Christmas tree, if I say so myself. To create the tag I used a Bazzil Basics chipboard luggage tag, some of the beautiful paper Mike offered last year, sanded the edges and smudged some gold ink all over it. Then I adhered the tree, painted a black chipboard star from Cosmo Cricket with Gold Krylon paint and attached it also. Then I found this gorgeous green velvet ribbon for the tag hole and tied it off. Next, I used some Ranger White Opal Liquid Pearls for the snow on the tree (just filled in the open area of the birds body) and gold stickles for the ornaments, let it all dry and you have this neat tag! I added a hanger to it and found a spot on my tree.



Thanks for stopping by, I will have some more ornaments posted tomorrow if you would like another idea for trimming your tree. I would love to read your comments. Your next stop is Diana. Oh and in case you have jumped in here - you can visit Hetty's blog for the complete list of stops! ttfn

23 comments:

Hetty said...

Hello Jennifer,
Amazing how you made a tree with Mike's bird stamp! I just love what you have come up with, so creative. Thanks for being part of our Holiday Blog Hop.

CraftyJo said...

wonderful! I love the way you built the tree (even if you did have to kill a lot of birds to do so :) )

Trena in Naperville said...

Very cool Jennifer!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Judy McKay said...

Great tag. Very elegant.

Else49 said...

Wow Jennifer what a great way to make a tree. Love it!

Michael said...

WOW! I love it - so unexpected Jen

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Awesome tag. Very creative.

Katje said...

I am in awe of how you used the hummingbirds to make branches for a Christmas tree... it is so clever! Thank you for sharing!

1922 Designs by bev allaire said...

very clever!
bev a

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your creativity- wonderful tag!

Anonymous said...

How ingenious!! Even if it is a loss of a flock of Hummingbirds.
Sob. ( & their poor little heads wouldn't even make a cup of soup)
Love it.
mary l.

Judy I said...

How clever to use the hummingbird for a Christmas tree. Maybe you could use the heads, pasted together to make a hummers choir.

hermaf said...

So nice Jennifer!

Heidi said...

Clever idea! Never would have guessed!

Carla said...

I haf to read twice.... the hummingbird as a xmas tree...wonderfull idea.
Like the snow toooo

Michelle W said...

Oh my gosh! This is beautiful! Such imagination! Thanks for sharing!

Jill P said...

lovely tag

Laura said...

Amazing tree! And to think you were able to craft it from the bird stamp!!! I love the pearly snow on the tree boughs too! Thanks for sharing your creativity! Hugs, Laura H.

Diana said...

Great tree and very creative use of stamps. Love the embellishments too

Misty's Mum said...

It is amazing how us stampers can take one stamp & make other images from them. A very clever idea.

Rosie Guiher said...

What a clever idea!! great job! thanks for sharing!

Jan Castle said...

Who would have thought to use the hummer fo a Christmas tree - it's absolute stunning!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

ModernaDesignsArt said...

Jennifer, this is so clever and creative! Your tag is fabulous. TFS
Dorly Weitzen, Israel