This week for the Sunday Stamper I have made a collage of papers for the background of a tag. I used off cuts from other projects so it also incorporates recycling. I really liked these grungy nature colours together, so I am pleased with the result. As for the little inchie of a wren; this is on a piece of stampboard that has first been lightly coloured with Scattered Straw and rubbed off to give a very pale colour. Then weathered wood was applied through sequin waste. Most of the ink was taken off first to give a pale background. Finally the wren was stamped.
I love little Jenny Wrens. I find they are very recognizable with their little pert tails always pointing upwards. Tiny, shy little birds but i always feel honoured when I see one. There used to be one in our garden, before it became more built up behind us. She made a nest just behind John's forge in the stone wall of the barn. She would fly in and out of the nest to feed her young and was not at all bothered about John banging about with metal by the forge. Perfect for Mother Nature!