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Thursday, August 4, 2011

blue + butterflies

More butterflies today...


... sitting on a tag. I've gone with blue for this. Not my usual palette but I wanted to use some of my mist scraps. Not that they are really visible after all the stamping. I still can't get good prints using DIs, so these were stamped with clearsnap choc & blueberries.


This frame is actually much whiter, but somehow they've come out brown in these photos.  I used white tempera paint, followed by a generous coat of rock candy crackle paint. The crackle paint actually flaked some of the white paint as well!
The butterflies have been misted, and the body decorated with paper pen.


I've finished the base of the tag with ruffled bias tape, lace and pearls.

Challenges entered:
Make My Monday - butterflies / dragonflies
Crafty Cardmakers - flutterbies
CES Challenges - feeling the blues
Fairy Fun Fridays - inspiration photo

supplies: sizzix die (tag), cheery lynn dies (butterflies), spellbinders die (frame), tim holtz stamps (mini ornates), cuttlebug dies (alphabet), ranger crackle paint, tattered angels mist, distress ink, clearsnap ink, viva decor paper pen, viva decor gloss gel

11 comments:

sasa said...

Just love these colours together and the butterflies add great dimension.
Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!
Sarah

Hannah Clark said...

This is so pretty! I love the lace, ruffled ribbon, butterflies, everything! Fabulous creation!

Yvonne Garner said...

A beautiful tag! Thanks for sharing.

Jacqueline said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, I love it. Thank you so much for playing along at Make My Monday again this week - Jacqueline xx

Cazro said...

Thanks for joining us again at Make My Monday, A beautiful tag, I adore the colours and the butterflys. Caz

Donna said...

Beautiful design and such a lovely colour combination...thanks for sharing with us at CES this week :) Donna x

Faith Maupin said...

Beautiful tag! Love the colors and the softness you gave the corrugated cardboard. Very, very pretty!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hilda...love the colour tones you have used...its a 2nd beauty from you this week for the Make My Monday challenge!

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous and great to see another entry from you.
Thanks for joining in again at Make My Monday and good luck.
Fliss x

Beverly Montez said...

This is really pretty!
I LOVE those butterflies!

Dot said...

Lovely tag you have made. Those butterflies are so pretty. ..thanks for sharing with us at FFF this time.
Dorte,x