Thursday, 27 June 2013

Corrugated butterfly tag

I seem to be in a brown and cream mode with corrugated and kraft card at the moment and I am enjoying using gesso, paints and inks together on the same project. I also used brown and white pens on this too.

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I made this tag for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week. I stamped the butterflies on kraft card using the Tim Holtz Papillon set in brown archival but decided they would look better outlined in white, so with a posca pen I went round each one, then pained and detailed using distress paints, distress inks the white posca and a brown pen until I was happy with them.

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The theme is stripes – and it is the corrugations that have created mine. Scraped with a layer of white acrylic paint they really show up and covered with distress ink on the butterfly, you can see where they are.

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Having made the butterfly up and collected the pleated ribbon (this gives a kinds striped effect too don't you think?), flowers, film strip (more stripes?) and sentiment, I assembled it using the tiny attacher and wood glue.

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I made antennae using thin florist wire, look how the stripes show up on the butterfly wing too  …..

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and added a pearl gem covered in butterscotch alcohol ink.

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The larger flower is from Prima with two small paper flowers and kraft covered florist wire tendrils.


I am off to my granddaughter's sports day Friday afternoon and am doing a workshop with my lovely ladies on Saturday.


Have a great weekend whatever you have planned.

hugs {brenda} x0x


Update - my lovely friend Julia just left me a comment on my Tim tag for June telling me she had seen it pinned on one of Tim's own boards on Pinterest. No she must have dreamed it (she suggested she might have done), but I go to check out Tim's boards and I find THREE of my tags on his Stamper's Anonymous board. Oh wow, thanks Tim, I feel very honoured to see my work in with some very famous crafters and artists. 

60 comments:

Rita said...

Fabulous tag Brenda. I love corrugated card as well. Hugs Rita xxx

Karen Petitt said...

Fantastic work Brenda - methinks I'm going to have to buy some new goodies! Love it! Karen x

sue morris said...

This is beautiful Brenda! I absolutely love it!

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful tag...like how you've coloured the butterflies.

Amanda said...

Great tag those painted butterflies look fab!
Love
Amanda x

Kathyk said...

Simply delicious ... never fails to amaze me that people can take things that start off looking really ugly and make them in to something so beautiful - FAB project

Kathyk

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning!!! Love your brown and cream phase Brenda and they go brilliantly with the corrugated card etc. Really adore how you high lighted the butterflies with the pens!!

Dots Dabbles said...

I love everything about this Brenda! So natural looking...I'm enjoying seeing the gesso pieces, and I think the filmstrip changes the whole look of the tag ~ a very special piece.
Dot x

inkypinkycraft said...

a fabulous tag and congrats on being pinned by TIM!hugs x

Monique said...

Precious indeed. I love your use of the stamp, the white and brown pen make the butterflies really come alive. The corrugated butterfly is gorgeous as well. Beautiful tag.
xx

Lillibelle said...

WoW! What a great ART work! Fantastic!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Brenda
Good take on the theme stripes, and I love the Tag, it feels very earthy.
Smiles:)
Sue

Samantha Read said...

Ooo lush! Love it Brenda ♥
Have a fab weekend, big hugs xxx

Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous work, Brenda...love all the detail!
Joyce xx

Lisa Jane said...

gorgeous - love the corrugation and the brown and white ... really rustic
Lisa x

Sandy said...

I love brown and cream together. Wonderful texture - great tag!!
sandy

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous tag, beautifully done as only you can do it! ~Diane

Glennis said...

Love your tag, Brenda, and congrats on having Tim as one of your fans

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda, so textural and I love the Kraft and white together,

Lucy x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous tag with fabulous details, love the corrugated background.

ElizabethR said...

A gorgeous tag I love all the texture, corrugated card is fab stuff! elizabeth x

Martina2801 said...

Beautiful new creations, dear Brenda! I especially love the tag with the corrugated cardboard! Just great! Thanks for the instructions.
I wish you a wonderful weekend my dear.

butterfly said...

Jaw-droppingly lovely, Brenda - this is sheer perfection... and no surprise to me that Tim's pinning you left, right and centre!!
Alison xx

Margreet said...

This is so beautiful Brenda...the brown mood is in your name????...so proud you are on Tim's board!!!
Enjoy your weekend.
xxx Margreet

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Brenda, I particularly love the brown and white very eye catching. Love that you added white highlights and added white around the butterflies. The corrugated card is stunning and you have reminded me that I have not used this image for a while. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Sue C said...

Fabulous tag Brenda, the butterflies are gorgeous. Congratulations on your pinned tags too ! Sue C x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tag, love the textures.
Yvonne x

Dagmar said...

A greattag with many fabulous Details - fantastic artwork!!!!

2amscrapper said...

wonderful tag, Brenda! Love how you used the corrugated cardboard.

Buttons said...

Well done on your highly deserved TH recognition Brenda. Love this krafty tag, especially the detail in that little 3D butterfly. Have a great weekend, hugs Jenny x

Chris Warner said...

Fabulous Bren, great techniques. The elements have been brought together beautifully. It amazes me how brown and white can be made to look so, so beautiful! Chris xxx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Congratulations on having three of your tags on display!
I am a huge fan of corrugated cardboard, never tiring of it and always love to see what others create with it. That butterfly is so gorgeous.
Wishes
Lynne

Tincan Crafter said...

It was genius to outline the butterflies in white - changed the whole look and feel of the stamp into something unique, fresh and new. I love, love, love the corrugated butterflies. Seriously, I dont think there will ever be anything that you could do that I will not love. You are so incredibly talented and inspiring - I hope that by hanging out at your blog, some of it will rub off on me!!!

Karin said...

Great tag, its a beauty!
Have a great weekend!
Groetjes karin

Anita Houston said...

What are better than corrugated stripes? Not much for sure! LOVE LOVE LOVE this tag! A krafty goodness at the make! Love the butterflies too...all the grungier the better! A superb make! Thanks for showing us your stripes this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Marjie Kemper said...

I don't think you can go wrong with that color pallette and I sure do love how you work the corrugated cardboard. Love the b'flies and filmstrip, too.

Juls said...

It looks fabulous!! Hugs Juls

Terry said...

Brenda, Who would think that corrugated cardboard could be so lovely? The texture and the creams and browns are gorgeous! I love those butterflies and that added filmstrip! Well it sounds as if you are having a grand weekend, so enjoy! Hugs!

Ephemera said...

Pure gorgeousness Brenda, luscious latte colours and love the painting on the butterflies. Biggest congrats on being pinned by TH. Have a lovely Sunday XX

Deborah said...

Love the colours - really unusual for butterflies but they look so cool in those shades. Beautiful!

toni said...

Wonderful textural tag, love the colours and the way you've painted and outlined them , x

Shar said...

Your tag is stunning! Love the fabulous rustic feel.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

oh ..that´s AMAZING Brenda! WOW!

Fandhmum said...

Gorgeous Brenda, I love the white outlining against the brown
Rosie x

Fandhmum said...

Gorgeous Brenda, I love the white outlining against the brown
Rosie x

Anna-Karin said...

Wow, this is such a gorgeous tag! Love the corrugated background with the paint and the white outlined butterflies are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Candy C said...

How did I miss this last week?!!? This corrugated tag is gorgeous! I love the distressing and the gorgeous butterflies. That piece of brown ruffled ribbon across the bottom just puts an exclamation point on this lovely work! <3 Candy

hazel said...

A wonderful tag, I love the colours and textures.
xxx Hazel.

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Brenda, this is an awesome little piece of art. So love the earth tones and those butterflies are wonderful.
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Daniele said...

another great textured tag Brenda, love how you coloutr the butterflies, looks really casual but I'm sure it was harder to do than it looks. Hope you had a wonderful day at the sports day....any three legged races for Grandmas...lol
have a afabbie week
hugs and best wishes
Daniele

Gaby Bee said...

Your tag is fantastic, Brenda. Love all the detail and the grungy look!
Beautifully done!

Hugs,
Gaby

nefertiti said...

These are colors that you use successfully Brenda! Your tag is fabulous!!!bisous

Paper Profusion said...

Stunning tag Brenda - gorgeous mix of grunge and pretty! The white outlining works wonderfully.

I'm sorry to have been absent recently - there was a crisis that completely absorbed me. Hope all is well with you, Nicola x

Gerri Herbst said...

Dear Brenda,
This is simply stunning. The use of that cardboard background is wonderful! I really must try that Do take care, gerri

craftimamma said...

Fabulous tag Brenda! Nothing I like more than oodles of texture and brown and cream are two of my fave colours too (should see my wardrobe, lol). Your tags certainly deserve to be on Tim's board!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Tincan Crafter said...

Hi,
Its me again. Just stopping by to say for coming over to my blog and leaving a lovely comment. Have a fantastic day. I am going to be making eggshell pendants with my students at my day-job today. I love having the craft club on a Friday there, certainly adds a fun end to a long week of academics.

Gio said...

Even with those poor materials, you create the best out of them. Lovely and elegant! Brava!

Angela Radford said...

Hi Brenda, found you by accident but will definiately be visiting again. I love making stuff from something which normally gets thrown away and corrugated card is great. Love the tag, Angela x

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great tag Breanda, I love the image, and I move the butterflies, very special effects!!

Greetings
Maria

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful Brenda! All the butterflies look fabulous along with the white washing cardboard! Thanks for the never ending inspiration!