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.


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.


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.


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.


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


and added a pearl gem covered in butterscotch alcohol ink.


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.