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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Butterfly tag and everything but the Kitchen sink!



Hello - there's no temptation to go out into the garden today, so before I give in to the urge of getting messy, again, thought I'd show this tag that was made to accommodate the butterfly - yes, I made the butterfly first! I used a combination of Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio, and Picked Raspberry and then Rock Candy crackle paint.
Loved the look of it so much I had to make a tag using the same colours, some stencilling, script stamping, flick and spritz, a spray with Dylusions White Linen, which got covered up, embossing paste, Aquamarine Treasure Gold, more Picked Raspberry over the top as that didn't look right, and then the edges distressed with Walnut Stain after being toned down with Faded Jeans, it's a good job these inks all blend with each other.   Oh yes, don't forget, a ribbon dyed with Picked Raspberry and Salt Ocean and TH Stuff to Say stamped onto Vellum, as I said everything but the kitchen sink!
I am entering this at:
  Stamps and Stencils - Anything Goes
  Moo Mania & More - Butterflies

Hope your weather isn't as miserable as ours,
Avril xx

26 comments:

Joan said...

What a fabulous butterfly Avril and a wonderful tag

Joan

Linda said...

Gorgeous ..... the butterfly is so pretty and I love all the colours together. Enjoy the weekend xx

sirkkis said...

Lovely tag with gorgeous texture and beautiful colours. Love the butterfly, too.
Wish you wonderful weekend, Avril♥

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Like the many combinations of colours on this mixed media tag, Avril!
Have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

marga said...

Muy linda, me encantan las mariposas :)
Muchos abrazos para ti :)

Claire said...

Love these colours and all those layers look great - beautiful butterfly too Xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful tag, it would be great if you would link to Moo Mania and More, too! Hugs Valerie

Margik said...

What fabulous tag, Avril! Love the beautiful butterfly, colours and design.
Hugs, Mar

Judith said...

Just wonderful Avril - the colours are fabulous and that butterfly there to tempt me again! - I'm suffering the same miserable weather today too hugs judith x

Julia Aston said...

what a pretty tag! love all the sparkle!

sally said...

Just love the colour combination on this Avril :-)

Sally

Sue C said...

Beautiful tag Avril ! I love the colours you've used and your beautiful is gorgeous ! Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning tag Avril, love your colour choices and how you did that wonderful butterfly!

Shirley Chillman said...

Love, love this tag Avril especially the embossing paste in the bottom corner.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

A very beautiful tag.

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, gorgeous Avril! I love all the wonderful blending of colours in the background and that butterfly is just stunning! Love it! hugs :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Thanks for linking Avril! Hugs, Valerie

butterfly said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I love all the layers of blended colour and the fabulous translucent words. Glorious gilded texture and the butterfly is beautiful - what a stunning tag!
Alison xx

Ruth said...

Loving all the colours and gilding going on here, gorgeous tag. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Ruth x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This tag is simply WONDERFUL Avril!
I love all about it!

Thank you for linking such a beautiful tag to MOO MANIA & MORE!

♥♥♥
Susi

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! This is stunning! Love the gilding and the gorgeous colours! Chrisx

Pawsitively Creative said...

Awesome sauce Avril! That butterfly is Amazeballs! I can see why you had to make a tag to showcase it. Truly inspirational! Hugz! ~Niki

Pia S said...

I think that butterfly is a really beautiful focal point, lovely effect with the crackle paint!

Julia S-W said...

Sorry it's been so long Avril!
This is a beauty of a tag with wonderful colours and gorgeous texture. I love it when you start things a little back to front and they work so perfectly!
Thanks so much for joining our first ever challenge at Stamps and Stencils! Juliaxx

Julia S-W said...

Me again. I had to laugh when I clicked your I'm not a robot gadget: up came a load of pictures of food and it asked me to choose those which were sushi!! Whatever will they think of next! I thought it was a spam thing or a virus!xx

Anneke said...

Beautiful tag. Love it. Thanks for showing Anneke.