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Friday, 14 April 2017

Golden Butterfly



Hello, I hope you're enjoying the start of a Lovely Easter Weekend,  but in true Bank Holiday mode, the weather has turned rather chilly compared with last weekend.    I didn't mind as I'd planned to spend the afternoon crafting, something I hadn't managed all week due to the builder being here, but we're all tidy and back to normal now.

I had another play with the Oxide inks, this time blending onto a piece of black card, the colours are very subtle but give a lovely chalky look.  I applied embossing paste through a stencil and left it to dry naturally and the paste absorbed the colours of the Oxide inks.

As I wanted to enter the challenge at Tag Tuesday where the theme is Things with Wings - but not birds, I stamped a butterfly on a Tyvek sheet that I'd used in my 'spray box'.  Next I stamped and gold embossed the just the center of the butterfly onto the tag to give me the antenna.   The sentiment was masked letting me stamp the one word, which I clear embossed.

Thanks for calling in and I hope you all have a lovely Easter.

Avril xx




21 comments:

Lisa said...

Wow, this is stunning, Avril!! The flowers look amazing!! The butterfly is so beautiful!! It looks so gorgeous against the black background!! Love this!! I hope you have a wonderful Easter!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Valerie-Jael said...

OOOOH! What a gorgeous tag. Thanks so much for linking your wonderful, golden butterfly to Tag Tuesday. Have a great Easter weekend, hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

A very beautiful tag Avril and so unusual to have the dark background. Thank you for
Joining inat Tag Tuesday

Hope you have a great weekend

Love Chrissie xx

Lucy Woods said...

This is gorgeous! I love the pretty floral design and butterfly!
Lucy x

Meggymay said...

Wow, the effects of the oxides on the black are stunning. Its a great tag Avril.
Yvonne xx

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous design Avril and I love the dramatic contrast between the coloured flowers and the black background. Happy Easter xxx

Amanda said...

Very striking with the oxides on the black, great tag
Love
Amanda x

Linda said...

WOW! Whatva stunning tag. I love the oxides on the black card and the flowers look amazing. Enjoy the Easter weekend xx

Janette said...

It is stunning Avril, can't say any other, love the dark colour and that gorgeous butterfly and flowers just jump off the page...
Hope your enjoying a happy easter despite the rank weather, we should have known though...never mind...enjoy...xx

Margik said...

Wonderful tag Avril! Beautiful butterfly and flowers!
Happy Easter!
Hugs, Mar

Sara Barker said...

PERFECT is the appropriate word for this beauty, but I can think of a dozen other adjectives as well! Love the butterfly and the way you've used the texture paste to absorb the gorgeous colors of the Oxides! You are so clever and I'm so inspired! Happy Easter to you and yours, Avril! Hugs!

Dawn said...

How elegant xx

sirkkis said...

Lovely tag in vintage style, Avril.
Happy Easter to you and yours xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Your tag is gorgeous, the gold on the black is stunning. I hope you are doing well, it's been very busy here. Happy Easter! Shirleyxx

butterfly said...

Wow - the gold and black is so glamorous - the textured flowers look just amazing.
Alison x

Sandy said...

Really stunning - love the background with the gold butterfly and flowers - yes I would definitely call this tag "Perfect"!
sandy xx

Joan said...

Your tag is gorgeous!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Really a stunning tag! Awesome!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Gorgeous tag! I'm surprised that the embossing paste took on the colors of the oxide inks. Thanks for mentioning that.

Pia S said...

The colors are perfectly golden, a striking piece!

Little Artbee said...

Very good how the dark blue background highlights the soft colored flower and butterfly,great.
Greetings
Sabine