Monday, 25 February 2013

Love is like a Butterfly

    There it is - the second country song title. One of my favourites from my childhood and I think when you see the tag you will realise why I had to have that title!

     I must admit I adore the layered challenge from Frilly and Funkie. I have to restrain myself a bit because I love it so much I would make an item daily for it - Thanks so much for picking that challenge! I won't sit here declaring I am good at it, I really have always loved layering card. It is a beautiful effect and I won't ever tire of it.

    So anyway - I had to make one more item.

    I used a tag this time and covered it in a piece of the Tim Holtz Melange Tissue paper...I LOVE this paper!. I then covered that in Gesso and once dry I swirled it in a mix of Old Paper, Weathered Wood and Tarnished Brass DI's. It was a lovely effect and after a few more dabs and drying in between I had a turquoise distress effect.

    I then began making layers of card -

  • Old Paper DI blended onto card and then covered in script stamp in Gathered Twigs.
  • A strip of card covered in Antique Linen Stain and then stamped with a flourish stamp in Tarnished Brass.
  • A piece of card coloured using wrinkle free distress in Weathered Wood, Old Paper and Tarnished Brass
  • A sheet of card covered in Weathered Wood stain and stamped with Weathered Wood DI with a flourish stamp.

     The word 'LOVE' was cut out from an embossed sheet and covered in Antique Linen Stain. I cut hearts out of several of the prepared sheets of card.
A butterfly was cut out from the 'Melange' tissue and stuck to card before being stained with Weathered Wood and Antique Linen, brushed with some Fresco Chalk acrylic paint (Only bought this yesterday at Stamperama and after some very fun experimenting I am now a huge fan!) and edged with Gathered Twigs. Rust wire formed the antennae.

    A piece of rusty wire was twisted into a swirl shape and placed on the tag with some hearts attached.

 Some flowers were stained with Weathered Wood and Antique Linen DI's and attached to the tag.

I must admit I like this tag...not only has it got the lovely layers there is also the wonderful dimensional effect from the butterfly and the wire swirl coming away from the tag....It was a joy to make.

    I do hope you like my second 'layered' creation.....Please leave a comment if you are passing by this blog as I would love to know you were here.Take care and see you next time!

I am entering this in the following challenges -

Frilly and Funkie - Layer it up and add a word
Anything challenge  - Vintage shabby chic
Vintage stamping challenges  - Blues, Browns and Beige
Stampavie  - Lots of layers
Top tip tuesday  - Tag



  1. Stunning! Love the vintage colours, layers and re song too! Hugs trace x

  2. I think you can safely declare you're exceptionally good t it. Your tag is beautiful.

  3. Beautiful tag Laura - love the layers, love the colours, remember the song well from a sitcom where Wendy Craig wrecked food and constantly broke her crockery (much to my Mum's disgust as it was her set and hard to get hold of!!!) Thanks for joining Frilly and Funkie with this, hugs Jenny x

  4. Beautiful work Laura, so much interest and attention to detail all cleverly combined onto a tag.

    Thanks so much sharing with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    I remember that program and song so well, I always wished Ria and the man of her assignations in the park would actually get it together.

    B x

  5. This is delicious - and I'm so glad Stamparama has already borne fruit....

    Is that dolls house wallpaper I see behind it? If it isn't, it should be....;-)

  6. I do L O V E this tag Laura and am so impressed with the butterfly, I just have to have a go at that - thank you so much for the inspiration.

  7. Stunningly beautiful Laura, your work is amazing.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  8. Really delicious... love the dimensional butterfly, and yummy rusty wire. I knew you'd love the Frescos!
    Personally I always found Leonard (in the park) a bit slimy...
    Alison x

  9. A wonderful tag with great details. Love the butterflies. Thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

  10. Hi Laura, This tag is stunning! You appear to be a master at layering as you've achieved it so well here. I love the colors and the 3-dimensional elements, too! Thanks for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie!

  11. Oh WOW this is simply stunning!!
    So many beautiful details.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampavie & More this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  12. Hi Laura...that song is now stuck in my head! lol I love your tag, and the colours are so soft and delicate. And the background technique sounds like heaps of fun too.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Vintage Stamping Challlenges
    Dot x

  13. I am absolutely drooling over this, Laura. The colors and design are simply fabulous. Love the butterfly and the piece of lace is the frosting on the cake. So happy that you played along with our layered challenge at Frilly and Funkie!



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