Butterfly Tag

Ok, here's the scoop! I wasn't happy with the card I made for Brenda's challenge at Floral Fantasies for her blog anniversary. So I gave it another attempt with a tag.

All the stamps are by Tim Holtz. I used his tag die and small baroque die to cut the shapes from Deena's Penny Lane "Free Bird Leaves of Love" by My Minds eye.  This green paper is already printed with leaves and brown weeds, sort of like the background of Brenda's blog header. I cut the baroque layer from the reverse side of this paper on which I embossed the imagination verse, more weeds stamped in Walnut Stain and Crushed Olive DI, with Crushed Olive and Vintage Photo sponged on the edge. The butterflies are in Barn Door.

I used Tim's Tattered  Flower die to cut the "poppy" from verse printed paper, then I dabbed Barn Door distress stain over the surface and spritzed with Biscotti Perfect Pearls. A black button and some gold stickles makes the centre of the flower.

The butterfly is a Memory Box die cut from a scrap of yellow printed paper on which I sponged Barn Door and Walnut Stain. 

The brown detailed corner is a Sizzix die "Architectural Accents". A bit of green ruffled ribbon at the bottom and crushed silk ribbon at the top completes the tag.

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I  am pleased with this tag and think it better reflects the colours and theme of Brenda's blog header!

March 3, 2013


Floral Fantasies  Blog Challenge

Simon Says - Anything Goes


  1. Very pretty the flower and butterfly really stands out . Good luck in the challenge

  2. This tag is just so beautiful and captures the header perfectly!

  3. I loved your first piece Sharon, but I know what you mean if you personally unhappy with a piece. I'm exactly the same.

    This one not only has a poppy and butterflies but also a beautifully vintage feel to it, again all really appeal to me.

    Thanks you so much for taking the time to create a second piece of artwork for my celebration.

    B x

  4. Beautiful tag Sharon, I love the pretty butterflies and the lovely Poppy.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx