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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

butterflies for dt piece for anything goes challenge blog

hey there,
well here it is , challenge time again for anything goes and the theme is flutterby butterfly, things with wings, so here is my piece:

I decided to have a play with some under used distress inks, Tim stamps and a chunky atc...
I started by creating the backgrounds for all the sides of the block, using DI, picket fence stain, and Tim stamps.

Side one:
The butterflies were coloured using distress markers direct to stamp..love the way this allows you to use the fab distress colours in such a precise way..not usually a pen girl!.The cogs are Tim die cuts, coloured using Di and embossed using distress embossing powder, which has fab release crystals allowing for a real distressed feel.. The quote is so beautiful, I love Tim's quotes, they are great!! The little bottles were filled with seed beads.I added some keys to the bodies.

Side two:
The clock die again was embossed using distress embossing powders, and the butterflies coloured and stamped in same way as other side. I added another fab quote and some floral trim, which I love!!! coloured with inks.

To complete a butterfly and ideaology knob on the top.

Lots of these products can be bought from Lynne @ http://www.craftden.co.uk/
Make sure you pop across to see the fab Dt work and pop in an entry yourself!!
I am entering this for the following competitions:
spring @ http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.co.uk/
spring @ http://panpasteluk.blogspot.co.uk/
spring colours @ http://snazzysdesignteamblog.blogspot.co.uk/

have a fab, fun and inky week
keep an eye for out for what the fab susie does here next!!! (see post below for details!)
hugs trace x


  1. Gorgeous chunky ATC and as everyone knows I am hooked on pretty butterflies, lol! Love the embellishments you've added too and Tim's quotes always manage to strike a chord don't they. Beautiful work.

    Thanks so much for joining in the Snazzy DT Blog Challenge. Good Luck.

    Lesley Xx

  2. Fabulous creation Tracie, love the colours, Gaynor xx

  3. Fabulous creation , love the colour and all the detail .
    Hugs Emma xx

  4. What a gorgeous inky masterpiece!! Love all the little details like the flowers and the little bottles! x

  5. Such a wonderful piece of art, great details.

  6. What a great creation, it is wonderful. Like the new blog too.
    Suzie xx

  7. I love chunky ATCs and yours is just fabulous. The colours are great and I adore those butterflies!
    Thank you for entering it to the Sanzzys Spring challenge!

  8. Hi Trace, I love chunky ATC's and this is no exception, love all the Tim elements and the subtle look to the butterflies having used the Distress Markers, thanks for joining in our challenge over at Snazzy's.

  9. Really stunning, love those key butterflies, such a clever idea. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  10. This is a grat creation. Wonderful and beautiful. Nice colors and burterflies.
    Lovely greet

  11. Stunning creation Trace... I've not done many ATC's - I really must try more! Your use of the DI's is perfect too!

    Christine x

  12. Love it! Another stunning creation Trace. I now have to do a chunky ATC! The butterflies are gorgeous. Joan x

  13. A fantastic piece of chunky art Trace and loving those butterflies. Thanks for sharing this with PanPastel UK this week.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  14. What a fantastic piece of Art. I love all the elements and the colours you have used too. Hugs Rita xx

  15. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  16. Super piece, love the little key bodies on the butterflies :) Thanks for joining in with the Snazzy challenge

  17. Hi Trace, sorry for my late comment...
    WOW, another amazing creation. I'm stunned! Absolutely gorgoeus work with the ink!
    Ps! Love your new blog design :)


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