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Monday, 8 April 2013

more butterflies for countryviewchallenges DT piece 2

well there is still plenty of time to join in all the butterfly fun over at country view crafts challenge site and the theme this month set by the lovely Gabrielle is butterflies. So here is my second make for the month and my first can be found here.

So here it is :


I started by cutting the bottom off from a large tag using the torn edge from the on the edge die. I added some embossed card using the music script embossing folder to the missing piece ..hope that makes sense. I coloured the embossed pieces with black soot distress ink and also coloured up a couple of torn pieces to add to the finished tag.


The background for the tag was made using the new distress paint ( picket fence ) and distress stain in pumice stone. I added to craft sheet, spritzed and smooshed tag into it! Then I heat dried and edged with black soot distress ink.


I over stamped the background with the text script from the attic treasures set. I covered some grungepaper in an old book page and die cut a bird cage which I edged with black soot.

 
 
To complete I added butterflies from the papillon set stamped in black archival, long fastners, more idea-ology and the sentiment stamped from simple sayings set. A pen nib and some twirls of wire complete my second make ...make sure you pop across during the month as there will be more Dt inspiration to come...

have a fun and inky day!
trace x

26 comments :

  1. This is one cool tag Trace, fabulous in the monotone palette, a great textural appeal and I adore the butterflies.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  2. Love how the monochrome take has really drawn attention to the butterflies - love the addition of the torn/embossed pieces too. Hugs, Jenny x

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  3. Love how you show here that you don´t need to use colour to impress! It´s become an elegant tag in this way; beautiful! Hugs, Gerrina

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  4. Great idea to tear the bottom off the tag--I made a note of that lol.

    Love the black and white and the wonderful stamped butterflies.

    Best wishes Chrissie xx

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  5. Yeaph, just absolutely fab! Love your art a lot!!!
    XOXO SanDee

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  6. Wonderful tag Trace,so much lovely detail in such a small space,love the torn edge from the die and the embossed detail replacing the missing piece looks really effective.Jacqueline.S

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  7. Love your tag Tracy, the combination of the birdcage with the butterflies is just perfect!

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  8. The beautiful monochromatic tones suit the butterflies so well on your gorgeous tag Trace. Love this tag! Hugs, Anne x

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  9. Trace..your tag is soooo lovely. I love that white washed look that you've done on this tag. That birdcage in the center is so pretty with the dimensional butterflies all floating about. Such a lovely tag! I also wanted to thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog about my little bird piece. <3 Candy

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  10. Wow Tracy what a beautiful tag i so love butterflies at the mo and this is stunning xx

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  11. Love the bird cage with all the butterflies!! Your tag came out amazing!

    Happy Crafting
    Tracie

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  12. beautiful butterflies and I adore the tearing Trace - I find it so hard to tear!!!

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  13. Fantastic Trace and Now that I know I'll have to join in :D! Love the beautiful subtleties of your background and the wonderful cage and butterflies too. Chris x

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  14. Another fabulous tag with great details and elements.

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  15. Fabulous tag Trace with lots of detail. Gorgeous butterflies

    TFS and for kind comments on my blog.....so appreciated

    Annie x

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  16. Such a beautiful tag, the muted colours are right up my ally.And the TH papillon text stamp is one of my faves.
    The bird cage looks spot on as well xx

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  17. Wonderful tag, Trace! Love that birdcage and butterflies floating around! Enjoy the day!

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  18. Gorgeously inspiring as always Trace! Lots of love from Laura xxxxxxx

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  19. Such a beautiful tag, in your signature delicate pastel neutrals - wonderful! Hope you're doing okay...
    Alison xx

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  20. You do neutrals like none other! I love this!!!! The butterflies are great here!

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  21. What a gorgeous tag, Trace! Love all the bits of metal and torn edges.

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  22. Another beauty to catch up with. You do these soft tones so very beautifully and this tag is a real stunner with so many lovely details.
    Have a wonderful weekend and I'll catch up with you by email.
    Big hugs, Juliaxxx

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  23. This is a beautiful piece Trace, love it! Chris xxx

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Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave me a comment..it means a lot..hope you like what you see. Trace x