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Friday 13 April 2012

Learn to pause...and some shattered stains!

Hey there,
Well here I again again with my favourite colours, well some of my favourite colours and a tag, how happy can a girl be?!!
So today my tag combines challenges for the fab new challenge frilly and funkie and inkiness for unruly paperarts reader quest a great new blogzine, as well as a few others, details at end.
So here she is:
I started by creating a background using the wrinkle free distress technique..for my inky background and my favourite blue distress inks. when dry I added these great flourishes using broken china and then black archival to give a contrast.
The sentiment, a fab one in my opinion was also stamped in black archival.

The butterfly was some pre cut grungeboard wings which I used the shattered stains Tim technique, from creative chemistry course.

I added some ebay stuff, ideaology (of course)!! and some of the floral trim from crafty individuals...i bought a lot!!!!
I love the colours in this and hope that you do too!

I am entering this for the following competitions:
inky backgrounds for unruly blogzine @ http://unrulypaperarts.blogspot.co.uk/
sentiment as the focus, i'll take your word for it @ http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/ill-take-your-word-for-it.html
monochrome @ http://blingitonchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
things with wings @ http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

thanks for stopping by.
have a fab, fun and inky day hugs trace x


  1. It's a beautiful tag Trace, perfect colours as well.

  2. Love your tag especially the butterfly ,the crackle tech. shows up so nicely .

  3. Wow what an amazing butterfly on a fabulous tag Trace. Love it.
    Glad you have linked to UPA, thanks for joining in.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  4. Love the techniques, what a wonderful tag.

  5. beautiful love the cracked on butterfly
    thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

  6. Love your flight of fancy! The key is a great touch!

    Thanks for questing with us at UPA!

    Don't forget to come back and vote for your favorite entry on the 16th!

  7. What a gorgeous tag! Love your stamping and that beautiful b'fly. I get to wear two hats and thank you for joining us at both Frilly & Funkie AND Unruly Paper Arts. So glad you played along!

  8. Beautiful tag the colours are just gorgeous ! I love your butterfly the shattered stains technique is just fabulous ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  9. Lovely tag, the blue tones are gorgeous.

  10. Love your tag! The color is beautiful and the butterfly is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us in the Frilly & Funkie!

  11. Fantastic tag, the butterfly looks fab.

  12. Wow, these colors are fabulous - your wrinkle free distress BG came out terrific and I love the way you stamped the flourishes on it. And your shattered stains butterfly - another gorgeous element and how sweet with that heart key!

    So happy to have you joining in the fun with us at Frilly and Funkie - thanks for sharing!


  13. Your card is totally beautiful, thanks so much for taking the time to share your work with us at Paper Play this week:-)

  14. Your tag is gorgeous! I love the background! It's amazing. I also love your crackled butterfly that you've placed on the top and the way you finished out the tag. <3 Candy

  15. Beautiful tag - glad you joined in at UPA!


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