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Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Vintage butterflies in monochrome with a sprinkle of Tim magic!! second post today!

Hey there,
Well here I am again with, yes you have guessed it, another tag!!! This time back to the vintage monochrome feel but with a sprinkle or too of Tim magic!! So here she is:
I started with a piece of card, applied crackle paint which I left to dry, then inked over to create the large background piece, I love that despite the monochrome colours used the texture is fab and I love, love, love distress browns for that vintage feel.this piece was glued to a tag inked in vintage photo distress ink.
I wanted to enter the fab new challenge over at frilly and funky, as well as the artistic stamper monthly challenge of ribbon and lace.
The floral ribbon trim was coloured using distress inks , smooshed onto a craft mat, spritzed and then the trim dunked in!!!hope that makes sense!!! I added ribbon, a little bottle full of seed beads and some ideology to the top of the tag.
The middle panel was made using Tim butterflies stamp from the new warehouse set, perfect pearls in heirloom old, water and some distress inks.
hope this shows up some of the magic shimmer!
Let me know what you think?!
Am entering this for the following competitions:
Ribbons and lace @ http://theartisticstampercreativeteam.blogspot.co.uk/
Favourite vintage style @ http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.co.uk/
butterflies @ http://rainbowladyschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
anything goes @ http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/
thanks for stopping by, your comments make my day!!
have a fab, fun and inky day
hugs trace x


  1. Gorgeous, Trace. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

  2. Love the vintage feel of this tag you sure accomplished what you set out to create.

  3. Such a great tag with a fantastic vintage feeling.

  4. Great tag, love the vintage feel of it. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady this week.
    Jenny x

  5. Just a perfect tag.... love the Tim look of course lol.
    Thanks for sharing
    Love Cynthia x

  6. woww very nice indeed !
    love the feminine touch with the lace, gorgeous work !

  7. wow, this is stunning...luv the blossoms..hope you have a wonderful week!

    enjoy *~*

  8. Outstanding tag! I love it all, the rosettes, the baubles hanging from the gorgeous lace, the crackle background, the torn edges all inked up and bleached...awesome! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie!

  9. How funky and cool! Love the goodies hanging from up top and those butterflies are one of my favorite Tim stamps. So glad you played along with us at the first ever Frilly & Funkie challenge!

  10. oh Hun,this is one,brilliant tag,just perfect,love the rosettes,and the baubles,with that brilliant background hugs Cherylxxxx

  11. Love, love, love this Trace! Me too. I love distress browns. Gorgeous piece! Love all your bits and embellies!

    Wishes & hugs

  12. Magical tag! Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  13. This is one gorgeous tag, I need to come round for some lessons, I am just no good at inking and distressing
    Suzie xx

  14. Gorgeous, Trace! I love those wonderful vintage monochromatic tones you used. Beautiful work with the crackle paint and the distressing. Your hand dyed shabby flowers are just perfect for this piece - love the baubles too!

    I'm thrilled that you joined in the fun with us for our first challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. Thank you so much for playing along and I hope you will be a regular with us!


  15. Beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  16. Love your tag - it's amazing how much texture and detail you've achieved and just using brown!!

  17. Just discovered your blog and absolutely loving your style. Fabulous. the floral trim is stunning...where was it from please?
    sophie x

  18. What a lovely tag, I love all the trims you have used & the monocrome feel, thanks for joining in the monthly challenge
    over at the artistic stamper creative team blog,


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