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Friday 5 July 2013

flutterby butterfly for creative expressions DT

well here I am with another make using the floral silhouette set, a great set full of some very useful stamps. So this week I am back in home comfort land of neutrals , tags and texture paste!..oh and of course , just so you are not disappointed ....some wire! so here is my make:

For this I added some ultra fine glitter into my texture paste , which gave it a rough texture that I quite liked...I applied some to torn cardstock and then stamped the flourish stamp into it, I spritzed my stamp lightly with water first, and also applied some through the tiny dots stencil.

When dry I applied frayed burlap DI and edged in vintage photo..to warm the tone up. I added the rose stamp inked in frayed burlap  to create another area of interest in the background.

The butterflies from the same set were inked in coffee archival and coloured with DI...I then made twisted wire bodies and added some seam binding dyed with distress stains.

have a fun and inky day!
trace x 
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  1. Love the addition of the glitter to the paste - clever idea! Another superb tag Trace. Thanks for your lovely comments too. Hugs, Jenny x

  2. Love the gorgeous neutral tones Trace, they really set off the texture paste so well and it does look lovely with the glitter in for texture. The butterflies are gorgeous with their rusty bodies. Hugs, Anne x

  3. fab make Trace - the wire butterfly bodies look amazing and the texture paste is yummy - beautiful piece xx

  4. Love the neutrality of this tag, fab!
    Amanda x

  5. Love the butterflies. Awesome work!

    Happy Crafting

  6. I love the neutrals - your tag is so pretty!

  7. Beautiful and so elegant! hugs, Gerrina

  8. Gorgeous butterflies!


  9. Lovely tag, Trace... the wiry butterfly bodies are just genius!
    Alison x

  10. Hi Trace, This tag is stunning, beautiful neutral colourway, the stamp plate is really lovely, loving the butterflies and the texture paste dots. I love it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. A gorgeous tag, the butterflies look wonderful.

  12. Amazing tag, love the idea of the fine glitter in the texture past and the strips you made with it look amazing. They look like a great set of stamps!!

  13. Beautiful tag! I love the stenciled dots! The butterflies and spiraled antennae are wonderful!

  14. Fabulous make Trace, I just love the butterfly bodies.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  15. Amazing and so pleased you found yet another idea for the wire.:)Love the way you have added the glitter to the paste.

    Have a lovely weekend

    Chrissie x

  16. love the twisted wired butterflies!
    beautiful tag!

  17. So pretty! The wire on the butterflies looks great.

  18. Gorgeous! You are SO create with your wire - fabulous! Chris xxx


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