Hello all, nice to have you here on my blog!
It´s July already and for the new challenge over at Country View Challenges "Fun with Circles", chosen by the lovely team mate Hazel. It´s a great challenge theme, there are nearly endless possibilities for interpretation! You can find circle shapes in so many things, I´m sure, you agree!
I made a summery little tag with shiny butterflies and bright colors.
A while ago I saw a tag, the talented Kasia Bogato at ColourArte made and I liked it very much, so I was inspired to create one a bit similar to hers.
I first sprayed my tag with water, then I used several colors from my Ecoline liquid water colors, which I sprincled to the wet tag and allowed them to mix a little bit. The same I did on some leftover cardstock.
When everything was dry I radomly stamped the circles from Finnabairs stampset "Don´t forget to fly" all over the tag.
The butterflies I stamped on the colored cardstock and fuzzy cut them and added stickles around the edges for some bling. Two of them I glued together, but only in the middle, so I was able to shape the wings. To mat them I used some ripped out corrugated cardboard, which I colored with DI walnut stain. Under the butterfly I glued pieces of babywipe I plucked apart. On one edge I added a little circle brad for more interest.
The stamped circles I highlighted with some white acrylic marker to make them stand out more. The edges of my tag I distressed with DI walnut stain to get a frame.
I diecut some cardstock with one of the Sizzix mixed media dies from Tim Holtz and colored them with DI walnut stain again, then I glued the pieces at the edges of the tag here and there.
Before putting everything together, I sprized some white Gesso all over my tag, and when dry I glued down the matted butterfly, the stamped sentiment and some single butterflies. Then I put a ribbon through the hole on top and added a circle brad - and that´s it!
Now I hope you liked my tag and may be you´ll find time to play with us at the challenge "circles" over at Country View Challenges this month!
Thank you for your visit and have a nice day!