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Freitag, 1. Juli 2016

Don´t forget to fly - A Tag for Country View Challenges

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!


  1. Beautiful tag, Evelyn, with beautiful background colours! It's interesting how many different circles are on the tag - even the brad and the spritzed gesso have circle shape!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Evelyn, I love this design and the amazing depth you have created, a beautiful tag xxx

  3. Such a gorgeous tag Evelyn...I love the different circles you had added and all the details x

  4. I adore this tag Evelyn. The addition of the white gives it something special too. Great piece! Xx

  5. What a stunning tag, Evelyn - the colours are so rich and full of life, and I love the bubbles and how you've layered the large butterfly - fabulous! Sorry to have missed so much again lately. I've got a couple of weeks coming up soon where I hope to do some proper catching up.
    Alison x

  6. Wonderful tag evelyn ... i love the colours ..just beautiful x

  7. I love the deep colours and you've managed to keep them clean... Great grungy tag!xx

  8. Absolutely stunning, gorgeous layers and fab colours. xx

  9. Diese Farben und all die toll gestalteten Dekoelemente gefallen mir megagut liebe Evelyn. Das Teilchen macht richtig Lust wieder mal selbst ein Tag zu gestalten. Tolle Anregung. Besonders gefallen mir die schönen Schmetterlinge.
    Schönes Wochenende und liebe Grüße

  10. Wow, love it ! so colourful !
    Corrie x

  11. Oh this is wonderful - such amazing depth of colour! xx

  12. Amazing coloring here and the layered butterflies are fab!

  13. This is so amazing! Your artwork is so inspiring! Hugs!