Sunday, 23 April 2017

Post 148: Mixed Media Butterfly Tag 2

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share the second mixed media tag I made. The color scheme here is black, white and yellow. The sentiment reads "If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies". 

Synopsis of the process:

On the die cut tag added some color with distress inks then did some stamping with archival ink. 
- Then to create some texture added some gesso through a clock stencil 
- Colored the cherry blossoms with a yellow camlin brush marker
- Used sprays to add color and create drips 
-Created some depth in the clocks with a black zig marker and an aqua brush
- On a snippet of cardstock stamped the butterfly in distress ink and archival ink, fussy cut it and adhered the 2 layers together to make a 3d butterfly, added stitching details to it using a black sharpie and adhered it to the tag
- Darkened the edges of the tag with distress ink
- Adhered this tag to another tag to give additional strength and also attached it slightly off center for interest, distressed the white edges of the tag at the back so the deckled edges can be seen from the front. 
- In the end, tied some twine and organza ribbon to the tag

List of Supplies:

1. Stamplorations Stamps- Trendy Butterflies 2
2. Carabelle Studio Stencil- Time Flies
3. Hero Arts Wood Mounted Butterfly stamps
4. Delta Wood Mounted stamps- cherry blossom
5. Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads- fossilized amber and black soot
6. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers 
7. Camlin Brush Markers
8. Organza ribbon and twine
9. Sizzix Tim Holtz Tag Collections Die Set
10. Iris cardstock 250 gsm
11. Water Sprays Bottle
12. Tim Holtz distress tool
13. Ranger round blending tool and foams
14. Camel Fabric glue
15. Color Splash Sprays- Lemon Zing and Charcoal 
16. Camlin White Gesso
17. Palette knife
18. Ranger Archival Ink- Jet black
19. Aqua brush
20. Fine point black sharpie

Here are a few pictures of the tag:

I am playing along with the following:

Rubber Dance Theme Challenge- April - I have used black, white and yellow on this tag.

Stamplorations April Mixed Media Challenge (1 clock stencil has been used here)

Stamplorations Theme and Sketch April Challenge  (I have gone with the theme of wings-butterflies)

HLS MM April Challenge (sprays have been used to create the background)

Simon Says Monday Challenge - Splash it on (the sprays do the work of splashing on)

Butterfly challenge #77- (I have used both the color jasmine in creamish yellow and faux stitching on the butterfly)
Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your comments.
Stay Blessed!


  1. Lovely. I like the repeated sentiment and the clock and butterfly enforce it perfectly. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

  2. Wonderful mix of images, Preeti! You make yellow and grey work so well!! Thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! hugs, Maura

  3. Gorgeous tag!! Your black + white + yellow is such a cool colour combo, as on your previous tag - awesome! I love that sentiment.... Thank you for joining our challenge at Rubber Dance once more! ♥

  4. What a pretty tag, I love the feminine design and the yellow and grey colours are fabulous.
    Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.
    Caryn xxx

  5. Me again and I still like how you made this tags.
    Thanks for playing with us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge.
    Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

  6. I love your gorgeous layers of stamping and would love to CASE this tag - it's a stunner! Hugs, Autumn

  7. Just as pretty as the first tag below. Thank you for fluttering by again. Hugs Mrs A.

  8. wow this is really pretty, love the wording set out

  9. This is so inspiring!!!! Again: I love your work. Thank you for joining us over at the Rubber Dance challenge and over at STAMPlorations. Hugs, Susanne.

  10. Two beautiful Butterfly tags and a stunning yellow and black colour palette, What a very sweet image and beautifully coloured, many thanks for joining in our 'I sky' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  11. Fabulous tags, great elements!
    Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts;-))m

  12. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  13. LOVE the dimension on your butterfly! Thanks for playing at STAMPlorations!

  14. Superb what a beautiful colour combination totally love the dimension

  15. This is great too. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to stamps. Alma

  16. Absolutely stunning tag! Love the soft color combination and that beautiful butterfly! Thanks for joining in at STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch challenge!

  17. Such a beautiful tag and my favourite sentiment. Thank you for joining us at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge this month. Carol DT x

  18. Loooove this Tag! Beautiful butterfly and beautiful sentiment. Thank you for joining the Rubber Dance April Challenge!
    Hugs, Anita ♥

  19. Your Creativity is INSPIRING! Thank you for entering this month's Mixed Media Challenge over at STAMPLorations!

  20. Another gorgeous mixed media tag. I love the colors, layers and the scene. The quotes are great ones. Thank you for sharing it with us at HLS April Mixed Media Challenge!