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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tuesday Trigger - Butterflies and Watercolor

The gorgeous Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World had me pulling out my butterflies and creating a soft inky background.  The Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week is Anything Goes and the Our Daily Bread Challenge is S-P-R-I-N-G (Sponging, Punch, Ribbon, Inking, Glimmer Mist).

This started out from some leftover tags in my scrap pile... (I know my scrap pile seems full of things and it is! )  I throw everything that doesn't get used on a project after I finish a project in about 6 different envelopes.  They are overflowing with bits and pieces and I try to use them when I can.

I created a little pocket card.  The pocket has an accordion fold to allow more room to insert goodies.

 And here it is with the tags pulled out:
The tags all have friendship quotes on them.  They come from the beautiful Our Daily Bread Designs - Faithful Friend set.  The butterflies (ODBD Two Step Butterfly) were leftover from another project. I was happy to pull them out and attach them to baby clothespins. They are the coolest little clip-ons now. The recipient of this can take the butterflies off and clip them onto other things. :)

The background was created by inking up an acrylic block with yellow, orange and pink dye inks and spritzing it with perfect pearls.  Then I used a ODBD grunge butterfly background stamp to stamp onto white cardstock. I finished off with dragging the white cardstock through the remaining ink on the block.

After that cardstock dried I cut it into the tags and background pieces.  I stamped over the edges with orange dye ink using the Our Daily Bread Gods Love set.

I think this would be a nice set to give to a friend who needs a little encouragement. I could clip additional gift cards, sachets, or candy to the tags with my butterfly clips. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

21 comments:

  1. Wow, Suzz! This is a gorgeous! Love the brighter colors you've used! The trio of tags is such a neat idea too!

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  2. Very pretty colors. Love the friendship quotes. Nicely done.

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  3. What a masterpiece!! Love your creation here! The inking and colors are amazing! PS: Thanks for the birthday wishes to Dr. John. He enjoy reading your comment!

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  4. Now if this doesn't make me think of summer nothing would. So pretty Sue. Love the idea of the mini clips on the butterflies!
    hugs Lynn

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  5. Gorgeous Suzz, love love the backgrounds and sunny colour palette, the sentiments are fabulous. Gorgeous gift idea. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challemge. Tracy x

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  6. Just stunning Suzz, love the colours you have chosen!

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  7. that would give anyone a lift Suzz. lovely cheerful colours as well as the positive statements.

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  8. Beautiful! Very happy gift for a special friend. Thanks for sharing the inking technique.

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  9. What a great project - I love the zesty citrus colours! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

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  10. Man, your scrap pile=beautiful work!! Love the colors!

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  11. I'm in awe!!! This is amazing!!

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  12. I think this is just so beautiful Suzz. Such lovely colours and the sentiments are great.

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  13. Stunning Sue!!! I just love your colors and technique for creating the background. The tags and design make the perfect gift of encouragement. Thanks for supporting the ODBD Shining the Light challenge!! You are so inspiring and it is greatly appreciated!!
    blessings,
    Chris

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  14. Loving the citrus colours here ... beautifully done!

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  15. Just love the colors you used here. So bright and happy!

    Hugs, Linda

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  16. I agree with all the other comments on the beautiful colours Sue. They're not colours I would normally use but must remember them because they are so uplifting. The project is a lovely idea too and anyone receiving this is going to be delighted.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  17. What a fun take on the challenge-I adore tags and these are exceptional! The colors are fantastic. :)

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  18. Wow, your card is amazing! Great take on the TT! I love the cheery colors and the gorgeous ribbons and flowers. TFS.

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  19. Hey Suzanne! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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