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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Butterflies

Every creation is a journey. I start with the inspiration or idea which today is Tim's March tag for 2016.  I then end up creating many different variations of ideas because I want to explore different avenues and at the end try to bring it all back together into a finished piece. Sometimes I can't end up at a destination but even when that happens I learn along the way. 

 I ended up with two versions of the tags but wanted to explore more because the underlying elements are so beautiful I hated to cover them up.
 Here are my two finished tags. 


 and my second version


 Here are a few of the pieces before assembled:


I die cut a tag using the dies and laid it over a stamped background. Then I used the watercolor crayons to create a mix of pinks, purples and yellows to color the background.
 I also played around with embossing the background with the same dies.  I wanted to see the effect.  A more subtle effect and the white areas don't pop as much.


 I tried something different with the cardboard overlay and painted it white on one of them to bring in a lighter background and on the other I switched out the splatters to pink and white paint to add more highlights. I wish I had tried one more with the white painted background and the light pink and silver splatters.


 Here are my leftover butterflies waiting to be used on another project.


A very fun Saturday morning play session! Have a wonderful day!

Suzz

27 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous Suzz. I love seeing corrugated card used in art pieces. Tracy x x

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  2. Love these, Sue! Those tiny heart charms and the flowers on your beautiful butterflies are really sweet!

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  3. Love how these tags turned out!

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  4. I'm ready to tackle mine and you've inspired me. Your tags look lovely, I really like your mix of colors and agree that the backgrounds are just too pretty to cover up! I like how you tried several variations of the cover. Thanks for sharing your process!

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  5. Oh my goodness these are so very beautiful!!! I love butterflies and you have made such a gorgeous creation with them. I will have to give this a try too. Hugs, Robin

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  6. Gorgeous! Definitely prettier than Tim's :-))

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  7. These are utterly delightful Sue, love the mix of colours and the wonderful set of butterflies you have left over too.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  8. Wow, wow, wow, these are just amazing, I absolutely adore the way you created your version of Tim's tag, just stunning, - now I cant wait to see what you will do with the left over butterflies...

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  9. I always love your take onTim's monthly tag, this time both tags are gorgeous too!! Little roses and hearts on butterflies body are a brilliant idea!

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  10. These are so gorgeous, I'm not sure which I like best! I love how you embellished the butterflies - it really adds to the tag.

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  11. Just Let me tell you... WOW!!!! So elegant, so soft, so many details...
    I do really love your journey;)
    Mir

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  12. These are absolutely gorgeous! I love them!

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  13. Wonderful take on Tim's tag! I really love it.
    Mar :)

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  14. Congratulations on your win!! Great tag!

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  15. Congrats on winning
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  16. Oh, I was so happy to see your tag on the list of winners because it is so beautiful.

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  17. Oh, cool tags! i can see why Tim picked yours as a winner! Congratulations!

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  18. Congratulations. Beautiful delicately colored tags. Definitely a worthy winner. C.xx

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  19. Congratulations on your win.....I am loving all those pretty pastel colors you used! And your use of those little charms and flowers on your butterflies is a SWEET idea!

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  20. Congratulations on winning! Your tags are amazing. I love how you kept experimenting with the techniques. So beautiful!

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  21. These tags are stunning. I've only just discovered your blog but your artwork is absolutely amazing so I've just become your newest follower so that I don't miss any in future. It's wonderful to see how your projects develop happy crafting, Sandra X

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