Wednesday, May 30, 2018

TAGplorations May "Things with Wings" Challenge

Here is my tag with punched butterflies out of alcohol ink on Yupo paper scrap!

Here is another sample made at our recent Retreat in BC.

Susan lead this technique.  Stamped open flower stamp from Rubbernecker: 
"Sketch Poppies 909"
onto Strathmore Bristol CS.  Used Susan's Faber-Castell Pencil Crayons with Gamsol and stumps to blend the beautiful colors.  

The size of the sketch poppies fit perfectly in my large CUTplorations Luggage Tags 
Nesting  Die.  I then found these pretty alcohol ink on Yupo paper punched butterflies
in my stash. The colors matched that!

Next placed tag in MISTI and stamped my PB "Happy Snippets" sentiment.

Added SU Calypso Coral Seam Binding and Twine and then Signo White Gel pen
to the center of the flowers.  Done..a pretty and easy project:-)

You will be seeing more finished projects from our fun and creative retreat
in the very near future:-)  Enjoy...

Adding to STAMPlorations Never-Ending Challenge: Anything Goes.

Stamps: Rubbernecker: Sketch Poppies 909.  Penny Black: Happy Snippets
Paper: Strathmore Bristol, Yupo
Inks: Archival Jet Black.  Ranger Alcohol Inks for butterflies.
Accessories: CUTplorations: Luggage Tags Nesting Dies (large). SU Seam Binding, Twine, butterfly punch, and Mini dimensionals  (LOVE for dies). MISTI. Gamsol, Faber-Castell crayon pencils, stump. 


  1. LOVE this technique and you did amazing with your bright and colourful flowers, Nancy! Makes a really sweet tag. Always a bonus when you find something in your stash that matches perfectly ... those alcohol ink butterflies are adorable! xx

  2. Beautiful colourful flowers and butterflies - what a lucky find to have those perfect butterflies! I'm glad your tag using my Gamsol technique turned out so well!

  3. Such a vibrant tag and love the colours and those flower stamps and how you did them are beautiful. How lucky to find the alcohol ink butterflies that already matched. Wonderful tag Nancy x

  4. gorgeous colours Nancy, I almost missed one of those butterflies the colour match is so perfect.

  5. This is so cheerful, Nancy and your alcohol ink butterflies are gorgeous! Love your happy colors and wonderful coloring. What a fun tag!

  6. I love how the colors blended with the pencil crayons and Gamsol! Such beautiful, happy colors too! Love that tag!

  7. Pretty coloring of the flowers with the pencil crayons and Gamsol, Nancy! Love the gorgeous AI butterflies - their colors do match the flowers! The white gel pen details are perfect. Hugs.. Hideko

  8. Those poppies are so fun and colorful! Your pencil coloring is very vivid and the butterflies certainly are a perfect color match. Looks like some very cool backgrounds you cut the butterflies from, too.

  9. Loving your primary colours, they look watercolored, I have got to try that Gamsol!
    Your butterflies are special too, what a great idea! xx

  10. I love your tag Nancy the colours are so bright and cheery. The butterflies look fab too! Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations challenge xx

  11. Absolutely gorgeous and so vibrant!

  12. I love this tag! The bright colors, flowers, and the simplicity of the background. Beautiful!


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