Sunday, February 24, 2013

Tag It On #136

This fortnight over at Dragon’s Dream Tag It On  May has set the recipe...”Orange....Purple....Butterflies...”

The only rule is that you must use at least one real stamp.

I dithered about a bit – not really knowing where to start on this one.  I just felt I wanted to do something other than blended distress inks.  I mean, I use that technique all the time and while I am by no means “over it” I just felt like doing something else for a change.


So I grabbed my new pastels, scribbled my heart out and blended with a water brush. I had used two stamps from Stamp It, that I have had for about 4 years, on to the tag before I started.

I used the Martha Stewart mould to make the butterflies using orange for the bodies and purple for the wings.  While one was still a bit soft, I pulled the wings up a bit for some extra dimension and really like the look of it.

I felt it needed something more so I added the zipper edge.  It probably needs to be stitched really but to be honest I couldn’t be bothered hauling the machine out.

So, there you have it.  Thanks for taking a look.

Esther x0x0


  1. Your tag is just great Esther, love the butterflies xx

  2. WOW!! Your tag is fabulous... Great idea with the zipper edge, Love the background & the moulded butterflies are Brilliant... Thank you for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream... May x x x

  3. Esther your tag is so full of brilliant ideas! I love your butterflies, and the zipper edging is perfect. Thanks for joining us again at Dragons Dream TIO. Sue xx

  4. Gorgeous tag and I love your butterflies, thanks for shaaring with us at Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x

  5. Wow, and double wow, Esther. Your tag is wonderful.

  6. This is so very pretty. Gorgeous

    Thanks for sharing at tio

  7. A gorgeous tag, wonderful butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Dragons Dream Tag It On.

  8. What a lovely shade of orange you've created. Love your tag