Monday, 18 April 2011

TIO #74 A Tag by any other Shape

TIO #74 - A Tag by any other Shape
A little late this week I know, but I have been away for the weekend crafting with Paddy. And what a fantastic weekend it was. Two action packed days, learning new techniques. I have now fallen in love with needle felting. It is a bit like peanuts, you just can't stop once you have started. My creation isn't quite finished. I wanted to do a bit more work on it at home. I finished my felting for a pocket today. Next is to embellish the wall hanging. Hopefully, it will be on here in a few days. We did fabric painting, including a lovely resist technique, metal work, bead making using polymer clay (really like that too), a little bit of embroidery, applique if you so desired, or fabic decoupage, and of course, felting. I'm really pleased with how my creation is taking shape.
Anyway, back to this weeks tag. A little rushed as I felt I must get it done today, rather than leaving it until tomorrow morning. You never know what might get in the way.
I have used a nestie shape for my tag. I left it in the die while I inked it up with wild honey DI. I then stamped over with text using the same DI. I then stamped the buttefly by Elusive Images, and the quote, using black archival ink. I then stamped the butterfly again onto another piece of card, and coloured this one with copic markers. I added a little crystal glitter to the "eyes" in the wings. It was difficult to stop the glitter from sticking to the coloured areas, so don't look too closely!
Bye for now. Thanks for stopping by. Comments always welcome.


  1. This is lovely Wanda, beautiful butterfly and the sentiment is one I like very much.
    Jen x

  2. Wow, this is just beautiful Wanda, could have done with your sentiment for my Less is More card
    Beryl x

  3. This is a lovely dream, Wanda, so gorgeous in form and colour... and that butterfly is one of my faves

  4. Do love that stamp set and nesties make perfect tags even if they are not the right shape! Love this tag. XOXO Zoe

  5. It's gorgeous Wanda, fab colours and I love the butterfly. Elizabeth x

  6. WOW WOW Wanda, this is gorgeous, beautiful colours and of course my favorite stamp - a butterfly.
    Hugs xxx

  7. Beautiful tag and sublime colours.