Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Winged Things

The challenge this week over on the TIO blog is set by my team mate, Elizabeth, and the theme she has chosen is "Winged Things". I immediately remembered a flurry of butterflies stamp from Inkadinkado that I have been dying to christien, so out it came.

I painted my tag with black eco acrylic paint then stamped and embossed a swirl ising clear EP, around the left side and bottom of the tag. I then painted over the entire tag with lavender eco acrylic paint, the clear emobssing resisted this second coat of paint. This is actually a TH technique and t has also been featured in Technique Junkies some time ago. I then stamped the butterfly flurry and embossed with silver sparkle WOW EP. The letter "F" is from a chipboard set I have had for ages. It actually had a coloured coating but I over-painted it with black. Then that was dry I rubbed silver rub and buff all over it to give the effect of metal. The large butterfly has been cut using a marianne die from grunger paper which has been coloured with milled lavender DI, then icicle stickles has been rubbed all over, then black gems have been stuck down the body. The chain and clasp are TH and the little dragonfly is a recent purchase whilst at Port Sunlight last month.

I had such a lovely, messy time making this tag. If you haven't already done so, why don't you join us over on the TIO challenge and show us your interpretation of the theme "Winged Things".

Thanks for dropping by. Your comments are appreciated.

Wanda xx


  1. Beautiful tag Wanda
    Beryl x

  2. thanks for your kind comment - I love your big butterfly!! Better get my thinking cap on for next week.....

  3. Beautiful - love the big butterfly xx

  4. Lovely colours Wanda and the big butterfly is a real showstopper!

    Janet xx

  5. Love lilac/purple and with black it is so up to date. Love inkadinkado stamps as well LOL Fab tag XOXO Zoe

  6. This is a great technique, used it myself in a challenge last week... you have used it to perfection, Wanda and the tag is just so sophisicated

  7. Wonderful tag, love the flowers and the butterfly.

  8. Your lovely, messy time yielded such a beautiful tag, Wanda. Love that butterfly.

  9. Beautiful tag, the background is so interesting and I love the bid butterfly die.
    Jen x