Sep 29, 2013

Steampunked Royal Butterflies

Another tag I wanted to share.  I entered this tag at the Stampoutique's Designer Team Challenge. Swing by and see what all the talk is about.  They make some cool quirky stamps that have caught my attention.  They are perfect for this time of the year, which I LOVE very much! It seems that when a new season kicks in, I reach a point of no return.
   I see entries of people wanting to stay on their DT and many wanting to get in, they're doing something right.  Don't want to miss out on the action.   
What fun I had making this tag!  I ran the tag through my Vagabond using TH Textured Woodgrain folder, distressed around the tag with TH Distressor tool then I colored it with DI Spiced  Marmalade a dab of Wild Honey and Black Soot.
Added Sprocket Gears, a Pen Nib for the body of one butterfly.  I only used the leaf vine from TH Royal Crest Die, used DI and Glossy Accent.  I also added veins to each leaf with a micron pen and topped it off with a tulip shaped flower that I inked up with Aged Mahogany DI.
With most of my art pieces I try to add the color burgundy in memory of my mom who passed away to Breast Cancer when she was only 56 y.o.

A piece of grunge paper with Stampers Anonymous stamp, "Stuff to Say" (CMS110) on it. I used DIs Spiced Marmalade and then crumbled it in my hand and added DI Black Soot around the edges and lightly to bring out the crease lines.

The butterflies were cut out of grunge paper.  Ranger's Grunge paper was used to dry embossed with TH's Retro Circles Texture Folder and then cut with TH Mini Butterflies Movers & Shapers Die.
 Used my melting pot with beeswax and brushed it over the stamped grunge paper with the SA, "Stuff to Say" Stamp.  I used Ranger's black archival ink

I added a small TH Game Spinners to create the body of one butterfly before I did that I used Ranger's Glossy Accents.  I then added some tiny gems I had laying around.  I was very happy with the way this tag turned out.
I wrapped the wire around the beeswaxed grunged paper and a crown I had purchased from
And I was a happy camper!
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Claudine C. said...

This tag is stunning, the colors are so awesome and vivid!! I love it!!!

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous! Love the wood background! The butterflies are beautiful too!

Kay Wallace said...

You have done a stunning job with this tag, Ivette! You are definitely a Ranger fan, and use their products beautifully. Here, I especially love all the metal! Very well done! Good luck with your application to the Stampotique DT!

Marjie Kemper said...

You GO girl with this gorgeous tag. Love the rich colors and all that yummy metal.

n1sunrider said...

Thank you ladies for your uplifting comments.

Violent Kittie said...

Gorgeous tag! I love all the elements. Thanks for joining us at Drunken Stampers!

Wendy Russell said...

Beautiful tag Ivette, Love the wood grain effect. thanks for joining the fun at Drunken Stampers.xx

Diane said...

Oh my goodness- you did a lot of cool techniques for your incredible tag! The wood grain is outstanding! Thanks for sharing with the Drunken Stampers!

Karen Schroeder said...

Stunning! Absolutely stunning. I will case this sometime it is awesome!