Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Butterflies Galore


Well, as you can see, I went a little bit crazy with the butterflies on my September tag for Tim's 12 Tags of 2014. I couldn't help myself! I love butterflies and I love Tim's Butterfly Frenzy die. :) I followed along closely with Tim's tag and technique with one exception-I added a "charred" butterfly using Tim's effect powders so I could play along with the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #11. I needed this tag to "kill two birds with one stone" and I love how my charred butterfly looks as well as the pretty butterflies created with alcohol inks. 

A few close ups.

This tag reflects Tim's new spin on the Faded Layers technique which you can find on pg. 58 of Tim's newest Compendium of Curiosities book. 
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I used two shades each of red, yellow, orange, green, blue and purple alcohol inks to achieve my colors. I love the visual interest the text stamp adds. 

Challenge 11-Effect Powders-is the current challenge at Compendium of Curiosities 3.
  My butterfly was die cut from grunge paper and I used black soot embossing powder to achieve my charred look. 
Love it!
(Sorry, can't share the technique but you'll find it on pg. 52 of  CC3)

Following Tim's technique for the September tag I dabbed alcohol blending solution over the schoolhouse layering stencil on my glossy paper, run it through a puddle of citrus alcohol ink and let it dry. 
Here's a close up of the faded layers effect- 
I love the depth it adds!
The pretty lady is from Tim's Nature Walk set and was stamped with jet black archival ink. Per his instructions I added remnant rub ons from the Botanical set and matted my glossy paper to my black tag. 

The CC3C is sponsored by The Inspiration Emporium


Challenges Entered:

Thanks for looking! Have a wonderful day!!
Lisa xx


Sue Lelli said...

Absolutely spectacular! I love the colors and all of the butterflies! Fabulous Tag Lisa

Sarah said...

Oh wow, wow, wow!! this is amazing lisa!! What gorgeous colours and you must have the patience of a saint to stick all those butterflies in place!! xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Cool take on Tim's tag... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x

1CardCreator said...

Wow, this is so cool, love the butterflies! ~Diane

Candy C said...

Lisa...your tag is really pretty. I love all of the butterflies that you've used as "hair" on Tim's lovely female face stamp. Your yellow background with the black stamping is a great contrast. I also like your EP technique butterfly! Thanks so much for joining us at CC3C <3 Candy

Pia S said...

Fantastic, love the cluster of butterflies! Looking great!

Jackie PN said...

So pretty Lisa! I love all of those butterflies!! ")

Lisa Minckler said...'s multi-tasking at its finest. You definitely nailed both challenges and with immense finesse! What a gorgeous tag and I love how you wrote the post and described the elements. That charred butterfly has just as much character as the colored ones and perfect placement for it too. Job well done my friend. This is STUNNING!!
big hugs to you,

Anonymous said...

Oh Lisa that is so effective with that horde of butterflies LOVE them hugs me x

Unknown said...

Love your version of Tim's tag, Lisa! Great colours! xx

Margaret said...

Holy Butterflies, Batman! I love the impact of the flock(?) of butterflies, yet the lone sooty butterfly carries its own elegance and manages to balance the tag perfectly! Amazing tag!!

Peanut said...

wow wow wow! What an amazing creation, Lisa. LOVE how the butterflies are bursting out. Stunning!
hugs, Asha

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