Tuesday 18 February 2014

Tag Tuesday - Insects

 Spring is almost in the air with Spring-like temperatures, the birds looking for suitable nests and the first bees humming around early flowers. And with the weather being a bit calmer it is such a nice feel. The theme over at Tag Tuesday is so very fitting this week: insects. I choose just one insect, my very favourite one: a butterfly
 I covered the basic tag with crinkled sewing pattern tissue paper
coloured it with various chalks and ribbed off the tissue paper around the basic tag. 
I added some gesso to the middle of the tag, spread some watercolour paint on the craftmat and layed
the tag onto the paint. 
The butterfly and the sentiment (both Darkroom Doors stamps) were stamped with blue acrylic paint, the lines were created with acrylic paint using atracing wheel. 
As embellishments I added some little blings, some wooden beads and a little chiffon ribbon.

Enjoy your Tuesday, Petra.


Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic tag. love the colours. Great idea to use the tracing wheel for the lines! Valerie

Sherry said...

I love your tag Petra, it's so arty.

Thanks for sharing your process of how you got that beautiful background - gesso and watercolour, I will have to try that one xx

Words and Pictures said...

Absolutely stunning, Petra! The background is so cool - and lovely to see the process, thank you - and the vivid blue of the butterfly is fabulously zingy against the orange.
Alison x

Christine Kiehl said...

Great tag, I so need to do one now! Very inspiring, thank you for sharing with your fan base!

Marjie Kemper said...

Such a lovely tag, Petra. The texture is stunning!

~*~Patty S said...

what a very pretty butterfly tag you've created Petra!

thank you also for sharing how you made it...


Karen Lunagirl said...

Beautiful project & very nice tutorial!

ddazzled71 said...

As a lover of butterflies your tag easily caught my eye. It is stunning and I love the pop of color against the more neutral tonings of your background. TFS with us over in the Unruly Yahoo Group in Feb, I have actually chosen your tag as one of the works to be featured in our upcoming Community Update this month.


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