Sunday, 7 June 2009

Butterflies and Dragonflies


What a lovely Tag challenge we had this week at Dragonsdream.

After the last few weeks of head scratching I couldn't help smiling when I saw "Butterflies and Dragonflies". Oooh this was more like it. I am spoilt for choice in the number of butterfly and dragonfly stamps I have, the only difficulty was which one to use.

In the end I opted for a new set of Stampendous stamps, Butterfly Beauties and the moonglow "Outback" mica powder The Stampman had tempted me with a few weeks ago and this is what I ended up with.


I inked the background with a coarse sponge using the blue colourbox set of inks and edged it with the usual chestnut whispers ink.

The background butterfly was stamped with versamark and the mica powder applied and set with hairspray. I then stamped the flourishes randomly around the edges in a darker shade of the same blue ink set.


The rest of the butterflies were stamped on a bit of scrap card, using a green colourbox pigment ink and the mica powder applied over the top and set again, just to give them a sheen. I cut them out and stuck them on top of the flourishes and added gems for the bodies.

Thanks Dragon for a lovely challenge.

18 comments:

Sally H said...

Gorgeous! This is really beautiful, Lisa. Those butterfly stamps are so lovely, and the Mica powders...no wonder you were tempted! I am too!

Anne said...

What a stunning tag, lovely colours. Butterfly stamps are addictive, aren't they!

Dragon said...

Oh how beautifully delicate this one is... it is SO well coordinated... love the colour and everything about it. Thanks so mych for playing..
Frankie
xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow, this is absolutely amazing - I love it !
Why not enter your creation on Simon Says
Challenge this week ? http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/
There is a fabby prize of a $25 spending spree in the SSS store and also
a SIGNED piece of artwork by Tim Holtz ! Hope you can join us !
Jo x

Jill said...

Really love your tag - the colours are gorgeous

Anne said...

This came out beautifully! I like the colors you used. Thanks for sharing how you created it.

Lynne K said...
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Lynne K said...

This is gorgeous, Lisa. Love the colours, the butterflies, the mica powders, oh, everything about it really! And I've just bought those Butterfly Beauties stamps...

Beryl said...

Beautiful colours on this. Great tag.
Beryl xx

Enfys said...

Love the colours you used Lisa, gorgeous stamps and the tag really pops
luv
En x

Marcea said...

Stunning work sweetie and so delicate - I love this
-x-

Clarky J said...

Wow how stunning is this! Love how you have used the mica powders one of my own favourite techniques - must have a go today! Thanks for stopping by my blog I shall be visiting your often too its brilliant! Janet

brenda said...

Ooooh and this one too Lisa, absolutely gorgeous.

B x

Karen said...

This is stunning! I think I need those stamps!!! X

Michelle said...

I've been playing with these stamps this week too - Great Minds! well great stamps at any rate. Beautiful creations Lisa, what skill!
x Michelle

Kate T said...

stunning Lisa !

craftimamma said...

What a wonderful tag Liza. Beautiful colours and content. I'm a sucker for butterflies and dragonflies too.

Lesley Xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

lovely lisa and my favourite stamps too
debbiexxx