Friday, July 20, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge-#14-Guilded Kraft Glassine

butterflies 5 w border

This is the project I am entering in Linda Ledbetter’s Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge, based on techniques in the book by the same name, by Tim Holtz. This week’s challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. This wonderful technique is explained on page 39 of the book.

I was ready for a change in color choices for myself—I tend to get in a rut, so I forced myself to go a different direction. Adhered to a black shipping tag is a Kraft Resist Paper from Tim Holtz, covered with Dusty Concord Distress Stain, and inked around the edges with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. I used these Alcohol Ink colors: Raspberry, Purple Twilight, Wild Plum. The flower is Tattered Florals cut from crinoline and stained with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and Dusty Concord Distress Stain. The ribbon is from Tim’s Trimmings, stained with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.

The butterflies are cut from Kraft Glassine with the die from Tim Holtz. Then I also cut the butterflies from grunge board and adhered the guilded butterflies onto the grunge board. For the antennae, I used wire I have had for many years.

Here is a close up of the butterflies.

closeup butterflies w border

This is one of my favorite techniques, and now I have a tag that is a different color than any I have made recently!

I am also submitting this tag to this fortnight challenge at The Stamp Man Challenge Blog.


Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Oh those butterflies are superb!!! I love that you made them pink...the whole color scheme is wonderful and unexpected! Gorgeous tag Barbara!!!

Sue said...

I love how everything just pops off the black tag! Simply beautiful, Barbara.

Jenny Marples said...

This has to be one of my favourites of your projects. Love those butterflies and using black works so well. Hugs, Buttons x

Lisa H said...

I love your tag! It's beautiful. =)

Sandra said...

Your tag looks amazing! Love those purple Kraft Glassine butterflies! The colors are stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Marjie Kemper said...

Very pretty! Love the butterflies.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous tag, love the butterflies!
Alison x

Trish Latimer said...

Gorgeous the butterflies!!

Brenda Brown said...

What a lovely tag full of summery colours and fabulous butterflies. Thanks for sharing this with us for the Stamp Man challenge this fortnight.
hugs {brenda} xox