Monday, 7 May 2012

Show your favourite stamp?

is the latest challenge from Simon Says - and having literally just got yesterday's entry in in time for last week's challenge, I thought I'd better get this done early!!

However, deciding on my favourite stamp isn't easy.... but I adore the background stamp from Tim Holtz's "Papillon" set so that's it (today!) My colour choice is also allowing me to enter this to Hels' Sunday Stampers challenge "blue and brown"

I had another go at the marbled stains technique for the background on my tag - using picket fence, faded jeans and broken china stains - and then stamped the background with the new peacock feathers ink pad (such a gorgeous colour!)
I stamped the row of butterflies from the same stamp set and cut them out - just used the largest one several times, and one of the others - painting them with distress inks and a paintbrush.
I used the new squeezed lemonade and shaded lilac, with some shading of mustard seed, faded jeans and dusty concord.

Finally shaded some flower trim with walnut stain ink and some brown ribbon.

'fly' comes from part of one of Wendy Vecchi's stamps.
I drew the butterfly antennae on with a black pen, as it's less fiddly than cutting them out!

18 comments:

sam21ski said...

I see that you've not only used your favourite stamps, but your favourite inks too!!

Fab tag, I'm loving that TH plate too.

Sam xxx

Carmen said...

I love that contrast in colours between the background and those butterflies! Just yummy!

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous tag Helen, love those ickle butterflies ... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Gabrielle said...

Simply gorgeous! I think I know what you've been doing today! Being inspired! Love the background - tres effective and those butterflies are divine x

catherine said...

Love this one and the colours are fab. Super butterflies
x catherine

Barb Cady said...

Lovely Tag, Great Thing to make on a Bank Holiday!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic tag, wonderful background, love the butterflies.

Lori said...

Ooo, love this tag, Helen! And, I've been playing catch up with your posts, lovely art there as well! But I like this tag best so far. :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Oh I do love the colour palette, one of my favourites and often used. Love your background and choice of stamp. The dimensional butterflies look fab. Thanks for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge, great to have you along Helen. Tracy x

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous, plus wonderful colours xx

Redanne said...

I absolutely adore butterflies and you have shown them off so beautifully in this tag. Beautiful. Anne x

inkypinkycraft said...

A gorgeous tag, love those butterflies..you are having fun wit your new inks! Hugs trace x

Elaine said...

Great butterflies but love the background you've created. Very bright and cheerful!!

Carol said...

This is one of favourite my stamps, butterfly are fab.

Kirsten Alicia said...

That is so beautiful, I love the background.

alison said...

Gorgeous! Peacock feathers is my new favourite too Helen! x

shamraiz said...

Out side light is always better, this is one amazing canvas! The more I look the more I see!! I love it!
Regards,
Sam............

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Sarah said...

This is really great Helen - fabulous colours and the flutterbys are scrumptious - so dimensional - great detail and shading! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah.