Wednesday, 31 October 2012

DragonsDream TIO - Self Propelled Flowers

Welcome back to DragonsDream Tag it On challenge. My good friend Gabrielle's choice of theme this fortnight, "self propelled flowers" and we are to use, flowers, butterflies and movement or locomotion.  This last ingredient WAS a challenge, hope Gabrielle thinks I've achieved it...

I started by using Dylusion sprays on my tag in fresh lime, cut grass and vibrant turquoise, spritzing the tag first with water so the inks run and blend whilst I dry them.

Then I took my mini daisy cluster stencil (crafters workshop) and the picked raspberry distress ink and randomly (suggesting movement hopefully) round the edges.

Took some Prima flowers from my (extensive!) collection and two butterflies I had stamped on black Clearly for Art film (Wendy Vecchi) using the bronze metallic distress stain.  Once I molded the butterflies into shape with the heat gun, I added some picked raspberry colour to the wings.

Hopefully the scattering of the Prima flowers also suggests locomotion/movement  as they are meant to be self-propelling themselves up the tag (or down the tag if you prefer!)

used some little pearls in the centres of the flowers and a toning ribbon to finish.



21 comments:

ElizabethR said...

Great tag Helen I too nearly did this stencil, but the flower stamp won in the end lol. Elizabeth xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous Helen, I love those bendy butterflies! That movement thing was a killer wasn't it lol. Sue x

monique said...

Beautifull tag love the butterflies and the colours

flutterbycrafter said...

Grat tag, love your colours & the butterflies are gorgeous xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful tag, great background and the butterflies rock.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag, the butterflies are very striking set against the flowers. Lovely sprayed background too and I love the stencilled flowers. Tracy x

May said...

Hi Helen, Love the background fabulous colours & detail..Beautiful butterflies... Hugs May x x x

Ali H said...

Some lovely projects on show this week ! Love the colours on your tags - Thanks for stopping by earlier !

Samantha Elliott said...

Very pretty tag there Helen. Lovely colours.
xx

inkypinkycraft said...

a great tag, love those beautiful butterflies!! TRACE X

inkypinkycraft said...

a great tag, love those beautiful butterflies!! TRACE X

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh this is great - I so must get some of that Clearly for Art stuff. I have just finally gotten around to using the holly mask I won as your blog giveaway on my second ever piece of art journalling - its here if you fancy a peek: http://www.sunshinegirlnicola.blogspot.co.uk/ Thanks for the prize - I think I will be using it a lot in the next few weeks!

Lynn Stevens said...

So cool how you did those butterflies Helen. Great to hear from you too. When did life get so busy?

Thanks for entering my giveaway and best of luck.
Hugs Lynn

Faye said...

This is so gorgeous, Helen! Beautiful work and thanks for the step by step tutorial.

Alison said...

Beautiful tag Helen! Love the colours & butterflies! x

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful butterflies, Helen. Love that stencil, too - one of my faves!

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous tag, the butterflies are fab.

Gabrielle said...

Just love what you have made for this recipe! Looks amazing and I think it is perfect! So sorry I'm late in commenting - it's been bit of a week! Much love x

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