Saturday 22 April 2017

Post 147: Mixed Media Butterfly Tag 1

Hi friends :)

First of all, thanks a lot for all your sweet and kind comments and prayers, my mum is feeling better and is on the mend, there are still more results awaited from the hospital but praying to God that everything is okay. Big panda hugs to you all xoxoxo. 

I was free for a while today so thought of indulging in some crafting. Made a couple of mixed media tags. Sharing the first one here. The color scheme is black, white and shades of yellow. The sentiment reads "The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough."

Synopsis of the process:

-Took the die cut tag and colored it in some places with distress inks and sprays then did stenciling with distress ink
- Did background stamping with multiple stamps using distress ink and archival ink. 
-Added some darker details with the stencil and a black marker
-On snippets of cardstock, stamped the sentiment and butterflies with jet black archival ink. The butterflies were fussy cut and the sentiment label was prepared by stamping in the background and distressing the edges and coloring it here and there to give a grungy look. Then the butterflies and sentiment were adhered to the tag. 
-A yellow eyelet was added to the tag using a crop-a-dile 
- Some seam binding was colored with black and yellow colored sprays and tied to the tag.
- Lastly, a darker border was created with inks and faux stitching was added using a black sharpie. 

List of Supplies:

1. Stamplorations Stamps- Trendy Butterflies 2
2. Artplorations Stencil- Retro circles 
3. Prima Finnabair Rubber stamp- vintage clock
4. Hampton Art Numbers stamp
5. Impression Obsession Stamps- Silhouette 11
6. Hero Arts Butterfly stamps
7. Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads- mustard seed, fossilized amber, squeezed lemonade and black soot
8. Seam Binding
9. Sizzix Tim Holtz Tag Collections Die Set
10. Iris cardstock 250 gsm
11. Black fine point sharpie 
12. Tim Holtz distress tool
13. Ranger round blending tool and foams
14. Camel Fabric glue
15. Color Splash Sprays- Lemon Zing and Charcoal 
16. Crop-a-dile
17. Eyelet 
18. Ranger Archival Ink- Jet black

Here are a few pictures of the tag:


I am playing along with the following:

Rubber Dance Theme Challenge- April - I have used black, white and yellow on this tag.

Butterfly Challenge #77 - I have used both themes- the color jasmine - creamish yellow and faux stitching around the tag with a marker. 

Stamplorations April Mixed Media Challenge (1 artploration stencil has been used here- retro circles)

Stamplorations Theme and Sketch April Challenge  (I have gone with the theme of wings-butterflies)

HLS MM April Challenge (sprays have been used to create the background and color the seam binding)

Double D challenges- Silhouettes (One of the stamps used is a silhouette design) 

Thanks for your time :) 
Love reading your comments.
Stay Blessed !


  1. Your tag is absolutely gorgeous! Love the cut out butterflies on top of the beautifully stamped background/tag. Thank you for entering it to our black & white + one colour challenge at Rubber Dance ♥ Here's to your mother's speedy recovery *hugs*

  2. Hello there, thank you for your visit to my blog and for your kind comments. This tag is gorgeous. I love the background and there is so much of interest to look at. I really like your colour combination and the butterflies look fabulous. I'm sorry to hear about your Mom being ill and I hope that everything will be okay with her. Wishing you a colourful week. Happy crafting, Sandra x

  3. Gorgeous tag. Love all the layers of stamping and the seam binding is lovely. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

  4. Oh I just adore tags and yours is GORGEOUS! Love your color palette and design. Your stamped layers are fabulous. Your butterflies are beautiful! And that sentiment is fantastic! LOVE it all! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Donna, DT Member.

  5. What a beautiful tag! Love your choice of colors and design! Those butterflies look like they are ready to fly right off the page! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Silhouettes’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!
    P.S. Do you know this beautiful tag also fits the current TAG challenge going on at the DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG

  6. I love this tag. The colors are great and the butterflies really stand out fantastic.
    Thanks for playing with us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge.
    Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

  7. Wow this is gorgeous . I love the starkness of the black with the yellow. Stunning tag. Thank you for fluttering into the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

  8. Gorgeous tag! I love mixed media.
    Love those butterflies and the
    sentiment is awesome.
    *Hope your Mom is doing well.

  9. the butterflies are really pretty and make the design stand out, really pretty

  10. Oh wow!!! AMAZING! I love your style. It's always brilliant, what you create. Thank you for joining us over at the Rubber Dance challenge and over at STAMPlorations. Hugs, Susanne.

  11. Such a pretty tag with gorgeous colors and beautiful stamping!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Allsorts this week!

  12. Gorgeous details! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck.

  13. A perfect tag creation. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to stamps. Alma

  14. This Tag is absolutly stunning! And I am so glad your mother is feeling better.
    Thank you for joining the Rubber Dance April Challenge! Hugs, Anita ♥

  15. I love love your tag Preeti!!
    Thanks for joining us at Rubber Dance challenge!

  16. Gorgeous tag! Thanks for joining our challenge at Rubber Dance :)

  17. Such a gorgeous mixed media tag. Love the layers on it. Thank you for sharing it with us at HLS April Mixed Media Challenge!

  18. Stunning tag Preeti! love the layers and bursts of color with the yellow! Thank you for joining us at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge this month and good luck. We sure hope you join us again.

    Amy- DT
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  19. This is so amazing. I am so in love with the mixed yellows and black. So stunning! Thanks so much Preeti for playing along with us at STAMPlorations April Mixed Media Challenge :) See you again soon!
    Hugs and smiles,
    STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team
    Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}