Sunday, 1 April 2012

FLY


...'it is only to the gardener that time is a friend, giving each year more than he steals'...
...Beverley Nichols  1899-1983...

...I hope you've all been able to capture some of this wonderful un-seasonal weather...


...today i'm sharing with you a simple Tag...



...I've taken a plain manilla tag and covered it with Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper and spritzed it with Tattered Angels 'Green Meadow'...it's such a shame you can't see the beautiful glisten of this spray...


...I thought this ribbon would make some stunning butterfly wings...


...these floweres I made with lace from Ribbon Girl which I dyed...small pale gold beads for the center and rolled brown paper for the stems which I did spritz with shimmering gold (Daler Rowney) ink...




...the main body of the butterfly is a chunky piece of driftwood...

...I'm entering this Tag for 3 challenges...


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...thankyou for taking the time to drop by my blog today...

XXX




25 comments:

  1. Oh wow what an absolutely gorgeous tag, love that butterfly.

    Thank you so much for joining us for our very first challenge at Artful Times, your support is much appreciated.

    Sam xxx

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  2. Stunning Mel, Just love that butterfly, the colour choice of the tag is just perfect!!Just Gorgeous... Hugs May x x x

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  3. Terrific tag and the butterfly just stands out with the colour and the way you have made it

    xxx

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  4. Oh WOW, this is totally gorgeous and completely brilliant! I adore your butterfly and the whole piece is magical!!!
    Happy Spring!
    XO
    Cindy

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  5. Lovely to have you as a follow on Jumbled Crafts Mel

    love Chrissie xx

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  6. If only it was real in my garden, this beautiful butterfly and flowers. Nicely crafted Yorkshire Fox.

    Foxy1. xx

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  7. Doesn't look like a simple tag to me , more like a simply beautiful one ! gorgeous work such pretty flowers and so soft and dreamy.

    Marie

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  8. Yout tag is beautiful. The butterfly out of ribbon looks amazing, I never would have thought of that. Good luck with the challenges. Suzanne x

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  9. Love your use of ribom and lace :) a smashing tag and thank you for sharing it with us at Artful Times
    Von x☻x

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  10. a great tag with wonderful hand made embellishments...the butterfly is lovely... thank you for sharing it with us at Simon says Stamp & Show! Sarah.

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  11. Your work is amazing. Love the products you choose the work with. The butterfly is stunning!

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  12. Gorgeous tag and I love the butterfly! Amazing use of your ribbon!

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  13. Morning sweetie this is gorgeous I love all the different elements, a real touchy feely creation and I love it, hugs Pops x

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  14. I would never have thought of using a ribbon for a butterfly - this is perfect! Love the flowers you have made - in all a lovely tag - not a simple one at all - lots of work gone into this beauty.
    Thanks for joining us Mel and supporting our first challenge at Artful Times.
    Hugs, Neet x

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  15. Ooh! Gorgeous tag....the ribbon butterfly is just perfect ;)
    Thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper this month
    xoxo Sioux

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  16. Congrats Mel, you are a winner over at Snazzy's

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  17. Simply stunning Mel! Your ribbon butterfly is so creative, I love it! Thanks for sharing your lovely tag with us at The Artistic Stamper Challenge!
    Alison x

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  18. Fabulous tag. Just looooooooove that butterfly.

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  19. I love the ribbon you used for the butterfly, so filmy and delicate. Barb

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  20. Love this! thank you so much for joining our challenge at The Artistic Stamper Creative Team

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  21. Gorgeous Mel , I love those lace flowers Hugs Elaine

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  22. Stunning tag Mel...How cool is that ribbon butterfly and those lacy blooms ! :)
    Jan x

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  23. Really like the background and I think you have achieved a really cool tag!

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  24. thanks for visit to my blog and sweet comment love the butterfly on this tag might have already commented on it but worth doing it again

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...thankyou so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...I hope you like what you see...warm wishes...Mel :)