Tuesday, 4 June 2013

June tag

Good weather has kept me in the garden :-) which is why there has been a wait for this post! I started day before yesterday & at last I've got a result.
No distress paints other than black & white in my collection, only chipped sapphire & dried marigold markets....

So I have pretty much followed Tim's instructions, used 2 felt pens that are close to "picked raspberry" & "worn lipstick" plus the dried marigold marker to colour the dragonfly, dusty concord DI for the accent & a grey felt for the shadows. A touch of picket fence distress paint for highlight & gathered twigs for the edges. I used watered felt tip for the splats. 

The tag has been dragged through spritzed DI picked raspberry /dried marigold & dusty concord then edged in gathered twigs. I have lightly stamped the tag with the background stamp from the Papillon set & then  stamped the row of butterflies a little heavier in archival black.

The paper ribbon I coloured using worn lipstick & dried marigold DI. it's been tied as a double bow & held onto the tag with a short length of a Caron thread. 

I hope you all like it - it was fun to work in wild colours for a change!


  1. This is gorgeous!! I think you should work in WILD colors more often!! ;-) Love how the background turned out and how it makes the dragonfly just pop! Beautiful!!! =D

    1. Your comment about wild colours really made smile because these are ones that I often use in my embroideries!


  2. Love your Tag, very colourful. When I saw it made me think of picking berry's in the woods. Great job.

  3. Gorgeous tag-such pretty colours and beautiful stamping :)
    Nessa xx

  4. Beautiful tag Sally...adore that colour combo :)

  5. Ooh, I haven't seen some of those colours used before - glorious!! Thanks for sharing.

  6. The colors are down right delicious!! Great tag!

  7. This tag is awesome! Love the colours!
    Just stopping by to thank you for the comment on my blog! ♥