Friday, 15 August 2014

Butterfly Love

It is Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey today, where the DT create Tim Holtz inspired tags. Oh and it's the winners post too from Jenny's 'Just Stain It' challenge.

I started my tag with a distress stain background - I did a few of these a while ago and can't actually remember what colours I used - except it was blues, browns and probably some evergreen bough. I laid Tim's doily stencil over and spritzed with water to create some bleaching. The background was finished with the Papillon butterlies and some script (is this all hidden now!).

To embellish I took some bits off my desk. A sheet of stars I had embossed with clear embossing paste over an already dry embossed sheet. I cut my heart and added more colour with distress inks. I had some frameworks lying around too - again coloured to match the theme.

My butterflies are stamped and punched (Stampin up products). My favourite thing at the moment is to layer them and staple them together.

That's about it - a bit of splattering and edging and a few punched stars.

Thanks for looking and do check out the other tags at A Vintage Journey. 
Nikki xxx


  1. Love the fab design and

  2. I cannot take my eyes off those gorgeous butterflies and I love the 'stapled bodies', such an original and effective way to attach them! Anne x

  3. Lovely muted shades, what a lovely tag. Ruth x

  4. Fabulous tag Nikki - the colour combination is just wonderful and I love those butterflies (I have the punch and the stamps are on their way so I may get addicted too!). Great design x

  5. Another stunning tag,Nikki. Wonderfully created,you always 'pull' everything together so well,really seamless. Love it!

    By the way,is that heart a die cut? Love the shape of it

    Great weekend

    Donna xx

  6. Terrific tag and very ingenious to staple the butterflies together. :)

  7. Stunning and gorgeous tag, Nikki! I love the background and the dimension in those beautiful butterflies! Happy Weekend!

  8. The butterflies and heart absolutely make this tag Nikki. Another cracker. Jenny x

  9. Wonderful tag Nikki, I adore those stunning butterflies, just gorgeous!!

  10. Awesome tag Nikki. love the dimensional butterfly.

  11. Hi Nikki! Gorgeous tag! I love your colour combination and the layered butterflies are brilliant! You're a genius! Hugs,
    Ingrid xx

  12. This is gorgeous Nikki! Butterflies are my fav and yours are just stunning!! Love the blues all mixed together like that! You are such an inspiration! hugs :)

  13. Beautiful, Nikki! Some of my favourite colours, and again such lovely muted shades. And the butterflies are delicious!
    Alison xx

  14. Beautiful! The colour scheme is gorgeous and so much fabulous detail and overlays
    Love the heart with the embossed stars and all the little flecks of colours, amazing!

    Jools x

  15. Another gorgeous make Nikki, have to say I'm loving your use of staples. Fab!! Chris xxx

  16. Totally love your tag! Everything about it is gorgeous!

  17. I saw you tag over at "my little craft things" and had to pop over to your place to let you know I love it. The colours texture and depth are just so yummy and that butterfly looks ready to fly off the page :)


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