Friday, January 16, 2015

THE BUTTERFLY COUNTS NOT

Each month, Craft Stamper Magazine holds a TAKE IT, MAKE IT contest (which one may enter three times) specifying a theme.  For January, the challenge is a simple one--just use stamping!  This is my third entry into this month's contest.  

I have created a tag cut from chipboard (from the back of a water color paper pad).  I used Collage Pauge to adhere paper towels that had been used for mopping up after another project.  I stamped the butterfly image (from Stampotique Originals) onto heavy white card stock and colored it using LePlume II markers in violet, blue and ultramarine, then blended the inks with a water brush.  I cut out the butterfly, then clear embossed it and adhered it to my tag.  The antennae were hand drawn.  Along the two sides and bottom, I used another of the Stampotique stamps, Streamers, to form a partial border.  The quote was computer generated and printed.  (Thanks, Corrie Herriman, for the inspiration for this tag!)



I will submit this tag to the following challenges:

Take It, Make It (Stamping)
Stampotique Designers' Challenge (Color Splash)

Thanks for stopping by today!

29 comments:

  1. This is one of your pieces of art that looks better in real life than in a picture of it. The butterfly really stands out on the tag because it wings are lifted for flight, not flat like the picture. The glossiness of the wings do not show up well in the picture compared to the real tag. This is a beautiful tag!

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  2. Beautiful tag, Kay, love vibrant colors!!

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  3. Beautiful, love those rich jewel colours and fabulous butterfly and perfect quote

    Jools x

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  4. WOW WOW WOW Kay, your Tag is spectacular! When you zoom in on your Tag the background textures show, the colours are rich and warming which i adore.

    Your butterfly is awesome, good to see your Marvy Le Plume pens are still working, you can just about make out the glossy wings, again your colour choices are spot on.

    I will keep coming back to see your Tag again and again, oh and the sentiment is perfect too! :-) xxx

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  5. I am speechless Kay....this is STUNNING,the butterfly looks so real and the colours are just lush. This deserves to be a winner and should be framed actually ;)

    Have a fab weekend
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  6. Your tag is just gorgeous, beautiful colours and a lovely quote, Kay

    Have a wonderful weekend

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  7. Love your tag, Kay! Wonderful, richly textured background. Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge. Wishing you the best~ Renee xx

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  8. Kay, your colouring is so beautiful, loved the adhered kitchen towel, how did you plan the colours so nicely... and the texture, the texture that it creates is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

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  9. This is a exceptional tag ..so gorgeous! The sentiment is beautiful..gives it all a flowing feeling. I love it.

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  10. I find paper towel mop-ups create the most interesting colour combinations so randomly, and yours is no exception! Brilliant tag, Kay!!!

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  11. WOW I absolutely love this Kay! The colours are amazin. Good to see you at Stampotique's DC :-)

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  12. I absolutely LOVE this tag Kay, a great quote for a fabulous butterfly, and your background with these mop-up scraps of towel papers and yours colours are just wonderful!!! Mwah!

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  13. Beautifully coloured tag Kay, I'm so glad you're still playing along with us xx Thanks for joining in with my challenge on Stampotique this week! xx

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  14. Stunning! the purple background makes me feel so dreamy! You did such an amazing job with this tag!

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  15. Gorgeous tag Kay, I love the colours and the background is yummy! Thanks for joining in the Craft Stamper challenge, Elizabeth x

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  16. Love it that you now are joining us at the Challenge, it's such a great tag. xxx

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  17. This tag is truly stunning, Kay ! I love all the warm yummy colours and that butterfly looks fabulous on it !
    Corrie x

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  18. Love this tag, great colors, so brite!

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  19. I love the gorgeous colours of this tag ...... and the butterfly is beautiful! Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ... good luck! Linda xx

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  20. your tag is absolutely gorrrrrrrrrrrrgeous Kay, the butterfly is my very very very favourite stamp and I just adore what you have done with it, stunning and very striking!! :) :) :)

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  21. Kay this is beautiful, your background is gorgeous and the butterfly is one of my favourite stamps too xx

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  22. I almost forgot that challenge... Your entry is such a beauty; love the BG and that moth is stunning in those colours! Have a fun week, Gerrina

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  23. I love your tag - the colors, the background, the butterfly <3
    Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

    xx Arwen

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  24. Something I need to take not of. I am always chasing time at the moment. Not a good place to be. This is beautiful Kay and I love the colours. Pretty butty too.

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  25. Kay this is a beautiful tag, live the colour and the choice of stamp! I had my stampotique hat on visiting this post, then realised you had entered it in the craft stamper challenge as well..... So I now have two hats on, so as to speak !!!!! So thank you for joining in both challenges my talented friend x

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  26. What glorious depth of colour... you could just dive in to this tag - a beautiful celebration of the butterfly!
    Alison xx

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  27. So beautiful, lovely sentiment ..thank you for joining in at the Take it, Make it Challenge xxx

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