Monday, 26 March 2018

Spring or Easter gift tag

Isn't it great having the evenings draw out again and soon and this next weekend is Easter, so Spring is hopefully well on its way.
Easter eggs and gifts will be shared in a few days so I thought I would make a quick gift tag for you to make and attach to the present that goes to someone special.


Begin with distress oxides in spiced marmalade, broken china and cracked pistachio and create a dip and dry background.


 Stamp some flying bugs, I used the Entomology set of stamps by Tim Holtz and used his stamping platform to get a strong outline ( I stamped it twice using coffee and black archival inks)



Take forest moss, pine needles, tea dye and rusty hinge ordinary distress inks and with a paintbrush paint in the wings. I also used some white linen ink spray by dylusions to highlight the bodies.


Next take some scraps of paper and tear pieces to cover the butterflies and stamp the text stamp, also from the etymology set, with broken china doxide.. 


Before removing the paper lightly spritz over with water and heat dry.


Stamp the small butterflies from the classics 17 stamps and remove the little Fig. numbers, cut, distress ink the edges and adhere. Also stamp the special delivery from the correspondence set directly onto the tag.


I always 'frame' my tags, cards etc and didn't want to rely just on the normal distress inked edges so I searched my boxes of old unknown stamps and found a fabulous forgotten distressed border stamp which I used with cornflower blue archival ink.


Finally I covered the winged bugs again and splattered some white gesso and then finished with the distress inked edges.


A lovely gift tag with springlike images and colours don't you think?


Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx

www.bumblebeesandbutterflies.com

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