The conventional and unconventional sides of my life.

Butterfly Art

I’ve been wanting to participate in the Tag Tuesday Challenge that Louise hosts over at Kard Krazy for a few weeks now but it just hadn’t worked out up until now. While eating breakfast this morning, I hopped over to Kard Krazy to see what this week’s challenge is – Butterflies!

I was SO excited that the challenge was butterflies especially since I just finished a butterfly inspired tag this weekend. Here she is:


There are actually four butterfly images in this piece.  I did so much layering that it is difficult to find all four images. First, I cut out my tag using light purple cardstock. I stamped the background with French script in a darker purple and then added some gesso mixed with matte medium for some translucency. I cut out some images of butterflies that were on tissue paper with an Exacto knife and adhered them to the tag. Then I stamped the main image (I recall buying the stamp from Stampington & Company several years ago) in blue and added more gesso. I added glitter glue around one of the butterfly images, wrote the words “Imagine Dream Fly”, distressed the edges with some blue ink, and added some fibers to finish the tag off.

This is actually the first well layered, mixed-media tag I’ve done and I love how it turned out. I hope you enjoyed it to! Did anyone here find all four butterfly images?


Comments on: "Butterfly Art" (19)

  1. This is gorgeous — so soft and subtle in it’s image.

  2. Beautiful tag!

  3. Such gorgeous colors, Dot.

  4. I love the tag…and love how much you enjoyed making it. 🙂

    …I can only find 2 of the butterflies (even with my reading glasses on).

  5. What wonderful use of layers!

  6. Gorgeous!!!

  7. Just love the soft effect of your tag! The colors are beautiful!

  8. Wonderful colors!!!

  9. A wonderful tag

  10. Beautiful, I can see two butterflies… love the soft colors!

  11. I love the depth and layering to your tag! I found 3 of them :0 great job!

  12. Lynn Stevens said:

    Gorgeous tag, so glad you joined up with us!

  13. Beautiful work.

  14. Wonderful soft colours.

  15. Hi, how have you been? Good, I hope!!! Beautiful tag and muted colors…it’s so soft!!!

  16. Such a pretty tag.. Love the colors..

  17. A gorgeous result with all your layering. I love the soft, muted colours.

  18. Great job on your tag. Have a blessed week. Debbie

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