Thursday, 19 May 2016

Gold-turquoise tag with butterfly

This my second make for our May theme on the Country View Challenges Blog: USE A STENCIL. Don't forget, this month we have two challenges!!! The usual challenge where you can win a £20 voucher with random generator and a blog hop where you can win a Big Shot Machine&Die Bundle - just follow the rules!

For the USE A STENCIL challenge as my second piece I wanted to make an elegant tag overwhelmed with gold. And as I think the turquoise is so beautiful with the gold I have chosen this combo.

For this I took a chipboard and I cut out a tag with Sizzix Movers&Shapers Die, Tag and Bookplates by Tim Holtz (656938). I covered with gesso - I think I put at least 3 coats on both sides.

Then I painted with DecoArt Americana Indian Turquoise.

I placed Tim Holtz Flourish Stencil on my tag.

I rubbed Ranger Distress Ink (Scattered Straw) onto the tag through the stencil, I dusted Ranger Embossing Powder (Princess Gold) and after I removed the stencil.

With a heat tool I melted the powder. And I just loved the result.

I stamped the butterfly from Tim Holtz (Stampers Anonymous) Perspective set with Ranger Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs) on a white sketch paper and I dusted with the same Princess Gold Embossing Powder. I melted the powder with heat gun. With scissors I cut out the butterfly.

I put a tiny drop of Candied Apple Reinker and an other drop from the Peacock Feathers Reinker to a plastic sheet and with a wet brush I coloured the butterfly. In the end I added a thin layer of Ranger Glossy Accents with a brush to protect my butterfly and give her a little shine.

I cut out the "beautiful" word with Sizzix Thinlits Die, Handwritten Love by Tim Holtz (660218) from dark brown cardstock. I glued it on, and that's it!

I hope you like it! Happy crafting!


  1. A beautiful tag Monika and I love the background and touches of gold xx

  2. This really is so beautful Monika...the gold and blue is stunning with that gorgeous butterfy xx

  3. The colour scheme works really well to emphasize the butterfly. Love this flourish stencil too. Wonderful tag Monika!

  4. Stunning tag with such glorious colours enhanced by the gold embossing.

    Lesley Xx


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