Saturday, June 18, 2011

Butterflies and tag..... tag and butterflies...

I WON on the Stampman blog !!

if you'd like to see what I chose, see the end of this post... 

For the # 25 challenge on the Stamp Man Challenge Blog - Butterflies and Dragonflies
and for the challenge on Try It On Tuesday - Tag and Butterfly

You should see this, it's covered with beeswax - it gives such a deep color effect.  I made this while at Jolande's place yesterday, she also made one, with different colors, same stamps... Thanks again Jolande, for the terrific stamping day!

How I made the tag:
First sponge the tag with various colors Distress inks, I used rusty hinge and scattered straw. The edges I accentuated with walnut stain.  Then stamp the plants with StazOn black. Also stamp the bottom plant with faded jeans, to co-ordinate with the blue from the butterfly and to make it have a shadowy effect. Stamp the two butterflies on a seperate piece of cardstock and cut it out. Color it, I colored the butterflies with watercolor pencils, with co-ordinating colors I used in the background. Adhere the butterflies to the tag.

Then I heated some beeswax in the melting pot, took an old brush to cover the tag with a thin layer of the wax. On some spots I put more wax, to be able to stamp in it at a later stage. I heated the beeswax to get even coverage, to get rid of the "stripes" from the brush. Then heat the parts you put some more beeswax one by one and - while melted-  stamp in it with a stamp, a flourish in this case. Let it cool down.

Then, to accentuate the stamping in the wax, just rub some pearl-ex or perfect pearls over the stucture with a finger. I used a gold and copper color.
I LOVE this technique!!
This technique I learned from Liesbeth, on the Art Specially Event.
This is the tag I made on the event, using the same technique, with fishes. 

Butterflies - Unity Stamps
Flowery edge - Stampers Anonymus
Branch - ??

The prize I won:


  1. Het was heel gezellig....voor herhaling vatbaar!! en kun je nog iets winnen met deze challenge??

    fijne avond Jolande

  2. Fabulous b-flies and those old postcards below....wonderful!!
    You are so artistic:)

  3. Dit is weer schiterend mooi gemaakt.
    Groetjes Els

  4. Erg mooi label Ellie! Prachtige kleuren, mooie layout, leuk met de stukjes papier, en het blauw op de vlindervleugels is een heel mooi in het oog springend detail.
    Groetjes van Yvon

  5. Dit is mooi Ellie. Super de vlinders en pracht kleuren.
    groetjes Marja

  6. Wow! This tag is stunning! Gorgeous butterflies and lovely colours. I like it very much.

    Lynne x

  7. This is gorgeous! I'd love to know how you did this Ellie, the depth of colour is beautiful!

  8. WOW that tag is heavenly, I love how you combined the stamps, love the colors and specially the butterflys.
    Have a nice week,
    Groetjes Anja

  9. Wonderful Ellie,love this techique, thanks for joining us at TioT luv Georginax

  10. Beautiful. Thank you for joining us at The Stamp Man. Love all the colours and images!

  11. Congratulations on your win at Stamp Man Your tag is terrific. Love the colors.

  12. Gefeliciteerd met je prijs! Niet verwonderlijk met zo'n mooie tag, maar dat had ik hiervoor al gezegd. Ga je ons de prijs nog laten zien als je het hebt ontvangen? Veel plezier ermee!
    Groetjes van Yvon

  13. Das ist wirklich umwerfend schön! Kompliment!!
    En prachtige tag!

  14. Such a wonderful tag, love the butterflies and the use of the tissue tape.

  15. It's a wonderful tag - the colors are so rich!


  16. Prachtig gemaakt, en wat bof je met weer een prijs zeg.

  17. Tjonge Ellie, wat een mooi label is dat. Leuk met die beschrijving erbij!
    Groetjes. Yolanda.

  18. Oh my, This is so gorgeous. That a beautiful design. Those butterflies are so lovely. Great taken on the challenge.


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