April 18, 2016

No. 526713



I'm a Guest Designer for April at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and if this is your first visit here--hello and welcome!


This week's challenge is to use a Butterfly and my idea for this tag started with one I found in my Wallflower Vellum paper stash.

I cut it out and cropped it to fit inside an Idea-ology Journaling Ticket stamped with some background text (Ledger Script) using archival ink (Ranger Potting Soil).


I built a box for it by scoring 1/4" from the edges of a rectangular piece of heavyweight cardstock then folding up the sides and securing the corners.


The box was lined with a vintage dictionary page and I attached the ticket using my sewing machine. A Small Talk sticker was tinted with Antique Linen Distress ink and placed on top. 

The stitching made me think of using a textile background so, after tinting the tag edges with Walnut Stain Distress ink, I cut a piece of fabric (Eclectic Elements) and stitched it to my tag.

In case you're wondering, sometimes I peel off the reinforcement paper around the tag's hole punch before adding background papers, etc., then reapply it (which is what I've done here).

After a few practice runs on some scrap fabric, I stamped the tiny butterflies on a string (Prima Noble Darling) using, of all things, ink from a Fude Ball pen. I needed a real juicy application to get a good image on the fabric and this pigment ink pen did the trick.


To create more visual interest, I intentionally offset the placement of my tag elements including the Lace Trimmings along the bottom edge of the box.

I stitched on a button (that matched the coloring of the vellum butterfly) as well as some string tinted with Black Soot Distress Ink to help draw the viewer's eye up and over the box and match the playfulness of the tiny butterflies.

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I do hope you'll join us for this week's challenge--
what kind of butterflies inspire you?

And don't forget when you upload your creation to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog you'll have a chance to win a $50 voucher at the Simon Says Stamp store!



Here's a list of the products I used for this challenge which can be ordered from Simon:



25 comments:

  1. Gorgeous tag Beulah, the neutral colours and layering are fabulous! I love the stitching detail too, the whole design is stunning! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Sooooo shabby & chic. The interesting things you did with that thread are really cool!

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  3. This is so lovely and natural looking. My mind first went to turn-of-the-century NYC... Garment district... The vintage Sewn elements look terrific. Have a great week.

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  4. I am absolutely astonished by this tag. I love everything of it and the colors the most! What an amazing delicate and elegant project. The black stitches are a great touch. LOVELY and BRILLANT!
    Hugs, Marzena

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  5. Gorgeous work!!! Amazing butterfly and layering!

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  6. Hi B. This is gorgeous. You have a wonderful eye for detail - everything about this tag is so beautifully thought out and put together. I love the stitching and the thread looping around - totally exquisite design in every way.
    Sue...xxx

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  7. What a work ! Nice layering of different media ! A real vintage tag !
    Thanks for sharing.

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  8. love this - love that its 3-d - love the butterfly and all the layers! Thank you for sharing miss bee. Can't wait for what is next.

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  9. Wowww, this is fantastic. I love it!
    Greets Carola

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  10. Lovely tag design, Beluah! The layering is FAB!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  11. Love your beautiful tag, Beluah. The layers of embellishments and the butterfly are so fabulous. :)

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  12. This tag is fantastic! I am fascinated with the details. I never thought to remove the reinforcer from the hole in the tag and re-applying it. Great idea!

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  13. Woot Woot! Well deserved! And WOW! what a gorgeous tag! Lovely design and beautiful!

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  14. I love this natural, vintage style creation for the theme! So beautiful! Really exciting to have you GD for SSS!!! :)

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  15. I love all of your layers and the vintage feel to your tag, Beulah with the natural colors!

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  16. This tag is so beautiful with all the wonderful layers and vintage colours and images. Love it!

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  17. Fabulous design and layering! Another great piece for your GD, Beluah! I really love it.

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  18. This is so pretty! The design is stunning and I love the sewing and lace on your tag. They add such a beautiful element. Cathie <3

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  19. Oh wow, Beulah! This is so pretty! Love the fabric and the butterflies are amazing. Hugs, Sandra

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  20. Love your tag! neutral color amaze me and your fabric addition is gorgeous! Fantastic work! BArbara

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  21. I love everything about this wonderful piece of artwork...it's just stunning! The neutral tones are spectacular and work so well with the subject and the fabric is the perfect finishing touch...gorgeous work! :)

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  22. LOVE what you've done here! I thought it was so clever to make the dimensional areas the way you did and I love what you did with the string!

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  23. This is so good, I love your style.

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