August 28, 2016

Timeless Flight

When I browse Pinterest, I'll see an image and next thing you know I'm inspired to make something. That's exactly what happened with this tag. Here's the pin that prompted me to research and find the image I used. Nature never ceases to amaze me and Cithaerias pireta (the Blushing Phantom) is no exception!

I had a vintage tag (used for tracking sewing alterations) and covered it with a strip of gold Idea-ology Deco Tape, Tissue Tape and gold metallic mulberry paper along with some Mixed Media thinlits bricks and Remnant Rubs. I added more sparkle with Fruit Punch Stickles.

The antennae were made by pasting on some black hairs from an old paintbrush and Distress inks were used for tinting.

If you'd like to see a previous creation made with these vintage tags, here's the link. I really like working with them and plan to scout around for similar printed tags to add to my stash.


  1. I love this tag! The butterfly is beautiful on the vintage background, and the touches of sparkle really draw the eye in.

  2. Beautiful work! I love the way you created the antennas! And the fruit punch stickles on the lower half is a brilliant idea, making the butterfly pop!

  3. A great contrast between the vintage background and the light butterfly, an other beautiful creation, thank you for the links!

  4. Gorgeous tag, love all the texture in the background and what a stunning butterfly!