Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Things with Wings

For this week's challenge on The House That Stamps Built, Laurie picked "Things With Wings." I decided to make a couple gift tags with this beautiful butterfly stamp from Repeat Impressions.
To create the background: I used sponge daubers to add three colors of distress ink over the Watercolor stencil from Tim Holtz.
For the butterfly: I stamped my image in Versamark watermark ink on watercolor paper and embossed it with black embossing powder. Using a small paintbrush, I colored in my butterfly with three colors of Ken Oliver colorbursts.
For the ribbon: I dyed some seam binding to match my tag using Seedless Preserves and Broken China Distress ink.
Remember to stop by the Repeat Impressions Store and check out all the beautiful stamps -- there's a 10% discount code for my blog readers posted on the sidebar.  Also, come by the The House That Stamps Built and join in the fun of each new weeks challenge! The first Wednesday of every month One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate! You don't have to use RI stamps to play along, but if you do you'll get an extra entry in the random draw! The more you link up, the greater your chances of winning! So what are you waiting for.....come on over and showoff your creativity!

Check out what the other design team members created: 

Supplies and Tools:
Dies/Punches: Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Holiday Greens Thinlits (Tim Holtz), Sentiment Words Thinlits (Tim Holtz), Border Punch (Martha Stewart)
Embellishments: Pearls, Wide Purple Ribbon, Black Polka-dot ribbon (Amuse), Seam Binding. Flowers (Prima)
Inks: Ken Oliver Colorburst (Ultramarine Blue, Merlot, Lime Green), Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Broken China, Seedless Preserves, Evergreen Bough), Versamark Watermark, Midnight Black Embossing Powder
Misc: Sponge Daubers, Small Paintbrush, Mounting Tape, Watercolor Paper, Watercolor Stencil (Tim Holtz)
Stamps: 9001-L, Butterfly (lg) (Repeat Impressions)

This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge - Anything Goes
Double D - Anything Birthday or Anniversary (birthday)


Patti J said...

Wow, Esther! These are simply stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Darlene said...

WOW these tags are fabulous Esther! Your butterflies are GORGEOUS! Well done!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘ATG Birthday/Anniversary’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Darlene said...

Me again and I'm still in AWE over the beauty of these butterflies! Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes DRU’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Karen Letchworth said...

GORGEOUS tags, Esther. I love all the purple. Thanks so much for sharing in our challenge. It's always a treat!
Karen Letchworth
Word Art Wednesday

Glittered Paws said...

Oh Stunning - love the blues and purples you used. Who wouldn't love to get this in the mail. My favorite is the seam binding - wish I could find just some plain white so I could dye as I want.

Donna said...

These are gorgeous, like the deep colors of the Colorburst, the pretty stencilling and the dyed ribbon-wow!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, lovely job on that background and I love the coloring on the butterfly too, pretty pearls for the body, your lovey ribbon and flower just tops it off nicely

Diane said...

Beautiful Esther...I just love the effects of Colorburst! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! These are beautiful tags with such lovely stamps and techniques. What a combination of creativity! I'm so glad you joined our celebration at Double D, and thank you for the invitation to join your challenge, as well. Happy new year!

Sherri said...

Gorgeous butterfly tags! Love the colors you chose & I can see them attached to a beautifully wrapped gift creating an even more spectacular gift. Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Dies R Us!

Heather said...

Oh, these are so gorgeous!! LOVE the colors and the soft stenciled backgrounds!! And your butterflies are stunning!

Helen Gullett said...

That butterlfly is so beautiful!!!!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful butterflies. Thanks for sharing your design with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Oh, what beautiful wings you created on your tags! The colors are just dreamy!

Carol L said...

All I can do is catch my breath and sigh a big WOW!!! The butterflies are amazing, as well as the backgrounds and all the other wonderful details! Gorgeous tags!!

Cheri said...

Absolutely gorgeous tags, Esther! I love those butterflies and your gorgeous layering work here. Stunning!

D.Ann C said...

That butterfly is gorgeous and I love the colors in the background, too!

Laurie Unger said...

Ester, these are so pretty! Good job with the challenge!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

These tags are gorgeous. Love your colour choices and great layout.
Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)