Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Dragons Dream TIO #168 - I and Butterflies

This fortnight, Elizabeth has chosen the theme for our alphabet challenge - the letter I and to use butterflies. The Dragons would love to see what you come up with .  Don't forget to use at least one real stamp, and a tag!

I decided to incorporate my tag into a journal page this time. I struggled for a while to think of a word I could interpret somehow....

 As usual, my base in the journal was some blue/green excess paint wiped off from a previous project. I added a bit of Snowflake Fresco to provide a base for the next layer to pop against -
 I used an Imagination Crafts stencil "butterfly flight" and a mixture of Tango and Blood Orange Fresco for the butterflies.  You can see I left a space where the tag would go..
 For my tag, I used a smaller size to normal, and covered it with some of Tim's "melange" tissue wrap, with a mix of text and a butterfly, then covered it with gesso before stamping my "Imagination" text from a Tim Holtz set.

I used watered down Beach Hut and Chartreuse Frescos to tone the tag into the background and edged it with a blending tool I use for dark distress inks (after I took this photo) It's a kind of walnut stain/black soot combo.
 I stamped a couple of butterflies straight onto the page - this one is a Paperartsy one, the other was (I've put it away... forgotten!)
 I coloured them with Portfoleo pastels and heat them to blend/set the colours into the page.
and added my tag.

Hope to see some great butterflies on your I tags soon!  You can see  my other team-mates tags and link up yours, here 

14 comments:

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous pages and a fab tag, love the bright coloured butterflies. Elizabeth xxx

brenda said...

I love anything with butterflies Helen and there is a real kaleidoscope of theme here.

B x

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Helen
Another lovely journal page. Thanks for the advice about my camera. It was so lovely to meet you at the crop. Have a fab week
Lynda Beazley X

sam21ski said...

Great take on the theme with adding the tag to your journal pages.

Sam xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Such a pretty journal page with a great tag. I love that sentiment. Julie Ann xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

A beautiful page. I love all the butterflies.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Those butterflies are really gorgeous. The way you highlighted them really makes them the real stars of the page. Nicely done with the tag, too.

Angie said...

Beautiful pages. Wonderful tag!!! Great sentiment on the tag!

craftytrog said...

I love your butterfly page Helen! Great quote too!
Alison xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just catching up. One week without blogland....
You've been very creative, wonderful pieces to see.
Love all the butterflies on your spread.

Virginia said...

Love the summery look to your journal - fabulous stuff, in answer to your question on Jorvik - yes the smells element is still there!

Neet said...

What a lovely way to use I for Ink and Imagination in your journal page.

Hugs, Neet xx

butterfly said...

Completely beautiful, Helen - you might have guessed this would be a favourite for me! The blended colours in those glorious butterflies make them pop brilliantly against the delicate background, and I love the detailed ones hovering amongst them. The tag is gorgeous just by itself... what a wonderful page spread.

Hope you have a great time at the Extravaganza - sadly, I'm not going to make it down there this time, but I do finally have a bit of time for some catching up in Craftyblogland again.

And I'm afraid I don't know why you haven't been keeping your foam inserts!! I keep everything, but that doesn't leave much space... I suspect you know the problem!!
Alison xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow! love all your butterflies. What a fantastic page great quote toox