31 March 2012

12 Tags 2012 - March



Hi everyone, hope your weekend is off to a good start! I'm scraping in on the last day for Tim Holt's 12 tags of 2012 March tag and this one involved a technique for making the mosaic butterfly which I followed to make them. 

The technique is a pretty way to use up scraps of paper which in this case was from a Crafty Individuals pad 'Travels in Italy'. My weathered wood background is one of Andy Skinner's great techniques and is going to be a favourite. I painted with acrylics at the bottom of the tag and made a fabric flower using the tattered florals die and more paint. To finish off I added some text at the side and stained seam binding. Enjoy your day :)!

12 comments:

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Good morning Chris:0) That's a fab tag, I love the great texture of the background and the butterflies are beautiful, some brilliant techniques!! Hugs Gay xxx

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Chris,
Your tag is so pretty, the weathered wood background looks superb! looks like real wood.
Love the gorgeous design.
The flowers are beautiful,love the colour.
It's fab!
Love, Mel. xx

Riet said...

So wonderful tag Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh this is lovely - the mosaic was fun to do wasnt it. Love all of your tags for the Creative Chemistry course and your mixed media book too.

whyducks said...

It looks fantastic Chris and I think you can safely call yourself the Queen of weathered painted wood! http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy003.gif

Laura said...

Another brilliant tag Chris! It surely is a work of art!

Hugs, Laura

Christina C. said...

This is totally amazing, Chris!!!!!

Sue C said...

Fabulous tag Chris, the wood technique is amazing ! Sue C x

Sandy said...

Chris this is gorgeous and I love the background - You are an amazing artist that's for sure. This tag is wonderful. If I look up this guy's name, will he have a tutorial for your beautiful background. I love it!
Sandy

Elly said...

Lordy, your tag is sooo beautiful and i bet you know...i love the background (:o)
xoxo Elly

cat lacigale said...

oooh this wood effect is stunning !

Cathy said...

Other butterflies that I adore!!!