I hope you are all staying safe and well.
With the warm sunny days we have been experiencing of late, I have spent more time than usual sitting in the garden. It is such a joy at this time just admiring the flowers, birds and butterflies. I felt inspired to create a summery coloured butterfly tag for my AALL & Create Guest designer project this week.
I used Tracy Evans' gorgeous butterfly stamp set together with a slight variation on a paint technique that I learned from Tracy in one of her weekend Facebook classes. I created a large size mixed media tag.
Tracy taught us a finger painting technique (messy but great fun) direct to card. I changed it up a little by finger painting onto my Gelli plate, taking a print and then reverse stencilling on top with the Totally Dotty stencil #87 by Autour de Mwa, using white paint.
I added the background to the large tag, then stamped and fussy cut the butterfly, twice, from stamp set #267 Nature Elements by Tracy Evans.
I watercoloured the butterfly and added it in two layers to the tag. I added some further stamping here and there using Tracy's Heartfelt #304 stamp and #350 Splattered Numbers.
I added some chicken wire, a sentiment and an acrylic dome to finish off my tag.
I really enjoyed making the tag and will definitely be experimenting more with the finger painting on the Gelli plate (thanks for the idea Tracy).
Worldwide stockists for the AALL & Create stamp sets I used can be found HERE.
That's all for today, thanks so much for your visit. Please stay safe and well.
Hugs, Anne xxx