A tag with a butterfly

Does anyone know when the hose pipe ban is due to start?

Finally yesterday I managed to get inky, finally because it was gone 6 when this tag was started.   Just wanted to get the inks out and play as you do, so Try it on Tuesday's challenge came to mind.  

Cut the tag in the nestie and then blended various DI over it.  Before stamping the tag a couple of blasts of Glimmer mists added sparkle and a little distress to the inks.   With the exception of the scrip all the stamps used are Eco Green, Garden Chic stamped on the tag with DI.    The script lightly touched and more faded than not is a La Blanche stamp.

The Butterfly, also Eco Green, stamped in brown stayzon onto acetate and then coloured with permanent markers on the reverse, butterfly cut out.   Acetate is great to work with but attaching it can be a problem.  To get round this three sequins were coloured with the same permanent markers and glued with silicon glue to the body, silicon glue also used to attach it to the tag.

Here it is then an invitation to summer to join us.   Here is a list of challenge's whose invitation to play along with I'v accepted.   Thank's again to Feline Playful for maintaining a smashing challenge list.

Anything goes   -   Here Comes Summer
Crafting for all Seasons   -   Summer
Divas by design   -   Anything but a card
For Fun Challenges   -  Summer fun
Alota Rubber Stamps   -   Summer
Allways something creative   -   Early Summer
By the cute and girly   -   In the Garden
Aud Sentiments Challenge   -   Summertime
Delightful Challenges   -   Anything goes
Hanna and Friends   -   In the Garden
Rubber Cafe   -   Summer
Southern Girls   -   Anything goes
The Stampman   -   Butterflies and Dragonflies


  1. it's a great tag, love the colors and the butterfly

  2. morning hun this is one great tag great idea to use your nesties to make the tag,love the DI's you have used,great colors love that stamp too,hugs cheryl
    oh thanks too hun for playing at anything goes,this week too hugs cheryl xxxx

  3. WOW you do seem to be hitting a fair number of challenges these days!!!

    Great tag, love the background and the acetate flutterby finishes it off nicely.

    Sam xxx


    PS Hope it doesn't take you as long to get inky today - lol

  4. Fabulous tag Zoe, love the muted colours and the stamps you have used.
    Just had a downpour here but dome blue sky starting to appear again. Summer? I think we've had it already.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  5. wow beautiful butterfy Zoe .. and the tag is wonderful.. lets hops Summer accepts your invitation
    Lisa x

  6. Super tag, love the stamped background and your butterfly is beautiful. Yvonne xx

  7. Fabulous tag Zoe - beautiful colours.
    xxx Hazel.

  8. This is a lovely tag, you have used my favourite colours and of course the butterfly is the perfect embelishment

    Hugs Jackie x

  9. Such a pretty tag Zoe, very delicate colours. xx

  10. What a lovely project. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  11. Love the tag. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges. Nancy

  12. Gorgeous tag Zoe ! I love the butterfly, I had to do a double take when I realised it was coloured with permanent markers, stunning ! Sue C x

  13. Hello a wonderful tag.
    A stunning design.
    Thanks for joining us at ASC.
    ** Karla

  14. This is art!! Love the placement of the butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Alota Rubberstamps Challenge!


  15. Love your tag!! Using the different techniques and the lovely acetate butterfly is wonderful. Thanks for playing along at Southern Girls. Karenxx

  16. So gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week, Wendy X

  17. Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Aud sentiments

  18. It's lovely zoe I like that butterfly a lot.. Thanks for playingnwith thenStampman this time

  19. A real beauty Zoe love the tag shape and the beautiful embossing and stamping too.


  20. Hi there,
    Love this Gorgeous Tag!! Love the embossing and the colours are just gorgeous too. Beautiful Butterfly.
    Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design and Good Luck.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  21. Gorgeous bookmark I love the colours you have used. thank you for joining us at Anything goes
    Hugs Tamara Posh Cat Crafts!

  22. Fabulous tag, thanks for joining us at CFAS this time and I hope we see you again soon. Carol DT x

  23. Oh I love your style!! This is truly a piece of artwork !! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Divas By Design. Hope to see more of you art!!

  24. Lovely!

    Thank for participating in the Alota Challenge!

  25. Luckily we have missed the Hose pipe ban. I think after the weather lately they won't dare impose one now!!!
    I love your tag, Zoe the colours are so soft and that butterfly is just beautiful.
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Stampman.
    Hugs Lisax

  26. We've had ghastly water restrictions for 10 years - since the drought broke last year, we're off them now. Yay! This is a gorgeous creation .... I love the distressed look! Thanks for sharing at For Fun!
    Pauline (Australia)

  27. Gorgeous creation. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

  28. beautiful..simply BEAUTIFUL!


  30. Beautiful tag. Love the delicate colouring.
    thank you for joining us at BTC&G's "In the Garden" challenge.

  31. Wow Zoe just love this tag what fabulous colours and great stamping x Thanks for joining in the stamp man challenge x


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