Sunday, March 04, 2012

Fluttering By

As I was out running this morning in the cold and under grey skies, I kept thinking about how lovely it will be in a few weeks when the bulb flowers start blooming.  It is always so cheerful after the gloomy late winter weather.  When I arrived home, I was determined to create something that made me thing spring.  What could be more spring than tulips?



I created this tag using some masking like Danni shared in the tutorial here and stencils like Lorraine shared in the tutorial here.

I used the tulip stamp and the butterfly from the Tulipa image from the Fall Flora Fairies.  I masked the butterfly while I inked the sky.  The swirls are created by inking a darker blue on using a stencil from Crafters Workshop.  I highlighted the base of the wings with some Smooch.  The entire tag was then spritzed with Shimmerz to give it some shine.

I am sitting here anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new Luminarte Silks and Mica Powder.  I watched THESE videos and now I MUST have them!  What colors are you going to get?

Challenges:
Flutter By Wednesday #192 - Open with a butterfly, fairy or angel
Crafty Ann's #60 - Anything But a Card
The Stamp Man - Colours of Spring / Easter
Cupcake Craftroom - Spring Bouquet
4 Crafty Chicks #79 - Anything But a Card


Hope your weather is sunny and bright, but if not, maybe it is time to make your own Spring!


Get Inky!
Alex

9 comments:

Nicole Maki said...

Wow, Alex. Your tag is so pretty and really put me in a spring mood... although the two feet of snow we got on Friday says otherwise.

Great use of masking and using stencils in a very integrated way.

After I read your Bombshell interview I pulled out my Sugar Skulls and added one to yesterday's list. Thanks for inspiring me - as always.

iReneM said...

I love this tag, Alex - so pretty and colourful :)
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
x

Ann Whitfield said...

This is delightful Alex and beautifully crafted. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Jen said...

Very pretty and so Spring like. The sky is brilliant. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's for this challenge.
Jen x

Lori said...

Very pretty tag! Thanks for joining us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, an awesome job! WTG!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Very pretty tag. Thanks for sharing it with the 4 Crafty Chicks this week.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz
Guest Designer.

KimberlyRae said...

Very Pretty! Love your design!
Thank you for visiting me, Alex :)

Neil said...

Hi there.
Thank you for entering your lovely springtime project into The stamp Man challenge. It's lovely!