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?

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!


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

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.

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!