And Forget Not The Earth by Lynne Moncrieff



So often, I reach for stamped images as the focal for projects but I found myself drawn towards Craft O'Clocks sheet of Butterflies, in a variety of colours and sizes. This particular butterfly was instant choice for me as it would work with the watercolour I had previously prepared with Walnut Ink and Pearl Inks. On this tag I incorporated dried wildflowers but for those of you who own a die-cutting machine (that excludes me!) could substitute a die cut wildflower.


PaperArtsy Ecelctica Stamps Designed by Alison Bomber EAB18
That's Crafty! Surfaces MDF Tag Pack (also available as greyboard) 
That's Crafty! Stencil A4 Circles TC40002
That's Crafty! Medium Walnut Ink Crystals
That's Crafty! Pearl Inks: Tree Bark, Copper
That's Crafty! Multi-Surface Paint: White, Grey, Black 
Craft O'Clock Sheet of Extras Butterflies
Extras: Dried Wildflower, Black Sewing Thread


The surface I would be using for this project a That's Crafty! outsize tag. I worked with the MDF variety but they are also available in Greyboard.

To this, I adhered cardstock which had previously been prepared.

Onto 300 gsm watercolour paper, I applied walnut ink crystals along with Pearl Inks. After adhering, abrading the edges.

I have become a big fan of the Pearl Inks which come in a range of colours. My go to colours are: Black, Bronze, Copper, Tree Bark.

From the Craft O'Clock sheet, I selected a butterfly.

I continued to gather elements to bring to the tag.

From underpaper coated with Multi-Surface Paints and Walnut Ink, cutting a circle using the A4 Circles Stencil.

The gathering continued with dried wildflower and 

turning to PaperArtsy Eclectica EAB18 for the stamped words,

adhering to bottom right corner, edging words with black watersoluble pencil. 

After adhering the circle and wildflower, 

time to adhere the butterfly, only applying adhesive to the body, lifting the wings, black thread trapped beneath the body.

Shadows created around the butterfly wing.

Thank You for your visit today.


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