Friday, October 06, 2017

Butterfly Trio by Dot Leathbridge


I've been so inspired by the beautiful tags that I see that I've decided to turn my new journal book (it's only a small one) into a tag book.  The idea is to have a journal of new ideas and different techniques without having to make a major project.
And there is no time like the present to start it off. 

My inspiration for this tag comes through the Butterfly Trio stamp set.
I love how there are the different sizes and you can colour them any way that you want to.



The background is made after watching a you-tube video by Melina Dahl on using the Gelli-plate with Distress Oxides.
(thanks Melina)
The butterflies were simply stamped onto a scrap piece of Distress Oxide background and cut out.



A little extra stamping with oxides using the Round In Circles, A Little Birdie and Merry Magpie finished off the background.
And the words are from the Something Wonderful set.  I love how uplifting the words are.

I think that you can make a really effective tag just by using up your scrap card, or experiments, and adding some beautiful stamps over the top.

Oh - and a tip - when your matting may not be quite as straight as you like,
 then just add some stitching with a white gel pen, it's a great camouflage ;) 


The Rubber Dance Stamps that I've used for this tag are:


Other products are:
gelli- plate
oxides
acrylic paint for splatters and dots
white gel pen



That's one tag down ... now onto the next one!

Thank you for stopping by
Dot x

18 comments:

  1. This tag is SO beautiful, Dot! I love Your background and these butterflies is absolutley gorgeous. Thank you for showing you tag and the reminder of the Distress Oxide technique. Great idea to use a art journal for a tag book. I have a lots of tags laying around, maybe I should gather them in a art journal.
    Hugs, Anita xx

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    1. These butterflies are great!!!
      My tag book has one tag in it so far lol - but that is okay, it's better than none. I'm on a mission!!!

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  2. I love this Dot, what a beautiful background, and thanks for the tip about disguising wonky matting, though wonky is the new straight! Have a fun weekend xx

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    1. Thank you so much Sue. 'Wonky is the new straight' - I love that!

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  3. Beautifil. Love the soft pinks and blues and the lovely background. Love it. Hugz

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    1. Thank you Gail - it was so much fun to make.

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  4. An absolutely gorgeous tag Dot! The background is amazing and the beautiful butterflies really pop against it.
    Fliss xx

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    1. Hi Fliss! Thank you so much. I love that our paths are crossing again. Take care x

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  5. That is a Stunning tag my friend! So happy you found inspiration in my video 😊 Hugs

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    1. Your video made me feel like I could do it... it really was fun to have a go! Thank you for just putting it out there for people to have a go at. I've struggled with the courage to use a gelli plate for ages.

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  6. I love this tag, the butterflies, the colour palette.....everything ❤️❤️❤️
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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    1. Hi Donna. I am not into 'pretty' stuff, but for some reason I've been doing it a bit lately. It must be the Rubber Dance influence lol
      Thank you for liking my stuff.

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  7. Gorgeous tag, Dot! Great idea to make a tag technique journal! Love the background you made, and these butterflies are always so beautiful, both with and without colouring, and stamping them on a scrap piece with inks like this looks really nice! I love hearing that you were inspired by the work of your fellow teamie, Melina. That's what we're here for - to inspire, to teach, and to learn from one another.
    Thank you so much for sharing! ♥ ♥ ♥

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    1. Oh Bibi - I learn SO MUCH from this team. Everyone offers something different and fun. And then the entries offer even more! and take it to another level.
      Awesome stuff.

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    2. I second that! I learn something new all the time and seeing the work of our team is very inspiring! So is the team's support and enthusiasm ♥

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  8. Gorgeous background Dot...so many layers and so much detail work...love it!

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  9. Love this Dot, fabulous design and colours. Hugs Debsxx

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  10. Oh wow! I love this tag!!! It is so stunning. Your work is so perfect!

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