Tuesday, 12 July 2011


"The Butterfly's attractiveness derives not only from colours and symmetry: deeper motives contribute to it. We would not think them so beautiful if they did not fly, or if they flew straight and briskly like bees, or if they stung, or above all if they did not enact the perturbing mystery of metamorphosis: the latter assumes in our eyes the value of a badly decoded message, a symbol, a sign."  Primo Levi (writer, chemist and a survivor of Auschwitz.)
Debi was inspired by this quote to choose Butterflies as our next theme for the Craft-Room Challenge. I love making anything with butterflies on so this was a dream theme for me and here is my tag -
CR Challenge 3 - Butterflies
The tag is coloured with smooshed and spritzed Distress inks, I’ve then layered a couple of pieces of coloured card,  the smallest piece is stamped with a butterfly background. SD532469The Butterflies are die cut using a saved, dried out wet wipe previously used for ‘cleaning up’ which I glued to a piece of card before cutting. It gives a really muted soft finish – and is recycled and cheap!  The flourish is grunge paper coloured with DI and covered in crackle accents. I realised too late that I didn’t put any ribbon through the top so just use your imaginations !
I’m going to enter my tag here -
Stampin for the Weekend – Wings and Things
Sir Stampalot – Anything Goes
Stamp Something – Bugs or Butterflies
Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes
Thanks to all of you who are making the Craft-room challenge such a success, I love visiting you all and I look forward to seeing your Butterfly creations.  You might like to check this out and if you are interested in making and sending a butterfly to help a great cause. Thanks for stopping by…Esther xx


  1. This is absolutely stunning Esther and I really love the wet wipe recycling idea which looks lovely as butterflies. Gorgeous colours too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  2. This tag is beautiful. Great colors and the butterfly is stunning.
    Love all the details on this one. Fab work.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  3. Hi Esther,
    so gorgeous tag, beautiful;-))m

  4. Hi Esther, this is gorgeous love all your gorgeous embellishments and the butterflies are stunning.


  5. Gorgeous tag love the recycled paper wonderful soft colours. XOXO Zoe

  6. I love your tag Esther, it's decorated beautifully and the colours are gorgeous! I'm going to try the wet wipes technique - the finish looks lovely! Maria x

  7. Beautiful interpretation of the challenges. Annette x

  8. This is really beautiful. I love the wet wipe butterflies! Thank you for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot.
    Clare x

  9. Esther your tag is so pretty- love the colours and all the details, Debi x

  10. Absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

  11. Absolutely gorgeous tag, Esther! Love that big butterfly, and the colours. Great technique with the wet wipe.

    Thank you for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot this month, and good luck.

    Lynne x

  12. This really is adorable Esther, my sort of colours and a flutterby so just perfect.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

    Also struggled with the SA projects, but got them off my desk last evening.

    B x

  13. I love everything about your tag Esther - it's fabulous. I shall look at my wet wipes in a different light now.
    xxx Hazel.

  14. oh wow hun this is one stunning tag,just love that butterfly and the detail is stunning hugs chery xxxxxxxx

  15. A fabulous tag! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck.

  16. Such an inspirational butterfly card
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  17. Fantastic card

    thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!


  18. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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