Sunday, 10 March 2013

Fashionable swirls

We have some exciting news over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges– Shirley has been working very hard on some changes to the challenge site – Starting with this fortnight’s challenge (and I’ll get to that in a minute) we have a brand new sponsor – Flonzcraft and have our own dotcom address. This means our challenge site has moved so make sure you change any stored bookmarks and links via our logos !
So onto the current challenge then – which is Swirls as chosen by Shirley herself. I’ve made a little tag -
I used Tim Holtz's wrinkle free distress technique for the background, stamped Inkadinkadoo foliage trails and added die cut swirls and Butterflies.
The butterflies are cut from book pages that have been coloured with ink sprays and stamped and embossed (and yes I know..the text is upside down, – guess who die cut them the wrong way up?!).  The stamp is from the Vintage No1 set by Stamp Addicts.
The tag is to go into my Creative Chemistry 101 Album, I signed up for the online classes and am slowly getting round to making samples for each technique!
I'm sharing my tag at -
The Artistic Stamper - Tags
HappyCampers - Flutterby Butterfly
So, lets see your swirly creations, don’t forget to check out the beautiful inspiration pieces from my team mates and remember we do ask for some stamping on your entries.  Have fun…Esther xx


  1. Hi Esther! A beautiful tag! The butterflies are gorgeous! Hope all is well. Hugs, Yvonne

  2. Hi Esther. LOL I didn't even notice the up-side-down words till you mentioned it! I was too busy looking at that gorgeous background...a beautiful tag!
    Dot x

  3. Beautiful tag Esther, love the colours of the butterflies (I didn't notice the text was upside down either !). Sue C x

  4. You have created a gorgeous tag Esther with a fabulous background and wonderful swirls and butterflies, the colours are very Springlike just what we need at the moment.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  5. A fabulous tag, love the bright colors.

  6. Beautiful tag Esther. The background is lovely and those butterflies look gorgeous.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  7. Fantastic tag, love those butterflies.
    Yvonne x

  8. Gorgeous tag with a lovely background - and the butterfly text just makes it more interesting!
    Avril xx

  9. Beautiful tag Esther! I love the subtle background and the sparkle on the butterflies - yum! Have a lovely week, Joanna xx

  10. Hi Esther, a real beauty of a tag, love the butterflies stamped on the book pages, stunning. xx

  11. Great colours - really dramatic, and I love the butterflies perched on your swirl!
    Alison x

  12. Hi Esther, gorgeous tag! I love the delicate background stamp and then the wonderful combination of striking colours. Nicola x

  13. Fabulous Tag! and thank you for joining in the challenge at The Artistic Stamper


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