Sunday, 13 March 2016

Spring Butterflies

The new challenge is up at FSC and this month our lovely Dot has asked us to create something Butterfly themed. Always a favourite I used one of Tims tags of 2015 as my inspiration using a new technique I hadn't tried before.
I started with a background of distress inks using fresh, bright Spring colours (in the hope Spring might actually show some signs of arriving). I stamped this with a Butterfly and some script. Tim's technique is layering texture paste through a stencil and adding embossing powder on top which I've done here (after masking the butterflies). I used Gold detail EP and I love the extra depth and texture you get. 
I finished off by layering another Butterfly covered with rock candy stickles for added sparkle, a heart charm and the sentiment which I shadow stamped.

As always my fellow FSC teamies have created some beautiful works of art so please head over and check them out. I hope you feel inspired to join our challenge - Don't forget we are a stamping challenge and stamping needs to be the focal point on your project. NO Digi stamps please. Our sponsor is Flonzcraft and the winner chosen at random will receive a voucher for $20 - we also give special mention to our top 3.

I'm also sharing my tag here - 

Thanks for stopping by...Happy Crafting...Esther


  1. Fab tag, great dimension !!

  2. Esther, this is a lovely tag with such wonderful colors! Isn't it fun trying new techniques, and your end result is fantabulous! The gold really lends a pop to this design and those butterflies are the perfect focal point. Love the little heart as well! Awesome sauce!

    Thanks for joining in our "Crazy for Colour" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

  3. Hi Esther. I haven't tried this technique before either lol...but I love the lush effect that it gives to your tag. Totally gorgeous.
    Dot x

  4. Gorgeous tag. Love the shimmery texture and the gorgeous butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils.

  5. An awesome tag Esther, great stamping and stenciling adding lovely textures.

    Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  6. Beautifully textured tag Esther. I especially like the mini heart which finishes it off to perfection.
    Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny Black and More this month and we hpe you will join us next month too.


  7. Beautiful Esther. Love that shimmer! j.

  8. Fabulous tag Esther, the background looks wonderful, I haven't tried this technique, must give it a try. Love the shimmer on the butterfly.
    Avril xx

  9. Beautiful spring tag with so much gorgeous texture and pretty springtime colors! Thank you for joining our Crazy For Color Challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  10. Beautiful tag with lovely colours, wonderful textures and a fabulous butterfly! Thank you so much for joining in our Crazy For Colour challenge at Anything But Cute and for joining us at Stamps and Stencils this month! Branka DT x

  11. A little masterpiece, so beautiful!
    Thanks so very much for playing with us in the TIMI challenge :-)

  12. Oh Esther! This is just fantastic! As beautiful as it can be. Hugs, Autumn

  13. Hi Essie, hope you are ok!
    Lovely tag, graet textures.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

  14. What an amazing tag, very creative background and love the butterfly!
    Thanks so much for joining us this month at Penny Black and More!

  15. Beautiful tag!
    Thank you so much for joining our Crazy for Colors challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  16. This is fantastic! I love the diamond background.

  17. Gorgeous tag Esther, that background is stunning. Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create this time
    Claire xx

  18. stunning tag - really eyecatching design! Love it!thankyou for joining us at stamps and stencils. Hugs rachel x


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