Friday, April 22, 2011

Packaging, Alcohol Inks and Butterflies and a SALE!!!

It seems like ages since I got to get my little fingers INKY. But here's a little something for you to try.

At Inspiration Emporium we are working on a theme....Packaging!

The Butterflies are cut from packaging you get from all the wonderful products you buy.   Here I used Tim's new Mini Butterflies Movers and Shapers die.

Then I used Alcohol Inks to color the backs...add permanent black pen to the body and Aqua Rhinestones from Kaiser on the front. I LOVE Kaiser's Rhinestones!!!!

It's extremely hard to shoot a good picture in the Midwest gloom recently. No sun today...just rain and more rain. So this is shot under and Ott light trying not to get any glare off the plastic...difficult for me.

The Large Manila tag is sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mists....Turquoise and Perfect Copper. I used the cutout section of the plastic to make a stencil, so the butterflies are shadows on the tag. They do not show up well here...sorry.

You have to have a very light background for the butterflies to show up well, in my opinion.

An old favorite stamp from Nature's Moments is used for the background with Jet Black Archival Ink. You can see the stamps right through the butterflies.

The Alcohol Inks I used on the Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool with Felt were: 
Cranberry, Bottle, Sunshine Yellow, and Wild Plum.  I started with the yellow first and added layers until I got the look I wanted. Just Play!

I also added this to a black chipboard cutout using Tim's Tag die. A Plaquette over some ribbon and a bow at the top.

The pen marks just add something extra. I'm sorry, I don't know who made the little words stamp...if you do, let me know.

There's $5 shipping to the US and $10 international right now at Inspiration Emporium!!! Take a look and shop. AND because it's Joy's and Jay's mother's birthday...

enter "bigmama" in the coupon code area and get 15% off your entire order until April 30th!!! And don't forget to check out the blog for tips and tutorials!

Have a great EASTER!



  1. Corrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr blimey Linda, this is totally stunning. .. love those colours on the butterflies... we have loads of sun, shall I pack some in my case and send it your way :O)) Happy Easter! x

  2. Beautiful work Linda and can see I definitely need those die cuts, so beautiful. As Hels and I live in the same town we are sharing the sunshine, so gorgeous at the moment it has been in the 80's today which is most unusual. Happy Easter, Annette x

  3. I'm new to your wonderful blog and it's stunning projects...everything is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful work and can't wait to see more of it!!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Emma x

  4. This is a little piece of art:-))

  5. These butterflies are soooooooooo pretty. I'm a fan of Kaiser gems too so easy to use and such lovely colours.

    Toni xx

  6. I really love this tag, beautiful. So nice colors and beautiful done.
    Have a nice and creativ day :-D

  7. Fabulous project from you, love playing with alcohol inks and LOVE (love love) your butterflies

    Happy Easter


  8. oh wow hun this is simply stunning,love those colurs hugs cheryl xxx

  9. Gorgeous Linda! I have been using my packaging to die cut lots of stuff lately and the AI's color them so nicely.

  10. Loving this tag! I think you've talked me into getting that butterfly die. Looks like you had a wonderful trip to New Orleans, enjoyed seeing your pics.

  11. Gorgeous! Love this beautiful pretty Linda

  12. At least your tag says 'sunny weather' with the flitting butterflies! Rain through Wednesday...I think I can see webs growing between my toes...aack! Really cool tag! I love using stuff that might otherwise be thrown away. Just ask my

  13. so beautiful and serene love them, havee a happy easter

  14. Just gorgeous, and the perfect tag for brightening up my day!
    Happy Easter

  15. gorgeous stuff .... i have a large staff of packaging just waiting for something like this to happen to it!

  16. Absolutely gorgeous, Linda!

    ps thank you for the heads up regarding the Inspiration Emporium. :-)

  17. beautiful Linda - I love Inspiration Emporium - customer service is great.
    Sandra ltb

  18. thanks for the process--beautiful results


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