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!

Linda

21 comments:

Angie Hall Haviland said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL, Linda!! :)

Hels Sheridan said...

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

Netty said...

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

Emma said...

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

Sylvia said...

This is a little piece of art:-))
Stunning!!

misteejay said...

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

Toni xx

Marianne said...

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

Kathyk said...

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

Happy Easter

Kathyk

Cheryl said...

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

Kathy Eddy said...

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

Wanda H said...

A fabulous tag, Linda!!!!

Lori said...

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.

Kelly Booth said...

Gorgeous! Love this beautiful creation....so pretty Linda

SusanK said...

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 neighbor..lol

Daniele said...

so beautiful and serene love them, havee a happy easter
hugs

KateB said...

awesome!!!!!!!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

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

Jo said...

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

Karin said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Linda!

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

Sandra said...

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

2amscrapper said...

thanks for the process--beautiful results

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