Sunday, 8 June 2014

DREAMING WITH THE DRAGONS....

Hello my Lovelies I was dreaming for the last couple of days with the Amazing Dragons, they never fail to inspire me to dream along, you can see yourself  here.. The challenge from Elizabeth is the letter I and butterflies. Incredible is my word for butterflies, from when they start their lives as furry little caterpillars, metamorphosing in to one of the most beautiful specimens on earth, their colors are unbelievable even the clear winged ones, which I did try to make but that didn't work :)...   

 I started out poring some ink, Ecoline magenta, Tim's lemonade on my glass, sprayed some water and swirled  4 different papers around in it, I choose this one from a mixed media paper. Forgot to take anymore photos, till I finished today, sorry..
 I wanted a backing of cardboard of course, peeled it and colored it with Tim's rusty hinge paint, I edged everything with Tin's black soot ink and Inca gold, I sprayed some water in my jar and used a paint brush to add the gold accents and edges.
 I sanded a piece of orange and red paper, then stamped it with a butterfly boarder stamp for a background piece adding a bit more depth to the tag,
 On the top tag ,I added my favorite circles, stamped an I in them, a bit of script. I added some shimmery gelatos, oranges, around the butterflies..


 Colored the ribbon with the same gelatos and stamped with Stamping Up pomegranate ink. There is a fancy copper I, in the corner, its a stick on one.


 Made a tiny tag from a tiny piece of water color paper decorated it to match the big one, cut out the word from a thesaurus and glued it on top, added it with a brad...


 I stamped the top butterfly on the tag, stamped it on some acetate and pressed it below to make a refection, hoping the shimmery gelatos helped that look. I added a couple of orange jewels to their wing and the Inca gold, Iv'e never added a reflection before, should be in water or a mirror or something :)..


I added one of my butterflies made from a feather, they are painted so I just added the gold to edge ..
Since this is flaming in July, I'm going to enter this in the challenge over at Our Creative Corner here, I know, imagine that, some of my lovely Ladies are on their Designer Dream Team, there is some amazing creation made by them, that will blow your socks off...
Thanks so much for visiting my humble nest, I'm taking a wee break from tearing apart my studio ( front room ), that humidity will begin on Wed, here in Ontario, not sure when I'll be posting agin, but will be around to visit when I can.
 Deb is still in the hospital, hanging in there, thanks so much for all your good wishes and prayers I know they help....
 ((( BIG HUGS )))..

                                        NAMASTE!!!

20 comments:

Julie Ann Lee said...

Dianne, this is stunning! I love those reflected butterflies and the colours are aflame! This is a gorgeous tag! I've been at the Craft Barn today meeting up with some friends old and new. I met Gio today for the first time over from Italy!I think you would have loved it! Thinking of Deb and sending her love and healing wishes. Thank you for dreaming so beautifully with the Dragons this fortnight! Julie Ann xxx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Simply sensational!
The beautiful colours and I adore the colour of the ribbon you created, bespoke ribbon is always a beautiful addition to any project.
The reflected butterflies is very creative.
Dianne, I am sending some positive wishes your way which please pass on to Deb.
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a stunning tag. Fabulous color scheme and gorgeous butterflies. Thanks for dreaming with us over at Dragons Dream Tag It On.

Redanne said...

The butterflies are stunning and I love how you did that reversed image, it looks so effective. I really hope Debs improves and that she can go home again soon. Anne x

Sue Lelli said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, my friend! LOVE the BG color you created and then all of your stamping and gold details and that little tag with the definition! The feather butterfly on the bottom is just the perfect ending! LOVE this!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Deb is still in hospital, Dianne. I am keeping her in my prayers and sending positive thoughts for her comfort.

Your tag is breathtaking! The way you did that reflection is genius and the (has to be real) butterfly adornment is magnificent!! I keep expecting you to tell us about the one-woman gallery show you are doing, that's how awesome your creations are!

Come and see me when you come back from your break so that I know you have returned! Good luck with the studio tearing apart that must be done! Big hugs, Darnell

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

This is simply stunning! Love those colors!

iris said...

hello
moi qui adore les papillons
je trouve cette carte superbe
j'aime les couleurs
je ne savais pas que vous aviez
quelqu'un de malade
je vous souhaite tout plein de
courage et du repos
tendresse
edith (iris ) France

Shoshi said...

Dianne, this is too totally gorgeous... What a fabulous colour scheme and I adore that background and all the butterflies. I'm with you re butterflies - they are miraculous!

Shoshi

Julia S-W said...

Diane, what a little beauty this tag is! I love your layered stamping and the colours - along with all that orange - are gorgeous. Such a creative idea with the butterflies too.
Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner for this challenge.
Julia x

Gio said...

Wow , drooling a little bit over your tag! Such rich colours and striking design. The butterfly looks real, Dianne!!

GrĂ¡inne said...

Hi Dianne, this is just breathtakingly beautiful ... The colors are a feast for the eyes and your ideas are amazing. Love it. Suzanne xxx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous tag Dianne. Love the orange/red colors with the black images... so dramatic!

trisha too said...

It really is sensational--such rich, vibrant colors, absolutely gorgeous!

(Thank you for your kind comments, Miss Dianne--I appreciate you, you are a treasure!)

:)

trisha too said...

(Seriously, this is really beautiful--had to come back for a second look!!)

butterfly said...

What an absolutely glorious tag, Dianne - the butterflies are amazing - reflected and 3D, and the layering of all those beautiful papers is so gorgeous. It absolutely glows with life and beauty - wow! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
Alison xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Wow! This is stunning tag! Beautiful butterfly reflected, fab sanded the layer below and many many butterflies. I love the colours. xx

ElizabethR said...

Totally gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The colours are beautiful and I love your butterflies. Thanks for sharing with us at the Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth xxx

Rein said...

Beautiful tag, love the design!

Mareike said...

Love your tag! If you want to, you can also join our callenge DREIERLEI with it: http://all-taeglich.blogspot.de/2014/06/dreierlei-im-juni.html
greetings
Mareike