Monday, April 6, 2015

Rusty Cracked Pistachio Butterfly Tag

Hi there everyone! I hope your Easter was lovely. Ours was wonderful spent with family and new friends. I remembered (After some prompting!) the other day, that I teased those of you a while back who follow my Face Book Page, with a tag I made using Ranger's Tim Holtz new January Distress color Cracked Pistachio, and I never showed you the finished tag! Sorry, but here it is now.
 
I misted the tag with both Tea Dye and Cracked Pistachio Distress Spray Stain. I LOVE this combination and use it a lot. After drying, I inked over the whole tag with Walnut Stain just to see if I liked it, and I did. It made the Cracked Pistachio a darker green tone that I liked. While still wet, I poured Rust Antiquities Embossing Powder over the whole thing, and used my finger to wipe away where I didn't want it. I used the heat tool to melt it, and LOVED how it was turning out. I sewed around the edges, adhered it to some black cardstock, then and stamped the numbers from the new Perspective Stamp Set from Tim and Stamper's Anonymous, using Glacier White Pigment Ink. Then, I misted a piece of Specialty Stamping Paper with Cracked Pistachio, dried it, and then stamped the butterfly in Jet Black Archival. I poured Clear Embossing Powder and a little of the Rust Antiquities on this as well. Once melted and cooled, I used a white gel pen to outline some of the spots on the butterfly. I also misted some Crinkle Ribbon with the Cracked Pistachio. Then I added some metal adornments to finish the tag off.
 
 
 
 
Again, sorry for not showing you the finished tag, and thanks for the couple of emails asking me about it. Please keep me on my toes...I need it! Hope you all have an awesome day!

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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

20 comments:

  1. Love this. Great idea using a clock hand thingy for the butterfly body. Love the tea dye and cracked pistachio together too

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  2. Fabulous tag Anita! Love the background and the embellishments attached to the centre of the rusty heart. Sue C x

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  3. The colours are so bold and dramatic on the butterfly and I love how you used the Rust Antiquities on both the background (fabulous colour combo) and on the butterfly - what an absolutely stunning tag! Hugs, Anne xx

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  4. Wow, Anita! This is beautiful! I love the spots of rust that break through! And the butterfly is fabby! Hugs!

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  5. So pretty, Anita! Love that butterfly and rusty bits of EP. The heart is a great touch! FB is too selective in what I see, even when I click "notifications." Hope your Easter was wonderful!

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  6. Rust is my fav and this tag is gorgeous! Your creative mind never ceases to amaze me!

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  7. Looking fantastic Anita. Enjoy the rest of your day. Nicola x

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  8. Gorgeous, Anita!! Completely love the Cracked Pistachio with the rust elements! XOXO-Shari

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  9. Stunning Anita, love the way the butterfly turned out and the rusty hard is such a wonderful embellishment for the tag, - love it!

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  10. That's a wonderful tag, great details.

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  11. Awesome, fabulous..... STUNNING. Gosh love the colors !! You did an amazing job on this.
    Thanks a lot for sharing.
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

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  12. Анита, твои потрясающие идеи со штампами и вырезанием картинок всегда меня вдохновляют! Спасибо тебе!

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  13. The cracked pistachio is such a great colour...and your tag looks stunning Anita!
    Greetings, Alie :-)

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  14. A beautiful tag Anita...I agree with Alie the CP colour is just fantastic. I can't seem to get enough butterflies at the moment and your is just stunning.
    Sending you and yours my best wishes

    Hugs Annie xx

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  15. Love how the rust warms up the Cracked Pistachio - and the butterfly looks fabulous with that delicious texture. Brilliant tag!
    Alison xx

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  16. It is Gorgeous, my friend! I'm going to have to buy me some of that pistachio green, because I really like it, especially the way you combined it with the tea die. Blessings!

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