Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Encourage Imagination with Butterflies and Julie Nutting Dolls

Hi, Veronica here today for my first post with Leaky Shed!! 

I am so excited to be here and share with you my sweet tag using Leaky Shed's awesome Butterflies and Julie Nutting Chipboard Doll. I love making tags because they are little pieces of art.  Besides trading your little beauties you can also place them on a layout or album.  I have some of my tags framed so that they become Home Décor for your studio or any room in your home. You can even use them to decorate a present to a special person.
Spring Butterfly Small

Classy Girl 4 inch

My Steps:

Since the butterfly and Julie Nutting doll were the center pieces of my tag I wanted to alter those pieces first. My first step was to prime my chipboard with a base white paint.  After I heat set the base color I then colored the butterfly with alcohol inks.  Lastly I embossed the whole butterfly with clear thick embossing powder.

For the Julie Nutting doll my first step was to stamp the chipboard with a script stamp using stazon ink.  I then colored in her hair, shoes, skin and the outline of her dress with alcohol inks; the alcohol inks dried very quickly.  I then used turquoise paint for the folds of her dress to give it a sort of pattern.  After I heat set the paint I embossed the entire chipboard with triple thick clear embossing powder. 

I then created the background to highlight the chipboard pieces.  First I inked and spray misted the tag then used a stencil and molding paste for more texture.  After it dried I started layering leaves, diecut paper, flowers and ribbon.
I finished my tag with dyed binding ribbon and a cute butterfly charm.  I also used some Tim Holtz word stickers which I mounted on cardstock for my message
Encourage Imagination
I hope you enjoyed my tag as much as I enjoyed sharing and creating it for you.  Thank you for stopping by and I can't wait till it's my turn again to feature my next Leaky Shed project!
Happy Scrapping ...

Leaky Shed Studio Product: 
Classy Girl 4 inch (Julie Nutting)
Spring Butterfly small