Friday, 13 May 2016

Torn Tag, Butterfly, Female

I'm using something a little bit different for today's Tag You're It DT challenge tag - gorgeous natural looking Spider Web.  I hadn't come across this type before and I've got to say...  I absolutely LOVE it.

My tag takes it's inspiration from the very lovely Jeanne Jachna (see below). 

An off the edge butterfly, lots of flowers, some script text and dots, patterned paper, fishtail flags, three gems, twine...  and a strip running across the middle.  Can you see the script and dots on my tag?   And the flags?
Well, in fairness to your eyesight that was a bit of a trick question...
The dots are acknowledged on the butterfly die I chose to use (see the round holes?), the script (my background) is actually from an old Lili of the Valley script stamp...  and the fishtail flags have morphed into leaves.
Oh yes...  and I didn't forget about the embossing...  I just substituted for a bit of texture paste :)

Now you might be wondering why on earth I tore the edges off those corners like that.
In truth, it was a last minute decision...
You see, Jeanne is super talented when it comes to layering up lots of pretty bits of paper...  and I am not.  So to give the illusion of more layers than there really are I opted for a bit of paper tearing.  
It also lends itself a little better to CAS with some white showing - it's a linen texture backing tag, but I'm not sure that shows up in the photo.

Supplies Used:

Die-namics 'Flutter of Butterflies - Lace'
Elizabeth Crafts 'Curvy Leaves'
Memory Box 'Fancy Blossoms'

Lili Of The Valley 'Vintage Backs' collection (discontinued)

Tin Holtz 'Bricked'

Spider Web
Embossing Paste

Challenges I'm Entering...


'No Design Paper'

Challenge #112  'Anything Goes'


If you have the time, why not join us at Tag You're It?
We would love to see how you've been inspired to play along.

Wishing you a happy/restful/peaceful weekend...

Donna. x


  1. Wow Donna this is a stunner!. First yes I thought it looked like a linen texture. I really like the way you've torn your paper and the butterfly is lovely. You've got so much on your tag. Great work. Barbxx

    1. Thank you, Barb. I tried to pack as much in as I could without overcrowding it!!!

  2. LOVE this tag Donna!! I see you found some spiders web too - it looks very soft and pretty.


    Di xx

    1. Thanks to you, I have Spiders Web in 3 natural looking colours - I've got white and cream, too :) Have to say I think the one I'm using today is my favourite... I like this stuff a lot... So much so I may go back for more colours!!!

  3. WOWSER . . . I totally agree with Barb's comment. This is simply sensational and BEAUTIFULLY photographed too! Love all the elements you have brought together.

    Just going to play catch up on your blog now . . .

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

    1. Thank you, Sarn.
      You are a lovely and very talented playground buddy, you know :)

  4. What a stunning tag Donna! I never know what to do with a tag . . . so little room to play with! You have turned this one into a miniature work of art my dear friend! Just beautiful! Have a very lovely weekend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

    1. You're supposed to put a tag on a gift, silly!!!
      Fancy not knowing what to do with a tag...
      Have a lovely weekend. At least it's getting a little warmer :)

  5. Oh. My. Stars! I'm completely entranced by your stunning tag! Rich with details, yet still wonderfully CAS-ilicious! Since you've done some "tearing", I think your butterfly should flutter over to CASology, where it fits the *tear* challenge perfectly!

    1. Hello, my lovely :)
      You are on the ball today... I've only just started my tag-hoping!!!
      Thank you for mentioning the tear challenge. I had completely forgotten that I saw Tracey's card just yesterday for that... AND I remember saying I wonder what ratio of tear (crying) to tear (torn paper) there would end up being...
      Have a lovely weekend...
      I'll pop by shortly :)

  6. You make amazing tags Donna, something I do not make, love all your layering and details with beautiful colour combo..perfect placement on your "Spider Webb".
    I purchased mine on E-Bay.. large rolls! from china (cheap)..
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs Pam x

    1. Mine's on rolls from eBay, too. Cheapest I could find, but UK based.
      You crafting this weekend?

  7. I think you did a magnificent work of art using Jeanne's inspiration for your own inspiration tag, Donna! The tearing was inspired ~ it gives it a lovely vintage feel!! Hugs, Darnell

    1. Thank you, Darnell.
      Looking forward to seeing your inspiration tag :)

  8. Your tearing takes this from pretty to awesome, Donna! Love the background and the pop of the pretty butterfly!

    1. Thanks, Bonnie.
      I used a paper tearing ruler as I doubt I could tear a straight line even if I tried :)

  9. Your tag is wonderful, Donna! I love how you clustered the leaves and the torn scripted background is beautiful! I always love reading your descriptions, it helps me take a closer look every time!

  10. Just BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘NO DESIGNER PAPER’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  11. Donna this is gorgeous with the torn edges! Love the beautiful layers on your beautiful butterfly ,Jeanne inspired tag! If you weren't on the DT id say winner:)

    1. Thank you for the lovely compliment, Marybeth :)
      Have a lovely week. X

  12. beautiful tag!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  13. BIG wow!!!
    This is beautiful Donna!
    Thanks for playing with our tear cue card at CASology this week!

  14. Hey Donna!! Such a great tag!! I love all of the layers and that butterfly is amazing. Nicely done.Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.