This is a tag I created for this week's challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show:
I had lots of fun with this getting inky and messy and playing with lots of different techniques. I stamped a couple of swirls (using a Crafty Individuals stamp) in white Adirondack Paint Dabber and then inked the background with Distress Inks, wiping the ink off the paint swirls to let them show through. I then stamped a few background images in Sepia Archival ink (using Tim Holtz stamps) and spritzed with lemon juice and heated for a funky aged effect (as used in the latest issue of Craft Stamper magazine). I then had a play with some UTEE, stamping into melted UTEE to make a chunky embellishment (also a technique featured recently in Craft Stamper magazine):
I then stamped some butterflies across the bottom of the tag and embossed them with clear embossing powder (a bit hard to see in the main photo):
I stamped the wording in Sepia Archival Ink and then stamped more butterflies in brown StazOn onto acetate, cut them out and folded up the wings and attached with Glossy Accents. To finish off I edged the whole tag with Sepia Archival ink and added a scrap of cream lace which I'd inked a little with Tea Dye Distress Ink.