Thursday, 4 June 2009

TAG IT ON #6 - Dragonflies & Butterflies

Hi there everyone.....its TAG time again!!!

".......... I would like you to create a tag of any shape or dimension, on this new theme of -

Dragonflies and Butterflies

Both are deeply spiritual in significance to the Chinese, being representative of rebirth, immortality and the soul. Butterflies are often used in art to denote joy, longevity and conjugal bliss, being known as the Chinese Cupid. Dragonflies can symbolise activity, swiftness and adaptation, and our ability to transform ourselves through a spiritual awakening.
So the Dragon has dreamed the dream, and you are encouraged to show your talent and art with this theme, and to include at least one stamp... "

Interesting stuff eh? I just LOVE doing these and have been having great fun playing with old & new stamps and generally getting inky & mucky hahahahaha!!!

My butterfly doesn't show up quite as brightly as it is IRL but , tho I tried, I just couldn't get the pic better.....sorry X The butterfly stamp is by Creative Expressions which I stamped & embossed onto lilac & green parchments. Then I coloured a bit with some chalk eyes. The background stamp of diamonds is by Sir Tim using distress ink. I love the sentiment which I think should apply to us humans as well...a lot of us tend to wish time away !!! :

"The butterfly counts not the months but the moments.....and still has time enough"

Please pop over to Tag It On Challenges for a nosey. Even if you aren't interested in making tags there is some wonderful inspiriation to be had.

Thank you so much for dropping by, Hugs Karen XXXX


Beth said...

Lovely Karen, so pretty. Love the little turquoise/blue gems/stickles in bottom right hand corner and the layered butterfly really adds dimension. I shall look at the site you mentioned too. XX

Gez said...

Its perfect in every way Karen.xx

I love the colours you have chosen & the sentiment is beautiful too. :-) xx

Dragon said...

Oh karen.... this is really beautiful!!!!! I love the whole thing, it fits well and thanks so much for your lovely comments re my blogs... so appreciate it. Thanks for paying with my dream

Debbie Dolphin said...

lovely the dimension and the colours
debbie xx

AliMayes said...

A gorgeous tag and what a wonderful three-dimensional butterfly you have created!!
Ali xx

Kaz said...

That's really pretty Karen. Fab saying too.

Angelnorth said...

Beautiful Karen, love the delicate vellum wings and the layering!

Janice said...

That's lovely Karen, a lot of work has obviously gone into this tag.

Carol said...

what a great piece Karen - the butterfly is lovely xx

Anne said...

This is beautiful Karen! The butterfly is incredible. I like the quote too.

Faye said...

Karen, this is a WOW!!! entry. I've gotta get me some of that colored vellum. That looks so fantastic. I didn't know you could heat emboss vellum. I can hardly wait to get over to Michael's and see if they carry this.

Kathy said...

This is such a lovely tag Karen

Chris said...

ooooh I just loves butterflies in all shapes and sizes and your layered one is just oooozing loveliness. Such a beautiful tag Karen :D
Chris xx

Christine said...

Gorgeous Tag Karen, especially your butterfly. Thanks for your comments re my blog.
Christine xx