Sunday, September 11, 2016


Happy Sunday Friends!

Don't you love Autumn? or Fall if you are in America :) 
It is my favourite time of year!!
 I love seeing the the leaves changing colour and falling from the trees!
It is also monarch butterfly migration season in the USA.
I would see them every year when I lived in New York.
 Flying off to a warmer climate for the winter.
So that was my inspiration for this tag.  

I love love love these stamps from Visible Image.
If you know me you know I love Butterflies and Leave stamps!! 
So these are the perfect stamp sets for me.
That all season tree is amazing! I have many plans for that stamp :) 

This is my first guest design project for this amazing company. 
They are a new to me company that I discovered when I moved back home to Scotland. 
They are a small stamp company with amazing images.
 Please go and check them out if you are not familiar with them. You will not be disappointed!
I will leave all of the links below where you can find them. 

I used the small butterfly stamp from this set called Butterfly Beginnings

The leaves and the sentiment are from this set called Four Every Season

If you are interested this is how I made my tag. If not you can skip over this next part.

 I started off with a plain white tag. Then took those pretty leaves and my distress inks. I stamped them with Mustard Seed first then Spiced Marmalade and  finally just touched the edges with Barn Door.  I set that aside to dry and then stamped and coloured my butterfly with the same orange colour Spiced Marmalade. I cut it out and then went around the edges with my white gel pen to highlight the wings. I glued down my butterfly just by the body and pulled the wings back. Then I stamped my sentiment and edged it with some black card.  Finally I took some white seam binding ribbon and dyed it with Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade distress inks to match my tag.

I hope you love my tag as much as I do!!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. 

Mandi xox

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  1. Lovely! That butterfly is so vibrantly colored!

  2. What a fabulous Design Team debut, Mandi! I love the layout and the warm, vibrant colours. The matching seam binding looks great! Love this tag. Great job!

  3. Hi Mandi a lovely tag...such rich colours. Brilliant first piece. Hugs xx

  4. This is beautiful Mandy, gorgeous colours and you've stamped it perfectly - I'm always in awe of C&S as I find it so difficult xx

  5. Gorgeous Autumn tag Mandi! It's so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx


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