Monday, June 19, 2017

Cecropia moth

Oooh... ahh...


  • Ranger tag inked with Scattered Straw DI first  using the wrinkle-free distress technique
  • Next inked using the same technique with Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade DOx, using a water mister with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls mixed in
  • Any spots that still looked manila got a little extra Scattered Straw
  • The Tim Holtz Roses stencil was used with Teresa Collins modeling paste mixed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals in Dark Chocolate Truffle
  • The moth was cut from my grandparents' field guide-- it is no longer a book... it's loose pages.  The moth was coated with Distress Collage Medium in Matte and the description was coated with Vintage
  • Sequins from  Creative Essentials affixed with Glossy Accents
  • The "nest" of yarn is from my fave spool. This feature is definitely inspired by Autumn 
  • Mercury Glass Stickles run loosely around the edge of the tag 
This has a sister card, made the same day... you can check it out HERE.  

So... speaking of sisters... craft soul-sister is Autumn, hands-down.  I was channeling her for both this project and that sister card (LOL, which she liked!)  I'll cite her as my inspiration for this and share at Frilly & Funkie's challenge: You're my inspiration.  Thanks, Autumn, for everything.  I admire your endless well of creativity as evidenced by your blog, and on top of all of that, you are positive and up-beat... all while raising a gang of kids and holding down a J-O-B.  On behalf of the crafting blogosphere, thank you for the inspiration.

...and, because I like this stenciling so much, I will also share at STAMPlorations' Stencil Sunday/ June Mixed Media challenge.


  1. Gorgeous tag and love the moth and descriptive text! Autumn is amazing and great person to use as your inspiration! Thanks for joining us in the Frilly and Funkie Challenge "you;'re my inspiration"!

  2. Fabulous tag, Mimi! I love that you've chosen your moth from the field guide; how clever! The bits of mercury glass (love) stickles is a great feature to add even more POW to your tag! Autumn is one of the most inspiring artists out there, and I certainly can see her influence here! While I'm here I'll say thank you for sharing your artwork at Frilly and Funkie in our "You're My Inspiration" challenge! Hugs!

  3. If I wasn't so dadgum happy this morning I would be teary eyed - thank goodness for moodswings! LOL! I am so happy to be your crafty soul sister and honored that you would say these kind words. I just wish we weren't thousands of miles apart and could share some art time in that shack of yours! Every single pic against that mill wood wall makes me smile!!! :) :) :) Big hugs to ya sweetie!

  4. Wow, you've been productive lately! I've enjoyed looking at all your artwork produced while I was away on holiday. Now I'm trying to get back into routine again, work tomorrow and I've made a card, my first one in almost two weeks!

  5. I love the soft, natural colors of this beautiful tag. How clever to incorporate that gorgeous moth! Thanks so much for sharing your inspirational art with us at Frilly and Funkie!

  6. This is absolutely pretty, Mimi. I love your playing with Oxides on the background and the floral pattern is so delicate and romantic. So lovely! Hugs xxx

  7. Ohh, another beauty. So much pretty details and such a lovely out come. Thank you for joining STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge.