31 October 2012

Self propelled flowers

This fortnight’s recipe at Dragonsdream Tag It On has been set by little old me and is “Self propelled flowers" - to include butterflies, flowers and locomotion/movement (plus the obligatory use of at least one stamp and for it to be on a tag). The idea for the tag came from R.H. Heinlein that "butterflies are self propelled flowers". I thought that was such a lovely idea! 
The tag and the cogs are covered in a few layers of Fresco Finish paint and a little Treasure Gold. The cogs were then stamped with a Wendy Vecchi flower stamp from Accents for Art.
I stamped three butterflies and made them 'fly' by raising them up by cutting a little clear packaging as a spacer. I used my Dymo to make the sentiment and voila! I hope you might join in with us this week! 
By the way - this is my 300th blog post! Thank you for your support   - it's meant the world to me!
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13 comments:

Helen said...

Never thought of using cogs, you are too clever you!! It was only when I saw the post go live I realised I hadn't linked my tag to it so have just done that now!!

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous tag Gabrielle, Happy 300th lol. Elizabeth xxx

Sue said...

Beautiful tag Gabrielle and congrats on your 300th :-)Sue x

Michaela said...

Hi Gabrielle
Gorgeous tag! Love what you did with those butterflies. Congrats on your 300th blog post.
Michaela xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Congratulations on your 300th blog post and what a fab tag to celebrate it with xx

monique said...

Very pretty love the cogs and butterfly idea. Congrats on your 300th post. You rock

butterfly said...

Love the butterflies dancing on the cogs, and the finger set to trigger the whole thing off! Congratulations on your 300th post - what a milestone...
Alison x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic tag, great combination of your flower cogs and the butterflies.

May said...

Fabulous tag .. amazing detail with those cogs & butterflies... so clever... Hugs May x x x

inkypinkycraft said...

a great tag, love the colours and the cogs are fab! trace x

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous tag. The colour is fab & I love the butterflies.

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous tag. The colour is fab & I love the butterflies.

Faye said...

Fantastic example. Your side view shows far more than I dreamed was on this tag. Beautiful work.