Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Boxes and Butterflies

I was in the mood for playing with paper and glue and bits of lace again, but this time I decided to decorate a little box rather than just a tag -

I also made a quick customer tag to go with another order for those fascinating French parcel carry handles -

And I also made my Tag Tuesday tag, on time, woohoo!!! This week's theme was GREEN, which was a bit of a nightmare, because it left me with so many possibilities, it was such a wide field that I couldn't think of anything I wanted to do really.  But a local bootfair provided the answer, lol. Sunday morning we toddled off to a boot fair, and on one of the stalls I saw framed butterflies, real ones, and one of them was the most astonishing emerald green colour. And then I knew that I wanted to make a tag with lots of green butterflies -

I painted a white tag with a couple of different greens, and to soften it, overlaid it with some parchment paper. I love the sparkly flowers on the parchment! I spent some time on the net collecting green butterflies, printing them and cutting them out. Made some antennae for the bigger ones out of jewellery wire as well.

Toodlepip, and have a lovely day wherever you are xxx

I am linking this post to the wonderful WHITE WEDNESDAY over at the FADED CHARM blog. 


Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Your box is a little treasure,Liz!!
Love it.Lucky customers to recieve
such beautiful tags from you:)
Have a wonderful evening.

Robin said...

Your decorated boxes and tags are just so beautiful! Love your butterflies too.


Dorthe said...

Oh Liz, that box is wonderfully lovely, I ( as you know ) love the religious items and the beautiful old papers you used,are so sweet.
The tag fits perfectly to the old handles- and the green butterflyes ats, is looking joyfull and so summer like-even I don`t have the luck, to watch such coloured butterflyes here hehe.
Hope your day was great and wish you a wonderful evening.
Love and -xx

Createology said...

Gorgeous green butterflies. Lovely lacy box and tag. Your creations are simply divine. Lucious!

JansArtyJunk said...

Whooo, I LOVE your lacy shabby box...and your tags are wonderful Liz...look at all those beautiful butterflies and that lush trim....Snap...I've just been Making some jewellery wire antennae for my latest crafty project :)
Jan x

Joy said...

I love these tags Madam Cholet. I have been signing into MSN trying to catch you now the family have gone home but you seem to have disappeared. xx
I did get your wonderful parcel. Thank you sooooo much xxxxx

PetraB said...

Your boxes are just gorgeous and this tag is amazing, the butterflies look so real.

Catje said...

Great idea to use butterflies. They are so decorative! I have a Martha Stewart butterfly punch on my wish list :)

Rhonda said...

I instantly clicked on your beautiful box from White Wednesday, Liz. It's gorgeous.

Lynn Stevens said...

What a beautiful box! Its nice to try something different once in awhile. Your butterfly tag is so pretty and love how you found the inspiration to create it!
hugs Lynn