Monday, 12 November 2012

Ironmongery with Ambition

Hi folks, thanks for coming by.  I really appreciate your visits and I hope you enjoy reading my ramblings and looking at my efforts.  Today I'm featuring my entry for DragonsDream Tag-It-On challenge, theme - Self-Propelled Flowers.

“Butterflies are not insects,' Captain John Sterling said soberly. 'They are self-propelled flowers.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls .  One of my favourite sci-fi authors, and one of my favourite books of his.  In some of his books, Heinlein wrote about self-aware machines - computer "brains" that became so complex that they "woke up".
So here's my "butterfly" - some ornamental ironmongery that woke up and wanted to transform into something different.
 
The roses I painted with texture medium and then painted grey for a stone effect.  The die-cut corner pieces (dies from Marianne) have been given a coat of gilder's paste, as has the little body piece.  The tag had various shades of blue and green DI's (Broken China, Weathered Wood, Spruce and Evergreen) blended over it and the little butterflies (from Lavinia) were stamped in Stormy Sky.  The sentiment is one I made with my Imagepac and is stamped in Cobalt Archival ink.
 
And there we are, sidling in just as they shut the doors again.  I hope you like it, and you'll call again soon.  Bye for now!
 


7 comments:

ElizabethR said...

Great tag, the butterfly is so clever. Thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a fabulous tag, the butterfly looks great. Thanks for dreaming with us at TIO this fortnight.

Buttons said...

How clever Keren. Love how you've thought outside the box here. Hugs, Buttons x

Julia S-W said...

I had to laugh because I must have been right behind you through the doors!
Love the soft colours and dreamy stamping in the background and your 'metal work' is inspired.
Juliax

May said...

Gorgeous tag...love the butterfly & flowers... Thank you for Dreaming with us at Dragons Dream.... May x x

monique said...

Very pretty. Brilliant butterfly thanks for sharing at tio

Gabrielle said...

Love the tag and the ever so creative butterfly - brilliant idea! Thank you so much for joining in with my TIO recipe this time!