Wow - do those dragons know how to challenge! http://dragon-dragonsdream.blogspot.co.uk/ Looking at the Design Team's terrific ideas, I was inspired by their 'Yellow, light-bulb and wire' recipe interpretations. I loved Elizabeth's and I was convinced that the little bulbs she had used on it must have been specially created for crafters! Until she kindly replied that they were rusty LED fairy-light bulbs. Well, that was a light-bulb moment for me! Off I went to raid the garden shed! While I was in the shed I also found an old Christmas decoration made from wire and I used this as a loop to hang the tag from. I used Portfolio Pastels for this project because they are second to none for creating a special yellowy glow. I used an image from one of my Paper Artsy Lynne Perrella stamps and the wings of the butterflies are Archival ink stamped on card and then cut out for 3D effect; they are from a Paper Artsy 'Ink and the Dog' plate, called 'Wings'.
I had some yellow tissue over from a present, which I crinkled and distressed with some Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and stamped the butterfly wings from the Paper Artsy set on it too. I then cut these out and attached them with Claudine Helmuth, matte medium. The ribbon is seam binding distressed with Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock Feathers DI. I used a little bit of Snowflake Fresco to highlight.
When I had finished I realized that I had thoroughly enjoyed this challenge, although I would never have dreamed of using light-bulbs on a tag if it hadn't been suggested. It had made me step outside my comfort zone and re-cycle some of the Magpie hoard, so many thanks, Dragons for letting me dream with you!