Tuesday, 7 February 2012


For this week's tag I wanted the heart to really stand out, so I decided to keep the background a simple black and white.
 It gave me the opportunity to use a beautiful antique print of a moth that I have, and I stitched the red heart on to the wing, just where a heart-shaped marking would be. I added washi tape down the side of the tag and used some Sticky Fixits to elevate the wing and give a 3D effect.

The idea originally came from the Butterfly Alphabet (www.butterflyalphabet.com). 
I love the different images on the wings and how every letter of the alphabet is represented by markings found on actual butterflies and moths. This gave me the idea to stitch the little red heart when I found my antique moth print had a heart shaped marking on it.

Sample of the Butterfly Alphabet


  1. Thank you for visiting my blog!
    I really love your tag- it is so delicate and the red heart is perfect against the monochrome background.

  2. Your tag is gorgeous.... the red heart is a fantastic addition.

    Thank you for visiting btw.... I noticed you live in Hampshire too:) I'm in Romsey :)

    I thought your name rang a bell.... I saw a lovely piece of your work (i'm 99% sure after looking at your website)... at Annies at Kimbridge.... I was SO tempted but I only went there for a cup of tea and cake!!!! I actually wrote your name down in my little notebook!!!! I hope I don't sound like a stalker!!!

    It's so nice to 'meet' you!


  3. Beautiful tag, Diana. Just off to visit the Butterfly Alphabet site - that sounds most intriguing!!