- Stamps – Penny Black “Butterfly Trio”
- Die – Technique Tuesday “Crocus” set
- Enamel dots – Teresa Collins Designs
- Zig Clean Color markers
- Watercolor paper
After stamping the butterflies onto watercolor paper, I began watercoloring the background for this card using ink from the Zig Clean Color markers and a waterbrush. I added layers of color until I was happy with the look. Then I colored the butterflies with the markers and waterbrush as well, and added the die-cut and dots. Thanks for visiting.
Challenge: Happy Little Stampers October Watercolour Challenge
- Stamps –
- Stampendous Laurel Burch “Indigo Cats”
- Justrite Papercraft, Inc. “Winged Vintage Labels Two & Three”
- Stencil – from Stampendous Laurel Burch “Indigo Cats” set
- Dies – Stampendous Laurel Burch “Indigo Cats”
- Ranger Texture paste – transparent matte
- Ranger Distress Oxide inks: Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Broken China
- Ranger Wendy Vecchi Mica ink spray – Buttercup
- Copic markers
- Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
- Bristol and Cardstock
This is a card I entered in the Oregon State Fair Paper Arts competition and it won a first place in the mixed media category. Yay, me! I spent a lot of time layering the Distress Oxide inks and texture paste. The stamp set comes with a stencil that I used, that matches the geometric shapes in the cat stamps. I added the mica spray ink for some shine and contrast. I colored the cat and butterflies with Copic markers, attached them to the background and finished if off with sequins to repeat the yellow from the spray. I really enjoyed making this card and playing with such a variety of media. Thanks for visiting.
Challenge: Crafty Awesomeness Challenge September 2017
- Stencil – Stencil Girl Products S319 – “Scribble Blooms”
- Stamp – Hero Arts CL342 “Everyday Sayings”
- Butterflies – unknown origin
- Border punch – EK Success
- Inks – Ranger Distress Oxide inks: Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick
- Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny
The background for this card was made with Distress Oxide inks applied through a stencil with a sponge applicator. I spritzed the stenciled image with water. I distressed the stamped sentiment with ink as well.
This is a card for the Things with Wings Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. Thanks for stopping by.
- Stamps –
- Indigo Blu Limor Webber Designs – “Limor Circles”
- Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection – “Papillon”
- Strathmore Bristol paper
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks
- White embossing powder
- Ranger Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons
- Derwent Inktense pencil
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Crazing
I was inspired to make this from a project in the October 2016 issue of Craft Stamper magazine, and adapted the technique to fit the supplies I had. First I created a mosaic background first, by cutting up different sized “tiles” from bristol paper, fitting them together and adhering them onto a piece of heavy cardstock. I then applied Distress Inks to the background with a foam applicator before stamping the butterfly image. I spattered some water to give it some additional visual interest. I then stamped and heat embossed the circles, using white embossing powder for some nice contrast. I added the tissue tape and accents with the Inktense pencil and Distress Crayon. Finally, I added a thick coating of Crazing collage medium around the edges to give it a nice crackle, let it dry and attached it to a folded navy card. I will enter this in the Anything Goes November Challenge at Craft Stamper, taking the theme and making it my own! Thanks for stopping by.
- Stamps –
- Stampers Anonymous U4-960 (bugs)
- Hero Arts “Thanking of You”
- Dimensional stickers – EK Success
- Zig Clean Color markers
- Neenah Solar White cardstock
I created another card a buggy image for the insect challenge our card group is hosting. It also seemed to be a good fit for Challenge #91: Fly at Addicted to CAS. I created the background to have a scribbly, watercolored effect by using my Zig markers and a waterbrush. I stamped only the partial image from a long Stampers Anonymous woodmount stamp I’ve had in my collection for years. A very simple card. Thanks for visiting.
- Dies – Sizzix Thinlets – Tim Holtz “Detailed Butterflies”
- Stamp – Simon Says Stamp “Square Sayings”
- Patterned paper – Basic Grey Lemonade Collection: “Pretty Petals”
- Ranger – Dina Wakley Clear Gesso
- Ranger – Tim Holtz Distress Crayons
- Ranger Texture Paste
- Stencil – The Crafter’s Workshop “Tiny Circles” 6 X 6″ stencil
- Sequins – Simon Says Stamp – Assorted Moonshine
- Inks Sprays – Dylusions White Linen, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist assorted colors
- Cardstock – Bazzill
This was such a fun project! I made it over a period of time, since I created the background while playing with patterned papers, texture paste and stencils, and ink sprays with some friends. I made a lot of different backgrounds with many layers of ink and texture. Then I got my hands on the Distress Crayons and butterfly dies and put together some different butterflies to use on something someday, coloring the butterfly base with the crayons and cutting the details from a contrasting cardstock. I stared at my backgrounds and the butterflies and finally put the pieces together in this birthday card! The final card fits perfectly for the current challenge at Simon Says Stamp for the Monday Challenge Blog Butterfly Beauty Challenge. Thanks for stopping by!