Tag Archives: butterflies

Fly!

SS-bugs-thinking

  • 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.


Mixed Media Butterfly Birthday Card

butterflies-spraybg

  • 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!


Banner Butterfly – Thanks

banner-thanks

  • Dies –
    • Memory Box “Moonlight Butterfly” and “Kaleidoscope Butterfly”
    • Avery Elle – “Dotted Elle-ments”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities – “Lacey Circles”
  • Stamp (thanks) – Lawn Fawn “Blue Skies”
  • Patterned papers – Bella Blvd. “Color Chaos” collection
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Faber Castell Gelatos

Here is a colorful card for the day! I created this card for Operation Write Home and I was inspired by the current OWH Mid-month Challenge: Banners. Most of the banners for this card were made from the Avery Elle “Elle-ments” set. I mixed some Gelatos on white cardstock to match some of the colors in the pretty Bella Blvd papers. I spritzed the colors with water to create my own brightly colored paper that I die cut for the background butterfly. I placed the detailed, matching butterfly die cut on top to provide some definition of the wings. Both die cuts are securely adhered beneath the butterfly body so the wings float up a bit,  to give the impression that the bug might fly off the paper! Thanks for stopping by.


Metallic Butterfly

mmcc-may-metallicbutterfly

  • Stamp – Indigo Blu “Ink Splat Butterfly”
  • Die – Poppystamps “Lovely Tendril”
  • IndigoBlu Mega Flake gilding flakes “Morris Dance” and FlitterGlu
  • Patterned paper – SEI “Mirelle: Goblet”
  • Metallic cardstock – DCWV Metallic Gold
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This was my first card made with the IndigoBlu gilding flakes. The May Mixed Media Card Challenge is to create a card with wings and an optional element of foil. The Friday Mashup Challenge #210 going on this week is to create a project with butterflies. This mix of gilding flakes is so pretty with multiple metallic colors mixed in with gold and copper. I stamped the image with FlitterGlu, which is super sticky and then burnished on the gilding flakes. It is sort of magical when you get through. I added the small die cut with another metallic texture for a little more visual interest. Here is a closer look:

metallicbutterfly-closeup

 

Thanks for stopping by today.


Art Journal Page: Mixed Media Mojo – Red + Wings

ArtJournalPage-butterflies

  • Stamp – Stampington “Scripted Butterfly”
  • Mask – Ranger – Dina Wakley Media “Insects”
  • Acrylic Paints – Ranger Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints
  • Stencils – Memory Box “Flourish” and Ranger Dylusions “Dotted Flowers”
  • Pan Pastels

I made this page following a class with Dina Wakley, who is such an inspiration! Layers were made with acrylic paints, Pan Pastels, ink and Gesso. It fits the February challenge at Mixed Media Mojo, where the challenge is to use the theme: Red and a twist: Wings.


Dots For You

sss-dots

  • Stamps – Simon Says Stamp – “Tag Sayings”
  • Dies –
    • Simon Says Stamp  “Medium Tags” and “Stitched Rectangles”
    • Memory Box “Moonlight Butterfly” and “Amira Flourish”
  • Vellum – Doodlebug Designs “Sprinkles Vellum” Lily White
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents
  • Brads – Lasting Impressions
  • Faber-Castell Gelatos

I was challenged to make a project with dots for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group challenge this week. I used vellum with white polka dots for the background. I was able to repeat the white dot with the white brads that attached the vellum and the tag. This card’s focal point consisted of four diecuts layered together. I colored some white cardstock with Gelatos prior to die-cutting the butterfly. Thanks for visiting.


Butterfly with Perfect Pearls Background

 

 

occ-stretch2-ppearlbkgrnd

  • Stamp – Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous “Reverse Damask”
  • Dies – Memory Box “Swirl Butterfly”, Elizabeth Craft Designs “Best Wishes” and Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls – Plum, Perfect Gold, Kiwi, and Rust
  • Embossing Powder – Stampendous – Opaque Gold
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

I was inspired by a lesson in the Online Card Classes Stretch Your Stamps 2 class to play with a background stamp and Perfect Pearls. I stamped the lovely background image with Perfect Medium and then applied Perfect Pearls to make an elegant sheen on the dark brown cardstock. I covered the die cut butterfly with gold embossing powder and heat set it. I wanted to repeat a little of the gold used in the background to tie the butterfly focal point to the background. For the sentiment, I used the die cut words, adhered them to a fishtail-cut flag, and covered it all with Glossy Accents to bring on a little more shine. Thanks for visiting.