Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Blooming Butterfly

 I found the most gorgeous butterfly stamp, with the most intricate webbing.  It is absolutely breathtaking.  When I saw this, at So Suzy Stamps, I knew it had to be mine.  I'll be entering this lovely creation into a couple challenges today, listed at the end of my post.

I started my project by heat embossing in several different colors, using a tiny spoon to dip out my powder and sprinkle where needed.  I did one color at a time, tapping off the excess, then heating all the colors at once.

I watercolored my background and the inner workings of the butterfly as well, using numerous inks, then used a stencil and white paint dabber for the corners of my project.  The sequins were placed with Stickles Glitter glue and I brushed some Wink of Stella in Clear all over my butterfly.

For the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from So Suzy Stamps by masking and stamping one word at a time, so I could then use this adorable cloud shaped die on each word.  I blended a little Powder Puff chalk ink around the edge of the clouds, to coordinate with the butterfly.

Card dimensions 5.75"x5.75"

Linked to these challenges:

So Suzy Stamps

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Additional supplies: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Cloud die, Ranger Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass distress ink, Tombow Dual Brush pens Bright Collection, Spellbinders Celebra'tions Odacious Orange ink, Ranger Picket Fence paint dabber, Simon Says Stamp Stencil, So Suzy Stamps pink sequins, Quick Quotes Powder Puff chalk ink Tahini, DCWV Quince Blossom chevron cardstock, Strathmore Bristol 300 series 140 lb watercolor paper, American Crafts Zing Embossing powder in Aqua, Black and Pink Glitter, Stickles Neon Flamingo Glitter Glue, Wink of Stella Glitter pen Clear, Colorbox Pinkolicious ink

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  1. Oh my gosh! Love it and I LOVE THE inside sentiment with the little clouds!!!!! Too darn cute!!

  2. I need to steal your embossing powders...LOL Gorgeous finale to your watercolor entries.

  3. What an absolute work of art you've created! I really love the soft colors, which made me think of Spring. And that butterfly really is stunning with all of the different powders you used. The watercolor background and coloring of the butterfly give it a lovely magical ethereal look and the clouds on the inside were such a sweet touch! This is beautiful both inside and out and I can see why this stamp had to be yours! You've done the stamp justice and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

    1. Oh my goodness, Andrea, thank you so much for your very kind words.


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