Monday, April 7, 2014

Pinpricked Butterfly


Welcome

I wanted to try the no-line pricking technique, and chose this Kiwiwstamping butterfly image to use (one of my original stamps)  - the actual stamp had other markings on the wings, but I decided to sketch in some lines and followed those, easily done as the pricking is done from the back of the card.


  I used watercolour pencils to colour  the wings, and the change of markings gave me more scope, which I enjoyed.  I added the background with blue chalk, then image was cut out using a Lacy Square die.


 The sentiment (also from Kiwistamping, and another 'old' stamp) was stamped, cut and sponged and placed with brads onto the background.


The background paper was embossed in the D'vine Swirls folder after swiping a moonlight white ink pad over the folder before the embossing, to soften the colour.


The final touch was the lace across the bottom of the card - to hide where the page did not emboss - we in the antipodes use paper sized to British measurements that is a tad longer than the American sized folders.


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May your day be blessed.



28 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

Pretty card Maxine, love that technique! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Lynne K said...

Oh my, Maxine, this is so very pretty!I love how you've defined the outlines of the butterfly with the pricking, also the colours and the embossed background. Using the lace to cover up the shortfall in the embossing is a great idea. I have to say the American sizes irritate me too every time I use one of my EFs!

Have a lovely week!

Lynne

Becky said...

wow..That butterfly is stunning!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a beautiful butterfly. Your card is lovely, Maxine!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine,
That is such a sweet card. The extra lines and piercing is great. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

jimlynn said...

I've never heard of this technique but it's sensational!!! Love that gorgeous butterfly. Lovely!!!
Lynn

Kristie said...

Oh wow, this is so pretty!!! You did a fabulous job with the technique and I love the colors of your butterfly too!

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautifully done Maxine. The butterfly is colored wonderfully.

Penny Nantell said...

What a stunning butterfly. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. PennyRae DT

Margaret said...

This is so gorgeous Maxine. I just love the paper piercing around the wings. So sriking.

Dawn Turley said...

very pretty Maxine. I really like this technique.

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I'm a huge fan of butterflies and this one is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Your butterfly is absolutely lovely! Thanks for sharing your stamping hoard with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 5: Pick a Stamp, Any Stamp!

Christy Butters said...

This is beautiful. The pin pricking is the perfect technique for the butterfly.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

MiamiKel said...

Oh my stars, Maxine - this is a gem! What a delightful technique, one I say you mastered beautifully! THe colros are so rich and vibrant! One to be proud of :) Blessings!

Gloria Stengel said...

I am totally crushing on that butterfly! It reminds of tin punching art or whatever it used to be called! So cool!!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

lost coast scrapper said...

Amazing, love how you altered the butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Ohhh I saw this technique on SCS- you have mastered it beautifully! Love your pretty colors- and the BG embossing- never thought of the different sizes in papers- Katie just mentioned it to me- China does not use the standard 8x10 either!

NancyK said...

WOW!! Such a gorgeous card. LOVE how you did the butterfly - this just pops off the page!

Donna Idlet said...

Love your butterfly card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Tammi said...

great technique on your card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Craft Hoarders!!

Lovely Linda said...

Fabulous Maxine - I love this technique and all of your details!! You are very creative my friend! :)

Pammejo said...

Beautiful card, love the watercolor butterfly...Thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Debbie Seyer said...

I really love that butterfly! Great card! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Hoarders!

Lexie said...

So gorgeous. Great paper pricking and beautiful use of colours. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
xx

Jan Marie said...

WOW! Maxine, this card is a beauty! Love how you've used the technique to accent that beautifully colored butterfly atop the textured background! Lovely! Thanks for stamping along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Such a fun and creative card! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. Hope you can come back to play along soon. Hugs Ginny from Polly's Paper Studio.

Taniaj Scott said...

Wonderful card, great image. Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox with our animal challenge Hugs Tania (DT)xx