Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Butterflies Strike Again!

Welcome

Yes, another dose of butterflies :-)


I started with a piece of paper I had used to "mop up" the surplus from my monoprint a few weeks ago, and love the way the colours had dried on it.


I used the STAMPlorations butterfly stencil to sponge Versamark ink onto the card, then embossed it using white powder.  To define the butterflies I sketched around them with a very fine brown micron pigment pen.


The sentiment was stamped and red embossed onto a Spellbinders  Fancy Tags Three Die cut that I thought echoed the butterflies - the tag was sponged with Spiced Marmalade DI before removing it from the die.


It looked a wee bit lost, so ran the brown micron pen around it and although it is not immediately visible, it defined and grounded the tag beautifully.


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25 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Maxine. Just love the look you achieved with you pretty background. Butterflies are always so pretty. Just love them. Glad you've had time to play... despite all my good intentions, I have only just ventured into the craft room but no time to create. Quick look at FB then back to the kitchen to cook!

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  2. Fabulously gorgeous creation the background is beautiful Maxine and those colours are just as stunning.xx
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  3. Gorgeous colors and gorgeous card.

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  4. So beautiful. Love the colors and your design is just lovely and so creative. Hugs, Maggie

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  5. Keep those butterflies coming since they're beautiful! Love the way the colors all blended together to give them such a pretty and unique look.
    Lynn

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  6. You can never have enough butterflies, Maxine :) This is a vision! I wish you a wonderful Mother's Day, my friend and send hugs for dh as well! ♥

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  7. I really like this Maxine... it looks so artsy and free spirited. It's very pretty!

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  8. Beautiful, background so creative. Thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge.

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  9. Isn't this fun! I love saving my mop-up papers, too. They are always much better than the "designed" papers I prepare, lol! And then thinking of an image to use with them reminds me of those Rorschach tests. Your use of the butterflies is inspired, Maxine!! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. Fab make. Thanks for joining us in our Things With Wings challenge at Polkadoodles
    Anjie (Senior DT)

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  11. I never thought of using mop up papers, but what a great idea and this turned out so fabulous! Thanks for joining us in our QKR Nature challenge!

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  12. What a great bg - I love the texture and look of this! Thanks for sharing it with us in the DRS Designs Challenge.

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  13. A lovely way to use up your ´mopping-up´paper. I love all the butterflies on cards right now. All so different yet all so lovely. You have incorporated some good textures on this one, and the outlining of the butterflies and tag was just what was needed, so well done! Kate x

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  14. This is hot! Loved that you were able to use your 'mop up' to create this beautiful piece. It's always such fun to be able to use all the products from another project. It worked wonderfully for these summer b'flies. Enjoyed reading the how-tos, and the bold sentiment is just beautiful and complements the other motif colors so well. Looks like a lot of texture too. TFS & have a great week. Hugs

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  15. Nothing wrong with butterflies!! This card is absolutely beautiful and the colors you chose gorgeous :) I really love the embossing for the sentiment.

    Thanks for playing at ~Jo's Scrap Shack~

    Happy Crafting,
    Bridget

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  16. Wonderful card and colours. Thanks for joining us for our Things with Wings Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

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  17. Love your technique, Maxine! Lovely butterflies. So glad to see you playing this week in our "Nature" challenge at QKR Stampede. Good luck in the draw..
    NanaConnie DT

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  18. Beautiful card and so creative too! Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week. Karal DT

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  19. Maxine, I love the splatter look on this card!

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  20. This is STUNNING, Maxine. I don't know how you do some of these techniques, but I sure do enjoy them.
    Karen

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  21. pretty card...love the look!

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  22. Fabulous Maxine - you are so good with the techniques - always a pleasure to see what you have done and this is no exception! :D

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  23. Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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  24. What great project. Love the ink and embossing. You combined the colours just fab.

    Thanks for sharing in the Craft for the Craic challenge,

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