Sunday, August 09, 2015

Layered Butterfly


Hi everyone.  A few days ago, I had a crafty day with two of my stamping friends (Susan and Christine).  We did three (maybe more) techniques ... Susan showed us how to do the faux metal after watching Jennifer McGuire's video tutorial, we played with Inka Gold wax paste, and I showed Susan and Christine the Stencil Monoprint technique (card background above).  I LOVE this technique.  It's so fun and easy to do.  If you haven't tried it, check out this easy to follow video tutorial by my friend, Lee-Anne Cross.  I know you'll be hooked on this technique if you give it a try. :)

We used mixed media paper for this (Lee-Anne uses watercolour paper in her video --- both papers are great for this technique).  Susan and I used watercolour sprays to spray the back of our stencils, and Christine used distress inks with water spray.  All three turned out so pretty!

I then added this pretty butterfly from the Butterfly Birthday stamp set by Happy Little Stampers (the sentiment is also included in this set).  I stamped it onto my card front, and then stamped it twice more onto scraps of white card stock.  I fussy cut out the butterfly wings from one stamping, and just the body from the other.  I coloured using my Zig watercolour pens, adding wink of stella on top for some shimmer.  Then I layered the wings on top of my stamped card front image, curling and adding pop dots for dimension.  I added the body on top to create my layered butterfly.  I used frost sprays for the background, which is also shimmery, but hard to photograph.  I'll include a close-up below and hopefully you can see more of the sparkle. :)




I'm having a lot of fun playing with my new Happy Little Stamper stamps.  :)  If you want to check out the first release, click HERE.

Thanks for coming by for a visit!








Stamps:  Butterfly Birthday (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Ink:  Archival Black (Ranger); Black (Memento); Zig Clean Color Brush Pens (yellow, pink)
Accessories & Tools:  Mini Tile Texture Stencil (Crafter's Workshop); Watercolour Frost sprays made with liquid watercolour concentrate (Dick Blick) and Frost White Paint (Tsukineko), Wink of Stella


15 comments:

  1. You did have fun when your friends were over. I love this technique also, so effective.
    Another 2/3 of a 5 ltr can of masonry paint applied, 2 and a bit left. Weather looks fair tomorrow so we will crack on! xx

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  2. Another gorgeous card and great technique Loll, Love this. Carol x

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  3. Another fun background and I love that layered butterfly!

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  4. beautiful as always, Loll - off to check out the stencil video!

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful day with crafty friends :) I adore that dreamy, soft background, Loll! The frost sprays add just the right amount of shimmer! And thanks for the "plug" on my stencil video! You are awesome my friend!

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  6. Fab technique, thanks for the link - your card is lovely, Loll

    Kathyk

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  7. I love this ..... the background looks amazing! xx

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  8. Lovely to see one of your backgrounds from our day together! It is perfect for the butterfly - love the way you created the dimension.

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  9. Gorgeous background, Loll! Love the layered butterfly. Just beautiful!! xx

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  10. Another stunning background Loll and live your pretty layered butterfly

    Anne

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  11. stunning Loll, adore these butterfly stamps-mine arrived a few days ago x

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  12. Stunning Loll, so pretty.

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. What a pretty card Loll and such a great technique. Thanks for sharing the links to to tutorial.

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  14. Gorgeous card, Loll! Your background is beautiful and I love how you created your butterfly! I'll bet it really sparkles in person, too! Looks like you girls had fun...thanks so much for the link to the video :)

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  15. Wow, another stunning background, Loll ... and a wonderful dimensional butterfly ... love all that delicate shimmer! Anita :)

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