Saturday, 21 May 2011
"Less is More" - Butterflies
What could be simpler, you say? Each time I begin to think about what to do for a challenge that we have set ourselves, it still takes me ages to come up with an idea.
Anyway this one started from the stamp. I stamped it in various ways and then decided that I was going to stamp with black Archival ink and then emboss it with Holographic Embossing Powder. It gives a super shimmer. I filled in the gaps left in the stamping with a green Sakura glaze pen which I then glittered with Glamour Dust. Both butterflies are on the same stamp but as I wanted them in s different arrangement I cut them out.
The sentiment is one I've had for ages, and is set on the wood mount at the craziest of angles and so I need to use a stamp positioner in order to get it anywhere near straight. After stamping, I cut it out and embossed it with a Nestie and then using sponge daubers, applied the Mellow Moss and Bashful blue for the representation of the grass and the sky. The few bits of greenery are from an Inkylicious stamp using Pear Pizzaz ink. I find this kind of card really satisfying to make, I hope that whomever eventually receives it also enjoys it.
Have a wonderful week... I intend to!