Friday, October 28, 2016

Butterflies everywhere

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Busy Busy Busy and before you know it 2 months have gone!

I missed last month's challenge but here's my entry to Scrapbook Boutique's October Challenge. The mood board has so many inspirational pictures.



Butterflies everywhere!
This is a mixed media piece:

  • Distress paints - Bundled Sage, Pumice Stone, Tumbled Glass
  • Stampin Up inks - Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand, Pool Party
  • Versamark Onyx Black ink
  • Stampin Up stamp - Watercolor Wings set
  • Stampin Up die - Beautiful Butterflies
  • Papertrey stamp - butterfly (black)
  • Project Life pen

No real plan when I started this piece except a general idea of having lots of butterflies.

I cut cardboard stencils using the SU die. I used the negatives to colour the butterflies in Pumice Stone and Tumbled Glass inks.  I filled in the spaces with Bundled Sage. I then sprayed this liberally with water which really softened the edges of the butterflies.

Once dry - that took quite a while without the use of heat tool - I use the layering stamps from SU with SU inks matching the distress inks. I was quite pleased with how well the inks played together :)

I stamped the black butterfly on several times using the Versamark ink so it comes up really stark. The problem is, I lost some edginess to it...maybe I need one of those clear stamp folder thingy.

Anyway, I thought it looked a bit lost and decided to frame it using free-hand drawing and writing. I wish it was straighter but oh well, it looks hand-made, right? Sometimes I think I rely too much on commercial stamps so it's kinda good to go rogue sometimes. It can only get better.


5 comments:

  1. You are so right - butterflies everywhere! Love your mixed media piece and so pleased you found the time to join in this month at Scrapbook Boutique! Your project is beautiful - and totally unique - well done!

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  2. Can see you had lots of fluttery fun on this piece Malyn. Great to see you joining in over at the Scrapbook Boutique October Challenge.

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  3. I can't resist butterflies either and I just love how your design is so artsy! I am so happy you could share it with us at Scrapbook Boutique!

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  4. Love your mixed media piece, and well done for going "rogue" heehee. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbook Boutique. x Amanda

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  5. Great piece and I think the hand drawn frame really makes that butterfly pop. Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Boutique.
    Louise xo

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