Friday, 28 October 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.


  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!

  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.

  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!

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

  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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