Sunday, 24 April 2016

Butterfly Beauty

Warmer weather calls for butterflies doesn't it ! SSS Monday want to see butterflies and they are such a universal theme, for adults and children, men and women, that it's one of the best to use to make cards for the "just in case" stock.

I created a small masterboard, with several layers of paints (Fresco by Paper Artsy) on a textured paper designed for oil pastels. I don't paint much in oil pastels and as this paper stands up well to wet media and the texture is nice it makes sense to re-purpose it!

I stencilled some texture paste, tinted with South Pacific Fresco paint, with a Crafter's Workshop stencil.
At this point I decided the background was too dark and added more paint in lighter shades.
I stamped a script stamp with white paint (Crafty Individuals CI-436) which yielded an imperfect distressed impression.

Finally the focal images were stamped, the butterflies from Crafty Individuals (CI-437)  which come as 2 steps images. I used black dye ink for the outlines and Fresco paints for the insides of the butterflies.

The sentiment is from the Rubber Dance Happy Birthday set, stamped with Versamark and embossed with detail white embossing powder.
Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the Penny Black and moreWOW Embossing powders,  We Love To Create and Tando Creative challenges


  1. This is lovely, I really like the texture on the paper xx

  2. Lovely work! The background is amazing and the butterflies painted with Fresco is so beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  3. Another beautiful creation Christine, Butterflies never fail to please. Many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  4. Fantastic card and you are right about butterflies been a good theme for all.

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Simply gorgeous and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, luv Sam x

  6. What a lovely card, thank you for sharing with us at Tando creative.

  7. J'essaie un peu de rattrapage possible mais c'est dur lol. :)
    Surtout n'hésite pas à me dire quand tu as un post particulièrement intéressant que j'aimerais voir évidemment, tu me connais assez pour le savoir.
    Elle est vraiment très belle cette carte !!!!
    J'adore ton utilisation de ce papier pour huiles... ça donne une texture et un rendu vraiment intéressants! Je viens de la mettre sur mon board Pinterest d'inspiration Crafty Individuals.. Elle le mérite bien ! Bisous