maanantai 6. huhtikuuta 2015

No longer a caterpillar

The Stampotique Designers challenge asks for unusually shaped cards. I remembered I had these butterfly card blanks somewhere, and started a search... They were at the bottom of the bottom drawer :) I bought these on a visit to Denmark probably five years ago, with the idea that I could use the model as a template. It is a threepack, so I still have two left. I am also posting for the Stampinback April challenge (Art), the Unrulypaperarts readers challenge (Animal instincts) and the SimonSaysStamp challenges Monday (A is and Wednesday (Birthdays).

I started by spraying with Color Bloom Tea Dye through a Tim Holtz stencil. I always have trouble with those stencils being so narrow, I had to do the left and right side separately and they turned out a bit unsymmetrical.

I have been waiting for a chance to post for the Stampinback challenge, and that meant the word "art" must be featured on the project. I held the a-r-t pegstamps next to each other and stamped all around the card base with Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy.

I finished of the cover with crackle paste (Finnabair) through the TH ray stencil. As you can see, the ink from the first generation stamping with the letters seeps through, which leads to the text still being visible. 

Butterflies are of course animals, but the instinct part is actually inside the card. I love this sentiment (from VivaLasVegaStamps) and like to use it for birthdays. The girl was lost in the bottom layers of the same drawer where the card bases were. She is a leftover from this project from last Christmas: a personalized version of the VLVS girl in princess costume, details in that post. I added some butterfly wings to suit the sentiment. After I had adhered her I realized that she is visible between the wings from the front of the card, but everything is in soft gold tones, so I can live with it.

7 kommenttia:

  1. Thank you for sharing your artwork with us at the Stampinback Challenge!!

  2. Beautiful card <3 Love it
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week.

    xx Arwen

  3. I just love butterflies and this one is fabulous. It's beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at Stampotique this week.

  4. Gorgeous, beautiful butterfly
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  5. Such a beautiful butterfly shaped card! Love the crackle texture! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  6. Beautiful creation, lovely butterfly!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Unruly PaperArts RAQ this month

  7. Beautiful... The crackle paste adds that perfect touch... Thank you for creating with us at Unruly Paper Art RAQ