Sunday, 24 March 2019

Butterflies Squared

I loved Freshly Made Sketch's challenge #380:
It's pleasingly symmetrical, but with some room to play. I decided to try graduating the colour of some butterflies, by sponging three shades of blue in a continuum (golly, that's hard to spell!) on card to punch them out of. This led me (in an impressive feat of memory, if I do say so myself!) to recall the washed DSP 'Perfectly Artistic' from a couple of years ago, which I had lurking in the craft cupboard. A bit of judicious die cutting and the backgrounds for the butterflies were graduated as well. I embossed some delicate silverwork on that background with the help of a stamp from Needle and Thread. Finally, when I went to attach the butterflies, I decided to make them fly around a bit, rather than obey the symmetry of all the rest. 
Here's the result: 

Stampin' Up! card. (Marina Mist, Whisper White, silver), ink (Marina Mist, Balmy Blue, Soft Sky, Basic Black), stamps (Butterfly Gala, Needle and Thread), dies (Rectangle Stitched, Circle Collection, Layering Circles) Subtle embossing folder, silver embossing powder
Other: Versamark, francheville rhinestones, some random silver thread I have but don't know where I got. 

Sunday, 10 March 2019


What a cool key word from CASOLOGY for Week 334: Funky. By a happy chance, I'd just received the Four Seasons DSP from Stampin' Up, and the 'B-side' (that dates me, and anyone who remembers singles records!) is in undeniably 'funky' patterns - so I was off to a good start. For the flower, I used the flower bulb from Making Every Day Bright as petals. I completed the with a fun font and inside sentiment.

Stampin' Up! card (Shimmery White, Basic Black) DSP (Four Seasons), stamps (Making Every Day Bright, Sassy Salutations, Party Pants), stampin' write marker (Tangelo Twist) ink (Basic Black)
Other products: francheville faceted jewel, American Crafts black glittered embossing powder.