Good morning folks. I really enjoyed making this card and had a lot of fun trying different techniques using Thistle Butterfly and Honeysuckle Butterfly from Chocolate Barqoue (there's a fabby sale on at the minute too with lots of bargains so pop over and have a look)
I wanted to create a watercolour effect so I decided to stamp the image with distress markers, I wasn't sure how this would work as its a very detailed image and also a big stamp so I got to work with my markers, gave it a spritz of water and stamped on to watercolour card. It was one of those crafting moments where you hold your breath but I was really pleased with the result. I used a waterbrush to shade the images here and there and then inked around the edges with distress ink. I the stamped the small foliage stamp from Thistle Butterfly around the edges and layered the image on kraft card.
I made a distress ink background and overstamped with the larger foliage stamp from Honeysuckle Butterfly. The butterflies are also from the same stamp set, I stamped them on kraft card and embossed with clear embossing powder before adding some colour with distress markers. This is the first time I've tried the emboss resist technique on kraft card but I really like it.
I've added some burlap,, ribbon from my stash and a little wooden button to finish off.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts: favourite things
(lots of my favourite things on this card, Chocolate Baroque stamps, kraft, seambinding ribbon)
A Gem of a Challenge: embossing
Charisma Cardz: buttons and bows
Crafting by Design: vintage/shabby
Fantasy Stampers: buttons and bows
Inkspirational: Markers or pencils
Papertake Weekly: anything goes
Thanks for popping by today, hope to see you again soon