Sunday, 22 May 2016
Butterflies and blossoms ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your having a good weekend is going well and please accept my apologies for lack of visits – I am hoping to be able to pop around and catch up next week, right now things are a little busy and somewhat frantic too, and of course, my back has been playing up this weekend when I am trying to get projects finished! I have another home décor to share with you today and here it is …
It is so pretty and spring like!
With lots of lovely details
I love this stamp set and it's become one of my favourites very quickly
A perfect reminder for myself that art or life doesn't have to be perfect all the time
Beautiful cherry blossom and I found these heart charms recently lol!
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Country View Crafts Challenge Stencil
Craft Stamper Challenge May Anything Goes
Southern Ridge Trading Company Challenge May Feminine
The more of these hangings that I create the more I want to keep lol! But we would run out of room if I did that so DH and I have had a word and we are going to pick the ones we like the best to keep and display in our home and the others will go to family and friends, if they want them of course. The other bonus, as far as I am concerned, is that I am finally using all the ‘best stuff’ that I have been hoarding for such a long time because I thought they were too good to add to a card or would make that card too deep (P&P issue wise).
I cut the stamping card to slightly bigger than the chipboard piece. The next step was to smooch Distress paints onto my craft mat which I lightly sprayed with water before mopping up the colour onto the card and used my heat gun to dry the paint in between applications until I was happy. I stamped and embossed the butterflies onto the background and also added some crackle paste through a Tando Creative stencil.
I used some of the remaining white card to stamp and heat emboss the butterflies onto and coloured them with my AquaTints and this time I didn’t dilute them too much. One word though I wish I had written down what colours and proportion I used to create the awesome teal colour! Tim Holtz’s Distress Peacock Feather colour is very similar to that and I love that colour so much. I fussy cut the butterflies and attached them onto the chipboard by gluing just the body of the butterfly in position. I coloured Wild Orchid Crafts Cherry Blossoms with pink AquaTints and once dry I added pink Stickles glitter glue. I punched two holes for the ribbon to be thread through then attached the word band by feeding ribbon through the slots on that and took the ribbon around the back so that the ends would be hidden. I then played around with the layout of the rest of the embellishments and attached them in position. My final step was to add a piece of card to the back of the chipboard so that the ribbon was hidden.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Stamp: Tim Holtz Perspective stamp set
Stencil: Tando Creative Sequin Waste stencil
Miscellaneous Tools: heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot
Country View Crafts: Chipboard
Crafter’s Companion: Sheena Douglass A4 Stamping Card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Country View Crafts
DecoArt: white crackle paste
Tim Holtz Distress Paints:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Beautifully Grunge; Primary
White EP #
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology: word band
Wild Orchid Crafts: cherry blossoms; chrysanthemums
Stickles Glitter glue pink #; ribbon #; oriental coins #; heart charm #; butterfly bead #
Collall all purpose glue; double sided tape (for the ribbon)
# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase or what brand or company I purchased these are from because they are at least 6 years old