Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Snippets Week #5 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. Another snippets post for you today, as I am desperately trying to shrink those bulging bags and here is my card …

A 148mm square card
It has lovely texture and depth and will post okay!
I love, love, love this butterfly!
I managed to capture the shimmer

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Butterfly Challenge # Spin the Wheel with the letter H
Hunters Green & Heat Embossing

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Use Your Favourite Penny Black stamp/s:
my brushstroke stamps are my favourites

Stamplorations Stamps May Sketch & Theme Challenge

Time Out Challenge Inspired by these words:
Friends are the charming gardeners who make our Souls Blossom 

With the exception of the patterened paper and card blank everything else is from the snippet bags. The doily is a really old stash item too and it is damaged but that can’t be seen anymore due to the way I positioned the other elements. The lower layer is a piece of Sheena card that had Pebeo texture paste put through Tim Holtz’s Lace layering stencil. Once the paste was dry I coloured that with my Distress Crayons.

I stamped the magnolia flower onto a small white snippet using Pebeo Dyna paints to ink the stamp up with and then stamped the flower multiple times until I had a good print. It is the MISTI that has made that possible. The butterfly was stamped and heat embossed with gold embossing powder onto black card. I then used my Derwent metallic watercolour pencils to colour it and I have to admit that has turned out so much better than I dared hoped.

I inked the patterned paper very lightly with Peacock Feathers Distress ink pad and ink blending tool and foam and my card was finished. Sometimes, and I really do wish it happened more often, elements just seem to come together to look seamless or as if they were meant to be lol! I really want that to happen much more often lol! 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 &/ Stencil:
Penny Black The Unfolding halftone slapstick stamp
Sheena Douglass A5 A Little Bit Sketchy Butterfly Effect stamp set
Tim Holtz THS034 Lace Layering Stencil
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; palette knife; anti static pad

Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
300 gsm card/Craft UK 150mm square card
Patterned paper
Dovecraft white doily
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card; Crafters Companion Matt Black card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Pebeo Dyna Iridescent Blue Green acrylic paint
Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail embossing powder
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons Set 1
Derwent Metallic Pencils
Self adhesive gems
Pebeo texture paste
Versamark IP
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape
Fun foam


Jane said...

Hi Karen wow this is a gorgeous card..your butterfly shimmers there. Beautiful work and perfect for our things with wings challenge over at STAMPlorations . Hope you are well and enjoying the sunshine xx

brenda said...

A gorgeous golden Butterfly Karen, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Marge said...

Such a fabulous card, Karen. Love your stencil and layers and the butterfly with gold wing! Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :)
Marge xx

Mrs A. said...

You cannot possibly love this butterfly more than I do. It is gorgeous. Beginning to see several peacock butterflies in the garden now either the nice weather. .Thankyou for joining me in this celebration challenge and coming and spinning the butterfly wheel. Hugs Mrs A.

Mervi said...

Fabulous card Karen.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

Emma Williams said...

Such a pretty card and thanks so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... <3

Sue - said...

Love the gold on the butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge.

Jill Vickers said...

I love that you are putting your unfinished porject pieces together to create such fabulous cards -what a wonderful idea and definitely something that I need to start doing too:) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Heidi Weaver said...

Wow, Karen, the colours in your card are fabulous. Love the gilded butterfly! Thanks for playing along with our HLS May Watercolour challenge.

Wei Wei Wang said...

Love this gold butterfly card! Thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations!