Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Let Your Hope Flutter



Hello Friends

I hope you are having a great week so far!! I got some new stamps and I have been playing around with them. This one is called Flutter it is a lovely butterfly stamp. You know how much I love my butterflies right? I will be getting a lot of use of out this one I know it will be one of my favourites.

 I decided to do something a wee bit different today. I always seem to be heat embossing and always seem to be using Turquoise. So I broke the mold ha :)  I went Pink! It is not my go to colour at all. I have a love hate relationship with the colour pink. The funny thing is when I do use this colour I usually end up loving what I made with it.

 I made the  background by smearing acrylic paint with my fingers. I found this technique on Trish Latimer's blog Ink, Paint, Beads.  I saw it a few weeks ago and forgot all about it until today. So I got out my paints and gave it a try. Go and have a wee look she has a great tutorial on paint smearing.

 I used dark pink and white acrylic paint on heavy weight water colour card. The reason being is I wanted to distress the edges of it and it leaves this nice worn edge on the card due to the texture. I used my fingers and smeared the paint all over the paper blending the colours until I was happy with the result. I was going for a messy look to it. The end result reminded me of raspberry ripple ice cream ha :)  Once the background was dry I stamped butterfly and sentiment with black archival ink. Then I distressed the edges and mounted it on to a black card base to finish.

 I really enjoyed trying this technique and I will be using it again. It was very therapeutic too :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Mandi xox

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14 comments:

  1. This is lovely (I love pink, myself!). Doesn't look like you used your fingers at all on the background. And who doesn't love butterflies?!? They're gorgeous.

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  2. Love this card and technique. I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing the link too.

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  3. Beautiful card; love the background;

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  4. Very pretty background, The butterfly is so pretty.

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  5. Very pretty background, The butterfly is so pretty.

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  6. Awesome card! great technique for the background!

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  7. Very pretty with the distressed edges.

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  8. Great card! I love butterflies too. I'm glad Unity makes lots of them. :)

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  9. Pretty card! Your background is awesome!

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  10. The background is beautiful, it really allows the image and sentiment to pop. Fantastic job!

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  11. What a pretty card! I love how the different shades of pink, the background looks awesome!

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  12. Gorgeous background for the bold butterfly. Hugz

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  13. Beautiful card! Love the background and pretty design!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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