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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  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.

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

  3. Beautiful card; love the background;

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

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

  6. Awesome card! great technique for the background!

  7. Very pretty with the distressed edges.

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

  9. Pretty card! Your background is awesome!

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

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

  12. Gorgeous background for the bold butterfly. Hugz

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

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