Monday, 18 January 2016

Smooshed distress inks & a stencil


Hi everyone, when I colour butterflies I usually do a couple or more. It makes sense while you have all the bits and pieces out.
 I used the partner of this one on my canvas and thought I'd try another technique that I don't do very often, stencils.

The background was made when I picked up or smooshed distress inks left over on my craft mat from another project. I'd used fired brick, mustard seed and walnut stain. They are very pale as I spritzed them with lots of water so I could cover the watercolour sheet.

I used the flourish stencil by Tim Holtz with antique linen distress ink to keep the colours muted.

The theme at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge is to use a stencil.

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At Seize the Birthday its anything goes birthday with the option of clean and simple.
I don't think there's enough open space on my card to be CAS so I'm going with anything goes.


At Addicted to Stamps & More it's anything goes.


I've used a snippet of black card in my layering so I'm also visiting the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop. You only need 1 snippet to play along.

Supplies:
Watercolour paper; distress inks; Darkroom Door butterfly stamp; versafine ink & clear ep; Inktense pencils; Tim Holtz flourish layering stencil; bling; sentiment sticker, kraft card base.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

14 comments:

  1. Your card is absolutely lovely Cathy. The stencilling goods really good on the background and I love your beautiful butterfly. Barbxx

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  2. The inky background is superb and sets off the focal butterfly beautifully.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  3. Gorgeous card Cathy, the background is fabulous and i love the butterfly, very beautiful :-)

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  4. One word Cathy - perfect!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  5. Oh my, you have used your stencil is such a beautiful way. The soft, muted colors make a gorgeous background and the butterfly looks so real.

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  6. I am always blown away by your gorgeous, life-like butterflies! But this stenciled background is also beautiful and makes the butterfly shine!

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  7. I'm a big smooshing fan, Cathy, and this is so soft and subtle. Adding the stencil over it really ups the wow factor. And that butterfly. It looks like a real Monarch. Beautiful! I'm so glad you shared this with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

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  8. Gorgeous results Cathy. The stenciling over top of the smooshing looks AMAZING! xx

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  9. This is beautiful! I love the stencilled background and pretty butterfly!

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  10. Lovely work - that back ground really is dreamy!!! Mxxx

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  11. Beautiful card and a wonderful background - nice smooshing!

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  12. Cathy, what a beautiful soft background. Lovely stenciling, so pretty.

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  13. Subtle, soft and lovely, Cathy ... the sense of movement in the flourishes hint at the wings of the butterfly fluttering ... it's just fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  14. Another stunner! This is just gorgeous!

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