Friday 6 April 2018

Butterfly & grunge.

Hi everyone,
 I made an ATC back in January with a similar design and thought I'd make a card with this background.
That one used crackle paste while on this one I used matte transparent paste.

I started with a piece of leftover brushos watercolour paper that was bluey grey, then stencilled on the matte transparent paste. Next I sprinkled on some infusions powder in brown tones and spritzed with water to get a vintagy splotchy look. 

The butterfly was stamped with versafine, embossed with clear ep and coloured with prismacolour pencils. I emphasized the white dots with a paint pen.

I used some snippets of blue and black card in the layers,
 so I'm linking up to the snippets challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop, you only need one scrap or snippet to join in.

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Simon Says Stamp are celebrating their 9th birthday! Woohoo, Congratulations.

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At The Mix it Up Challenge Blog, it's anything goes with the option of bleaching. I've chosen anything goes.


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

And I'm playing again at Seize the Birthday with the anything goes option.

Visible Image fibres stencil; Ranger transparent matte paste; brushos: PaperArtsy infusions; Stampin Up Best of butterflies stamp; Prismacolour pencils; versafine ink & clear ep.; Sharpie white paint pen; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Ina G said...

Loooooooooooove what you have done here Cathy. Amazing textured background for that lovely butterfly. Stunning!

Cat Craig said...

WOW! This is so beautiful. Stunned here.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, amazing grunge-looking background, Cathy! I love the contrast between the translucent (matte paste) bluey grey background and the clean and crisp gorgeous butterfly! Hideko xx

Christine Alexander said...

so amazing, the grunge with the powdered inks are stunning.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Cathy, the background is stunning and I love the butterfly, so beautiful :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Brenda in IN said...

This is spectacular. The colors are a beautiful blend and the texture is amazing.

Di said...

Stunning background Cathy - and I totally adore your butterfly. It looks ready to fly right off the card. So lovely.


Di xx

Anita in France said...

Your backgrounds are always so mesmerising, Cathy ... this is gorgeous ... and so finger-run-over-able! Course, as ever, your butterfly is an absolute beauty. Hugs, Anita :)

Claire said...

Beautiful card, the background is so striking x

sharon said...

Cathy I adore your backgrounds and butterflies they are amazing :)
sharon :)

JoAnn said...

Beautiful butterfly and a great background. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Mac Mable said...

Great grungy card, fabulous technique and colours x

Karen Dunbrook said...

love this especially the colour of that beautiful
:) Karen

create.365 said...

this is a beautiful card and the white accents on the wings really make that butterfly pop! Thanks for joining us at the MIUCB this month!

roffeycreations said...

Very arty Mxxx