Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Butterfly Print

When I saw this new set at Hero Arts, and the beautiful butterfly in it, I knew that I needed to get it.  It's called the "Butterflies & Print" and it has some beautiful matching patterned paper called "Out of Print" from Basic Grey.  I thought I would use the butterfly and try to do something for this month's Hero Arts contest where the technique is water colouring.

I have realised that I am no good at this technique, so I did a version of it and I hope it stills applies for the contest, if not, no worries, I enjoyed making my card, and that's what counts.

Paper: Hero Arts layering paper; Basic Grey "Out of Print"
Ink: Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Antique Linen DI; Versafine Onyx black
Stamps: Buterflies and Print (Hero Arts CG328);sentiment (HA CL342)
Other: Gems (HA); Clear embossing powder; jute; tulle; dimensional squares; Pearlized mister

For the butterfly I applied the ink pads in various shades of blue directly to the stamp and sprayed it with pearlized water before stamping.  It has a very soft shimmer to it, I love it!  I added a small piece of ivory coloured tulle around the patterned paper piece and also a bit of jute. 

That scroll is also from the set and I am in love with it!  I stamped it in black and then heat embossed it.  I used a sentiment from another set and slightly curved it to fit into the scroll.  The scroll is adhered with some dimensional squares.

Lastly, some lovely black pearls from Hero Arts.  I also softly inked the entire panel with some Antique Linen distress ink to soften and age it a bit.

I love how it turned out.

Thanks for popping over, I hope you have a wonderful day.  This is my second post today, so please scroll down if you are interested in my take on Lucy's sketch!  Bye for now!


AnitaRex said...

Love this card! The butterfly is so pretty in all those blues! And I love the scroll I never even noticed it in the set! Now I need it too!

small t said...

Lovely card! I love that butterfly, too! :-)

Lisa said...

The blues are gorgeous and the paper yummy :)
I need to see this in person! Love the linen distressing!

Michelle said...

Wow! Brenda, is there anything you can't do? This card turned out so lovely!

Lai-Yoke said...

beautiful blues and love the scroll with the gauze?!

Dawn said...

It is very pretty Brenda. I like the way you did the butterfly. Looks like a set I NEED!

Disp6194 said...

So pretty Brenda! The tulle and jute are the perfect touch :)

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful butterfly! very pretty card, Brenda!