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!

8 comments:

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!