Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Birthday Butterfly & Meeting Friends
Time for another challenge at Words 2 Craft By. Our inspiration quote for March is "Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over...she began to fly."
Lots of possibilities & I went with a butterfly & birthday. Melissa Phillips recent post called Watercolor Shapes really inspired me, so had to try her technique. The Penny Black butterfly die was used to make a stencil & I sponged with Distress Inks dusty concord, worn lipstick & squeezed lemonade. I followed Melissa's tutorial adding water drops & blending with a water brush. Penny Black's music background was stamped in the dusty concord ink with the stencil in place. Don't think I've ever used this fun sentiment stamp or little flower from the PB set called sentiments.
I splattered the inks & sprayed the panel with Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold which gives a gorgeous shimmer. The Memory Box butterfly cut from vellum was on my table, so I sprayed it with the same Tattered Angels & attached it with 2 little sequins. Really a fun card to make! Hope to see you in the W2CB gallery. I'm also entering these challenges: Memory Box, SSS Monday, Twofers, CAS Mix Up, & Penny Black & More.