Friday 17 June 2011

Dragonflies and Butterflies

Happy Friday to you all.

Today sees a new member join our team at The Stamp Man and I am so pleased it is my good blogging buddy Angela from Pages by The Sea. I am going to have to really be on my toes now as she creates the most stunning pieces of art, do pop over and take a look at her work.

So for this fortnight Angela has been thrown in at the deep end and is hostessing the challenge. We are looking for Dragonflies and Butterflies on your projects

My inspiration was drawn from the challenges at Studio L3 where the amazing Linda has found another of the fabulous Tim's techniques which is like an embossing batik; Simon Says Stamp and Show where we are challenged to use distress/torn paper,  and The Cheerful Stamp Pad  to use things with wings.

I used Tim's tutorial to stamp the dragonflies and embossed them, then added ink all over the card. The stamped dragonflies were then ironed to remove the embossing powder. I shadow stamped some small dragonflies over the card. The butterflies were created using the same technique and I cut them out and inked over them, leaving the EP on them, small micro beads were added to the body. My sentiment was stamped with black soot DI and I used one of Tim's speckled stamps and used paint to go around the edges; they were also distressed with a distressing tool and inked over. The mount paper edges were distressed and torn.

Supplies used -

DIs - shabby shutters, peeled paint, weathered wood, tattered rose, walnut stain, black soot
Stamps - Tim Holtz Urban Tapestry set and Papillon, Aspects of Design Dragonflies
Clear embossing powder.
Acrylic paint

Have a good day and I hope to see you over at the Stamp Man challenge blog. Do go over and take a look at the fabulous inspiration from my fabulous teamies, wow, they are really gorgeous projects.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox