Friday 11 July 2014

A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies

Did you know that a group of butterflies is called a Kaleidoscope, I think that’s a perfect name for such beautifully coloured creatures.

Annie is our host today for our next trip out at A Vintage Journey she is challenging us to
use dies and distress.
Her brief is – ‘You can make any  type of project, tags, canvas, cards,  altered art, as long as you  include Dies and Distress Paints, Inks, Stains, Embossing Powders and/or Markers. Dies can be distressed , embossed, stamped.........the creativity is yours.’


I have chosen to use the distress products and Tim Holtz dies for my inspiration today and this is where vintage meets the journalling style.


I stamped with antique linen distress paint to create a resist and when it was dry I rubbed the distress stains over it adding some sprays of water. Then sprayed dylusions inks over the top and again when dry I used distress paint through a TH Honeycomb stencil.



Using coredinations paper I die-cut the top wings and the body and sanded and inked the butterfly 'frame’ before adding it to the coloured wings which were die-cut from some some left over sprayed paper from another project. 


I die-cut the smaller butterflies using left over inked papers and started to glue them in place. I added a computer generated quote …


….. and some doodling around the page and the words.

And there is my kaleidoscope of coloured butterflies.

Stamp sets – Ultimate Grunge, Papillon, Classics #17

Distress products – Distress paint, Distress Stains, Distress inks

Dylusions ink sprays

Dies – Butterfly Frenzy, Fanciful Flight

I wanted to use my large journal and create a page to demonstrate that we do not have to be purely vintage over at A Vintage Journey. We can make things in a shabby, mixed-media or journalling style as well. So what will you enter this time? I hope we will see you over there sharing all the wonderful talent you have.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful weekend.

hugs Brenda xx