Monday, 13 March 2017

Distress Oxides stamping butterflies

HI everyone - just a quick post today. I had some great fun stamping some butterflies for a workshop recently (the project will be published here on Mother's day) and I absolutely love the results - it's such a shame that however I photographed these the light did not do them justice.





You can see how wonderfully 'chalky' they look.


Tim showed at CHA that if you cross contaminate your ink pads all you have to do is rub them clean again - I tried it and it certainly worked for me.


To get the gorgeous blended look after I had inked the stamp I just spritzed it lightly with water before stamping it. The mixes of the colours are amazing and of course each butterfly is truly unique.


Here's a sneak peek of the one I used on the workshop project.


Let me know if you try this out and what results you get.

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx

24 comments:

Jane said...

They're gorgeous Brenda...so unique. My DOs may be arriving today....I can't wait to have a play. Have a great week ahead. Hugs xxx

Gina said...

Can't wait to see the finished project, the stamped images look fabulous. They remind me of the "dustyness" you get if you accidentally touch a butterflies wings XXX

Rupa S said...

These look super pretty Brenda. I need to get mine. Waiting to see a fell reveal of your project.

Sophie said...

Wow! Das sind schöne zarte Schmetterlinge.
Ich habe das Gefühl, sie auf meiner Hand zu spüren, so fein und grazil sehen sie aus.
Eine wundervolle Idee, liebe Brenda.
Die verschiedenen Farbtöne lassen die Schmetterlinge noch feiner und lebendiger wirken.
Danke fürs Teilen.

Herzlichst Sophie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Super pretty are these!

Patty O'Malley said...

What pretty butterflies, Brenda! Can't wait to see the whole project!

A Pink said...

Loving these Brenda tfs . Look forward to seeing the finished project x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, what interesting and beautiful results you got, love those butterflies. I look forward to seeing the entire project! Have a great week. hugs :)

Annie said...

Butterflies are fabulous Brenda x love the stamp you used x can't wait to see the full project xx

Sending huge hugs
Annie x

Team Clark said...

Oh you temptress you! What a lovely sneak peek! ;0 I love the look of these inky butterflies and will have to be braver with my supplies. So far I have taken great care (exhausting maybe) to prevent contamination. Very inspiring! Hugs, Autumn

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Oooh these are beautiful Brenda, I'm loving the new Oxides too ;)
Hugs
Donna xx

Redanne said...

I love the results you got with the Oxides, the butterflies are gorgeous!! I am really enjoying using them too, but have only made backgrounds so far - a large stack - lol! Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

Great results and beautiful butterflies,
Yvonne xx

Lisa said...

The butterflies look amazing!! And what a gorgeous sneak!! I can't wait to see the entire project!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Littlelamb said...

Very pretty butterflies Brenda. Must look for the Oxide ink pads. Thank you for sharing.

hazel said...

Beautiful butterflies Brenda.
xxx Hazel.

Sara Barker said...

Gorgeous results! I love the little peekie and can't wait to see the entire project! Still not feeling comfortable with my DOX boxes yet, but allow myself to play with them every so often! Hugs!

Jackie P Neal said...

Brenda- Gorgeous butterflies! Love their color and their blending!
I can't wait to see what these will be added to!
When is your Mum's day, I think it is different than ours?
My Oxides finally arrived, so hoping to play with them soon!
hugs,Jackie

pearshapedcrafting said...

I've just received my Oxides so will be giving this a try! Trying to find some time to catch up today! Hugs, Chrisx

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful dual coloring on your butterflies Brenda - isn't it fun to play with these new inks! I purchased just 3 of them - and quickly ordered the rest - waiting impatiently for their delivery!! Your project looks lovely as well!! Julia xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a beautiful try - out from the deistress Oxide Breda, I just received mine and I am very bussy with playing , I think your project will be wonderfull, your butterfies are so gorgious!!
Have fun!!
Maria

butterfly said...

Love the close-ups of your beautifully blended butterflies. I haven't played with stamping with the DOs yet... there are just not enough hours in the day!
Alison x

Angela Radford said...

Nearly missed this as I was away when you posted it and I'm trying to catch up on everything. This is a gorgeous little butterfly. I've been working with the oxides but can't post the samples yet but I love how you get that chalky look when you spray water on the stamp. Will definitely pop back to see the full project, looks lovely. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

Hazel Agnew said...

Gorgeous results Brenda! Xx