Sunday, 13 February 2011

All Creatures Great and Small

That's the title of the Sir Stampalot February'11 Challenge. Of course, for me that had to mean butterflies. I have very few other animal stamps. Here I've used the huge Elusive Images butterfly, on an 8" x 8" card. The background is sprayed with Glimmer Mists (after masking a circle for the sun) and then stamped with Hero Arts grasses and some tiny butterflies from Crafty Individuals. The text stamp is by Katzelcraft.


To colour the big butterfly, I laid the uninked, unmounted stamp on the paper and drew a faint pencil line around its outline, and filled it in by sponging with various pigment inks. Then I stamped the butterfly on top with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Had I stamped first and then coloured, the black would have been subdued. I could have stamped first and embossed with clear powder to protect the black before colouring, but I think it would have been more difficult then to get a smooth blending of colours. I was pleased with the result, anyway. Hope you like it too!

13 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Lynn the butterfly is fantastic .. and the background ain't bead either lol. its fabulous - i love it
Lisa ;)

Netty said...

Gorgeous card Lynn and love your card above as well. Annette x

Sally H said...

Wow, Lynne! This is a totally stunning card! Love that butterfly and the background goes perfectly! Great use of my current favourite stamp! Thanks for joining us at sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

pinky said...

Stunning work, what a gorgeous butterfly!!Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Pinky

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is stunning Lynne!
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

lisa said...

Wow, Lynne, this is stunning. I love love love the way you've coloured that butterfly. I'm definitely going to have a go at doing it this way, I love the soft result you get.
Hugs Lisax

Tracy said...

Totally Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Neil said...

Beautiful card. love the colours of the butterfly. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Francesca said...

Beautiful butterflies,

thanks for joining us at sir stampalot this month and good luck !

Hugs
Francesca

craftimamma said...

Oh this is beautiful Lynne. What a fabulous way to colour the butterfly. Thanks for the 'how to'. Love the background and that Hero Arts grasses stamp is one that has been on my wish list for sometime.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Lynne this is stunning what beautiful colours you have used for the butterfly and the background looks wonderful thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot
Hugs
Lorraine x

mamapez5 said...

That's one beautiful butterfly. Butterflies are my favourite crafting images. They lend themselves to so many techniques. I love the background too. Kate x

Eileen said...

What a brill Idea .... I have this stamp and I am going to give this a go .... thanks Lynn ....

BTW I am posting links to blogs I love ... yours is today's ...target!!! E xxx

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