Sunday, 18 August 2013

Marooned on a desert island!

We're half way through this month's Stamping Sensations Challenge, where the theme is Wings & Things With A Touch Of Vintage.

It's my turn to provide the mid-month inspiration, and I've used one of my favourite butterflies, by Prickley Pear Stamps, and coloured it with Distress markers. The doily is a Cheery Lynn die, and the background papers are magazine freebies, the top part being overstamped with a little butterfly from Hobby Art. The portrait is of my Great Grandmother, cut out with a Nestabilities die and mounted on to another Nestie diecut. The sentiment is by JustRite.

Over the next few months the DT members are taking turns to choose 6 crafting items which we would take to a desert island! I had to think long and hard about which items to take to my desert island! I tend to use quite a variety of materials and techniques in my crafting, so trying to choose just six items was very difficult. However, these are what I decided upon:

1) Colouring medium (we are allowed 5 colours). Distress Ink Refills - Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed, Bundled Sage, Picked Raspberry & Shaded Lilac. I've gone for the refills rather than the inkpads as they would be more versatile. I could stamp with them, paint with them in various dilutions, and mix them to make other colours.

2) Craft knife. The one essential item I couldn't be without! I use one daily. It would also be very practical on a desert island, as it could be used for all sorts of things besides crafting! (But please can it include an endless supply of spare blades too, Brenda??!)

3) Metal ruler. Again, an essential item! For measuring, and cutting along with the knife.

4) Water brush. To do my colouring with. Could be used wet or dry.

5) Set of butterfly stamps. Would have to have some butterflies! Don't mind which, as long as they are not cute!

6) Set of permanent ink drawing pens. I'd use my time on the island to learn how to draw! Then I could make a variety of cards, not just butterflies! I could sketch scenes on the island, flowers, etc., do Zentangle, pen and wash pictures, and because the ink would be waterproof, I could write a message and send it off in a bottle for someone to find and rescue me. On the other hand, with the sun, sea and sand, endless time to craft, and no housework, I might just decide to stay there!

It occurs to me that it would be an interesting exercise to see just what we could do with our six items. Thought filed at the back of my mind for future reference!

Along with the above we are allowed 50 sheets of card. I would want them all to be white, as I could colour any I wanted with the Distress ink refills. Hmm. 50 sheets would not last very long. Maybe I'd better be rescued after all!

There's still plenty of time to enter this month's challenge if you haven't already (or you could enter another project - we accept up to three per challenge!) There's more inspiration on the Challenge Blog, so do go over and have a look!


MaxineD said...

One very sweet card - love the photograph and quote, Lynne. I also enjoyed your 'desert island' supply list, and reasons for your choices.

brenda said...

That butterfly is beautiful Lynne, not one I've seen before and might be one I have to acquire.

I found your desert island essential interesting and thanks for sharing.

Hope you and Sal are having a good catch up.

B x

Lisa Jane said...

ooh that Butterfly is gorgeous .. can see why you loved it .. fab desert island list ..
sorry not been around much - making the most of the good weather and my new caravan
Lisa x

Sally H said...

It is even better in real life. Gorgeous card. I love everything about it

Eret said...

Your card is gorgeous, Lynne!Really beautiful vintage card and stunning butterflie.
Very good selection of crafting items. May I copy your list? :)

Bridie Payne said...

Lovely vintage style card, I love the butterfly

Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog

Have a great Bank Holiday weekend!

Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowww Lynne,,,,,,love the elegant and all over unnusual butterfly.Thanks for your comments at Brenda' s blog about my butterfly Twinchie, so feel free to choose a free product from all my store,,,,, I´ll send it . Email me to

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