Sunday, 4 August 2013

Stamping Sensations August Challenge

It's August, so time for another challenge at Stamping Sensations. This month our theme is right up my street! It's


Another chance to get out the butterfly stamps, and I couldn't resist this gorgeous new one from Inkylicious. It's called "Vintage Butterfly" - what could be more perfect for the theme!

I stamped the image with Versamark ink on to patterned paper (Webster's Pages) and embossed it with clear ink to act as a resist. Then I painted over the whole thing with gesso, wiping it off where it was covering the embossing.

Next I cut a small panel of the patterned paper, matted it with a thin gold border and placed it alongside the image. Having slightly distressed the edges of the paper, I then matted the whole picture on to some Bazzil Basics card, the border being cut with a Martha Stewart punch. To embellish the card, I made some paper beads, using the same papers.

The card was completed with some ribbon (two separate pieces, one on top of the other). The yellow ribbon is quite old, being inherited from my mother, although I don't think it's actually vintage! Apart from the butterfly stamp, all the materials used are old stash. I'm trying very hard not to buy new stuff and to get some of the old used up (though some, like the butterfly, are simply NOT to be resisted!) and so far I'm not doing too badly!

Of course, you want to know about this month's prize, and it's a cracker! Our lovely sponsor is Crafty Devils, and they have generously donated a £35 voucher!  They are one of the UK's leading papercraft specialists, supplying over 10,000 products for card making, stamping, scrapbooking, die cutting and more, so the lucky winner will definitely be spoilt for choice when it comes to spending their voucher.

Please do pop over to the Challenge Blog to see what my talented teamies have made to inspire you this month. I think this is going to be a very popular theme, and I can't wait to see all your lovely entries. Don't forget, it doesn't have to be a card, it can be any type of project as long as it follows the month's theme, and you can enter up to three times, so more chances of winning that great prize or being in our top three!


Primia said...

Thank you so much for your kind words in my blog♥
Love your beautiful card.
Hugs, Marie

Izzwizz said...

Oh Lynne, your card is gorgeous! Live the way you used the patterned paper with a resist and gesso so your butterfly has the pattern rather than the background. Very clever! And your embellishments are wonderful too. Maddy x

MaxineD said...

Wow Lynne this is stunning - love your use of gesso and the resist technique - it makes for an amazing card. Love the beads too.

Tracy said...

Hi Lynne
Wow gorgeous design on this card, and super stamping, such a wonderful inspirational piece.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jean Straw said...

This is lovely Lynne, such a pretty colour. Love the beads and ribbon trimmings. I have just ordered this stamp and am waiting for it to arrive.
Jean x

Sally H said...

absolutely gorgeous, Lynne, and even better in real life too! LOVE it!

Eret said...

Lynne, your card is magnificent. Love everything about it. The technique you used is so cool and looks amazing. Absolutely stunning card.

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is beautiful, Lynne. I love the colour and butterfly image.

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