Saturday, 18 February 2017

Mid-month Inspiration at Stamping Sensations

The DT's current mid-month theme at Stamping Sensations is "My go-to stamp", and I have to admit that my heart sank a little when I saw it! For me, trying to pick a go-to stamp is like attempting to choose a favourite piece of music - there are so many I like and all so different. How do I narrow it down to one above all? Well, if I have to decide, I guess it must come down to trees or butterflies. And as this month's challenge theme is Animal Magic, I've gone with a butterfly. It's by Hero Arts and I have it in three versions: the original rubber, clear (in a set), and a rubber cling which is part of a Sizzix Framelits set. Oh, and a digi version! Sadly I think they are all now discontinued, but some occasionally pop up on eB*y.

The original one is one of my oldest stamps, but I still use it a lot, often as an embellishment to something else. This time, however, I decided to let it take centre stage, which, since it is so pretty, it certainly deserves to do. And it's wonderful to colour.

I made a background by dusting with Memento inks and overstamping the butterfly in two colours. Then stamped the butterfly again on white card, coloured it with Zig Clean Color pens and cut it out and matted it with Spellbinder dies. Sentiment by Stampingallday. Here's a closer look.

There's still time to enter our Animal Magic challenge, with a fabulous prize from sponsors Tattered Lace. Thanks for looking!


brenda said...

A really intense and eye catching creation Lynne and knew it had to be a Butterfly for you !

B x

Barb said...

Hi Lynne, I've just popped over from Brenda's blog to say how beautiful I think your butterfly card is. That really is a lovely stamp and I think your background looks gorgeous. I love your colours too. Barbxx

Maxine D said...

Oh Lynne what a gorgeous stamp and card - love how you have showcased the butterfly, and then echoed it in the background.

Marlies said...

A beautiful card Lynne. A lovely butterfly stamp and I like the way you made the background and then centered it too. Marlies x

Dora said...

This is so beautiful. And so beautiful background. perfect!!!