Wednesday 27 September 2017

Butterfly Medley

Hi there everybody.  This is a card full of butterflies.  I used a butterfly stencil in the background and then added a die cut butterfly as the focal point.

The starting point was the die cut butterfly using a NBUS die of no special make which I bought at The Range, and I used a leftover piece of card on which I had used my Brushos, a turquoise and dark red colour mainly.

I used a yellow and blue acrylic paint mixed on the gelli plate with a brayer to get a bluey green and left it to dry on the plate.  I then added the butterfly stencil over the top, another of the stencils I bought from The Range a while ago, and one which I have never used before.  I mixed a slightly bluer mix of the yellow and blue and brayered over the stencil and lifted that away to reveal the blue butterflies, and again left it to dry.  I then got my piece of card ready for the print and covered the whole thing with a creamy yellow paint and immediately laid the card on top, rubbed it well and pulled the print.  The idea is that the cream paint being wet soaks into the other layers of dry paint which lifts it all on to the piece of card so the butterflies should be visible.

Well this is where it went a little wrong as the butterflies were very faint, so I took a wet brush and managed to lift some of the cream colour off with a piece of kitchen towel to reveal more of the blue of the butterflies underneath.  It did lift more paint away than I wanted in places but it worked quite well.

I then took a NBUS stencil with dots, again from The Range, and I added some dots using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink which just makes the butterflies a bit more interesting.  I also blended some around the edges too.

I die cut a mat using an XCut nesting die set called Parenthesis.   I then dry embossed this mat with the dots stencil and inked with the Peacock Feathers DI around the edge.  The dots are not that easy to see in the photo I'm afraid.

I coloured another piece of card with more Peacock Feathers DI and die cut the sentiment.  I then layered it up and added the sentiment.

As this consists of nearly all NBUS, i.e. never before used schtuff, I am entering Darnell's NBUS Challenge No. 12 where the theme is Anything Goes with NBUS.  

Thank you for looking at my blog today and I'll be back soon.

I am also entering the following challenge:

Happy Little Stampers September Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.
Allsorts Challenge Week 434 - Things With Wings.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.


Macimbalo said...

This is so pretty! Love your butterfly! Thanks so much for sharing with Happy Little Stampers ATG w/ Dies Challenge!

Mrs A. said...

What a gorgeous butterfly you have produced. The colourings are lovely. Hugs Mrs A.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Pat!
What a gorgeous butterfly card. This is so pretty, and I want to thank you for sharing it in the NBUS challenge. It's so nice to see your art linked up there.
Karen Letchworth

P.S. I'd love to have you stop by and play along with us at Word Art Wednesday, too. LOTS of great prizes and loads of fun. I hope you will join us there as well. It's another great place to share your NBUS.

Peanut said...

That truly is lovely, Pat. LOVE your choice of colours.
x Asha

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Pat, I love the butterfly and the background stamping is fabulous, wonderful design and colours, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

I haven't ventured in the gelli yet! What a great effect you've achieved and well retrieved. Such a pretty, misty and gorgeous card x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous colours and a lovely design, pretty butterfly.
Thank you for joining our 'Things with wings' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath x

Darnell said...

Your card is gorgeous, Pat, utterly dreamy! You always explain things so beautifully, even when you have a hiccup, and it's always so interesting to read the process!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #12!! I hope you are feeling great and your trip went well!! Hugs, Darnell

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I LOVE your detailed description of everything you do with a card! You use some very interesting techniques Pat and they always turn out great! I really should be more adventuresome! Thank you so much for visiting my blog whilst I was away! It was lovely to come home and read all the sweet comments!Have a wonderful day my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Mia said...

Pat, I LOVE your card. Green is my favourite colour and I love butterflies!!!!! Just beautiful! Kisses, my friend.

Sheri said...

Oh WOW! SO pretty. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment

Karen Dunbrook said...

pretty card...I like the look of the 'ghosting' bkg.
xx Karen

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Pat :-) the background is fabulous and I love the butterfly focal point, very pretty :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Wonderful card - great background and love the die cuts. Thanks for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies September Challenge.