Tuesday 13 December 2022

Fly and Be Free Butterfly

Hi everyone.  A birthday card today using the Creative Individuals stamp Fly and Be Free.  I used Brushos and a bit of added Inktense Pencil and blending with some Distress Inks.

I started with the Brushos in Violet and Sea Green on my glass mat with water and applied to the card using a piece of acrylic as I find this makes them easier to use.  I did each colour separately and dried in between.  I then stamped using Versafine Imperial Purple Ink and added some extra colour on the circles and the butterfly using the Mustard Yellow Inktense Pencil, taking the colour from the tip with the waterbrush.  I also added some white pencil here and there and I used some Clear Wink of Stella on the butterfly wings.  I cut the piece down a bit leaving room for the sentiment to be added at the bottom of the 6" square card, again using the Imperial Purple Ink and heat embossed it with WOW Clear Embossing Powder.   I then blended some Wilted Violet Distress Ink around the edges and also blended a little more on to the wings as I felt they needed to be darkened a bit so that they stood out better.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I'll see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

We Love Stamping Challenge - December - ' I love.....' (I love stamping and inking and making my own backgrounds).
Stamping Sensations Challenge - December - Anything Stamped/Winter Wonderland.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Add Some Sparkle (Wink of Stella on the butterfly wings).
Allsorts Challenge - Week 706 Anything Goes/Let it Snow.
Crafty Calendar Challenge - December - Anything Goes.
We Love to Create Mixed Media Challenge - No 12 Anything Mixed Media Goes.
Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge - No. 89 Anything Mixed Media Goes.


Kath said...

A fabulous card Pat - I love the colours you've chosen.
Kath x

Aimeslee Winans said...

Wow Pat, this is gorgeous and wonderfully inked and painted. Those colors always speak to me, the complementary cools. Love it, xoxo

brenda said...

Acetate certainly is the way to go Pat, gives so much more control, lovely colours for a super card, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping challenges.

B x

Aquarius said...

What beautiful Brusho colours you've used with this brilliant butterfly stamp - love it. Great idea to trim it slightly to allow for a sentiment

Linby said...

Beautiful colours and a lovely design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at We Love Stamping and Stamping Sensations challenges.

Viv said...

How pretty these colours are together Pat. A lovely card. x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

How VERY beautiful Pat, love the colours and your stamping design. I'm here with 2 hats on, so will say - Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at We Love Stamping. Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

cuilliesocks said...

Your card is so beautiful Pat, I love the butterfly image and all your fabulous stamping, and such gorgeous colours too, Kate x

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Pat. Great design and I love these colours together. xx

Marjan said...

Wow, this is a very beautiful card, I love your colorchoice and what lovely stamps! The white edge around and crisp sentiment in purple really finishes it off!
Dear Pat, thank you too for your lovely comments on my blog, they are very much appreciated. I'll see you again somewhere (we're going away for a month) in January and wish you a very happy Christmas and wonderful New year!

Loll said...

Beautiful card Pat! LOVE the colour combo. The brushoes are enhanced by your pencil colouring. xx

aussie aNNie said...

Absolutely stunning and beautifully designed project ♥

Andree said...

You've created a beautiful card with gorgeous colour blends and lots of clever techniques.
Thank you for joining in with our December challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck and enjoy a Merry Christmas x

Sarn said...

A really pretty birthday card Pat. xxx

Kathyk said...

This is lovely, Pat, great colours too

Wishing you and yours, along with your readers a Merry Christmas


kiwimeskreations said...

An absolutely beautiful piece of art you have created Pat - and thank you for sharing this with us at We Love Stamping this month
Maxine WLS DT

LesleyG said...

I just love how you’ve coloured this after adding the ink, it’s so pretty xxx

pinky said...

Such a gorgeous card Pat, the colours are beautiful together. Thanks for playing along at Stamping Sensations this month.