Friday, June 6, 2008

Hello butterfly

Happy Friday. Today was hot (85) and stormy. Windy, thunderstorms and even hail for a few minutes. Before the storms came through, I went out and picked some asparagus and made some soup - yum.

And then I did another challenge for the Kim Hughes blitz over at Cornish Heritage Farms forum.

I really had to stretch on this one, which was to use stamps with wings. Although Kim has a number of bird stamps, the tiny butterfly and a tiny dragonfly from Nature Silhouettes are the only Kim Hughes winged stamps that I own. So I took that tiny butterfly and randomly stamped it in versamark on glossy white card stock. Then I heat set it and brayered cool caribbean ink over it. I used it for the main image, the butterflies and the accents in the lower right corner.

For the main image I used a stamp from nature silhouettes, which I colored with markers, misted with water and stamped. Then I ran it through my cuttlebug and a nestabilities oval and added scalloped ovals in white and brilliant blue behind it. The sentiment from silhouettes blooms I is stamped in brilliant blue.

I used my floral fantasy embossing folder on the chocolate layer. The butterflies and word window punches are all punched from the stamped glossy card stock. I sponged the edges of the butterflies with brilliant blue. Brown brads accent the word window punches and the oval panel is raised on dimensional foam tape.

I really love these colors together.

stamps: nature silhouettes & silhouette blooms I (Kim Hughes - Cornish Heritage Farms)
ink: versamark, cool caribbean, tempting turquoise, brilliant blue, chocolate chip
paper: tempting turquoise, chocolate chip, whisper white, glossy white, brilliant blue
other: cuttlebug, floral fantasy cb embossing folder, nestabilities ovals, word window punch, butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), brown brads, piercing tool, dimensional foam tape

I'm so glad you took the time to visit today. Enjoy your weekend.

1 comment:

Susan (rainy) said...

This is gorgeous, Melody! First time I've seen the Floral Fantasy embossing folder. Love that.