My blog has been a little quiet in the last few days. It is season here in Florida and so all of us in the hospitality industry are quite busy. I do have some projects lined up to show you in the next while though, so here we go.
I recently won the prize over at the Butterfly Challenge for creating a card using all the elements of the wheel and one part of my prize was this beautiful butterfly stamp. It came in the mail all the way across the pond.
I created the background by using Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide inks. I smooshed the ink pads onto my glass mat and then sprayed them with water. Once I had a nice puddle, I laid my paper into it. I used Canson XL Watercolor paper. Because of the interesting property that oxide ink has, I kept adding more layers of the liquid ink to my paper, drying the previous layer before doing so.
Once the background was done to my liking and it was dry, I cut it down to fit onto a black cardbase. I stamped the butterfly and my sentiment onto the bright background with Versafine Onyx Black ink.
I had great fun creating the background here and did a few more with other inks and watercolors too which I will be showing you on some more projects coming up in the next few days.
Canson XL Watercolor paper
Paperstudio cardbase and coordinating envelope
Distress Oxide inks
Stamps from my stash
Versafine Onyx black ink
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