Mar 22, 2015

"May the Wings of a Butterfly Kiss the Sun..."

"May the Wings of a Butterfly Kiss the Sun"

The challenge this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
is to use your favourite 'go-to' stamp!
We all have them...those stamps that we go to often when we need them.  The good all-rounders that fill in the blank spots.

Often, for me, it is the background stamps that I go to often...

So for this challenge I have gone to my trusty leaves stamp and some butterflies.

The trick is to do something different with them so that your cards
don't all end up looking the I said...tricky!

So, with that in mind, I have stamped the leaves with white gesso, dried and then stamped over the top with Archival Jet Black ink.
Because my gesso is getting a little old it is slightly gluggy
which gives a lovely textured effect.  
When I stamped over the top in black, the textured bits look like veins on the leaves.

Now that is a happy accident!!!

For the butterflies I have stamped them on vellum 
and coloured with alcohol ink markers on the back, 
cut them out and folded them so that the wings lift up.
The effect here is quite soft and fits beautifully with the pastel tones of the distress paints in the background.

And to finish I just added a new sentiment which I think fits well.

All stamps are from Kaszazz.

So there you have it, a card made with two stamps that I use as fillers, a happy accident and a sentiment.

I hope you feel inspired to join in our'll
find your stamps probably still sitting on your craft bench, or sink, ready to be cleaned.
We have lots of prizes up for grabs! 
And loads of inspiration from the girls at FSC.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.


Nicie Ibarra said...

This is gorgeous Dot!!!! I love the color combination! :)

Chana said...

Stunningly beautiful! Great techniques and execution! Thanks for accepting the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT

Becca Cruger said...

Really pretty! I like the look of that "gluggy" gesso. And that painted background is so yummy!!

Trace C said...

do like the textures and colours

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning, love the fabulous background and verse. I do love my butterflies. I am a new follower and you have a gorgeous blog.
Linda xxx

Amanda said...

Brilliant make Dot, great choices of stamps and love the vellum butterflies
Amanda x

jane stillman said...

Fabulous card, love the gesso and archival ink technique, really makes the leaves stand out

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic, that's a gorgeous card.

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your card Dot, great techniques! The shadowy effect of the gesso behind the back archival looks stunning against the beautiful background and I love the dimensional vellum butterflies. Great techniques both of them! Have a good week!

Joan said...

Gorgeous as always! Love the leaf technique, something else to try, beautiful colours, just a fab card!


Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Dot, love the stamping with the Gesso, gives a great texture.
Avril xx

Jennifer Bradley said...

Wow Dot what a beautiful creation fabulous background and love the sentiment Hugs Jennifer xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Dot, love all the depth you've created with your stamping
Claire xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Dot, you have created a masterpiece!

Samantha Mann said...

wow! i love all of that texture! the leaves are just gorgeous! thank you so much for playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge! :D

Buttons said...

Love that shadowing of the gesso stamping and the delicacy of those butterflies. As you say, it's a real feat to be able to create different designs with one stamp. This one works so well. Jenny x

Jackie Trinder said...

This is a gorgeous card I can see why these are you go to stamps they are beautiful. Hugs Jackie

Lea Brawn said...

Wow just fabulous x

Jessi Fogan said...

Gluggy! lol! Love it. This is stunning - the colours, the texture, the beautiful sentiment! Thanks for playing with us at Shopping our Stash this week :)

Barb said...

Not only a lovely verse, but a lovely card as well ♥

Samantha Casey said...

Stunning card! I LOVE the dimension and the colors! Thanks so much for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

Thordis said...

Beautiful sentiment and a gorgeous card. The colors and dimension is stunning. Thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week :)

Cass said...

Beautiful card.The texture on the leaves is fantastic.Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Morning Dot finally got around to saying that this is a real beaut of a make. A real Dot classic with all that yummy stamping.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Anneke said...

Great card. Very inspiring Anneke