I hope that you're having a restful Good Friday and making the most of our long weekend.
Hopefully you might find time to join in the monthly challenges we have for you over at In Love With Stamping. There are four in total and the one I'm sharing with you today is the Recipe challenge. The recipe is two brads, two buttons and only one image stamp.
This year's Mini Catalogue has introduced single stamps for the first time and this butterfly stamp has fabulous detail.
I chose it for my one image stamp and decided to combine it with one of our three new shimmer paints for maximum effect:
Stamp set: All a Flutter
Cardstock: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Versamark, Taken with Teal
DSP: Pink Flamingo
Other: White EP, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Latte Designer Buttons, Filigree Brads, Circle Ice Brads, Silver Elastic Cord
The card base is Basic Black card cut to a 5" square. A 4-1/2" square of the turquoise flower paper from the Pink Flamingo collection was stuck flat to the base.
The butterfly was stamped in Versamark on a 2-1/5" square of Basic Black card and heat embossed with White EP. A drop of Taken with Teal ink was put on some scrap acetate (or an old tile or similar) and an aquapainter loaded with Frost White Shimmer paint, painted onto the scrap next to it. The two were mixed little by little on the acetate to get the desired depth of colour. This mixture was then painted onto the butterfly. If done carefully, it will pool between the embossed lines. After allowing to dry (if painted on thinly then this is about the same amount of time as drying Versamark ink), this was stuck onto a 2-3/4" square of Tempting Turquoise card and stuck to the centre of the card with dimensionals.
Silver elastic cord was threaded and tied to the two white flower buttons from the Latte Designer collection and they were added to the card with glue dots.
The small filigree flower brad outers were added to the opposite corner with small turquoise brads from the Circle Ice collection.
Now I'm off to prepare for tomorrow's open day.