Well, I've been absent for a few weeks because I had to have some minor surgery and have been unable to craft while recovering but thankfully I was able to spend some time yesterday creating for the new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges where the theme is 'Things with wings'. I must admit this is one of my favourite themes and I needed a birthday card for my mum so I went for it and made a large 8x8 card.
The background and additional panel are both coloured with Distress inks. On the large background piece I've added splatters of Dylusions ink spray and water. I stamped the text from Stampers Anonymous 'Papillon' in Vintage photo but also used touches of Indigoblu flitter glue randomly before stamping and then applied Mega Flake 'chocolate box' to add touches of shimmer to the background which you can just see in the photo below. The die cut butterflies are cut from a sheet of watercolour paper sprayed with Dylusions ink sprays and stamped with polka dots and an Indigoblu flourish.
The vertical panel has been stamped with a Hero Arts stamp, die cut with a Tim Holtz mixed media die (I'm loving these) and the leaves/dots added with crackle paste through a stencil. The die cut flourishes look blue in the pics but are actually purple IRL and match the butterflies better than it looks.
The horizontal strip is splattered with ink spray, edged wiht distress ink and stamped with an Indigoblu lace stamp.
As always my fellow FSC teamies have created some beautiful works of art so please head over and check them out. I hope you feel inspired to join our challenge - Don't forget we are a stamping challenge and we especially need to see that the stamping is the focal point on the project and that this must follow the format of the theme. NO Digi stamps please. Our sponsor is Flonzcraft and the winner chosen at random will receive a voucher for $20 - we also give special mention to our top 3.
I Look forward to seeing what you create....Happy Crafting...Esther xx