15 April 2013

Spring Butterflies

I've got another fun project for Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko to share!  This one is for our theme challenge this month, which is all about Spring.  Ready for a closer look at how I created this springtime scene?

I started by gathering all of the supplies I thought I might need.  Often I don't end up using everything I get out, but I'd rather have it in case I need it.  This project began with two stamp sets - Silhouette Wildflowers and Flying Colours (both available from Crafter's Companion UK and Crafter's Companion US), various colors of VersaMagic inks (in Dew Drop forms, which are my favorite) - Mango Madness, Aquatic Splash, Aloe Vera, Pink Petunia, Spring Pansy, and Thatched Straw; and Memento inks in several colors (I only ended up using Desert Sand and Summer Sky).  I also got out a few bottles of Fireworks sprays (which didn't make it on to the finished card).

I trimmed a piece of Ultra Smooth White cardstock from Crafter's Companion US to be 5" square.   I inked up a solid flower stamp with my Memento Desert Sand ink, stamped it off once on scratch paper, and then stamped it on to my cardstock.  I repeated this process three times.

Next I inked up a different solid flower stamp, this time using two different VersaMagic inks - Mango Madness and Aloe Vera. 

I re-inked and stamped on my image panel until I liked the flower placement. 

Then I wanted to add a cloudy sky behind my flied of flowers.  Using masks (die-cut clouds), an InkBlusher, and Memento Summer Sky ink, a created my sky.

This is really easy to do, and adds so much interest to projects!  Beginning at the bottom of your image panel, add ink with an InkBlusher beginning on the mask, pulling ink off on to your image panel.  Gradually work upwards toward the top of your card stock. 

Finally, I used Thatched Straw, Aloe Vera, Pink Petunia, and Spring Pansy VersaMagic inks to stamp small butterflies on a separate piece of card stock.  I fussy cut each one of them and set them aside. 

I embossed a piece of blue cardstock using the Embossalicious Floral Frenzy folder (Crafter's Companion UK and Crafter's Companion US).  I adhered all of the components to my card base using Collal All-Purpose Glue; the butterflies and sentiment are popped up on foam squares.

I love how all of these springtime colors work together!

Stamps: Flying Colours, Silhouette Wildflowers (Crafter's Companion)
Card Stock: Brown (Core'dinations); Blue, Orange (Bazzill); Ultra Smooth White (Crafter's Companion US)
Ink: Memento Desert Sand, Summer Sky; VersaMagic Aloe Vera, Aquatic Mist, Pink Petunia, Spring Pansy, Thatched Straw (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Ribbon (May Arts), Pearls (Eyelet Outlet)
Tools: Embossalicious Floral Frenzy folder (Crafter's Companion); Cloud Dies (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps); InkBlusher (Tsukineko)

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Kristine Reynolds said...


Maureen said...

I love the way you did the clouds! beautiful!

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, this is just simply stunning, huggles Pops x x x