For my project, I chose butterflies...mainly because I just couldn't resist using the gorgeous new Flutter stamp set from Tim Holtz. I packed this Etcetera tag full of detail, so it's time to show you how I created this piece...
...it's time for a new challenge!
I started with a layer of Antique Linen Distress Paint and then whilst the paint was still wet, blended in some Pumice Stone Distress Paint. Once I was happy with the colour, I blasted the paint with some heat and then started to add more layers by scraping a further layer of gesso over the top, again drying it thoroughly before using Distress Crayons in Pumice Stone and Victorian Velvet to add some depth. I also added some Black Soot around the edges.
I then used the Garden Greens Thinlits dies to die cut some foliage that would spray out from my cup. I used a combination of card, some Mixed Media card that I coloured with Peeled Paint Distress Spray, and some Kraft Core card in contrasting colour ~ I then die cut the pieces I needed. Add the foliage to the top cup and arrange it to fall and cascade over the rim.
To complete the cups, I added a mini plaquette and a metal spoon!
I fussy cut around each butterfly, shaped the wings and then attached them to my tag.
As always, if you do need any further inspiration, then you need look no further than our blog to see all the wonderful creations from all the very talented Design Team members and every week, one lucky random participant has the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in and good luck....
Thank you so much for stopping by today and see you again very soon!
Love Emma xxx