Hello and welcome
It’s hard to believe it’s December already! Of course, that also means a new challenge over at Watercolour Challenge at Happy Little Stampers. Our fun optional twist for December if you wish is ‘Stencil’. However, anything watercolour is just fine.
This is not quite the card, I had planned, but I think it turned out ok.
Originally, I had planned to use water through the stencil to take out the colour from the Distress Ink background. However, my ink blending was obviously too light to make a difference. So then it was on to plan B – smooching gold Delicatta ink through the stencil to give the subtle background I was after. The stencil is Memory Box – Butterfly Flutter.
I feel it looked quite effective in the end.
The butterflies (Hero Arts – Antique Engravings and one from Pinkpaislee – Butterfly Garden set) was stamped in black ink, then watercoloured with a mix of Distress Inks and Tombow Pens, then restamped with Brilliance Lightning Black ink to give a shine. Easy enough thanks to my Misti! Each butterfly was then fussy cut and arranged on the die cut card front.
The sentiment from Hero Arts – Thanks Stamp & Cut, was also stamped in Brilliance ink.
The combination of all these elements gives the card a lovely shine IRL. I’m not usre even this close-up shows it.
Please head over to our blog and check out the wonderfully inspirational work by the rest of the Design Team! I hope you will find the time to join our challenge this month. Good luck!