And Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Stencil It.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Thanks So Much
I finally got around to using the awesome new butterfly dies from Paper Smooches: Graceful Beauties. I was inspired by a sketch from Papertrey Ink:
First I started out by creating the background on some craft cardstock. I added the stitched details with Lil Inker Design's Stitched Mats: Rectangles. I got the idea from a Jennifer McGuire video on getting more out of your stencils. I masked off the edges before adding the dots using Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink, a sponge dauber, and My Favorite Things Swiss Dots stencils. Next I shifted the stencil in order to add the colored dots between the white ones with Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Chipped Sapphire and Mowed Lawn, to match the colors I planned for the butterflies. I stamped the butterflies from the Graceful Beauties set in distress ink on watercolor paper. Then I used a darker shade of distress ink and a watercolor brush to add in a little shading. I fussy cut each of the butterflies and arranged on the white rectangles cut with the Lil Inker Stitched Mats. The sentiment was heat embossed in Ranger princess gold. I had to cut the stamp in order for the sentiment to fit in the remaining white rectangle. Last, I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins.