Tuesday 31 October 2017

Buttermilk Butterfly

The challenge this time on the Butterfly Blog is Z for Zodiac and/or B for the colour buttermilk.  I'm afraid the Zodiac stumped me this time but I did colour a piece of card to a buttermilk colour using Pixie Powders.  I stamped a steampunk butterfly and embossed in gold and layered it onto some black.  Another piece of black card was embossed with an 'industrial' style folder and rubbed with gold to enhance the pattern.  Background was from a selection of kraft papers from Tim Holtz with some resist built in which was revealed when sponged with brown Distress ink.  Finally a sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of the buttermilk card and that's it really - my entry for the butterfly challenge this time.

Background - resist embossed kraft card from Tim Holtz
Butterfly stamp - from a steampunk set from Chocolate Baroque
Embossing folder - Sizzix Tim Holtz
Sentiment - Tim Holtz stamp set

Sunday 29 October 2017

A Bird for the Playground

Time to visit the Playground again with a snippets card and as usual there is a super prize on offer and in fact this time around it looks as if there could be a double win.  I've used some large and small snippets for this card but apart from the card blank I've not cut into any new pieces.  The background is from a Prima pad which I've had quite a long time and I always save the left over pieces at the back so that I can use them for another project.  The bird was built up using some snippets of cream card using a bird die and a 3D embossing folder.  I started with the bird and wing shapes which I then embossed; the next move was to emboss some more pieces of cream card so that I could fussy cut (with scissors) the flourish areas to form the elaborate tail feathers.  Gold gilding wax was rubbed lightly over to bring out the detail before assembling the final bird and adding a gem for the eye.  I found some snippets of brown card from which I cut and embossed a border strip and also the sentiment.  Do take a look to see the clever card Di has made this time using a number stamp and some of own snippets - a great idea.

Background Paper - Prima
Border - embossing folder from Crafter's Companion
Bird die - from Crafter's Companion
Embossing Folder - 3D folder from Crafter's Companion
Sentiment - die from Crafter's Companion