Sunday, June 29, 2014

No Ordinary Moments

This little design was inspired by a batch of butterfly shaped die-cuts which I discovered in a drawer in my craftroom.  I have decided to start to use as much of my massive stash to create things from now on.  Trouble is I have so much that I have forgotten what I have at my disposal.

I opened a couple of boxes containing a selection of Stewart Gill paints, embossing powders, fragments etc and made up my mind to have a go using them.  The pic above shows what transpired !

I first painted the diecuts with some metallic SG paints in purple, blue and gold which I also enhanced with some Luminarte Primary Elements using one of the Simple Solutions to make mica paints.  I made several layers in the various colours until they looked vibrant.

On one butterfly I added some SG Embossing powder and heat embossed.

I then added SG jewel fragments stuck in place with glossy accents and finished off the bodies with Ranger dimensional pearls.  The antenna were added on a foam pad at the back and were made from coloured art wire.

The butterflies were adhered as shown with more foam pads.  The word are from PaperArtsy and were stamped on another piece of the background paper in Archival black ink, trimmed out and edged with more dusty concord Distress Ink.  A small purple self adhesive gem was added in the four corners as shown.

The background was made from some pale pink heavyweight card and I added Distress inks in victorian velvet and dusty concord with cut'n'dry foam.  I then used stamps and Brilliance and Versamagic chalk ink in various colours to add the dots and straw effects.

A piece of angelhair mesh was added to the back of the plate to finish.

Must dig into my stash and use some before I buy any more from now on.  This meets the challenge requirements of 'Sunshine & Lavender' for the City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 219

Sid xx

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  1. I have decided to start to use as much of my massive stash to create things from now on. .......really?
    Lovely butterflies.

  2. Looks like you had fun exploring forgotten stash - I suspect we should all do a bit more of that! Pretty sparkly flutterbies!


  3. Thank you so much for picking my card as one your winners from the teddies challenge, it is such an honour.
    Thank you for all your hard work in making the challenge so successful, it's a shame that the challenge is ending but I can totally understand your reasons and wish you all the best.
    Sue xx

  4. looks like you thoroughly enjoyed making that Sid and you're right - we all forget how much stash we have!lol a beautiful design.

  5. This is lovely, I too have been trying to use the beautiful things ive bought over the years xx

  6. Pretty card, love the butterflies!

  7. Love those fabulous butterflies Sid! Perfect way to use your stash :)

  8. FAB, Sid, love the colours and textures


  9. Fab background and love your butterflies

    Sam xx

  10. It is fun revisiting long-forgotten stuff isn't it? You've made a gorgeous card as a result.

  11. This has a wonderful mixed media feel and once again the wording says it all.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  12. Wonderful multi media effect on this card! Lots of goodies to see~

  13. Wonderful way to use stash Sid.

    All your work is very lovely. I told you before but you never came by my page and commented as I see. . Please do. Nice to make new blogger friends you think? Makes the world a better place to live in.

    My hubby is named Sid his choice now but Dutch name is Siep.

    So he changed it to Sid.

    As Canadians called him zip. Ha ha.

  14. Oh Sid this is terrific! And I love the quote ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB and for your lovely comment on my blog!

  15. OMGosh, Sid, those butterflies are GORGEOUS!

  16. Wonderful Mixed Media card Sid! Thanks so much for playing this week at CCCB :-)

  17. Sid, this is wonderful! The colours are so vibrant and everything is shimmery! Great job, I love it!


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