Butterflies and Flowers

Hello there. I have a project to share with you today that has taken me completely outside of my comfort zone. I have no idea what I’m doing, I have no idea what I’ve done – but I enjoyed playing.

I took inspiration from several challenges, gathered some stuff together, and set to gluing and sticking and layering and……well – here it is:

I printed out some digital papers and tags Vectoria Designs, and stuck down to some card to give a little bit of body to them.

On the base card I placed some patterned paper – no idea where from – and started to add the elements. I wanted the butterfly sticker and sentiment to be used on one side, and lots of flowers on the other.

I added some glitter – then decided it looked awful – so I covered the glitter with pieces of washi tape……..!

The flower tags were cut and arranged as you see, and I even added another butterfly.

I found some glass domes and added some of them and laid one over a flower image to give some more dimension to the colour.

Some of the areas looked a little bare, so I took a swirly heart stamp and added some detail with that – you can see part of it next to the black butterfly sticker……

I still have no idea what I’ve done, or what I’m going to do with it – but I enjoyed the process – very freeing……..no focus or plan to what I did, no squaring things off – just sticking…….

I have another kit from Craft Box UK – the Alice in Wonderland kit – so I may have another go at a different – well – what is it? Is it collage? Is it mixed media? Is it both? No clue, absolutely no clue…….

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Just Add Ink Mixed Media – (ink, 3D objects, tags, washi tape…..)

Craft Hazelnuts Patterned Paper anything goes with patterned paper

Crazy 4 Challengescollage background

Daring Cardmakers add 3 of something (3 pieces of washi tape)

Peaceful Scene

Hi there. I have a CAS card to share today. Here is the card:

I used an image from a Funky Fossil stamp set called ‘Adventure’ , and a little masking of the stamp.

I first masked the bottom half of the stamp – the water – then inked the trees – and remembered to remove the masking tape (!!) before stamping. Then I masked the top half of the stamp, inked the top half – again removing the masking paper – then stamped the bottom half.

I had to ink the stamp a couple of times – I think my ink pads are getting a little dry………….but they are old. I may have to see of they have been retired or see if they still sell the re-inkers.

I stamped the bird, then die cut the image using a square off-set to make a triangle.

I don’t have many washi tapes, but after using my one and only washi tape as a DT card and struggling a few months ago – I ordered some more. This washi is quite wide, so I cut three strips down the length…..my goodness that stuff is sticky! I ended up with bits all over the place initially….

Then I stuck three pieces down along the edge of the card, overlapping a little. The washi has images of the world, an old fashioned map, which I thought suited the stamp set and image quite well.

I then turned to the sentiment – I know, it seems it’s always the last for me to stamp…..but if I use my Misti it seems to work each time. Thank goodness. Just imagine if I messed the sentiment stamping and the card had to be binned – or at least have an extra banner placed over the mess……

Anyhoo – it stamped correctly!

There are few adventure sentiments in this set, about exploring, but with the current global situation – I went for one which meant you didn’t really have to leave home – maybe?

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches sketch

CAS Colours and Sketches pool party, crumb cake, pear pizzazz (Substitutes used)

Creative Knockouts Challengeuse washi tape

Use Washi Tape

Hello – This is the theme of the new challenge at The Alphabet Challenge – to use some washi tape.

I actually don;t have very much Washi tape at all. It isn’t something I use – at all. I must have bought some at some point, because I used the only washi tape I could find in my stash – and I have been looking for ages:

That’s the tape – right there at the bottom of the card – those two strips of tape. That’s it – my supply of washi tape……..

I decided to use it as a border – as you see – by sticking to the bottom of some patterned paper that came with a recent Tonic Craft Kit which is still sitting on my craft table.

Also sat on my table were these red snowflakes. I had cut them out of some red shiny and textured paper – also from Tonic – but hadnlt got around to using them them. I had a plan for another card, but that plan changed drastically, so these were sitting there all forlorn – I just had to put them to use.

The snowflakes are from Uniko, and I think they look stunning in this red paper, and I tried to capture the shine:

The word is also die cut from that same red paper, but for some reason the Gemini Go squishes the pattern – the Gemini Junior didn’t. The word is also layered with white card for added sturdiness.

I hope you can come and join us, as I certainly want to see your creations with washi tape – I need inspiration!

I shall also be entering the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge – atg Christmas

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challengeatg Patterned Papers

Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challengeatg Christmas

Happy Little Stampers atg with dies Challengeatg with dies

Here is a place to start – atg