Sunday, April 16, 2017

Simple Pleasures

Happy Easter everyone! I made a simple card using a sponged background and a Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterfly die. I don't have a video today but will explain the process:-) This was made for my Dies R Us Design Team project



I started with a piece of precut Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I was practicing different sponging tools and paper. I was pleasantly surprised how well the Distress Inks (Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Mustard Seed) went on with a mini distress tool. Normally I have a difficult time using the distress tools for sponging. I applied the yellow mostly in the center. The other colors were applied randomly. Then I spritzed heavily, waited about 30 seconds and dabbed off. This helps cover any blending that isn't smooth.

I used a textured stamp and Versfine gray ink randomly in the background. I also used Cracked Pistacio Distress ink and stamped some foilage slightly for texture. I have a closeup before I added the splatters and butterfly but I lost it:-( So here is a closer look at the background. You can't really see the foliage.



I used Kuretake Gold paints and splattered the background with 3 shades of gold. Then added the Cheery Lynn - Exotic Butterfly Medium cut from some glimmer paper and added pearls.

I used a yellow cardbase with a black mat. 

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5 comments:

  1. So pretty! Love your background Joyce!

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  2. Joyce, I love this background. Your card is beautiful.

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  3. This is just beautiful. Your sponging is spot on, and I love what you have done with the butterfly. And then using your pearls in that way is the perfect final touch. Well done!

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  4. Beautiful! Love the big butterfly!

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  5. Gorgeous card! Love the colors and that BIG bold beautiful butterfly!!!

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