Monday, 14 May 2012

Butterfy Wishes

The challenge over at Less is More this week is to create a:

ONE LAYER CARD

This time we have the stipulation to

USE THREE STAMPS

not four, not two... but 3!
  
So I delved into my stamp collection (isn't it frightening when you look at it in its entirety) and selected one of the butterflies from a set by Martha Stewart.  The second stamp that I chose was from Hero Arts and looks a bit like an abstract wave. Lastly I decided on another Hero Arts Sentiment.

I knew the end result that I had in mind but the execution was more difficult than I had originally thought.  I think that the root cause was that the butterfly stamp did not like the Distress Inks that I used.  ( Tim v Martha!)  I had several attempts at this and have decided to post two of these as well.  The inks used here are walnut stainbrushed corduroy and pumice stone.  I used a paint brush and pumice stone to fill in the majority of the wings.
Here are my "rejects" . I switched to Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip for the 6" by 6" card.  The final card is finished by "distressing" the edges with old paper.

13 comments:

Chrissie said...

Stunning design... great cards!
I often play around with different inks too... they all look fab although I think I prefer the versions without the edges inked.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

kath said...

another gorgeous make lillian...if you are having a problem inking with your Distress Inks on acrylic stamps...ink the stamp up with Archival Black...stamp off on to scrap paper and then ink with Distress...hugs kath xxx

Deanna said...

Gorgeous design and color

Mandi said...

Great cards, they are all FAB
I love the middle one, it sits perfectly for my taste
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

These are beautiful cards Lilian, that's a gorgeous butterfly. xx

Christine said...

This is so great! I love it!
Hug
Christine

Vicky Hayes said...

This is a lovely design Lillian and I think they're all lovely. I like the way the sentiment overlaps the grass stem in the last card but I prefer the un-inked edges.

kingstonmama said...

These are just lovely. I like all of them. Fabulous sentiments and a gorgeous butterfly.

Elaine said...

Great cards - good choice of stamps!

Bonnie said...

I love the last card with the inked edges! This is a beautiful design.

Jenny said...

These are beautiful Lilian. Love the monochrome colour palette and your choice of stamps.
I never have success stamping with DI, mainly use them for inking the edges or water colouring :0)
Jenny x

Keke said...

The butterflies are gorgeous!

Jean Straw said...

This is a gorgeous butterfly and all your cards are lovely.The sentiments are great too. Jean x

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