Friday, 7 June 2013
No exams today so I've had chance to catch up with stuff in the house and as it's been thundering and lightening I couldn't potter in the garden.....so what better way to spend my time than craft. I actually started tidying up my discarded pile - bits that had been inked and stamped but not used!!
I've made a couple of twinchies for the Twinchie Challenge Blog where the theme in June is Bees and Butterflies. I've used my new Butterfly stamps and sentiment from Oak House Studio as they were also on top of my pile!!
I started with some yellow card that had been sprayed with Citrus Yellow and Glorious Gold Ink in a Bottle. For the first one, I cut one twinchie from this, blended on a little Spiced Marmalade and then stamped the Without Change sentiment stamp with Onyx Black Versafine. I stamped the small Charming Butterfly with Onyx Black Versafine and then used Inktense Pencils to add more colour. The antennae were stamped directly onto the twinchie and the butterfly body stuck down to allow the wings a bit of movement.
For the second twinchie, I stamped the large Charming Butterfly on some of the yellow card and blended a little Spiced Marmalade Distress round the edges. For the background I blended on some Broken China Distress Ink towards the top and then added grasses from Crafty Individuals (CI-207) with Thyme Brilliance.
Can't say that I've seen many butterflies in my garden yet, but hopefully summer will eventually arrive, the flowers will all come out and they'll appear!
Thanks for looking!!