Saturday, 20 October 2012


Last week, over at Wicked Wednesday ATC, was a celebration of their 1st birthday and there were umpteen prizes to be given away. Guess what! I won a $12 voucher to spend on Just Some Lines digis - which I have, whoopee and a big thank you.
This weeks challenge is a favourite of many I guess, butterflies. I am having fun using gesso and bits of paper, ribbon, grungepaper, etc. so this is my card:
The base is mountboard rather than just card because using both gesso and inks/paints on card makes for a disintegrated mess! I stuck little material butterflies together with hand - cut diamonds from grungepaper and scrap pieces of card border to the base before giving it the once over with white gesso. Once dry I used various green distress inks over the top. I have a gorgeous luscious green ink spray that has refused to spray from day one but it does make the most wonderful 'blobs' of colour which is what you can see in places. Finally, I distressed 2 card butterflies that have been waiting in my stash for years to be used on this ATC, stuck them together, added flower stamens for antennae then some seed beads for it's body. Another little punched butterfly and some darker distress to the edge of the card finished it off.
I enjoyed making this and it was so quick. Enjoy the different colours that my butterfly tea light gives and I'll see you next week:


Jenn Borjeson said...

Joanne, this is so cool - love how you showed it with all the different colors, so pretty. I also love that you make use of your splotchy green spray, I don't let anything go to waste either! Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday! xoxo

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Joanne - love the background!! Thansk again for joining us at Wicked Wednesday - always love to see your creations!!

Denice said...

What a wonderful background you created...I love green, even when it's splotchy!
Thanks for joining us again this week at Wicked Wednesday.