Monday, May 4, 2015

Abandoned butterfly card

Hi everyone,

It's Monday again and today Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge has an amazing challenge for you: "Don't abandon the coral!". Abandoned Coral is the second color from 2015 Tim Holtz has released. You don't need this specific ink pad, you can also use another coral-colored product or something else coral related.

As a collector of the Distress Ink pad colors, I also have this color. I mainly used this color for my card. The color in the pictures doesn't come close to the real color. I have tried to edit it with a photo program, but this is the best result I get. Sorry about that!

I started with Picket Fence Distress Paint and Flourish stencil to build up the background. I then applied with a Blending Tool the Abandoned Coral. But to give it more dimension, I did the Wrinkle Free Distress technique with just Abandoned Coral (yes, it's all about this color). For another layer I stamped with the numbers stamp of the Perspective stampset, and also in Coral.

The large Butterfly I stamped with Versamark and used Black Embossing powder on top of it, which I heated with an heattool. The coral background was too intense and the butterfly need to be more present. Therefore I took an empty water brush (to get as much pigment, and I have no good fine brush) and colored the butterfly in with White Linen Dylusions. Black embossing powder resists the Dylusions so you don't have to be that careful when coloring!

To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous vibrant card! I too had the same issue with the color only mine went the other direction with a softer version! :)

Stephanie said...

Loving the vibrancy!! The sentiment is perfect :)

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Greta said...

Stunningly beautiful & artistic! Hoping to get that new color!

barbarayaya62 said...

Vibrant colors! Wink of stella is wonderful on the sentiment stamp! The butterfly is perfect finishing touch of your card! Barbarayaya

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful butterfly card! Sandra. The pattern on the background is wonderful :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very striking card, Sandra, the butterfly is so beautiful.

Love and hugs

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Wow! This is coral with a punch! Love how you went with a vibrant look, yet gave it an air of sophistication with the butterfly.

Emma Williams said...

This is such a stunning piece of artwork, Sandra! The butterfly is so beautiful against that bright coral background and it really makes a statement! Gorgeous... Hugs!

Terry said...

Sandra, that butterfly is GORGEOUS! Love the white areas and stunning red background! Hugs

Becca Cruger said...

This is big, bold, vibrant and stunning!!! Absolutely gorgeous.

Anna-Karin said...

This is stunning Sandra!! Love all that gorgeous coral and the pretty butterfly.