Monday, 4 July 2016

Blossom and Butterflies

Hello everyone,

I'm back in the swing of it again, so more frequent blogging is on the cards...

These cards are done the same way, just with different colours.  I did them for the Claritystampers East workshop in Bawburgh last Sunday and Great Blakenham yesterday.  I always enjoy meeting up with the ladies again.  This time it got a bit messy....

 What we used:
Blossom Branch Set
Butterfly Tree Set
Line Sentiments set 1

We started with the background: put on gloves!! Choose four or five chalk acrylic paints and pick up one colour at a time on your fingers, then dab onto the card (I used mixed media cardstock), keep going until the colour goes matt, rather than shiny, then add another colour and keep repeating until you like what you've got.  Remember this is a background, so if it all gets a bit dark, then add a lighter colour!  While you are doing this, also add some paint to a piece of acetate.
Allow to dry, then cut into the appropriate size rectangles.  Stamp the branches with archival ink.
You can colour with distress markers to define the images. Mat onto black card.
On the opposite side to the one you've painted, stamp the butterflies onto the acetate and leave to dry (this may take a while!)  then cut out and apply to the card.

The second card is done the same way, but I've used a white pen to colour the blossom,

It was Maria Simms who introduced me to finger paining at a workshop I attended.  It is great fun!!

Thanks for popping in,
See you soon, Janet xx


  1. super backgrounds Janet - sorry I missed this, would have loved an excuse for the messy mitts!

  2. Thanks Veronica, there may well be other opportunities....


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