Floral Pretties - Past & Present

Monday, June 20, 2011

Card Ornate Butterfly

Hi all!  ...just posting some cards I have been working on :) .. another one tomorrow.   I have been totally obsessed these critters lately!


I  printed (laser print on thin card) the digi sheet from the Ornate Cut-Out Butterfly set and coloured and cut the largest butterfly on the sheet.  I did alot of playing and experimenting LOL!  First, I coloured with a blue Neocolor II water soluble crayon ( just on the inner edge of wings ) and blended out with a waterbrush.  I carefully used my glue pen  on the coloured areas of the wings.  I glittered with Glamour Dust.  Now here is where I a bit crazy!...  I got my little quilt/craft iron and melted bees wax pellets all over the butterfly and evened it out with a blast of my heat tool, it gave a neat translucency to the wings and toned the glitter down a bit ( it also moved the glitter into the black oops.. but I still like the look.. next time I'll coat it with UTEE instead ).  The wax also stiffened the wings a bit so they stay in their fluttering position ;)


The background is alcohol inks and  I used EK Success punches. This is another alcohol inked background I had made a while ago and now I WISH I would have wrote down what colours I used! LOL

Have a great day!

:)*  Fred

6 comments:

Tami B. said...

Very pretty!

Karen W said...

This is gorgeous!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

You are so talented! What a gorgeous card!!!

Val said...

Fabulous - love the use of the alchohol inks.
Valx

Vicki said...

Stunning! I love your work with the alcohol inks! That butterfly is stunning and your borders are so fun! Nice to see you be able to play a little too! Hope you are enjoying your week off!

HUGS!
Vicki