Friday, 17 July 2015

Triple Butterfly and Spray Ink

Hello again, Anne here!  I just wanted to say a huge thank you
to everyone who called here last week, your comments are all very much appreciated.

This week, for my second project I used Lynnda's stunning triple butterfly and I used
 the Colour Chemistry Inks to create sprayed backgrounds. 

The finished card size is 7" x 7".

I started off by spraying some large pieces of card with French Wine and Citrus Lime
 inks which I had placed into a spray bottle.  I just gently sprayed as the colours are
 very concentrated and a little goes a long way!  I used an old pizza box as a
 'spray booth' to avoid spraying the whole of my work area. I stamped one piece
 with the beautiful 'Without Change' stamp, using a French Wine Colour
 Chemistry Pigment Ink pad.  I covered it with a clear embossing powder and heat
 set it.  I added a little Citrus Lime to a piece of felt and edged each of the
 three coloured  squares (I am not a fan of white edges!) and then layered
them on to the base mat,

You have probably guessed by now, but I love colouring up ribbon to match my projects
 and I spritzed this piece with the gorgeous French Wine Ink in the spritzer bottle
 I used earlier.  I scrunched it up and heat dried it.  You don't have to scrunch,
 it is just my preferred method.

A close up of the finished ribbon and those lovely words.  Lynnda's stamps work 
perfectly every time...

I coloured some more card with a wash of the inks and stamped the gorgeous Triple Butterfly several times on each, in Slate Grey and then fussy cut the three sections individually and then layered them up to give lots of dimension.  Yes, I did cut the antennae out too!

Another view of the finished card.

Products Used:
French Wine
Citrus Lime
French Wine
Slate Grey
Triple Butterfly
Without Change

For next week's project I have done a little experiment with Lynnda's inks, I hope
you will come back then to have a look to see whether it worked or not!

Thank you again!  Hugs, Anne xx

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Kath said...

absolutely stunning the colour combo and you have rocked those gorgeous butterflies...can't wait to see what treat you have in store for us next weekend...hugs kath xxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous. The colours are wonderful. I love the layered butterflies and beautiful sentiment.
hugs Sue xx

misteejay said...

Such a lovely card Anne. I love the colour choice - the 'wine' & 'lime' go together so well be create a fabulous contrast.
Toni xx

Elaine said...

Fabulous project Anne. Lime and Wine would not be my first choice - maybe I should be more adventurous as they go so well together!! Love the 3d butterflies and the depth of colour in that ribbon too! Elaine xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

Love the colour and gorgeous dimensional butterflies x

Buttons said...

Gorgeous Anne! I love the graduation of colour on that background. Jenny x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Anne! I love the layered panels and the sptrizing makes such a lovely background for your butterflies. Wonderful summery colours. hugs :)

Susan Weeks - VirtualityWorks said...

Lovely colour combinations with those inks

Juliz Design Post said...

The colours are just so lush together Anne and I love this sentiment.
Julie x

Sandy said...

Will have to go back and study this again - and learn all about the ink you used for your spray. So beautiful Anne!
Sandy xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

You have a real talent with spraying JUST RIGHT in all the right places, Annie! Your matching ribbons are that extra special touch that make your projects shine above others and those 3D fussy-cut butterflies are magnificent!! A beautiful creation in every way!! Hugs, Darnell

rachel said...

stunning colours anne ... and beautiful spraying. looks fab x

Lee Stephenson said...

lovely combo of colours, not ones I would have put together but that is exactly why it is so great to see others put up their fab art works to show us how wonderfully they work together x The Butterflies are delightful too and I love the matching ribbons. I now only buy white or black or cream ribbon as I know I can always colour match perfectly to match a project with the great inks x x

A Pink said...

A lovely card! Anne Your dimensional butterflies are beautiful and are the perfect accompaniment to the sentiment . No matter what you are given you never fail to deliver . hugs x

Carole Z said...

Wow those butterflies are amazing Anne, so is your spraying - gorgeous design, hugs Carole Z X

Terry said...

Delight times 3! Anne, that background and gorgeous colors really makes those lovely butterflies pop! I love the colors and what a true statement! Hugs!

Lisapmac said...

Lovely x

Anonymous said...

Oh the beauty of this card.
Those colours are delicious and the background is perfect for the fluttering butterflies. The dyed crinkled seam binding is a lovely finishing touch.

Tracey said...

I love this card - you've inspired me to try something similar this weekend - thank you for the step by step instructions

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous colour palette Anne, those ink sprays are beautiful. What a lovely sentiment and your layered butterflies look like they are about to fly right off of the page. I can't believe you cut out those antenna, well done! A wonderful card, thanks so much for sharing it. Deb xo

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

It's a fabulous card, Anne, with a very true sentiment that spoke to me, just what I needed. Have a wonderful weekend!

Love and hugs

Paper Profusion said...

So beautifully balanced Anne - this is a gorgeous card. Love your colours and perfect fussy cutting. Those butterflies are exquisite. Nicola x

MaryH said...

This color combo is SOoo pretty together.. and this spray looks like a fab supply to have in your arsenal, as does the pretty butterfly. My hat's off to you for the fussy antennae cutting. You did a fantastic job of that, because the tiny pieces are so fragile. Of course the matching ribbon sets off this lovely card perfectly. WTGo. TFS & Hugs

Annie said...

This is gorgeous Anne and I personally just can't get enough of butterflies at the moment. Love this triple one. Take care and huge hugs Annie xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

A fabulous card Anne - love the colour combination and the butterflies are amazing! Jennie x

Shari Trumbull said...

Soooooo Gorgeous, Anne!! Such a lovely card for Oak House Studio!! LOVE those butterflies!! LOVE those colors!! XOXO-Shari

Angela Radford said...

These inks look scrummy Anne. Love the card.
Happy crafty week, Angela x

butterfly said...

What a fabulous colour combination, and the spritzy pattern of the sprays really shows it off! Gorgeous butterflies too.
Alison x

Craftychris said...

Beautiful! Lovely background and those butterflies are fabulous! I can't believe you cut the antenna out! That's what I call dedication! xxx